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2nd Camera as travel/portable option

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by newcomer15, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. newcomer15

    newcomer15 New to Mu-43

    Apr 18, 2015
    Ricoh GR, gm1/5, coolpix A, G1x?
    Currently have m43 system.
  2. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Quite different cameras. Fixed 28mm vs a 24-112 zoom or ILC. Some with EVF some without.
    Different sizes too: http://camerasize.com/compact/#534,445,ha,t

    Do you need a small one to keep in the pocket just in case? Or a backup in case of failure of the main camera?
  3. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You could consider the Olympus Stylus 1. I find it an excellent alternative to taking a full kit & it has a constant f2.8 10.4 X zoom lens equivalent to using a 14-150 M4/3's lens & can fire off sequential shots at up to 7fps, I really like it.
  4. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    There are many threads here on the subject of buying a second body. Search is your friend.

    The consensus is usually that if you need a second body for serious shooting, like money shooting, it should be identical to the first body. If you just want another toy OTOH, then anything goes.
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  5. davidzvi

    davidzvi Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    What camera and lenses do you currently have? The GM1/5 are great travel companions to another m4/3 systems. For an all in one my personal first choices are the LX100 or an RX100 m#. Fast lens, big sensor, great manual controls versus nice sensor, reasonable controls, in your pocket.
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  6. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    I think some camera sizes, e.g. - E-M10, E-M5, GX7, etc., can be used both every day cameras and as travel cameras. For me, the lens choice is a more important decision when traveling rather than the body.
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  7. Droogie

    Droogie Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2013
    Washington State
    I just bought my wife a Canon Powershot 110 and absolutely love the images and video of this little guy. I'm looking for one now to back up my regular kit.
  8. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Not enough info to give you anything more than an opinion on what someone else might pick.

    Please provide what you like to shoot, your fav focal lengths, prime/zoom shooter? The more info we have the better chance we can provide a legitimate response to your questions.
  9. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    My wife has an LX5. That's my backup. 24mm equiv is a must for me which is why I bought her the LX5 :) 
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2015
  10. gr6825

    gr6825 Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 10, 2012
    I have the Coolpix A and I think it is great. AF is a weak point. The small size is fantastic. But make sure you like 28mm, obviously ;) 
  11. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser Subscribing Member

    Nov 16, 2010
    GM1, 12-32mm and some super glue, no?
  12. gr6825

    gr6825 Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 10, 2012
  13. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    I like to keep things simple. I'd go with a small camera with a small (maybe fixed) lens. Maybe fixed FL, too.
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