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DenzelLN - on 08 Jan 2019

I fancy buying a camera for taking climbing/walking/fishing/ travelling etc, problem is there are that bloody many to choose from i have no idea which one to get.

I was thinking of a Canon mirrorless camera with a flip out rotating screen - this has led me to the Canon eos M50 - any good for a beginner? Particularly like the smaller size of these over a DSLR.

 

Philip on 08 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

I've always had canon SLRs, seem to be a good brand. I use a Canon 60d , you can see how reliable from how old that model is.

The mirrorless look quite nice although I'd miss the size and old fashioned feel or an slr.

Mike_d78 - on 08 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

Hi, you might also be advised to post as photography topic....

Also maybe give more detail about what your needs are.....

Planning to add more lenses or just use the lens that comes with the camera? This requires more thought as you will be committing more £££ to your system. 

Specific amount of zoom required?

Weather sealing important? 

Size of high importance etc etc? 

I don't own a Canon, I use a Sony, but the M50 looks like a solid choice....

I'm sure others will chip in, you will give a different answer from everyone, good luck. ..

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icnoble on 08 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

I have a Fuji mirrorless camera and a selection of lenses which are class leading in my opinion.

Marmolata - on 09 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

I think the most recent Canon mirrorless is finally worth considering.

A good option, especially if size is of importance, is the Micro Four Thirds system. It's supported by two manufacturers (Olympus and Panasonic) and as the most cameras and lenses to choose from. Check out the Panasonic GX9.

jethro kiernan - on 09 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

I would consider Fuji over the canon at the moment just because they have some top quality lenses and I like the look of the old school ergonomics.

also consider Olympus/Panasonic if compactness is important again fine picture quality.

there is little to split the difference between picture quality between manufacturers 

its real based around

price

weatherproofness

ergonomics

size/weight

what lenses you think you might need

is video a consideration 

John Stainforth - on 09 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

Nikon is right up there at the top with Canon (and maybe Fuji). Check out the online reviews.

Chris Craggs - on 09 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

If you can visit a specialist camera shop where you can explain what you are after and get to play with a few cameras. As you suggested, DSLRs are great cameras but bulky and heavy - I got rid of my Nikon for this reason.

I currently use a Panasonic TZ100 for climbing and a Sony RX10 when weight is an issue,

Chris

DenzelLN - on 09 Jan 2019
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Cheers all, ill let you know what i get, will read up on lenses also.

Chris Craggs - on 09 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

The other reason I got rid of the DSLR was the never ending problem of dust on the sensor, not an issue if you aren't changing lenses,

 

Chris

DenzelLN - on 09 Jan 2019
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Just out of interest Chris, probably a daft question but what type of camera do you use for guidebook photos - an incredibly expensive one or and average one like say a 70d? Does it matter?

Daniel

two_tapirs - on 09 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

Back when I was after my first DSLR I narrowed it down to a Canon and a Nikon model, went down to Curry's and played with both of them.  Technically and cost wise there wasn't much in it at all, it all came down to ergonomics.

 

If you know what sort of photography you're likely to spend most time on, have a look for packages that include a lens that lends itself to the photos you'll be taking.

Chris Craggs - on 10 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

> Just out of interest Chris, probably a daft question but what type of camera do you use for guidebook photos - an incredibly expensive one or and average one like say a 70d? Does it matter?

> Daniel

Well if I remember correctly we started on Peak Grit East with a shared 3 megapixel Olympus that Alan had just bought. Any decent camera will do the trick, it needs to shoot RAW and have a decent wide angle for when you can't get back from the crag - though drones are changing this.

Chris

Mike_d78 - on 10 Jan 2019
In reply to DenzelLN:

The Sony A6xxx range provide a great balance of size and image quality.

The body is the size of a M43 camera e.g. Olympus E-M5, whilst still maintaining the larger APS-C sensor size of the Fuji and Canon mirrorless cameras. 

Good range of lenses to. 


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