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Jun 21, 2011 06:57 |  #16

I've been agonizing for months over getting a small camera for my wife that is easy to use. She has begun to shoot with me at concerts/events, some times, and her interest in photography is growing. The problem is she really has no camera technique and is not about to accept something more difficult than a point and shoot. I bought her a Canon S1100 something or other a long time ago because it was cheap and I thought it would give her something to do when she tags along with me. She has taken to it.

I was thinking S95 at first since it would be perfect for her but then I started thinking about something I can use, also. This is what is causing me grief. A modest zoom range is all I want but I want relatively decent ISO 800, for example, for both our uses. Then I thought 4/3'rds, then the NEX crop sensor. Now they are are not as pocket-able for my wife. Argggg.... When in doubt, do nothing.


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Jun 21, 2011 09:33 as a reply to  @ post 12630823 |  #17

When I don't feel like taking my 5DII I will take my NEX-5 with a voigtlander 21/4 and 40/1.4.

They're manual control only, but with the new firmware with focus peaking it's really easy.

I can't fit the combo into jean pockets, but if I'm wearing my cargos or a jacket it really no problem to take the camera with the two lenses.


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Jun 21, 2011 10:50 |  #18

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I actually had an sx10 a while back for about a year. I loved everything about it except it was just a tad too big to carry at all times. Loved it for baseball games though. I think I'm looking for something even more compact.

I think the S95 is gonna be the winner. Although I think the only sticking point is I want a camera I can carry all the time. Which means it may take some abuse. And I guess it's a pretty pricey option for a camera that may get abused. Although I stand in waist high waves with a 5D2 and 24-105 so I guess that shouldn't stop me.

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Jun 21, 2011 11:29 |  #19

This thread makes me sad because my beloved Canon SD770is was stolen in the Bahamas a couple weeks ago. RIP




  
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Jun 21, 2011 14:46 |  #20

I love my S95... it compliments my 5dmkII very well...


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Jun 21, 2011 16:22 |  #21

S95 is it for a compact point and shoot! Pick one up! I love mine!


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Jun 21, 2011 16:23 |  #22

Oh so cool, but my S95 wouldnt fit with the RF grip in it! lol


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Jun 21, 2011 18:19 |  #23

I have a s95 for underwater. That was the intent i purchased it with. Now i use it too much. Its such a lovely little camera. ISO are decent up to 800, f2 lens, full array of manual settings. Autofocus works in surprisingly low light. I think its a cracker of a camera.


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Jun 21, 2011 18:29 |  #24

I have a s95 for underwater. That was the intent i purchased it with. Now i use it too much. Its such a lovely little camera. ISO are decent up to 800, f2 lens, full array of manual settings. Autofocus works in surprisingly low light. I think its a cracker of a camera.


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Jun 21, 2011 18:49 |  #25

My G12 is AMAZING. Here is a gallery all shot with the G12

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Jun 21, 2011 20:51 as a reply to  @ buy2ls's post |  #26

Another vote for the S95. After much research, I bought my daughter one to carry around. It's lived up to its reputation.




  
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Jun 22, 2011 01:20 |  #27

I just got my G12 today becuase i dont always want to carry around my 7D its a great little camera with great image quality here is one i took tonight This was shot with iso 800 not bad at 2.8

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Jun 22, 2011 01:29 |  #28

S90 or S95. Always keep one in your pocket :D


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Jun 22, 2011 07:16 |  #29

S95 solution here also...




  
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Jun 22, 2011 09:47 as a reply to  @ TxDiver's post |  #30

So after much deliberation I think I am going to pick up a S95. i gotta say though, after handling them both I really like the feel and look (superficial I know) of the G12. My only sticking point is, which one am I likely to carry EVERYWHERE. Which is kind of the point anyways.

If the S95 is even in the ballpark of performace of the G12, the size makes the difference. And by what I can tell it is not only in the same ballpark but is quite competitive.

I guess the only thing sticking in my head now is the mediocre battery life. I know its rated at a pretty low ~200 shots, but does anyone have any input as to how that translates to a days use? More often than not can you go out on a day trip and make it home without running out of juice?


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