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Old Posted Aug 23, 2016, 5:01 PM
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Originally Posted by RBB View Post
So I've been without a decent camera for several years now, and that was just a PnS. I'm ready to jump in to something a bit more advanced. I'm looking for something smallish (the whole 'the best camera is the one you have on you' thing), a movable screen would be nice, and WiFi transfer to a phone is also an intriguing option.

I'm looking at an entry-level mirrorless, and I'm hoping for thoughts. I like to shoot landscapes and macro (though I know I'll need to at a true macro lens at a later date - looking for something that'll give me good bokeh). Here's what I'm considering:

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus E-PL7 (PEN)

Samsung NX3000

Panasonic DMC-GM1KD

I'd also considered a Sony Alpha. The a5000 is in my price range, but I'm looking to get it by next week and Amazon (who I'd like to stick with for Prime-related reasons) is showing they 'usually ship in 1-2 months'.

Thoughts? Concerns? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Yes, none of those cameras is likely to give you good macro capabilities with those kit lenses. You will want a specialize macro lens if you are really serious about macro.

You buy your first camera, what you're really choosing is the system. M4/3, Samsung, Sony, what system you like? Which lenses interest you most?

For macro, you might also want to consider a camera body with a fully rotating LCD screen like Olympus EM5 MkII.
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