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Bridge Vs. Dslr

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:31 pm

What is the bridge (DSLR-like) camera that you would compare to a mighty DSLR in terms of performances, use...
 
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RE: Bridge Vs. Dslr

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:16 pm

I'll have to be honest and use just one word.... none.

Some of the new micro 4/3 bodies come close though. Quite whether you can describe them as 'bridge' cameras though I don't know.

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RE: Bridge Vs. Dslr

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:38 pm

I guess your trying to get the versatility of the DSLR in a smaller body ect, a bridge?
Well dont! Invest in a DSLR its much much better than a bridge in long term even a older one!

Right now nothing comes close with the size of the sensors way way to grainy!
 
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RE: Bridge Vs. Dslr

Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:30 pm

With bridge cameras it is all about the limitations. If you want to shoot stationary or slow-moving subjects in good light then I expect that the latest high end bridge cameras will give you results similar to at least a lower end DSLR. For low light or faster-moving subjects, though, I think they will fall short.

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 1):
Some of the new micro 4/3 bodies come close though. Quite whether you can describe them as 'bridge' cameras though I don't know.

I would say that micro 4/3 is much closer to DSLR than a bridge camera (as I understand the definition) both in terms of performance and utility.

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RE: Bridge Vs. Dslr

Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:22 pm

I confirm that bridges and ultrazooms give grains all the ways and that is very annoying and disappointing. It is also by chance that you succeed in taking a fast moving subject... then i don't know why providing a 1100mm zoom when it will end in a poor quality as of 300mm ! Very commercial though...
 
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RE: Bridge Vs. Dslr

Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:08 pm

A micro 4/3 camera would be a good option but for the price you pay for a decent one (many come without optical viewfinders, meaning the user has to rely on the preview screen - very annoying!) you may be better getting an entry-level DSLR.

I had a budget micro 4/3 (Olympus E-PL1, about GB£250 or US$350) and while it was much better than any bridge it couldn't offer DSLR quality. There's also some shutter lag but it's nowhere near as bad as with compacts. Some of the more expensive micro 4/3 do a much better job apparently but they don't come cheap.

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RE: Bridge Vs. Dslr

Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:33 pm

Any advice for a kind of amateur DSLR with a mighty lens !
 
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RE: Bridge Vs. Dslr

Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:21 pm

Any amateur DSLR will get good results, even with pretty basic lenses (as long as you use your equipment within and up to its limits). The lens will of course depend on what type of shooting you do, and only you know that.

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RE: Bridge Vs. Dslr

Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:14 pm

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 5):
Some of the more expensive micro 4/3 do a much better job apparently but they don't come cheap.

I agree with this to a point - my OM-D was almost exactly the same price as a 7D when I bought it. I'd say they are comparable value ... the 7D is better in some respects, the OM-D in others.

BUT this leaves lenses out of the equation. A number of the m4/3 lenses are offering quality matching top end DSLR lenses - esp. in the short tele to wide category - at a much lower price. A weak point with the m43 is lack of super telephoto - although with adaptors it is possible to mount nearly any lens ever made on an m43.

So in terms of cost, I think you need to look at total cost of ownership to make a fair comparison.

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