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CathyT 14 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 6:28PM
My parents are after a new compact camera....I've narrowed it down to a few but wondered if you could advise me on the best buy.

Fuji X10

Sony HX 20

Canon S110

Or the Canon G15

I've said the Fuji as I fancy that myself...

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Carabosse 17 41.4k 270 England
8 Apr 2013 6:30PM
How compact do they want it to be? There's quite a difference in size between the Fuji X10 and the Canon S110.
CathyT 14 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 6:33PM
Well mother fancies the Sony cos my daughter has one and she has seen the pics but Dad would probably like the Fuji......I had read that the others were good to so thought I'd throw it in the ring..........the camera is more for my Dad....his main concern is shutter lag.
Paul Morgan 19 19.4k 6 England
8 Apr 2013 6:51PM
Shutter lag is negligible Cathy Smile

Out of that list it would be the x10 for me Smile

Its just been replaced by the x20, but the x10 is still one of the best compact camera`s out there today, its just lush.
CathyT 14 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 7:05PM
Thanks Paul....I think the X10 too.....ill pass it on Smile
Paul Morgan 19 19.4k 6 England
8 Apr 2013 7:47PM

Quote:How compact do they want it to be? There's quite a difference in size between the Fuji X10 and the Canon S110

There is even more difference in size between the S110 and G15 Smile

In think your father will like the film camera style and handling Cathy.
sherlob Plus
14 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 8:11PM
The image quality of the S110 is brilliant - its even very good at ISO1600. Its infinitely pocket-able and its very well built. AS you hold it you get the sense of a quality product. The down side - the battery life is poor - you'll get a day's shooting from it, but that's all.

I think they need to decide whether size is the main factor or not...
topsyrm 9 28 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 8:17PM
I'd agree with Paul on this one, I have an X10, however, if I were in the market today and didn't have the X10 I would defo get the X20 for the viewfinder info only. Is it worth upgrading?? an entirely nother question and I might....................Grin You won't go wrong with the X10 though (what shutter lag??)Tongue
Paul Morgan 19 19.4k 6 England
8 Apr 2013 8:29PM
The x20 is the only compact that will give you shooting information in the viewfinder, its worth the extra, and the x20 release price is cheaper than the x10 was at launch, another plus Smile
Ewanneil 10 1.1k 2 Scotland
8 Apr 2013 9:09PM
+1 for the X10. I haven't used any of the others so can't offer any comparisons but the X10 has massively impressed me in terms of build quality, handing, looks and IQ. With the X20 now on the market I imagine there are bargains to be had on the X10.
cattyal Plus
15 9.1k 6 England
8 Apr 2013 9:51PM
There was an X10 in the classifieds the other day - might still be there?

Lovely camera by the way ...............
Paul Morgan 19 19.4k 6 England
8 Apr 2013 10:06PM
Its still there 150.
Paul Morgan 19 19.4k 6 England
9 Apr 2013 12:22AM
But if you want all the bells and whistles the x20 would be the one to get.

Steppenwolf 8 1.2k
9 Apr 2013 8:45AM
They're a very diverse selection of compacts. The s110 and the Sony have no viewfinder, while the G15 and X10 have viewfinders (but not very good ones, in that they don't cover the whole picture - and there's no settings data shown in the G15's). There's also a big difference in the cameras' sizes - with the X10 being the largest.

I was looking around for a small carry-round camera a few months ago and I eliminated any that had no viewfinder (because I don't like taking photos looking at the LCD). I also eliminated any that didn't have a decent number of controls (so that it can operate much like a DSLR). That narrowed it down to the G12/G15. But before I bought it Nikon started selling off their V1 CSCs for 280 including kit lens (reduced from about 800), which seemed too good an offer to miss. This camera is in a different class to the ones in your collection - but it's cheaper. It's small enough to fit in your pocket (coat pocket anyway) yet it's an expandable system so it's more versatile. You should have a look at its specs.
CathyT 14 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 10:03AM
Sent him an e-mail...

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