Which system is right for me?

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Cameras' started by mikoh4792, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. mikoh4792

    mikoh4792 TPF Noob!

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    I am interested in the mirrorless systems, but am not sure which system to invest in.

    So far I like fujifilm(xt1), samsung(nx1), sony(a6000 or a7(as an exception)), and panasonic gh4 All these systems have the lenses that would fit my needs, and they all probably produce similar IQ. The main thing I am concerned about is good customer service. I want to have confidence in the company I invest in should I run into problems later down the line.


     
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    The GH4 is a m4/3 camera. M4/3 is the most developed system with a huge choice of lenses to choose from.
     
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    Ah I missed that. Thank you.
     
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    If your main concern is customer service, buy your camera from a top specialised camera shop with a good reputation. They will care about it if anything goes wrong.
    As for your choice - go for xt1 if image quality is your priority and you want a system that rivals DSLRs in that respect, Panasonic if you do a lot of video, are not deterred by a smaller sensor and want your lenses to be smaller and lighter, or Sony if you are looking for a fast autofocus and a good all-rounder and do not plan purchasing a lot of lensss.
     
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    Fuji is the only company, I am aware, that will not only consistently upgrade (not fix but upgrade) firmware, but also upgrade firmware for cameras which are no longer in production. That speaks well for corporate-consumer relations. I have found that the person you talk to, regardless of company, is more important than company policy for complaint resolution.
     
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    I must admit I am confused, you are considering micro four thirds, crop sensor and full frame all in one post.
    The differences are huge between these 3 formats, it like saying I am considering a Suzuki Swift, Toyota Camry and an 8 cylinder van.
    There are pro's and con's to each system, customer service is but one factor to consider when getting a camera.
    Low light performance on a MFT is nothing more then ok compared to FF so if you plan on shooting in low light MFT is not the way to go.
    If you plan on doing lots of serious video then the GH4 will be a good option, if you are looking for reasonable low light performance with good lens collection then the Fuji X-T1 is a good option.
    I must admit your question puzzles me and I feel like something is missing here.
     
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    Come on Ron, Sashbar, Gary A and Goodguy. You've all given the OP something to think about but we are a supportive network here and NOT ONE of you gave the correct answer to this question.

    Correct Answer: It was pointed out that all 4 of the camera's you mentioned are different and will work well for it's intended use. The ONLY logical choice would be to purchase all 4 of them. That way you don't have to worry about not having the correct system. All other comments are justification for why you should get them all.

    lol.
     
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    mikoh4792 TPF Noob!

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    Good idea, will do. Now I just gotta get the funds.
     
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    bigal1000 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Absolutely, buy all four, break it to pieces and put it together again the way that suits you most. We ARE a helpful forum.
     
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    Why are you not interested in Micro 4/3? I think they are a huge player in the mirrorless system industry.
     
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    I shoot often indoors and in low light. I like the better iso capabilities of the bigger sensors.
     

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