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I am torn between keeping my sony nex 6 for the wife or getting her the new sl1 with a 40mm pancake. She just uses auto and wants to shove it in her purse just on occasional outings where lugging my 5d would be overkill. I think the sl1 is more versatile since all my lenses will serve a dual purpose and she like my 60d when I had it. She is just not the type to want larger heavy gear but I thought with either I could start to teach her how to use the pasm modes to control her photo's at times. Does anyone have an opinion? I just dont want to get her the eos if everyone thinks that its much larger and bulkier. I have noone else to ask.
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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 09:18:18 PM »
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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 09:30:06 PM »
I'd consider M43 instead of the Sony just for lens selection.

Above all though, I'd consider whether or not your wife wants to learn the PASM modes.  I know that my fiancĂ© would simply be frustrated with my teaching, as she is quite happy with her iPhone at the moment.  She may be further ahead, but I would wonder if she might want something smaller and easier.

I'd seriously consider a Panasonic ZS30 for her if I were you.  Lots of zoom, very good automatic mode. And PASM if she eventually wants to progress to this.  It has a 24-480mm equivalent zoom range.  I wonder if your wife would feel constricted by the 40mm prime.  40mm on crop is still pretty narrow/tight.

The Panasonic ZS cameras, are a great option IMO.
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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 10:03:18 PM »
AS noted by others, my wife only uses full automatic unless I am there to set up the camera for her.  She does fine with the G1X I bought for her.  I am not reluctant to use it either.  Its a very good low light camera, of course my FF is better, but for the price I paid, the G1X was a bargain.

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 10:19:07 PM »
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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 10:37:31 PM »
I would much prefer the SL1 because of the viewfinder.  If buying for someone else, I would ask them which style of shooting they prefer.  But I'm not sure either of those is small enough to put in a purse.  Even a G1X is a little big.  Depends on the purse, of course.

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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 10:43:34 PM »
It sounds like portability is a deciding factor here.   Take her to a camera store (if you can find one) and let her see lots of options in person and let her decide which she likes best.  Honestly, for what you're describing, any medium-ish sensor camera will do a great job - IF it's with her.

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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 11:02:06 PM »
The Fuji X100s seems to be the winner in the APS-C compact arena, but the Sony RX100 is also a fantastic little camera. If portability is the most important factor and you don't want to skimp on sensor size, then I'd also look at the new Nikon Coolpix A as an APS-C option, though it will likely drop in price sharply soon.

If you're okay with sacrificing sensor size, an E-PL5 or E-PM2 with any one of the many fantastic normal m4/3 primes would also work very very well - 17.5/1.8, 20/1.7, or 25/1.4. The 20 is a pancake lens and is quite fantastic, though its AF speed lags behind its rivals. Both the E-PL5 and E-PM2 have sensors very similar to the OM-D; 16mp Sony, 2x crop. They all take very good pictures, and compare very well with Canon's APS-C offerings in ISO performance despite the smaller sensor area.

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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 11:12:08 PM »
I am torn between keeping my sony nex 6 for the wife or getting her the new sl1 with a 40mm pancake. She just uses auto and wants to shove it in her purse just on occasional outings where lugging my 5d would be overkill. I think the sl1 is more versatile since all my lenses will serve a dual purpose and she like my 60d when I had it. She is just not the type to want larger heavy gear but I thought with either I could start to teach her how to use the pasm modes to control her photo's at times. Does anyone have an opinion? I just dont want to get her the eos if everyone thinks that its much larger and bulkier. I have noone else to ask.

micro 4/3 with a small prime (the Pany 20mm or 25mm). DSLR is a bit of an overkill for a purse. The new Olympus bodies have Sony sensors and the micro 4/3 mount has much better lens offerings.

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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 11:14:07 PM »
If you get her the EF camera, and if you are good with strategy, you could start "giving her" lenses that "she needs" for "her camera", if you know what I mean.  So if they happen to be lenses that you yourself would want, well that is just a happy coincidence.  Win-win.
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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 11:25:08 PM »
I've been using my g15 a lot lately and I quite like it a lot. It also adds capability to my current kit than DSLR simple cant do.

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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2013, 11:56:03 PM »
Fuji x100s or Sony RX100 or Canon Gseries.  SL1 might still be big for her taste.  If she can carry a bit more weight, a EOS M with 22mm pancake is a very good IQ/weight combo though there will be added expense 'cause you need to buy the P90 flash for low light.

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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 12:19:43 AM »
Neither, get her a Sony RX100.  Or just let her choose her own camera. 
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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 12:32:35 AM »
Personally the ability to put my lenses on the extra body is highly valuable.  Even if I only do this infrequently, knowing that I could, would seal the deal.

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Re: Which would you pick for a wife camera sony nex 6 or eos sl1?
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2013, 12:34:42 AM »
Or just let her choose her own camera. 

that  :P

My other half went from 30D, Fuji X10 to S100 all recommended by me of course. In the end... she uses her iphone the most with a bunch of apps  ;D

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