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jlarson21
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Jul 29, 2012 01:52 |  #16

Jake, I have a 7D and a G12 and wanted something smaller to have with me all the time. Tried the S95 and S100 and, while I liked the control you had over them, I wanted something simpler. Got a 310HS and am completely happy with it. IQ is great for such a small camera. It also has an 8X optical zoom. I've taken images with it that rival or exceed those from the S100. Highly recommend it!


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Aug 03, 2012 15:48 |  #17

$620 for a point and shoot ( Sony RX100 ). Wow- I smell money burning somewhere.


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Aug 03, 2012 21:51 |  #18

wayne.robbins wrote in post #14810469 (external link)
$620 for a point and shoot ( Sony RX100 ). Wow- I smell money burning somewhere.

Some may say the same about the 5D3 being $3500 and the 70-200II costing $2400.

In the end, value is in the eye of the money holder....

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Aug 04, 2012 15:01 |  #19

I was in a similar position - wanted a pocketable camera to go alongside my 7D. Tried the 300HS but didn't like it. I'm now trying a 230SX and am happy with it. I like the size, IQ and control set, and for what I paid (well under $200 used), I think it's a keeper.


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FredM
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Aug 04, 2012 19:20 |  #20

I never see color, contrast or sharpness tests on these small camera reviews.

Always resolution, ISO, noise, filters etc.

Wish they would talk more about the lenses they have. just because they are all smaller doesn't mean they can't vary in quality.




  
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Aug 04, 2012 20:21 |  #21

FredM wrote in post #14814856 (external link)
I never see color, contrast or sharpness tests on these small camera reviews.

Always resolution, ISO, noise, filters etc.

Wish they would talk more about the lenses they have. just because they are all smaller doesn't mean they can't vary in quality.


I don't follow small cameras, but major review sites like DPReview and DCResource always shoot the same test scenes, so it's easy to evaluate colour, contrast and sharpness yourself.

And these lenses are certainly far from perfect -- the S100 lens decentering debacle was well documented by DPReview.


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