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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hi-Tech Studio: Pro Backup Cameras

Think about going mirrorless for your go-anywhere, anytime camera. These compact systems give you high image quality and HD video capability.

Mirrorless Cameras
Camera Body Shots per
LCD Dimensions Weight Street Price
Canon EOSM 230 None 3.0/1.04M 4.3x2.6x1.3 in. 10.5 oz. $799^^^^
Fujifilm XPro1 300 Hybrid 3.0/1230K RGBW 5.5x3.2x1.7 in. 14.1 oz. $1,699
Nikon 1 V1 350 EVF 3.0/921K 4.4x3.0x1.7 in. 10.4 oz. $899
Nikon 1 J1 230 None 3.0/460K 4.2x2.4x1.2 in. 8.3 oz. $649
Olympus OMD EM5 360 EVF 3.0/614K OLED 4.8x3.5x1.6 in. 13.2 oz. $999
Olympus PEN EP3 330 EVF opt. 3.0/614K OLED 4.8x2.7x1.4 in. 11.3 oz. $899^
Olympus PEN EPL3 300 EVF opt. 3.0/460K tilt 4.3x2.5x1.5 in. 9.3 oz. $699^
Olympus PEN EPM1 TBA EVF opt. 3.0/460K 4.3x2.5x1.3 in. 7.7 oz. $499^
Panasonic Lumix DMCGH2 330 EVF 3.0/460K tilt 4.9x3.5x3.0 in. 13.8 oz. $749
Panasonic Lumix DMCGX1 300 EVF opt. 3.0/460K 4.6x2.7x1.6 in. 9.6 oz. $549
Panasonic Lumix DMCG3 270 EVF 3.0/460K tilt 4.5x3.3x1.8 in. 11.8 oz. $499
Panasonic Lumix DMCGF5 320 None 3.0/460K 4.2x2.6x1.5 in. 7.9 oz. $599^
Pentax K01 500 None 3.0/921K 4.8x3.1x2.3 in. 16.9 oz. $749
Pentax Q 250 Optcl. opt. 3.0/460K 3.9x2.3x1.3 in. 6.3 oz. $499
Samsung NX10 N/A EVF 3.0/614K AMOLED 4.8x3.4x1.6 in. 12.3 oz. $699^^
Samsung NX20 N/A EVF 3.0/614K AMOLED 4.8x3.5x1.6 in. 12.0 oz. $1,099^^
Samsung NX100 420 EVF opt. 3.0/614K AMOLED 4.7x2.8x1.4 in. 9.9 oz. $549^^^
Samsung NX210 N/A None 3.0/614K AMOLED 4.6x2.5x1.4 in. 7.7 oz. $899^^
Samsung NX1000 N/A None 3.0/921K 4.5x2.5x1.4 in. 7.7 oz. $699^^^
Sony NEX7 400 EVF 3.0/921K tilt 4.7x2.6x1.7 in. 10.3 oz. $1,199
Sony NEX5N 430 EVF opt. 3.0/921K tilt 4.4x2.3x1.5 in. 7.4 oz. $599
Sony NEXF3 470 EVF opt. 3.0/921K tilt 4.6x2.6x1.6 in. 9.0 oz. $599^^
Sony NEXC3 400 Optcl. opt. 3.0/921K tilt 4.3x2.4x1.3 in. 7.9 oz. $649^^
Standard ISO range; most cameras also provide expanded ISO settings above and sometimes below those listed here, with reduced image quality
** Approximate number of shots per full battery charge, per manufacturer
° Maximum frame rate at full resolution, with autofocusing for each shot
°° Faster frame rates available with focus fixed
^ With 14-42mm kit lens
^^ With 18-55mm kit lens
^^^ With 20-50mm kit lens
^^^^ With EF-M 22mm ƒ/2 STM lens
N/A = Information not available at press time


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