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Nikon P7100


lawbert e2
7 1.8k 15 England
16 Dec 2012 5:00PM
Im looking for a compact and this seems to suit my needs at a price to suit...
It looks as though its been superseded by the P7700 which doesnt bother me as I have my main photography needs covered with my slr and lenses...which are Canon!!
Has anyone got one or any different ideas for a compact with a budget of 300 max

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Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
16 Dec 2012 6:43PM
I`m sure it should be fine, guess you going to want this for the odd macro so the tilting screen is going to be handy.

If you don`t need the tilting screen the x10 is pretty good, this too allows macro at the wide end, and like with most of these close focusing camera`s the lens has to be close, the x10 has a larger 2/3" sensor as well.

The Fuji X-S1 is probably the best all round compact out of the lot, but its dearer, the body is more the size of a small dslr but it has a decent lens that goes up to 600mm, its weather sealed and allows macro at the long end of the zoom.
EddieAC e2
10 696 2 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 7:10PM
There is an opportunity to win a Nikon P7100 in the Christmas prize draw. The entry becomes available on Tuesday.

This does not answer your question but you could get lucky. Wink
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
16 Dec 2012 8:39PM
My wife uses a P7100. For our 2013 Calendar we used six of her photographs taken with the P7100 and six of mine taken with a D800. In the printed calendar it is completely impossible to tell which were taken with which camera from the image quality.

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lawbert e2
7 1.8k 15 England
17 Dec 2012 3:52PM
Thanks Paul, Eddie and LF

I hadnt considered the X10 at all and its certainly now got me thinking about it...
Its a decent size and whatever i buy will pretty much live in the glove box of the car but have to be small enough to carry in the hand
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 Dec 2012 4:20PM

Quote:I hadnt considered the X10 at all and its certainly now got me thinking about it...


I`ve found it very capable and just love mine.

A few experienced a problem with orbs but that has now been sorted, there`s a good sized user group for the x10 on here, none of us experienced that problem.

A few blogs

http://thex10blog.blogspot.co.uk/

http://danbaileyphoto.com/blog/10-things-i-love-about-the-fujifilm-x10/

http://danbaileyphoto.com/blog/4-x-6-display-print-from-a-fujifilm-x10-image/

A few pics

http://www.ephotozine.com/user/paul-morgan-599/gallery/photo/naturopathy-25578170

http://www.ephotozine.com/user/paul-morgan-599/gallery/photo/---25403473

http://www.ephotozine.com/user/paul-morgan-599/gallery/photo/---21750208
lawbert e2
7 1.8k 15 England
17 Dec 2012 4:33PM
Many Thanks for the Links and advise Paul
My first Digital was a Fuji and I just loved it...She still gets an airing every now and againSmile
Im thinking if the X10 is good enough for you then its more than good enough for meWink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 Dec 2012 5:43PM
Seriously I can`t fault it, it gets more use than my CSC`s Smile

There`s the user group here.

http://www.ephotozine.com/groups/fuji-x10-user-group-782

And there`s some nice accessories, I like the soft releases Smile

[linkhttp://www.fujixseries.com/discussion/725/horusbennu-tg-1-fuji-x100-x10-thumb-grip-review/p1]thumb grip[/link]

There`s a long in depth review here, in three parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj25re-1UpM&list=PL26ECB52BB9F7FB3F&index=1
17 Dec 2012 6:20PM
At the price point (for a recently discontinued model) the P7100 takes some beating for the capability to do a decent A3 print, zoom range etc.
There is always the potential to buy something better, but not much else to choose within the 300 budget
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 Dec 2012 6:28PM
I paid 500 for my x10, its now around 300 Smile
lawbert e2
7 1.8k 15 England
18 Dec 2012 4:29PM
Many Thanks to All for your help and adviseSmileSmile..Very Much AppreciatedSmile

I plumped for the P7100 purely for its longer focal length over the X10....I feed the birdies in the car park at work and have a friendly Crow and Robin (amongst others) so I figured the extra reach may be usefull for this.

Wex were doing a good deal with a Nikon Case and Spare Nikon Battery thrown in for 269 delivered so Im in budget....Plus Mrs Lawbert can use it occasionally!!

Ive just got to get a chisel to it to expand the Card slot to fit Compact Flash!!Tongue

Thanks again to all for your helpGrin
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
19 Dec 2012 5:31PM
Looks like a good deal Paul, enjoy.
lawbert e2
7 1.8k 15 England
19 Dec 2012 5:48PM

Quote:Looks like a good deal Paul, enjoy.


Thanks Paul for all your help...very much appreciated indeed.

It arrived today and I will know if I made the right choice on the 25th!!Tongue

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