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digital compacts


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

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Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
16 Jul 2014 3:57PM
17 Jul 2014 9:31AM
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.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 Jul 2014 8:07PM

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-fuji-x10-by-colin-steel/

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
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SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
17 Jul 2014 8:34PM
I just couldn't get on with it though. I took mine back and got a refund.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
17 Jul 2014 9:26PM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 Jul 2014 9:50PM
I`m always a little skeptical with super zooms, that fuji TZ60 has a 30x zoom.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
17 Jul 2014 10:01PM
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.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 Jul 2014 10:07PM
Yeh that is true, but your paying extra for something your not going to use.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
17 Jul 2014 10:08PM
Well I might do. Tongue It does have a lot going for it.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 Jul 2014 10:12PM
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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