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Need advice: Want to downgrade from semipro kit to a 'bridge' cam but to which one!??

 
johnbryanuk74
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Apr 03, 2011 15:02 |  #1

Hi Guys

Im a bit stuck on this one as I'm clueless to 'bridge cameras' and I'm Prob' one of the few peeps who wants to downgrade from pro kit to a fixed lens cam :) I've never used anything other than Canon EOS Slrs/dSlrs and Ive amassed a stack of ace kit, lenses, flashes, filters, umbrellas,tripods etc, but now I dont do any commercial stuff, do I really need to be lugging all this around to ensure good printable images of family holidays, birthdays etc etc

I do carry a Lumix TZ10 round for simple family snapshots so I don't look like a peado at kids parties etc :), but im not that crazy to use as my only camera, I have been looking at the Lumix z100 but am really nervous about the noise issue they seem to have. So, I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction for something in the middle of the two options, something that is much more than a point and shoot and has good options and image quality, but a lot lighter to carry and operate with 3 kids in tow :)

Thanks loads, honestly really grateful to any who can help.

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Apr 03, 2011 15:21 |  #2

Micro 4/3s :)




  
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Apr 03, 2011 16:26 as a reply to  @ egordon99's post |  #3

I did look at a couple but they just look toooooo ugly! :) :) :) :)




  
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Apr 03, 2011 16:53 |  #4

G12???


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Apr 03, 2011 19:35 |  #5

I've been using a Nex-5 with some good results, I've also got the Nex to eos convertor so I can use my EF lenses but wide open in manual focus.
I've had some very sharp images and the noise handling is great, the images are equal to any from a crop dslr in my opinion. It'll never be much good for very high action sports though in my opinion unless you old school pre focus when using manual lenses with convertors.


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Apr 03, 2011 19:42 |  #6

s95

Go for it.


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Apr 04, 2011 07:11 |  #7

nex-5, larger sensor than the canon 7d.


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Apr 04, 2011 07:28 |  #8

Fuji X100 is worth a look, depending on your requirements.

Here is one review. There is also a PartII

http://enticingtheligh​t.com …d-use-shooting-a-wedding/ (external link)


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Apr 04, 2011 07:38 |  #9

bohdank wrote in post #12153852 (external link)
Fuji X100 is worth a look, depending on your requirements.

Here is one review. There is also a PartII

http://enticingtheligh​t.com …d-use-shooting-a-wedding/ (external link)

Yeah I agree, heard only good things about them.


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Apr 04, 2011 08:16 |  #10

Assuming that you are going to dispose of your current gear,while you dont say what it is I guess it will amass you a fair few bob so personally I would sell up,see how much you get and then decide.
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then G12 /S95/Micro 4/3rds


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Apr 06, 2011 15:10 |  #11

thanks all the votes say Fuji x100 then :)




  
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Apr 06, 2011 15:44 as a reply to  @ johnbryanuk74's post |  #12

Be careful about bridge cameras. Many of them have sensors no bigger than less expensive point-and-shoots. I just picked up an Olympus XZ1 as a walkabout camera. It's a higher end point-and-shoot that does indeed have a larger sensor and an f/1.8 lens. But not as big as an APS-C. A couple of test shots were pretty impressive, but I haven't had it long enough to say for sure. ISO goes up to 6400, but the result is pretty poor.


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Apr 07, 2011 05:04 |  #13

How about downgrading to a nice Rebel T3i and 1 walk around lens? This is going to give you better quality and video than any bridge camera would, and its still going to be very light.




  
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Apr 07, 2011 17:47 |  #14

Get the SX30is!


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Apr 07, 2011 17:52 |  #15

Nex-3 with EF adaptor.

Alternatively, Leica rangefinder?


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