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Good Compact Camera


CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 12:57PM
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 e2
11 39.7k 269 England
14 Jul 2012 12:59PM
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 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
14 Jul 2012 2:35PM
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.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Jul 2012 4:13PM
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-comparison-review-17866
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 1:34AM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
15 Jul 2012 2:19AM

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 e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 3:44PM
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?
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
15 Jul 2012 3:55PM

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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
15 Jul 2012 3:58PM

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/p1527089
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
15 Jul 2012 6:23PM
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..
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
15 Jul 2012 6:40PM
Grin SadSad Smile Tongue Wink
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 10:30PM
Good, informative and fair comparison of Fuji X10 and S100 here




User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 10:15AM
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
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 10:17AM
If you used the report this post button it would get removed much quicker.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 3:17PM
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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