I’ve been slightly obsessed lately with looking up high end mirrorless cameras and seeing where the strengths and weaknesses lie. There are four cameras that my mind keeps wandering back to. I notice some similarities in my choices.
What I notice about all my choices is that they are all waterproof. I don’t typically take a lot of photos in the rain or by the water, but in my imagination I dream of traveling to Iceland or back to Scandinavia again where it rains pretty much daily. One of my regrets about my stay in Denmark last year was that I ended up taking so few photos because I didn’t have a weather-sealed camera or phone.
I’d really like to have a camera that has lots of dials for manual controls, so that I can have better control over the settings on my camera instead of relying on editing to fix things I didn’t get quite right using Auto settings.
Here below I will show a photo of each camera, a sample image, list a few camera specs that stand out to me and point out some interesting features of each model. I won’t list a whole bunch of numbers or information about video because you can find that info at a review site from more experienced technical reviewers. Again, I’d like to point out that for me at the moment all of these cameras are out of my price range. I do think it’s good though to sometimes look at models beyond what you can afford to see what features you are interested in. Enjoy!
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Selling price body: $7,450
Resolution: 24MP – Full frame CMOS Sensor
ISO: ISO 50 – 50000
Pros: Vivid colors, easy control menu , weather sealing
Cons: No image stabilization, low battery life, video quality is supposedly not so good for such an expensive camera
Olympus Em1 mark II
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Selling price body: Around $2000
Resolution: 20MP – Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
ISO: ISO 64 – 25600
Pros: Top of the line continuous burst shots (great for action and wildlife photography), 5-axis stabilization, weather sealing, micro 4/3 system allows for smaller zoom lenses
Cons: Low battery life
Selling price body: $1,549
Resolution: 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
ISO: ISO 100 – 51200
Pros: Great labeling on the shutter speed and exposure dials, night time shooting, presets that mimic film, weather sealing
Cons: No image stabilization, low battery life, some people have said the dials are difficult to turn
Selling price body: $2,198
Resolution: 12MP – Full frame CMOS Sensor
ISO: ISO 100 – 409600
Pros: Incredible ISO performance, weather sealing
Cons: No image stabilization (which is actually a pro for astrophotography), low battery life, low resolution (again can be a pro for nighttime photography depending on how you look at it), supposedly Sony doesn’t carry a huge variety of lenses but I feel like there’s sufficient selection
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