I want to switch to a system camera, preferably one from the Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds systems. Since I also want to do experimental technical setups like time lapse or astrophotography, I have a set of requirements that are not easy to check for on the manufacturer's websites.
Can you recommend a camera with
flexible remote control software (I'd like to have at least a live preview and controls for shutter, focus, f-stop, sensitivity and shutter speed)
- Edit: Alternatively, a connector for an external monitor and a programmable remore control would also work for me. To put it another way, I don't need a computer in my setup, but I want the ability to control the camera without touching it.
the ability to provide a video stream like a webcam (ok, that's more of a bonus item, no hard requirement)
good manual controls (preferably two separate control wheels for f-stop and shutter speed)
low sensor noise
overall good usability
I suppose that adapters for M42, which is the standard connector on telescopes, are generally available. If I'm wrong, this becomes another "hard" requirement.
The cost of the body should not exceed $750, but in order to keep the answers relevant for everyone, please also list models costing more.
MTIA for all hints!