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post #181 of 204
I'm 100% torn right now between my older s90 and my new toy the nex-5. Being that the nex-5 isn't nearly as portable I was going to return it this week, but I decided to bring it out and take some fall shots today. After looking at these pics I have absolutely no idea what to do aside from keeping them both.

these are from the nex
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1396021...7625065748685/

these are from s90
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1396021...7623308294928/

what do you guys think? big difference or not worth it to keep the nex?
post #182 of 204
necro-thread bump.

anyhow, i never got around to buying an S95. how do owners like them. anything better from a different company?

my 6 year old camera finally took a shit
post #183 of 204
I don't know jack shit about cameras and I love mine. I really haven't gotten the chance to use it much but, so far, the pics have been stellar. Haven't done a video yet.
post #184 of 204
I got the s90 and absolutely love it. Small, easy to use, and fantastic photos. Kinda wish I had the s95, but that's no knock on the s90....
post #185 of 204
The Samsung T500 is a good pick. Very fast lens for a point and shoot; f1.8, and an acceptable zoom range. The lens is designed by Schneider-Kreuznach.
post #186 of 204
Having owned a s90, DSLRs, and an EP1 I feel i have a good grasp of all sizes of Cameras.

I'll start by saying i have a t2i with 50mm f1.4 lens. Great camera, but in DSLRs the lens means more than the camera(I think)

I decided to get a EP-1 as the camera I carry with me and snap quick pictures I just happen to see. It would be to a photog what a notebook is to a writer. Only problem is that it was far too big. It's size is big enough to make it no easier to carry than a DSLR really.

Then I got an s90. Great little camera, but I always forgot to bring it with me.

So today the camera I probably use more day to day is my iPhone 4. I know it's not exactly amazing quality, but I always have it with me.

The best camera is the one that's with you.
post #187 of 204
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
necro-thread bump.

anyhow, i never got around to buying an S95. how do owners like them. anything better from a different company?

my 6 year old camera finally took a shit

Love my S95. The lense is great for low light pics, like in restaurants, etc. No flash and can get nice shots. Also great for landscape pics, like that one I posted in the trekking thread.
post #188 of 204
I've been getting great results with my S95, worth the $$$ imo. It was a pain in the ass to find a month or two back though, seemed like most retailers were out of stock.

Pio, any tips for shooting in low light conditions? I've tried using the low light mode, but with lack luster results.
post #189 of 204
Robin, couple of different suggestions, based on how involved you want to be. If you're just shooting in jpg mode, crank up your white balance. Transfer that control to the ring on the lens to make it easy. Stay in program mode and remember you need to hold camera very steady as the shutter speed will be slow.

If you want to process RAW, no need to mess with white balance on the camera, do it in your software.
post #190 of 204
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Originally Posted by theguy View Post
I'm 100% torn right now between my older s90 and my new toy the nex-5. Being that the nex-5 isn't nearly as portable I was going to return it this week, but I decided to bring it out and take some fall shots today. After looking at these pics I have absolutely no idea what to do aside from keeping them both.

these are from the nex
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1396021...7625065748685/

these are from s90
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1396021...7623308294928/

what do you guys think? big difference or not worth it to keep the nex?

get the S95 (or keep your s90), I have a nex-5 and its a pain in the ass. Its cool having a smallish camera that does more stuff but to be honest if you're already not able to pocket the thing (you aren't with the Nex-5) then you may as well be walking around with a Canon T1i/EOS 500 which is A LOT better of a camera.

Just minor things like manual focus, adusting aperture, shutter speed etc are such a pain with that single dial menu system, it combines the annoyance of a P&S camera with the size of a small DSLR, with none of the benefits of either.

If you really are that bothered by image quality the G11/G12 will shoot just as well as the Nex-5 in most situations. Low light its not that great anyways with current glass.
post #191 of 204
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
... great for low light pics, like in restaurants, etc. No flash and can get nice shots....

+1
post #192 of 204
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
Pio, any tips for shooting in low light conditions? I've tried using the low light mode, but with lack luster results.

Stick to the wide end. It gets to f/4.5 fairy quickly as you zoom out. Try to keep it at 28 and 35mm whenever possible.
post #193 of 204
set the aperture (f-stop) to as low as you can, adjust your ISO to 800-1600, depending on the level of graininess that you're willing to accept, and set the shutter speed from 8-100, depending on how steady you can hold the camera.

make sure to adjust your white balance, exposure (+/-), and color settings (neutral/standard work best for nighttime, but that's just personal preference), and you should be straight. That's only 6 variables to consider, so not that difficult.
post #194 of 204
PSA -- the S95 is $369 w/ free shipping from Adorama these days. At that price it comes with a package of crappy accessories, but the camera alone is actually priced higher.
post #195 of 204
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
Stick to the wide end. It gets to f/4.5 fairy quickly as you zoom out. Try to keep it at 28 and 35mm whenever possible.

olympus xz-1 solves this problem. lens is 28-100mm-e f1.8-2.5.
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