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    kodachrome
    19 Dec 2012 - 4:39 PM

    Just a bit of light hearted chat on the run up to Christmas.

    I don't think the perfect camera exists, but can any members suggest what they think comes close in the various catigories for picture quality, ergonomics and ease of use Etc. The most expensive in each catigory may not be the best!

    DSLR
    SLT
    CSC
    Bridge
    Compact.
    Other

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    Andy_Cundell
    19 Dec 2012 - 4:44 PM

    DSLR: A Nikon

    SLT: A Nikon

    CSC: A Nikon

    Bridge: A Nikon

    Compact: A Nikon

    Other......................pass!Tongue

    kodachrome
    19 Dec 2012 - 4:54 PM

    Love it, but which Nikon models.

    thewilliam
    19 Dec 2012 - 4:59 PM

    Unfortunately, the perfect camera is useless if it isn't wielded by a perfect photographer!

    JackAllTog
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53529 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Dec 2012 - 5:09 PM

    'Just a bit of light hearted chat on the run up to Christmas'

    DSLR - surely if must be something around the Mamiya Leaf type of category if portability is not an issue
    SLT - Hasn't Sony got this sewn up - so the latest release of theirs
    CSC - no Idea but Id look at what Paul shoots. Or an EOSm Mk2 when it comes out?
    Bridge - Fuji - maybe the fujifilm sl245 a college here just bought ?
    Compact. - Well i like panasonic lumix TZ10

    Just some initial idea's

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314900 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Dec 2012 - 5:19 PM

    There`s no such thing Smile

    DSLR, None
    SLT, None
    CSC, OMD
    Bridge, none
    Compact, fuji x10

    Other, Olympus Trip, only has one button and it dosn`t take batteries, you can`t get much more perfect than that Smile

    pulsar69
    pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Dec 2012 - 5:29 PM

    The perfect camera is the thing i stick a lump of plastic and glass against when i am taking a photo Wink

    Graysta
    Graysta  91133 forum posts England
    19 Dec 2012 - 6:57 PM

    OM2 only the media lets it down

    paulcookphotography

    DSLR: Any of my current Nikon bodies really. Cant see the need to change them so they are 'perfect' for me
    SLT: Never used a sony, so no idea
    CSC: Love my Nikon 1, but would like to try some others
    Bridge: Not tried any that meet my needs. Dying breed IMO
    Compact. Fuji XF1 on looks alone
    Other: Love the Mamiya 645, but throw me a Leaf or Blad and i'd be a happy boy

    Or, since i collect vintage optical equipment, i could write a list of a few classics missing from my collection!

    Last Modified By paulcookphotography at 19 Dec 2012 - 10:51 PM
    GX20PAB
    GX20PAB  4 United Kingdom
    19 Dec 2012 - 10:52 PM

    It's funny how people get wrapped up in Brand names, it makes me smile.
    My first camera was a Chinon CE4s, then a Nikon FE2 (I needed thr 1/250s flash sync speed). I switched to autofocus and went with a Canon EOS 100 as the AF was far superior to the other brands at the time. I sold that as I needed some cash at the time and later got a Nikon F50 for quick pics of the kids as they grew up. I aquired an Olympus OM2n with 50mm F1.4 (nice) and have now ended up with a Samsung GX20 DSLR (bargain for 250 with both 18-55 & 50-200 kit lenses a couple of years ago). I love the Samsung it does everything I need and takes older Pentax lenses "with metering" and I would never let my Nikon FE2 go. After saying all this some of the best shots I took many years ago were using the Chinon.

    I think for most of us, unless you specialise in certain areas of photography the cameras are all the same - it's down to the photographers creativity.

    So I would go with Nikon FE2 as my favourite

    paulcookphotography

    Its just what you get used to. I used Olympus and Nikon film SLR before going digital, and have since used Canon (briefly), Fuji and Nikon dSLRs. They all do pretty much the same, but the feel, menus and layout are different between brand

    kodachrome
    20 Dec 2012 - 9:00 AM

    Stick to digital for the moment.
    The near perfect camera does not necessarily have to be the most expensive. Its more about the cameras performance than the button pusher.
    High end Bridge cameras seem to be gaining in popularity and quite a few DSLR users are moving over to them.

    DSLR-Don't know

    SLT-A37/57/65, possibly

    CSC-Don't know

    Bridge-Fujifilm X-S1, possibly

    Compact-Fujifilm-X10, possibly

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