Olympus OM-D

What mirrorless camera should I buy?

Panasonic GH5

Episode 1498

Brett from Baltimore, MD

Brett was looking at the Sony Alpha line of mirrorless cameras, but they're pretty expensive. Are there more affordable options out there? Leo says it's so expensive because it's full frame. That would give him a much better image, especially in low light. But Leo suggests looking at a micro four-thirds camera like the Panasonic GH5. It's half the price of the Sony.

What camera do I need for animating drawings?

Panasonic Lumix GX8

Episode 1257

Craig from Santa Clarita, CA

Craig has a website called GumRoad.com where he features many of his painting and drawings. He wants to animate them. Can he use his camera to do that? Leo says sure, and it will be stop motion to do it. Does he need to buy a special camera? Leo says that a point and shoot will work, but to change out his lenses is beneficial. Leo recommends micro four-thirds. In fact, he can future proof it by shooting in 4K and downsampling to 1080p.

What's a good camera for a trip to Hawaii?

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Episode 1078

Jordan from Chicago, IL

Jordan has a budget of about $1000-1500 for a good camera for a trip to Hawaii. Leo says that's a great budget for an interchangeable lens camera like a DSLR or a micro four thirds camera like the Olympus OM-D E-M5. These are excellent cameras with good kit lenses.

Digital Photography has come of age and there are so many excellent choices that it's hard to go wrong.