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Need a carry camera

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Tim Williams, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    I'm looking for a pocket camera The Panasonic line seems good. I have ruled out the GR , lack of tilt LCD. At the moment Canon and Panasonic seem to be my choices.
     
  2. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I have the Panasonic FT7 on pre-order. The only rugged camera with an EVF. Small sensor, 28-128mm (e), small sensor, slow lens, waterproof, dustproof, no raw, and it will fit in most pockets. (I wanted the "survive anything" pocket camera.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  3. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    That new Sony thingy's just been released and it seems to be everything one could want in a pocket camera.
     
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  4. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    oops forgot the Olympus TG5
    I have looked at this and the Olympus Tough. Both on my Radar.
     
  5. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I have come to love using my iPhone 8+ as my pocket camera. Smart phone cameras have become very good. Apple's software tinkering on shooting modes works pretty well.
     
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  6. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    Although I discovered today the limitations of editing iPhone files. When using Snapseed Pro, they just fell apart.
     
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  7. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I don't do much editing, if at all with my phone photos. Although I may give it a try soon with the LR app.
     
  8. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    I've noticed the same. Push it to much and the images just don't hold up.
    Might be different with access to the raw files, but i think it is more a sensor size/ photosite issue.
     
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  9. MortyCapp

    MortyCapp Regular Subscribing Member

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    May 6, 2017
    I had an Olympus TG 810, unfortunately the sensor developped oil spots out of warranty.
    I switched to a Fuji XP200 which is ok for underwater shots and I take it with me when I know I will go to the beach.
    Otherwise I am carrying a Canon Powershot SX220HS. There is a way to get it to shoot raw which is sometimes useful.
    I found that that generation of Powershot achieved the perfect balance for everyday portability, controls, zoom and image quality.
    It is not perfect but I know the trade-offs I am making.
     
  10. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Timothy Williams
    Yeah the iPhone is not an option. it's down to Panasonic and Canon and I hate Canon but I hate Sony worst. It's a personal thing. Sony is the reason I stay with Fuji, that and their superior glass.
     
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  11. MortyCapp

    MortyCapp Regular Subscribing Member

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    Which models are you looking at from Canon and Panasonic?
     
  12. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Canon GX7ii or the Panasonic Gx8 or 9. Might even entertain the GX85. Different animals I know but as longs as it has a flip LCD (bad Back ) I can live with it. There are so many out there, It's hard to choose. Gonna have to try a few out.
     
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  13. MortyCapp

    MortyCapp Regular Subscribing Member

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    May 6, 2017
    Yes I can understand how difficult it is to chose one from these 3.
    I have a Nikon 1 V1 which seems to be similar in size.
    It tends to stay at home as when I need portability I take my Canon Powershot or my Sony Alpha 5000, when I need an all rounder I take my Nikon DSLR or the Sony A5000, when I need underwater fun pix I take my Fuji XP200 and when I want nice daytime pictures of landscape I use my Bronica ETRSi.
     
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  14. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    I have also looked a the
    powershot line. It's impressive.
     
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  15. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    A friend of mine here who is a wedding and portrait photographer uses the Canon GX7ii for his everyday walk around camera. He loves it and the images it produces.
     
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  16. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Not exactly what I would call pocket cameras though ?
     

  17. My cell phone serves that purpose these days ;-)
     
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  18. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Ok guys so I'm not classifying this correctly. I want a camera, that if I have to I can put in a belt pouch, although if anyone takes a picture of me with said belt pouch:boohoo:. Still looking.
     
  19. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    I do not like cell phones. I will never use one as a camera. The end.
     
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