Buying a Point-and-Shoot Camera: The Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. poorman

    poorman Senior member

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    Ahh. I'm still trying to decide on a camera too.
     


  2. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    I very much enjoy my Fuji x10.
     


  3. b1os

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    I don't think that helps a lot of people... What do you like? What don't you like?
    - Quality of pictures
    - Menu
    - Speed
    - ...
     


  4. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Pros:
    Excellent shutter speed.
    Tons of manual controls that it almost feels like a DSLR.
    Clarity of night shots on automatic.
    Compact - great for street shooting.
    Optical Viewfinder - I'm old school and hate framing shots on LCD screens.
    Stylish camera body - I've had more than one professional photog ask if it was a Leica.

    Cons:
    Battery life is pitiful.
    On/off switch is twisting the lens. (some like it, I prefer a simple switch near the shutter button).
     
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  5. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I like mine as well.
     


  6. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I really enjoy my Fuji X100, but I'm not sure I'd call it "point and shoot"
     


  7. Trompe le Monde

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    this is *exactly* the X100. i mean that it has the pros, and none of the cons. for battery i always carry a spare so ...
     


  8. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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  9. wmb

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    It is too big to be a point and shoot -- a two thirds -- but the Sony RX1 looks very interesting
     


  10. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    would be great camera if not for lack of VF...which they should have put in place of that ridiculously needless flash

    and the add-on VF in addition to being ridiculously overpriced , is bulky
     


  11. Gerry Nelson

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    I am considering this one as well, wondering if anyone can provide any input?
     
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  13. gnatty8

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    I just left Best Buy with the RX100, and looking forward to seeing it in action. I am by no means an advanced photographer by any stretch of the imagination, and my Olympus PEN EPL2 has been more than enough camera for me, but I have really wanted something more compact. Am hoping this camera is as good as the reviews it is getting. Foo, have you used yours much yet?
     


  14. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    My S100 got the dreaded 'non-retracting lens' error and is in for repair. I've been using the RX100 for a few days now and most of my recent shots on my tumblr were taking using that camera on either the Auto, Auto+ or Program setting (with the high contrast monochromatic setting). So far so good - I'm looking forward to getting to know this one better.

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  15. gnatty8

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    I took my RX100 with me to Rome and Florence last week. First experience with it. Couldn't be happier. This camera performed admirably in very low light conditions. If I can ever get my issues worked out with Imageshack I might post some shots if anyone is interested.
     


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