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Offline Lebowski

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Downsizing from a DSLR ... suggestions?
« on: August 11, 2013, 07:10:43 pm »
So in the process of getting ready to move later this month I am going through all my shit with an eye towards, "do I use this ... and if not what to do w/ it?"

I have a Nikon D7000 that I bought in Feb 2011.  It's a nice camera but, the reality is I don't use it that much, and I haven't learned to use it anywhere near it's potential.  I kind of view it as an attempt to take on a new hobby that just didn't take - I'm just not as interested in learning photography as I thought I'd be.  On top of that, due to it's size, I don't have it on me in a lot of instances where a camera would be nice to have.  I could probably sell it on craigslist, along w/ the accessories, for a decent amount and get something that I would get more use out of plus have some cash left over to piss away on furnishings and other house related stuff.

Thought's on a reasonable replacement?  Wouldn't mind having a little more capability than a point and shoot (unless they have really improved in the last few years), but at the same time small enough that I can have it on me more often and that still takes very good pics.  It seems there's been pretty big strides made in this segment of the market the last few years, but I haven't really kept up w/ what.

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Re: Downsizing from a DSLR ... suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 05:18:20 am »
Me n Mr H love our Sony NEXs... and knowing us, if we agree on something its gotta be pretty damn good

There are a few varieties available.... all of which have pretty much the same image quality and just different ergonomics. I would say either go for the NEX-3N if you just want the cheapest + newest one, or the NEX-6 if you like having a viewfinder (good if you do a lot of shooting in sunlight)

The only thing I'm not crazy about are the menu setups... but honestly for you you can just put it in Auto mode and never touch them. I would get the camera body alone and then either get the 18-55 kit lens or the 18-200 big zoom... DON'T get the 16-50 PZ, it SUCKS.
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Re: Downsizing from a DSLR ... suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 01:48:43 pm »
Thanks, I will look into those.

The 3N looks sweet, not sure if I want to give up the viewfinder but in terms of price and size that looks like a good option.

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Re: Downsizing from a DSLR ... suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 02:01:45 pm »
I have the nex5n as well.  (First one here to have it.  I'm a trend setter)
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Re: Downsizing from a DSLR ... suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 08:17:51 pm »
the new Nokia phone with the big ass camera? I think its the Lumia 1020
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Re: Downsizing from a DSLR ... suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 01:17:37 pm »
Those Sony Nex cameras seem to be the best bet. 
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Re: Downsizing from a DSLR ... suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 02:01:44 pm »
Can't argue with the Sony choice.  I like the Olympus Pen series.

If I were doing away with my DSLR(s)...I'd be buying Fuji.  I'd love an XPro1.  I'd settle for an X100s. 
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Re: Downsizing from a DSLR ... suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 06:07:44 am »

Can't argue with the Sony choice.  I like the Olympus Pen series.

If I were doing away with my DSLR(s)...I'd be buying Fuji.  I'd love an XPro1.  I'd settle for an X100s. 



I will czech those out as well, thanks.

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Re: Downsizing from a DSLR ... suggestions?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 03:04:00 am »
Can't argue with the Sony choice.  I like the Olympus Pen series.

If I were doing away with my DSLR(s)...I'd be buying Fuji.  I'd love an XPro1.  I'd settle for an X100s. 

I love what Fuji did with the X Series. Especially since they brought back setting the shutter speed by a single dial, and setting the aperture by a ring on the lens. That is just such a logical setup, I don't know why companies git rid of that setup.

Their sensor seems to be excellent as well.