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my compact camera is getting quite old now and has a ton of dead pixels. its a pentax option s5i, nice and small and rugged.
thinkin about picking one of these up:
ive been trolling the googlenets and whatnot, but anyone have any advice on a better camera for the $$?
- that looks very small and compact. i want that in my pocket.kerus
- 2,000 bucksutopian
- worth every penny. can someone buy me one?kalkal
- "worth every penny".
sure? it's a panasonic inside. nuf said.stewart
- that's why i got the panasonic for less.Jordy
- Fuck am I paying 2K for that. Mug game if you ask me. What inside that make it worth 2Kroundabout
- the inside is def not worth 2K. panasonic is still crap. stick to canon powershot/ixus.stewart
- Panasonic = crap? Really? I was always pleased with Panasonic products.non
looking to keep it under a couple hundred, and "great macro shots" caught my interest!!
I would recommend a small cannon, or nikon. They each have great optics and controls, and come in 8-10 megapixels at an affordable price.
small. compact. think: "pocket sized" :)
Ive got the Ricoh GX100
great camera, you can manually change everything, plus its got a hotshoe for flashes etc, will take aftermarket lenses - not just the Ricoh ones. ive got a great wide angle Nikon for mines.
The lomo LC-A+ fisheye also fits it too.
AWESOME macro on it, can take a photo 1cm away from something.
Not too sure if the GX200 is MUCH of an improvement for the money.
I spent ages looking at all the various similar priced cameras on the market but whittled it down to the Ricoh. The major thing was the size - i wanted a nice pocketable camera that wasnt stupidly fiddly.
My mum got my dad a 14mp (canon?) for xmas - was a new model with money off in the sale. Really neat lil camera - but bit too fiddly for my liking.
If you dont mind the size of the camera then obv taking the step up to a DSLR will always give you better resolution in pics.
Look on flickr's camera finder then look up the GX100, you'll be able to pixelpeep peoples images theyve uploaded.
(note: dont use the above flashes on their own otherwise you'll fry your digital camera - you need to get a voltage stepdown adaptor - can get them from camera shops)
Leica D-lux3 is the one
yeah haha, those pics dont show the camera at its most compact.
the camera on its own is small, the lens retracts like most compacts and the GX100 wan fit into the smallest pockets.
being small but good was a major thing i was looking for so i could go out in summer with a camera in my pocket of light jacket and not have a massive bulge in there on days when i was just going out and not on a photgraphy mission.
but on those days you are going out on a photography mission then thats when you take out lenses/flash etc to suit.