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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It looks as though its been superseded by the P7700 which doesnt bother me as I have my main photography needs covered with my slr and lenses...which are Canon!!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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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.
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.
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.
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
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
A few pics
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 again
Im thinking if the X10 is good enough for you then its more than good enough for me
Seriously I can`t fault it, it gets more use than my CSC`s
There`s the user group here.
And there`s some nice accessories, I like the soft releases
There`s a long in depth review here, in three parts.
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
I paid £500 for my x10, its now around £300
Many Thanks to All for your help and advise..Very Much Appreciated
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!!
Thanks again to all for your help
Looks like a good deal Paul, enjoy.
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!!
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