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Episode 33 – Smaller, Lighter Camera Options

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

Episode 33 – Smaller, Lighter Camera Options

This week on Epsiode 33 of ISO 5571 we discuss the smaller, lighter camera options.  Tom and Cory recently purchased smaller cameras as backups for occasions when they’d rather not lug the heavy DSLR equipment around.  It used to be that if you wanted something small and convenient like a point and shoot camera, you would be giving up quality and creative control.  This is changing, however.  The new generation of point and shoot cameras as well as the latest in the micro four thirds format are capable of producing results that rival the larger DSLR cameras.

We begin with Tom and his new point and shoot camera, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 that includes a 20.2 megapixel sensor and a Carl Zeiss 3.6x optical zoom lens with a variable aperture capable of f/1.8 at the wide end.  This little camera packs a lot of punch with excellent image quality for a camera of it’s size as well as full manual controls for photographers who want full creative control.  You can read Tom’s full Sony RX100 review here!

Cory has chosen a different alternative.  He’s playing with all the cool kids and has gone with the new mirrorless technology, opting for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 mirrorless camera.  This impressive camera is creating a lot of buzz in our Disney photography community.  It includes a 16 megapixel four thirds format sensor, up to 9 fps burst shooting, great high ISO capability and the ability to use multiple lenses.  The Olympus OM-D basically gives you the same power and flexibilty as a large DSLR but in a much, much smaller package.  That makes it ideal for use at any Disney park.  Check out Cory’s thoughts and examples from this camera here!

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