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Jon-Mark
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I'm in the thrills of the hunt for a new camera. My daily driver is a 5D3 but I want something I can throw in my pocket when going out for social things, or when I don't feel like hauling a big camera up a mountain on hikes.

My wife got me the Canon S100 for my birthday last month which I returned fairly quickly. While the size and f2 lens were great, it had some quirks. Shutter speeds could not go longer than 15 seconds and as soon as your shutter speed was longer than 1 second you can ONLY shoot at ISO 80. Combine that with weird ( and well documented ) ticking noises during the video ( presumably from autofocus ) and less than ideal sharpness to the images and I was left feeling unsatisfied.

I'm currently considering the new Panasonic LX-7 with it's f/1.4 - 2.5 lens, but I thought I would throw it out to the community to see what everyone uses in terms of an advanced point and shoot. Fuji X-10? Canon G-12? Sony RX-100? etc..

For me, it needs to be small enough to justify not just bringing along my DSLR. The Fuji X-10 seems like it may be just a touch too big, but again I would love some input.

For those that use their iPhone, that's cute, but I'm looking for something with more power and control than that.

Suggest away!



Sep 20, 2012 at 04:55 PM
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Rollei 35


Sep 20, 2012 at 04:56 PM
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Olympus XZ-1.




Sep 20, 2012 at 04:58 PM
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canon g12?


Sep 20, 2012 at 05:03 PM
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Robin Usagani wrote:
Olympus XZ-1.



+1 - i love this thing. We actually printed an album of our vacation and they look good even next to my 5d files.



Sep 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What is your favourite portable camera?


thorne88 wrote:
+1 - i love this thing. We actually printed an album of our vacation and they look good even next to my 5d files.



It's got a great lens, and they just announced the successor at Photokina ( the XZ-2 ). Apparently the XZ-2 is bulkier though partially due to it's flip out screen. How do you guys find it in your pocket?



Sep 20, 2012 at 05:50 PM
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Fuji XP1


Sep 20, 2012 at 06:09 PM
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Olympus OMD EM5. Good little hiking buddy.


20120831017 by haleylauren, on Flickr


20120831001 by haleylauren, on Flickr

And inconspicuous at the airport.


Gate 8, Tulsa Airport by haleylauren, on Flickr



Sep 20, 2012 at 06:27 PM
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Thanks HL

Anyone else to care images from their portable shooter?



Sep 20, 2012 at 06:34 PM
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iPhone, cannot get more portable than that


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Fuji X100






















Sep 20, 2012 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · What is your favourite portable camera?


The X-100 is great, although it's definitely not what I would call pocketable, or even really small enough to not bring my DSLR, and it's more than double the price than most others.


Sep 20, 2012 at 07:25 PM
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leica x2


Sep 20, 2012 at 07:42 PM
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LX7




  DMC-LX7    11mm    f/1.9    1/80s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Sep 20, 2012 at 07:58 PM
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i too just got the omd - love it!! trying to sell my x100 at the moment. also have the x10, it's great, but i just never took it with me anywhere - as i use the p&s mostly for food shots. had the rx100 - didn't like it, took it back, it is small...and that was part of the problem. the omd is responsive enough to make you feel like you aren't missing anything by bringing the big canons along.


Sep 20, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · What is your favourite portable camera?


I have an x100 and the wife carries an s95. For most social events, we carry one of them. Rarely do we have both with us.

If I had to only have one and it had to fit in a pocket, I would get an RX100 (the s100 would not cut it)

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Sep 20, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · What is your favourite portable camera?


@JanetG

Wow, did you buy pretty much all of them?

Which OMD camera?



Sep 20, 2012 at 08:28 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · What is your favourite portable camera?


What's your budget. The new Sony RX1 looks very impressive, if you have the cash. Otherwise my choice would be the RX100. Really good IQ. Does handle like a compact though. But it will fit in your pocket, unlike an OMD or a X100.

Gordon



Sep 20, 2012 at 08:33 PM
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Sony TX10. It's so smart, so waterproof, so shockproof that almost anyone can use it to take great photos. Unfortunately mine cracked in half and I've got the "upgraded" TX20 now. It's my "sidearm" camera for when I want to shoot in JPG and want something quick with decent IQ.


Sep 20, 2012 at 08:35 PM
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I mean if you are looking for a point and shoot, i dont think OMD or fuji x-100 should be a consideration. They do take superb photos, but for the OMD.. you then have to buy more lenses! For fuji x-100, you cant change lens or zoom!


Sep 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM
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