We got the AW1 on a recommendation from the sales rep as we needed something with a higher shutter speed as our kids do athletics. The AW 1 has the shutter speed we love, but the lense that comes with the camera is no existent so we needed to spend another $300 in getting anther lense which fits the camera, although this stops the water proofing that is another selling feature. The second lense has a good lower range zoom which is a big step up on the original lense. Next problem is that there are only a few lenses with the correct fitting for the AW1 so you need to purchase an adaptor which is another $300 or so, so it can become an expensive exercise to get the true camera we wanted and we were probably better off getting another nikon which has the lenses that we were after. Saying all this, the cameras pictures are great, it is easy to use, the camera fits into the hand well, battery lasts the day.
I love my D5300. I use it couple with a Nikon 40 mm MICRO for my food photography. Having the multiple focus points is fantastic. I can do everything in Manual and save a 14-bit RAW file to play with in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. The convenient self timer button means a steady body and a sharp image for slower speeds in lower light when I want a little more depth of field than usual with food.
Rich and Libby.
I would like to thank you both very much for presenting your 2 day course in Brisbane.
Your patience and instructional ability made the learning experience most enjoyable.
With my upcoming overseas trip I feel much more confident that I can capture far better images now that you have shown me how the camera can be used.
I have recently purchased the two lenses you recommended and have already had a great deal of enjoyment with them, in particular the macro lens.
Love it! Having progressed from a Nex5 to the A6000, I'm thinking "wow"! The difference? Biggest pluses for me would be the more user friendly menu, ultra quick auto focus and the ease of use of all dials. Even having to use the view finder with my left eye, I still find I'm able to use all buttons and dials without difficulty. The cons? The battery life leaves a bit to be desired, so buy a spare. And for some, it doesn't have a touch screen, but that's not a big deal for me. A big plus for me is to use my old Minolta lenses with the aid of an adapter - they work like a dream - enjoy!
Built in battery with long life for that weekend away. The auto focus and auto everything makes it a good beginners point and shot. I like to use the flash on all photos and it is good for close ups. Teds sold it with a 8 gb card and soft case as part of the deal. you get 5 yr warranty when you buy at Teds for peace of mind. You can't go wrong.
Great walk around lens value for money would recommend over basic kit lens .
Fantastic camera, zoom is incredible and the clarity also. One gripe though, it does not come with a wall charger for the battery. Therefore you cannot charge a spare battery and use your camera at the same time. After phoning Panasonic they said there is no intentions of a wall charger being available which is quite disappointing, otherwise a fantastic camera
I purchased this camera expecting the low light performance to be better than it is. When it is set to the max ISO, the resultant photos are very poor and basically unusable for most applications.
Other than that I am very happy with the camera and it does what I expect a high end Nikon to do. In low light with a F2.8 lens the auto focus works very well so whilst it does not do what I had hoped for with low light, it still does a mighty job.
I am glad I purchased the camera.
I am writing from Russia. I bought Olympus TG-850 for the first day of sales in the official store. Build quality is disgusting. Image quality in low light reminds me of a cheap mobile phone. However, among the devices for underwater use, ultra wide-angle 21mm lens are only at TG-850. I shoot underwater spherical panoramas.
I have a DX camera, D5100, so this lens is equivalent 90mm (with the 1.5x cropped sensor). Very sharp, quick focusing, not too heavy, amazing macro, great portraiture, and good landscapes (not really what this lens is made for, but you won't miss scenes if you only have this lens equipped. Better than any point and shoot.) Love it.
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