Olympus E-420 vs XTI

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Gold89, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Gold89 macrumors 6502

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    Hi there, played around a bit today with a friends Olympus E-410 and really enjoyed the size and weight of it in comparison to my XTI. Most of my photography tends to be travel and whilst doing outdoor activities and it's very tempting to change.

    Are there any Olympus users/four-thirds users on here?

    Is it worth the swap? Differences in image quality? Anything to bear in mind?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

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    Not much reason to switch. An SLR is more than just an overglorified point-and-shoot (in reference to portability). Speaking of which, you can get a good one for the times you don't want to carry around your XTi.

    Olympus has a larger crop factor, terrible noise handling, and a lack of full-frame or 1.3x bodies, among other things. If those don't matter to you, though (say, you'll never buy a full-frame anyway and you rarely shoot in low light or wide angle), then go ahead.
     

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