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    iscaphotos21
    16 Jul 2014 - 3:28 PM

    hi any ideas out there, im looking for a small compact camera with an optical viewfinder
    . i dont want to look at a screen on the back as a vf or a digital vf .probably around the 200.00 mark and not a long delay. any ideas would be a great help

    Last Modified By iscaphotos21 at 16 Jul 2014 - 3:29 PM
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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Jul 2014 - 3:57 PM

    A fuji x10 (its a bargain at 200 quid) or x20 if you can raise more funds.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-X10-Digital-Camera-Adapter/dp/B005JRGWNS/ref=sr...

    Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 16 Jul 2014 - 4:02 PM
    MichaelMelb_AU
    17 Jul 2014 - 9:31 AM

    Yep, that's all. Fujifilm seems to be one of the last manufacturers not to go digital for a viewfinder. Modern EVFs are nifty, show a lot of symbols and numbers in the field. If only I ever had a need to notice themTongue
    If seriously, EVFs in most modern and most expensive cameras are great, but those beasts are neither unexpensive nor pocketable.
    Follow Paul's good advice.

    Last Modified By MichaelMelb_AU at 17 Jul 2014 - 9:33 AM
    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Jul 2014 - 8:07 PM


    Quote: Yep, that's all. Fujifilm seems to be one of the last manufacturers not to go digital for a viewfinder. Modern EVFs are nifty, show a lot of symbols and numbers in the field. If only I ever had a need to notice themTongue
    If seriously, EVFs in most modern and most expensive cameras are great, but those beasts are neither unexpensive nor pocketable.
    Follow Paul's good advice.

    For 200 quid you will not get a better compact, mine cost me 529 Smile Smile

    Its a beautiful little camera and its one of the most capable compacts I have ever owned, its a great street camera and a great studio camera.

    A few reviews here.

    http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/03/07/forgotten-friends-the-year-old-camera-f...
    http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/2012/04/fuji-x10-review/

    Even a complete novice can get great result, the wife grabbed this one of me in available light only and she`s a none photographer Smile
    778645.jpg

    Here are a few more examples.

    http://www.ephotozine.com/user/paul-morgan-599/gallery/photo/---32370410
    http://www.ephotozine.com/user/paul-morgan-599/gallery/photo/second-helping-s---...
    http://www.ephotozine.com/user/paul-morgan-599/gallery/photo/---25391790
    http://www.ephotozine.com/user/paul-morgan-599/gallery/photo/---21750208

    SlowSong
    SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Jul 2014 - 8:34 PM

    I just couldn't get on with it though. I took mine back and got a refund.

    SlowSong
    SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Jul 2014 - 9:26 PM

    I was just looking at the Fuji TZ60 as a handbag camera, but as with all new cameras you have to upgrade the software to be able to use the raw files. I suppose I could use dng but it's such a faff swapping around.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Jul 2014 - 9:50 PM

    I`m always a little skeptical with super zooms, that fuji TZ60 has a 30x zoom.

    SlowSong
    SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Jul 2014 - 10:01 PM

    I know. But you don't have to use it. I've got a small Canon compact with a 20x zoom and I rarely use the whole length.

    Last Modified By SlowSong at 17 Jul 2014 - 10:01 PM
    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Jul 2014 - 10:07 PM

    Yeh that is true, but your paying extra for something your not going to use.

    SlowSong
    SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Jul 2014 - 10:08 PM

    Well I might do. Tongue It does have a lot going for it.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Jul 2014 - 10:12 PM

    The stylus 1 that I have has a 10x zoom and I find that a bit of a struggle at max extension.

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