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Jul 24, 2012 08:38 |  #1

I would love something that I can just pick up and go and carry with me all the time.

I have a 5dc possibly coming my way soon and I am considering selling it and getting something small and compact.

My budget is probably going to be around the £800 mark.

I love to shoot candid portraits and usually shoot with a 70-200 as a preference because of the isolation and dof etc.

I am looking at a fixed lens camera.

I like the look of the new Canon g1x and the fuji x100, but having tried neither I am not sure and read that both have af issues.

I am also open to the Canon s100.

Also have I missed a potentially good camera in the micro 4/3rds arena?


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Jul 24, 2012 09:10 |  #2

I'd try and narrow it down a bit, as you've listed 4 distinctly different types of cameras. Fixed lens, or interchangeable? Fixed focal length or zoom? Pocketable?




  
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Jul 24, 2012 09:12 |  #3

For me, that's the IPhone 4S, small and compact, fixed lens (I think it's got a lens), and with the tiny Olloclip lens package it's pretty good.




  
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Jul 24, 2012 09:15 |  #4

My current small setup is the Nikon V1. In my opinion there is no perfect camera setup. Everything is a compromise of one kind or another. You just have to decide what's the most important to you.




  
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Jul 24, 2012 09:42 |  #5

Portability + Image Quality are the 2 primary needs.


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Jul 24, 2012 09:51 |  #6

Fuji x100 probably towards the top of the list as far as IQ is concerned. Relatively small, but not s100 small.




  
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Jul 24, 2012 10:27 |  #7

This was posted in 2008, & the price should be pretty nice about now: Panasonic DMC-TZ3. Small enough to fit in a pocket it has a 28mm-280mm Leica lens, 3" lcd and image stabilization.


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Jul 24, 2012 10:35 |  #8

Thanks for the tip.

I am thinking I can get better tech than that though.^^


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Jul 24, 2012 10:37 |  #9

I think the x100 is looking like the best all rounder.

But then there is the Canon g1x and the s100...

I was surprised at the image quality the s100 produces.

I am also concerned the g1x is a camera with too many compromises (no useful macro, poor af etc).


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Jul 24, 2012 11:04 |  #10

The Fuji x100 and Canon s100 are 2 different beasts. Portability vs ultimate IQ




  
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Jul 24, 2012 11:06 |  #11

Anything with the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 on it. Seriously. What a lens. And it's really all about the lenses.


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Jul 24, 2012 11:20 |  #12

if you're considering the fuji x100, might as well consider the EOS M too. Both APSC sensors, both come with a 22/23mm fast lens. EOS M will probably have a faster AF. Its a lil cheaper and you can use your canon lenses on there in the future if you really want.


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Jul 24, 2012 11:27 |  #13

EOS M!!!


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Jul 24, 2012 11:42 |  #14

EOS M is pretty untested, so not in the equation. :-)

I am thinking it is street photography I am going to be interested in.

So...

...I might just keep the 5d classic, if it comes through, and throw a 35mm lens on there.

Although I do like the discreet form factor of the x100...


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Jul 24, 2012 11:47 |  #15

mtimber wrote in post #14762524 (external link)
EOS M is pretty untested, so not in the equation. :-)

I am thinking it is street photography I am going to be interested in.

So...

...I might just keep the 5d classic, if it comes through, and throw a 35mm lens on there.

Although I do like the discreet form factor of the x100...


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