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bebud
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Aug 19, 2013 11:05 |  #1

Hello all, I'm looking for some opinions. My step-daughter is getting married in Feb. We have already hired a photographer to handle the wedding and part of the reception. My question is I would like to get a small camera to capture the reception and family candids. My only requirement is the ability to shoot raw and something above 12mp. I'm not stuck on Canon and my budget is $600, so what are your opinions?


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Aug 19, 2013 11:45 |  #2

I'd say for what you're looking for a an EOS-M with the 22mm F2 and 90ex should fit the bill. You could also grab the EF adapter for your budget and be able to use all your lenses you already own without having to drag out the big 7D or the 6D in your sig.


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Aug 19, 2013 13:20 |  #3

The popular opinion here is likely going to be the EOS M and the EF-M 22mm (external link) because of the ability to eventually buy the EF adapter and use the lenses you already own, but honestly if you never plan to do that, I'd say getting a Micro Four-Thirds camera would be a better idea. There's a much better selection of MFT lenses (including a bunch of good primes, like the Panasonic 20mm 1.7), plus you can still use an adapter and use your Canon glass (albeit without AF). Canon only has two EF-M lenses out so far, the 22 f/2 or the 18-55 f/3.5-5.6, so there's not much going on with it.

Something like the Panasonic GF2 with 14mm (external link) is what I would go for. The GF2 is known for it's great video, so you could do some videography and let your photog worry about the pictures.


or, if you don't want to have to worry about what "system" you're buying into and just want a small camera, you could simply grab a high end point-and-shoot such as: Canon G15 (external link), Fujifilm X10 (external link), or Panasonic LX7 (external link).



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Aug 19, 2013 13:29 |  #4

I'd look at the Sony RX-100 or if you can spend a bit more the RX-100M II that came out recently. My friend has the RX-100 after going through a bunch of other pocket cameras and he loves the IQ. It's also very small, easy to pocket. I will soon replace my G12, either with the new Sony or with the new Olympus EP-5.
The photos from the Sony look fantastic.


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Aug 19, 2013 14:27 as a reply to  @ phantelope's post |  #5

I would look into a canon g1x or the Sony rx100 ii.....I have the G1x and absolutly love it, I use it for everything now except my 7d for sports. The Sony rx100 is suppose to be great also, I just can't get over the feel of the Sony p@s, they all feel toyish, the G1x is built like a brick, and iq is as good or better than my 7d. I would get something and get comfortable with it before the wedding.

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Aug 19, 2013 14:44 |  #6

Another RX100 recommendation, especially if size (lack thereof) matters.

You can also get a used Fuji X100 for around $600, which may be the best IQ you can get at 35mm for that amount of money.


  
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Aug 19, 2013 15:55 as a reply to  @ mpix345's post |  #7

thanks for the quick replies. I'm really not wanting to buy into another system. I've heard good things about the RX100 as I also have an older Sony p&s. I really want a camera with an optical viewfinder, I hate having to hold a camera at arms length to take a picture.
I will have to look at the G1X. bebud


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Aug 19, 2013 16:08 |  #8

bebud wrote in post #16222170 (external link)
thanks for the quick replies. I'm really not wanting to buy into another system. I've heard good things about the RX100 as I also have an older Sony p&s. I really want a camera with an optical viewfinder, I hate having to hold a camera at arms length to take a picture.
I will have to look at the G1X. bebud

Yep, if you want an optical viewfinder, then you're pretty much deciding between the G15/G1X from Canon, and the X10/X20 from Fujifilm.



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Aug 19, 2013 17:18 |  #9

Also Panasonic LF1

http://www.imaging-resource.com …ic-lf1/panasonic-lf1A.HTM (external link)


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Aug 19, 2013 21:12 |  #10

bebud wrote in post #16222170 (external link)
thanks for the quick replies. I'm really not wanting to buy into another system. I've heard good things about the RX100 as I also have an older Sony p&s. I really want a camera with an optical viewfinder, I hate having to hold a camera at arms length to take a picture.
I will have to look at the G1X. bebud

As I said, I own a g1x and love it. The optical view finder is terriable, like an old, old point and shoot. Saying that, I have used it when on the beach, etc, when I did not want to try and look at the screen. I have good things about the fuji x100, and its view finder, but I have also heard mixed reviews on problems with the fuji.
I have owned my g1x since march, and have outstanding photos, with zero problems with the camera.




  
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Aug 22, 2013 07:44 |  #11
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The Fuji x100 second hand is a good option, though it is 12mp which may not be what you are looking for if you want it higher.


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Aug 22, 2013 08:06 |  #12

I think a 6D is going to be the best, considering your likely to be using high ISO. If its too big, maybe get into a 4/3 set up, Panasonic gh3 is nice, the body is not the smallest, but the lenses are not bad.


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Aug 22, 2013 08:10 |  #13
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DamianOz wrote in post #16229943 (external link)
I think a 6D is going to be the best, considering your likely to be using high ISO. If its too big, maybe get into a 4/3 set up, Panasonic gh3 is nice, the body is not the smallest, but the lenses are not bad.

really?


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Aug 22, 2013 10:04 as a reply to  @ Mackeral's post |  #14

I just saw that the g16 was announced, definitely another option...


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