Quote Originally Posted by gchpaco
As far as I can tell, the FE, FE2, FM, FM2 and FM2n have exactly the same sound quality as the FM3a.
Well thats not my experience!
I have owned FM, FM2 and FM2n in the past and currently own an FM3a. My friend has two FE2's. The FM3a is certainly the noisiest of all of them.

However, as has been said, it pales into insignificance if you are using the MD12.

I'm certainly not trying to disuade you (Nicole) from an FM3a though, its a great camera.