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Recommend a compact camera to use in lieu of my 5D3

 
Daphatty
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Dec 27, 2014 15:47 |  #1

So I've come to the realization that carrying around my DSLR kit simply isn't practical at all times so I am interested in picking up a compact camera. Ideally, this camera will be able to shoot in RAW format and have most of the same capabilities of a DSLR minus the interchangeable lenses. While I am fond of Canon products, I am not limiting my options to the Canon brand for this camera.

As I mentioned, this camera will be used to augment my kit when I cannot bring the DSLR with me. I am starting a new 52 week project and am hoping the flexibility of a smaller camera will help aid me in actually completing the project this time around. :) Any suggestions?

EDIT: I have a budget of $750 USD.


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Dec 27, 2014 16:41 |  #2

Take a look at the SX60 - I think it would meet your needs. It does RAW, has an eye-level (electronic) viewfinder and has an equivalent focal length range of 21-1300 or so mm. I've got one and quite like it for that purpose. The other possibility, smaller and with a lesser zoom range, would be the S110 or S120 - RAW, 24-120 mm EFL, and quite small; my S110 lives on a pouch on my belt.


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Dec 28, 2014 15:12 |  #3

Consider a Canon refurbished G15 for $198 at the moment. I got one a couple of weeks ago, and really like the improvements over my G9 and G11.

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Otherwise, look at the newer G16 for full price.

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Dec 30, 2014 01:54 |  #4

If you like doing minimal processing in PP to most of your shots like me an S110 can give the same final quality shots as a dslr but of course you wont have the same creativity as a dslr. I would like to try the G series in the future also I think there a nice smaller camera.


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