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Not necessarily a Canon (best camera that isn't an SLR - weight issue)

 
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May 29, 2012 13:09 |  #1

Hello

I love my 7D and 24-105 combo for vacations.

I hate hate hate the weight.

My Canon S90 is a poor sub. I think ANY P&S is going to be a poor sub, period. Sure, it can take nice pictures but it simply isn't an SLR equivalent.

What do you do when you want something as close as possible to an SLR quality experience but the size and weight of a P&S?

The only thing I can think of would be a Leica digital rangefinder but that is a whole new experience not to mention huge cost. I could consider the huge cost though if it meant having a fabulous compact camera.

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May 29, 2012 13:28 |  #2

fuji xpro, If I had the money I'd get one asap


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May 30, 2012 05:29 |  #3

Look into Micro 4/3 cameras. Less weight than a DSLR, interchangeable lenses, larger sensor than typical P&S (although smaller than aps-c/h), prices are closer to lower-end DSLRs, but not too bad - definitely cheaper than a Leica.


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May 30, 2012 05:41 |  #4

How about a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 that has a Leica lens


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May 30, 2012 06:01 |  #5

The Canon G1-X is pretty good. Bigger sensor that a 4/3 and more compact. Image quality is very very good.


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May 30, 2012 11:21 |  #6

Have you looked at the Sony NEX series? APS-C sensor in a compact mirrorless body with interchangeable lenses.


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May 30, 2012 11:46 |  #7

The problem with the "compacts" that come close to DSLR quality is that their lenses aren't compact. You have to compromise somewhere.


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May 30, 2012 13:50 |  #8

I have a OMD EM-5 and while it doesn't fit in my pocket, it's a heckuva lot more portable and inconspicuous than my DSLR....

Not to mention the files look the same (at 100%) as the 7Ds Ive had (lol).


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May 30, 2012 18:18 |  #9

The G1X is the closest thing to a crop body DSLR you will currently find. You are looking for a large sensor to get the appealing qualities of your 7D. This http://www.cambridgein​colour.com …al-camera-sensor-size.htm (external link) is just one of many attempts to explain.


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May 31, 2012 23:44 |  #10

X-pro :)
OMD-5 :)
(ps panasonic leica lenses are usually not leica, they are usually leica design but panasonic glass/made not sure about the lx5 tho)


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Jun 01, 2012 01:28 |  #11

Fuji X10 is a pretty good replacement for that setup. Great color, high ISO results on part with the 7d, 28-112mm equivalent focal length, and it just plain looks cool, even if you aren't a hipster...

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