Having said that, I do feel cool when I took pictures with D90
My Nikon P6000 - love the pictures quality but I need to change camera cos there is "black dot" or bad pixel (cant be fix, already checked) on the lense. It is very obvious on my pictures
NEX5 with battery and 18-55lens is less than 560g. If mount with 16mm lens, that's 100g lesser.
I personally had GF1 and NEX5 before and I can confidently say NEX5 wins hands down on all ISO, especially obvious from ISO800 and above.
NEX5 AF is a tad slower than GF1 but it's shutter lag is less obvious.
I just got a Olympus e-450. Touted as the lightest DLSR at 380gram. With a pancake lense, it might suit your criteria and budget.
1Ds II | EF 16-35L| EF 24-105L | EF 35f/2.0 | EF 50f/1.8 | EF 85f/1.8 | EF 100L |EF 70-300L| EX 550
with all the fuss about weight and size. Go get an LX3 and be done with it. Good wide angle F2 lens somemore.
To TS i also was contemplating on EP2/D5000 as a lightweight cam to bring along for leisure outings with family and vacations... just for sheer size and weight issues i got the EP2.
the M4/3 systems is fantastic for all your needs except for portraits with acceptable bokeh unless you go very near the subject to take a portrait, which by then all other technicalities come into play..like distortion and so on.. what i can say is if you want to keep your camera system light & suffice for most situations(kit lens) at the same time want to get good portraits with bokeh and exceptable night shots then m4/3 definitely didn't work for me.
i sold mine and got the D5000&18-105 VR
just sharing my experience hope it helps.
err... just in case i also have 2 small kids and lots off stuff to carry around, although i'm a tad taller @1.74, but a D5000+18-105VR in a toploader(the smallest toploader) hung around as a waist pouch, i would say is comfortable enough..
You guys seems to not know of this new little gem
And it is selling cheaper than the LX3. And note the numbers on the bottom right - F1.8
ed9119 bought one and has been posting a lot of reviews and sample pics here:
Guys, thanks alot for the advices.. just in case, you are wondering why I insisted on lighter camera is because I am girl.. Think I am begining to like E-Pen series.. will explore more. At least I know I will bring my camera out with stuffs and kids along and I can make it.. hahah.... Samsung looks good too - very tempting.. will wait till Comex to decide soon..
PEN is not that light leh....
EPL-1 is lightest of their range, but only with the pancake lens would I call it a light and compact combo.
No point waiting till Comex, coz prices are no better then.