2nd Camera as travel/portable option

Discussion in 'This or That?' 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

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    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 All-Pro

    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 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
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    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

    Aug 13, 2012
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    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 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
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    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 All-Pro

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
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    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

    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.