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Oct 21, 2016 07:52 |  #1

Looking for recommendations for a compact camera. Budget around $500 may have wiggle room. It is for a gift. Looking for good optical zoom, good quality image etc. Thank you.




  
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Nov 01, 2016 11:57 |  #2

krisammad wrote in post #18162787 (external link)
Looking for recommendations for a compact camera. Budget around $500 may have wiggle room. It is for a gift. Looking for good optical zoom, good quality image etc. Thank you.

Take a look at the Sony RX100II.

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Nov 10, 2016 07:47 |  #3

How about the Panasonic LX100 or the older LX7? Small and lightweight with fast Leica lens.


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Nov 10, 2016 11:33 |  #4

MalVeauX wrote in post #18172930 (external link)
Take a look at the Sony RX100II.

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I have the mk ii and man is it handy to take places where even my a7r is either inconvenient or not allowed. Take an evening at Mandalay Bay, for example.


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Sony A99ii, RX-100ii, Sonnar T* 135mm f1.8 ZA, Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA, 24mm f/2 SSM Distagon T*, Minolta HS 200 2.8 APO, Minolta 2xTC APO, HVL-F43M
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Nov 10, 2016 14:42 |  #5

I really like the Olympus micro 4/3 system. Take a look at the EP-L7, or OMD EM-10. Very good IQ and will keep a pro or prosumer level photographer happy. With the optically excellent Metabones adapter, you can use Canon, or other full size lenses for beautiful bokeh and super fast aperture. It is a great system and is what I use to back up my 1Dx and 5DIII


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Nov 10, 2016 17:23 |  #6

The ability to put the RX100 series into the breast pocket of a jacket or pants pocket comfortably is its trump card. Tough to do that with most anything else with the IQ it offers.


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Jan 13, 2017 02:07 |  #7

Have to agree with Micky. No camera I know of has the weight-size:image quality ratio.
We have the RX100iii and v.
I'm a big fan of mFT too, but if discreteness is part of the equation only one, the GM-5
should be considered and the little lenses Lumix has for it are remarkable but the 20mm/1.7
is probably the one to get for low light.
Debatable whether the larger mFT sensor compared to the 1 inch Sony sensor is better IQ wise
because the Sony sensors just keep pushing the envelope, and as alluded to in my first statement
I think in this size category Sony wins.


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Jan 19, 2017 21:27 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #8

does the RX 100 v have any kind of image stabilization? I read somewhere that it doesn't and somewhere that it does.




  
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Jan 20, 2017 13:05 |  #9

Imeddy wrote in post #18249892 (external link)
does the RX 100 v have any kind of image stabilization? I read somewhere that it doesn't and somewhere that it does.

Yes, all five versions of the RX100 have image stabilization




  
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Jan 22, 2017 04:41 |  #10

Another vote for the RX100. I have had the III and now the V


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