Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Making the switch to mirrorless...

The DSLR in my photo kit has officially been replaced. I started out with a Canon Rebel, moved to a Nikon System with the D300 as my workhorse, and now am losing some pounds, without sacrificing quality (in my opinion), by going Mirrorless with the Olympus E-M1.

In the photography market, the "Mirrorless Movement" is starting to accelerate in the news and I can really see why, practicality and convenience in the form of weight savings and smaller size. In fact outside of the US, this idea has gained much greater traction vs. here in the US. I think that is about to change going into 2014.

The Olympus E-M1 I just purchased is literally about half the weight and much smaller than my previous DSLR.  But don't let size and weight fool you. The micro four-thirds system that this camera is based on, provides an incredible library of quality glass to attach to a camera body with a state of the art sensor!  In this video I unbox the new E-M1 and mention some of the great features setting it apart in the industry.

Last but not least I want to thank the folks at Newtonville Camera for fantastic service! In this day of e-commerce it is great to have a real camera store to walk into and make my purchases from!