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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 12:57 PM

Was wondering if people could recommend a good compact camera....been looking at the Sony N1 but thought it best to ask on here....

All advise welcome .

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139450 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 12:59 PM

Hi Cathy. A few questions:

(1) What do you use at present?

(2) What do you find it is not giving you?

(3) How much are you prepared to spend?

User_Removed
14 Jul 2012 - 2:35 PM

The Sony N1 is a discontinued model that is selling for around 40 secondhand.

If you are looking for an older model in this price range, then it is difficult to give advice without the details that Carabosse has already asked for but, more importantly, what features are important to you. I assume you are mainly looking for something much smaller than your Nikon D200.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315377 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 4:13 PM

Compact compact or just compact Smile

For its features and handling have a look at the Fuji x10.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-powershot-s100-vs-fujifilm-finepix-x10-c...

User_Removed
15 Jul 2012 - 1:34 AM

Jeans pocket size then you can't beat an S95 or S100. If it's more handbag size consider one of the mirrorless interchangeable lens jobs. There's very recent topics about this Cathy stuffed with advice and comparison.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315377 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 2:19 AM


Quote: If it's more handbag size consider one of the mirrorless interchangeable lens jobs

You can`t knock the EPM1 twin lens kit, well I can`t Smile

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 3:44 PM

Thanks for the replies ...its not for me its for Holly. She is off travelling for a year and wants a compact to take...also my son is making noises about a compact too. I don't think they want to spend over 500...I'd say more around the 300 mark. I'll take a look at the EMP1, thanks Paul...and the S95/S100....what about the Canon Ixus range...I think its the 240...not sure. I have a canon Ixus 980 and its been great.

Sorry...I meant the Nikon N1......

also looking at the Sony NEX range....any good?

Last Modified By CathyT at 15 Jul 2012 - 3:53 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139450 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 3:55 PM


Quote: what about the Canon Ixus range

I replaced my Ixus 230 HS with an S100. Not because it was no good - far from it. They are very well made (metal bodied) cameras and even smaller than the S100. But ultimately you bump up against lack of manual or proper semi-auto control. Also the audio in video mode was problematic... my principal reason for replacing it.

If they are prepared to pay around 300 they won't be disappointed with a Canon S95 or S100.

The Nikon 1-series is a different kettle of fish. Nikon J1 with kit zoom is about the same price as a Canon S100 but is bulkier... and a smaller focal range.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315377 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 3:58 PM


Quote: its not for me its for Holly. She is off travelling for a year and wants a compact to take...also my son is making noises about a compact too

None photographers often have different requirements Smile

Camera`s like the Olympus tough range are popular or similar, here`s something made by Nikon.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-nikon-coolpix-aw100-orange-digital-camera/p15...

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139450 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 6:23 PM

OK here's a "left field" suggestion! How about a Nokia 808 phone?

In a recent blind test it apparently beat the Olympus Pen E-PL2 for image quality! I think you can get one (SIM free) for about 480 but there are presumably various contract deals out there..

Last Modified By Carabosse at 15 Jul 2012 - 6:24 PM
User_Removed
15 Jul 2012 - 6:40 PM

Grin SadSad Smile Tongue Wink

User_Removed
15 Jul 2012 - 10:30 PM

Good, informative and fair comparison of Fuji X10 and S100 here




User_Removed
16 Jul 2012 - 10:15 AM

Forbid brand new members from putting links in their first post and their hit and run SEO wouldn't work. Once Google has crawled the post it's too late, they increase their ranking for the keyword(s) they've spammed.

Delete my comment when you (yet again) delete the spam Tongue

Last Modified By User_Removed at 16 Jul 2012 - 10:16 AM
lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014143 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 10:17 AM

If you used the report this post button it would get removed much quicker.

User_Removed
16 Jul 2012 - 3:17 PM

If epz did what I suggested it wouldn't be there in the first place

I didn't report the post because I wanted to make a point (again) that unless ePz adopt policies that other forums use, spammers will continue to target the site and make posts that achieve their aim.

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