Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:49 AM
Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:01 AM
Because you mention the micro 4/3rd cameras I take it you want an affordable camera that is versatile and produces good images for this micro 4/3rds and DSLRs are the way to go. While I don't have much hands on experience with the m4/3 system (yet ), I have been spending a lot of time shopping around for one, my tip, watch the camera test videos on youtube (they are really helpful) and read the reviews, once you've found a camera with an image that you like the look of, go to one of the bigger chains and have a good go with it but don't let the salesmen try to upsell you or sway you into purchasing equipment you don't need. (I recently went into a reputable shop looking to buy a lumix, and was almost upsold to a 7D)
(*or BH filmo/kraznogorsk)
Edited by Fred Neilsen, 08 January 2011 - 06:02 AM.
Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:13 AM
Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:23 AM
Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:56 PM
Edit: I just re read your post, my apologies, my reply didn't really answer any questions, anyway, while the higher ISOs are nice, you shouldn't have to use anything above 800 (and normally 400) on the 550d at-least, these high speeds are so noisy that they may as well not be there (I believe much of the grain is removed through complicated processing of the image, not available in video mode, though I may be wrong) there have been some amazing things done with the EP cameras (just type in EP camera test on youtube) I assume you've done a bit (or a lot) of research to settle on so I'm sure you have good reasons to want to purchase, and if the only thing making you hesitate is that it doesn't shoot at some ridiculous ISO like 6400 then go for it, you wont need the ultra high speed in normal situations.