So I’ve spent all of my Saturday morning (now verging on afternoon) rugged up on the couch, researching different interchangeable lens cameras and trying to work out which one I will buy before I move to London.
I originally had my heart set on the Olympus PEN E-P3 however it has no built-in view finder, and so my heart seems to have wondered a little of late and I now can’t seem to decide between the Sony NEX-7 and the new Olympus OM-D E-M5, both much more expensive…. ugh!
I’m a little stuck on this one as they both have lots of pros and cons.
The Sony is more expensive – both initial outlay and ongoing costs. Memory sticks, lenses and accessories are always expensive with Sony and they monopolise their products so no other brands are ever compatible which is really frustrating. However the Sony has built-in flash and view finder, a compact body and some really cool features.
The Olympus is a little cheaper but it doesn’t have a built-in flash like the Sony, so in the end the initial outlay cost may end up being about the same as the Sony if I have to buy a flash with it. However it has an LED touchscreen, a better viewfinder, a really cool retro design and is completely weatherproof. Also, after going through all the online reviews I think that the Olympus one definitely takes the cake.
So I think that I have finally come to the conclusion that I will invest in the Olympus OM-D E-M5, and I’m super excited about it!
I have to wait until 30 days before I fly out to buy it though, because I will be able to claim back the tax paid which will be about $150 – not a huge amount but it’s better than nothing.
In eager anticipation of my new camera and also due to the sweet nostalgic mood that I’m in today, I thought I’d share some of my favourite shots of Melbourne that I have taken over the last year or so.
I look forward to taking much better quality shots in the future!
In the meantime, if anyone has any good tips or suggestions with regards to selecting a new camera, please share your wisdom with me.