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Recommendation for Point & Shoot Camera

 
Bogino
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Nov 15, 2017 23:23 |  #1

I'd like some suggestions for an excellent point and shoot camera that will serve me well in shooting mostly landscapes. Budget range up to around $700 area. Thank You.


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Nov 16, 2017 00:09 |  #2

Bogino wrote in post #18497560 (external link)
I'd like some suggestions for an excellent point and shoot camera that will serve me well in shooting mostly landscapes. Budget range up to around $700 area. Thank You.

One of the Sony RX100 cameras. The original was one of the best inventions of the year back in 2012, according to Time magazine. The original is still for sale. They cost different prices depending on the version (and the type of dollar).


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Nov 16, 2017 05:02 |  #3

For $700, you can get myriad used Canon SLR bodies, some will even come with lenses. Set it to GreenBox mode. Instant P&S. Comes complete with way better IQ than you'll ever get out of a 1/2.3" mini-sensor.

My 7-year-old grandson wanted a nice camera. I bought him and XSi/18-55 IS. GreenBox is his friend. He does venture into P-mode when he wants a bit of control. Perfect P&S for a kid.


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Nov 16, 2017 09:38 |  #4

Bassat wrote in post #18497642 (external link)
For $700, you can get myriad used Canon SLR bodies, some will even come with lenses. Set it to GreenBox mode. Instant P&S. Comes complete with way better IQ than you'll ever get out of a 1/2.3" mini-sensor.

My 7-year-old grandson wanted a nice camera. I bought him and XSi/18-55 IS. GreenBox is his friend. He does venture into P-mode when he wants a bit of control. Perfect P&S for a kid.

OP asked for a point and shoot, not a DSLR that you can shoot like a P&S.


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Nov 16, 2017 09:58 |  #5

Sony A7 with FF sensor are small with manual focus lens. Used cameras in this price range. NIB from BH is under 1K USD. MF lenses are not expensive at all and at f8 will be good for landscapes.
It will handle hand held with clean higher ISO.
Problem with real P&S is what some have fake MP and some might not have IS. My 8MP P&S with IS outperform my "16" MP without IS. One with 16 MP has no pixels at all, just gobble.
Check DP review for review with full size samples before buying. I skipped many cameras after it.


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Nov 16, 2017 10:00 |  #6

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II - only 24mm FF equiv though
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 - gets rave reviews


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Nov 16, 2017 10:04 |  #7

Archibald wrote in post #18497576 (external link)
One of the Sony RX100 cameras. The original was one of the best inventions of the year back in 2012, according to Time magazine. The original is still for sale. They cost different prices depending on the version (and the type of dollar).

The best RX100 (newest version) that you can find within your budget would be my recommendation too.

Or, if you want to get a bit crazy, used full-frame RX-1's can be found for around $800. You're locked in at 35mm so you may find yourself stitching for some landscapes depending on how wide you like to shoot, but it's an amazing camera. The RX-100's are a lot more versatile though.




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Nov 16, 2017 11:13 |  #8

Fuji X70, Ricoh GR, Nikon Coolpix A, Panasonic GX850, Sony RX100, Canon G1Xii/iii, Canon G7X/ii.

In order of which I think would be best (Fuji only first because of the super easy to use and affordable UWA converter).


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Nov 16, 2017 11:17 |  #9

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18497766 (external link)
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II - only 24mm FF equiv though

I am rather amused by the 'only 24mm FF equiv' ...in the days of film P&S, it was difficult to FIND anything wider than 28mm equivalent! Today we have a number of digital P&S with 24mm equiv. capability; in addition to the Canon G7, there is the Canon S120 for example. Both have fully manual control in addition to the Green Box PHD brainless mode, and the automated modes as well.
Methinks dSLR insanely wide lens FL (16-20mm FF) have distorted thinking in a lot of folks.


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Nov 16, 2017 11:26 |  #10

Sony RX100 series, Canon G7X series, Canon G1X II (1.5" sensor while the others I listed are 1")


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Nov 25, 2017 18:51 |  #11

I would recommend the Ricoh GRii. It has a 28mm equivalent lens, no AA filter, and it has a zone focusing feature which is extremely handy. It's just like film lenses with the depth of field guides. You can choose your focus distance, and it has a bar that shows you how much is in focus (ranging from a meter or less, all the way to infinity). It would be really good for landscapes as you don't necessarily have to guess where to set the auto focus to get more in focus. I usually shoot it at f8 and a focus distance of 2.5 meters. With that, everything is in focus from about 1 meter all the way to infinity. Plus, for an extra $200 you can get an auxiliary lens that gives you a equivalent field of view of 21mm. You should be able to get both for around $700 as long as you buy the body used.


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Nikon FM2n - Nikon Ai-s 28mm f2.8 - Nikon Ai 50mm f1.4
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