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April 06, 2011

You advizerize: Which camera as first Micro Four Thirds camera?

And now time for a new segment, "You Advizerize"! As the name semi-suggests, you, the Readers, share your opinion on a particular topic, and potentially help people who are trying to decide which camera to get. In this edition...

With so many Micro Four Thirds cameras out there already, things can be confusing for someone looking to get their first M43rds camera. Things are not as confusing for the other mirrorless systems - Sony has two cameras and one has already been discontinued; Samsung has four models, but most markets only have two of those currently available. On the other hand, M43rds has already seen 12 different digital cameras from two manufacturers! For reviews of these cameras, check the dedicated mini-site

Obviously, suggestions and recommendations are highly personal, and there is no one size fits all answer. If you want to narrow things down, you can, for example, provide suggestions for specific groups, such as "first interchangeable lens camera for fixed lens camera users", "first M43rds camera for DSLR users", "first M43rds coming from film SLRs", for professionals, advanced amateurs, beginners, tech but not camera gearheads, impatient people, people interested in both stills and video, for Olympus fan, for Panasonic fan, etc.

Needless to say, this is an open-ended experiment :)

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