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What type of camera do you use most?

joshwa Plus
9 914 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2019 9:32AM
What type of camera do you use most?

If you're like me, you may have a number of different cameras, ie: you may have a DSLR, mirrorless, ultra-zoom bridge camera, compact or smartphone, but what out of these, do you use the most?

I guess for me it's my smartphone, followed by whatever camera I'm currently reviewing, and if it's not the camera I'm reviewing, it would be a compact camera, or a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera.

Enter our poll:


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seahawk 12 1.3k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2019 9:39AM
A Panny Lumix G80.
joshwa Plus
9 914 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2019 9:40AM
Just for fun - we've set up a poll here:
JackAllTog Plus
11 5.9k 58 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2019 10:24AM
Poll done. Yep the smart phone as its always with me. Then the Canon 6D, taken with me whenever i think i'll be able to use it for something and have space for it.
JJGEE 15 7.7k 18 England
13 Sep 2019 10:58AM

Quote:However, we noticed that you haven't completed all the questions (highlighted in yellow below). For accurateness, we would prefer if you completed all questions.

There is not an option for " No Other Type Of Camera "

That would be my answer if it were there.
joshwa Plus
9 914 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2019 11:13AM

I've re-setup the poll - there's now an "Other" box so you can put in none, or anything else missing.


Dave_Canon Plus
13 1.7k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2019 12:43PM
At least 95% are taken with my DSLR Canon 5D4. Most of the rest are taken with my Lumix DMC200 bridge camera . I take the very occassional shot with my iPad and almost never use my smart phone camera.

LenShepherd 12 4.1k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2019 2:31PM
The result is interesting in that 50% still use a DSLR as their primary camera, with over 20% for ML in second place.
In addition ML is easily in the lead as a second camera.

While the sample(so far) is unlikely to be synonymous with the entire market, it seems representative of this forums users.

There seems no indication of the numbers voting - i.e. the sample size.
If only 3 have voted so far, and over time 50 vote, the initial averages may change.
Chris_L 6 5.5k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2019 2:39PM
Put drone in Smile
SlowSong Plus
11 8.7k 30 England
13 Sep 2019 2:56PM

Quote:Put drone in Smile

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo ........................ Grin
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
13 Sep 2019 8:08PM
Just Jas 18 26.3k 1 England
14 Sep 2019 5:55AM
My 'Always With Me' Sony Cybershot WX350.
peterjones 18 5.0k 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2019 2:41PM
Equally DSLR, Mirrorless and my phone.
MentorRon 1 101 Canada
14 Sep 2019 7:53PM
The usual rule applies: the camera you use the most is the one you carry the most. And these days, most carry a cell phone. The only issue: only wide or wider angle lens (25mm and 17.9mm f/2.0), and only digital zoom.
So the next in line for me is my ($7 used) FujiFilm FinePix F100fd point'n'shoot with it's 1/1.6 inch CCD and 28-140mm zoom.
However I just found a ($15 used) Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1/ZX1 point'n'shoot from the same year. Although it's back to a 1/2.33 inch CCD, it has a better OIS, a 24-200mm Leica lens and the capability of 1280x720 30fps video with zoom. See my page for pro test image crops from both at ISO100, 800, 1600.
Of course, last but not least is my Sony SLT-a58 with Sony SAL18135 28-202mm zoom, and Sigma 1020EX 15-30mm super wide. This I only seem to take if I am willing to accept the bulk and inconvenience, so not when flying or cruising abroad. Tried that once and hated it: better quality photos in dark places though Wink The F100fd has served well, and hope the Panasonic suffices in the future.
Cellphone camera dual-lens ranges:

Fuji F100fd :

Panasonic DMC-ZR1

Sony SLT-a58

Sigma 1020EX

LenShepherd 12 4.1k United Kingdom
14 Sep 2019 8:15PM

Quote:The usual rule applies: the camera you use the most is the one you carry the most.

This presumes you live in an area where you get a phone signal at least 30% of the time (I do not) and also that you use a cell phone to regularly take pictures (I do not).

Try getting the image below on a cell phone Grin

Or this

Or this

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