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#1 folivier1


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:06 PM

The Oly OMD seems like it has just about everything I want in a mirrorless system for underwater.  Although I haven't held one yet the reviews sound good.  

What about the Canon or Nikon mirror less cameras?  

One thing I do need is a viewfinder so that eliminates quite a few other ones.

Has anyone heard of any new cameras coming out this year?

#2 Alex_Mustard


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:35 AM

The attraction of the Olympus and Panasonic cameras is the range of lenses available for them. They are expensive, but there is everything you could need, save a teleconverter.



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:26 AM

I think the micro four thirds is now a fairly mature system with a good range of lenses and wide user base and I love the size.  I have no desire to change from it, and for me the "waiting" is to see if I will like the new GX Panasonic body and if Nauticam will house it.  I have a slight preference for the Panasonic user interface over the Olympus or I would already have an OMD.  If you need a viewfinder then the OMD seems a pretty clear choice unless you want to go big, and then there are all kinds of arguments Nikon vs Canon.  Good luck.

#4 bvanant


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:48 AM

I think neither Canon nor Nikon are very interested in creating a mirrorless environment that would ultimately cannibalize their DSLR world.  As Alex says, except for a teleconverter the u4/3 world seems mostly complete with good wide angle and macro capabilities.  I am still hoping that the NEX world catches up at a reasonable price but macro in that world still seems underwhelming.


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