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Question Any decent compact cameras?

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by kazza007, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. kazza007

    kazza007 Bunned

    Hi, thinking of downsizing, anything good around such as the old canon S line? Just a holiday photographer. Would like pocketability, manual control, decent zoom, not fussed on Vf/hot shoe. Don't mind old models.
    Ty
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You'll have to throw in some kind of budget! What kind of zoom do you need?
     
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  3. kazza007

    kazza007 Bunned

    Maybe around £300. Happy with second hand. Not sure specially on zoom. Happy to compromise. I have a Panasonic gx7.
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    How about this one for £299?

    Sony DSCRX100 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo
     
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  5. kazza007

    kazza007 Bunned

  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    No - you've got a really good camera but the Sony is - as you requested! - far more compact. You won't notice much difference in every day use though unless you crank up the ISO. It's a great compact (you could also look at getting one of the later models s/hand).

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100: Digital Photography Review
     
  7. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Tbh the GX7 is already pretty compact. Have you thought using it with something like the 12-32mm pancake zoom? That would save money over a high end compact and you end up with better image quality too.
     
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  8. kazza007

    kazza007 Bunned

    No I hadn't thought about that. Maybe a good idea.

    I had a d5100, wanted to learn, wasn't taking it anywhere. Then got sucked into the bridge/micro 4/3/mirror less thing, so ended up with gx7, which was good. But a couple recent city breaks, no checked in luggage, meant no room. Guess i could have tried to put into a jacket pocket, but still a bit bulky. Ended up using my Nexus 7 phone camera.
     
  9. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I don't have the 12-32 myself but I often carry a GF2 body with either the 14/2.5 or 20/1.7 pancake primes, which are around the same size I think, and body+lens fit into a jacket pocket. In fact I had my GX8 on a trip recently, which is noticeably chunkier than the 7, with the 14/2.5 and I could get that into a pocket too (bit of a squeeze).

    I usually throw a long zoom into my bag as well just in case but don't often use it.
     
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