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    New Compact Camera Purchase

    I am travelling to Newfoundland this summer for whales; gannets; moose, puffins etc and am considering buying a smaller camera that doesn't need lense changes for general landscape shooting. I use a Nikon D7200 with the updated 80-400 for just about all my nature type shooting. Main subjects for the smaller camera would be family; landscapes; buildings that type of thing. Also this will enable me to hand it over to the wife for a quick shot, she does not do photography at all Any suggestions on what to buy. It can be a non-nikon brand if necessary, thanks for any input.

    * I have read several reviews online and this camera has been mentioned a few times.

    Sony DSC-RX100 20.2MP CMOS 3.6X 3"




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    Re: New Compact Camera Purchase

    I recently bought a clean Fujifilm X100. Without adding a lens hood, it's pocketable and a great compact camera. If you can do with a 35mm equivalent prime/fixed lens, check it out.

    With the S, T and now F version on the market, X100 cameras are going for under $400 all day long.
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    Re: New Compact Camera Purchase

    I forgot to mention, if you are interested in a nice clean Nikon Coolpix A - I have one for sale - see link in my signature
    Joe

    D750 | 50mm f1.8G | Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC
    Fujifilm X100T | Nikon F3/T, N2000, N90s | Minolta A5, XG1 & X-570
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    Re: New Compact Camera Purchase

    With the S, T and now F version on the market, X100 cameras are going for under $400 all day long.
    Would you stop talking about this...

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    Re: New Compact Camera Purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    Would you stop talking about this...
    Are you tempted?
    Joe

    D750 | 50mm f1.8G | Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC
    Fujifilm X100T | Nikon F3/T, N2000, N90s | Minolta A5, XG1 & X-570
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    About.me
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    Re: New Compact Camera Purchase

    Yes.... very.....
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    Re: New Compact Camera Purchase

    I have the first model of the Sony RX-100. It's a great pocket camera. The only reason I would upgrade to a later model would be for an electronic view finder because the rear screen is hard to see in bright sunlight. You can shoot RAW with manual settings.

    The Nikon all weather series has impressed me. My AW-120 is probably obsolete now, but it's tough and completely waterproof (you can shoot underwater). No RAW files, just JPG.

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    Re: New Compact Camera Purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
    I have the first model of the Sony RX-100. It's a great pocket camera. The only reason I would upgrade to a later model would be for an electronic view finder because the rear screen is hard to see in bright sunlight. You can shoot RAW with manual settings.

    The Nikon all weather series has impressed me. My AW-120 is probably obsolete now, but it's tough and completely waterproof (you can shoot underwater). No RAW files, just JPG.
    Certainly not obsolete, don't buy into camera companies marketing
    Joe

    D750 | 50mm f1.8G | Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC
    Fujifilm X100T | Nikon F3/T, N2000, N90s | Minolta A5, XG1 & X-570
    Detroit Imagery / My weekly contributions /
    About.me
    Notary Public & Loan Signing Agent






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