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Hello, I am in need of a new camera. I had a Canon 50D before, and it was great but I would really like something smaller.

My budget is about $1000, including a lens
I want something smaller than a DSLR, probably a mirrorless camera
It must have a flash hot shoe and record in 1080p
I need a good quality wide lens, 30mm equivalent or less. So any systems that don't have something like that available are out

I really like the NEX-5, but the lack of a hot shoe and any decent wide lenses kind of kills that option


Which camera would be right for me?
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you probably need to look into m4/3 cameras. i'm not really experienced in using them but from the results i've seen, one of those cameras is probably what you're looking for.
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Originally Posted by Dream Killer View Post

you probably need to look into m4/3 cameras. i'm not really experienced in using them but from the results i've seen, one of those cameras is probably what you're looking for.

Yeah, its looking like itll be a 4/3rds. But which one is the question
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post #4 of 11
I don't know much about them, but the Nikon 1 cameras came out fairly recently and they're a hybrid of compact camera and dslr. From what I've heard their picture quality is pretty good and they can film movies. Not sure if this is what you want or not though smile.gif
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I don't know much about them, but the Nikon 1 cameras came out fairly recently and they're a hybrid of compact camera and dslr. From what I've heard their picture quality is pretty good and they can film movies. Not sure if this is what you want or not though smile.gif

The N1's are decent, but I am not sure if the small sensor that they have can really provide the image quality that I would like
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The N1's are decent, but I am not sure if the small sensor that they have can really provide the image quality that I would like

They have surprisingly good IQ and noise handling for the sensor size. That EXSPEED 3 works wonders.

I can't really recommend one now since the NEX is out of the question.
    
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post #7 of 11
Just buy an X100 and deal with the focal length. Or wait for that Pentax K-01, which will take all K-mount lenses ever made.
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Yeah, +1 on the Fuji X100 if you dont mind spending your whole budget. I may sell my 5Dc and pick one up myself.
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post #9 of 11
You know you want my 135L, stop lying to yourself.
post #10 of 11
the sony nex has a 24 zeiss which came out a few months ago and if you must get a flash hotshoe then the nex7 has that (but is 1300ish and OOS everywhere). also there is a lens adapter that gives full PD-AF and aperture on alpha mount lenses.

there are no really good m43 cameras out recently. if you just want a camera the epl1 is selling for 250 with a kit lens which has everything you are asking for.panasonic gf2 is also very good but a bit more expensive.
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