High end compacts v Nikon V1

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High end compacts v Nikon V1
Dec 5, 2011

I want to buy a compact as my main camera so need the best available, although I will be buying a DSLR for stuff like Safari and sport stuff. That said the compact will get 90% of the use.

Because I need to wear reading glasses I see a viewfinder as a must, everything else is open to debate! I have listed my + - below. Would be interested to seek others views, I have posted this on other threads but only because it has different makes as options.

Fuji X10

Plus : Compact - Nice Focal length - f2-2.8 lens - Functionality - IQ

Minus : No interchangable lens - Whit blob issue - May not be quit good enough for main camera and A3 prints?

Oly EP3

Plus: High quality camera - Good small lens option -

Minus : low megapixel count - old sensor - EVF a bit small (image inside) - Functionality

Sony 5n

Plus: IQ - EVF - Size of body - value

Minus: Big lenses - Slow lenses - functionality

Fuji X100

Plus : Excellent optical/EVF - IQ - Nice size body

Minus: low pixel count (12mp) - fixed lens - Expensive

Nikon V1

Plus : Good EVF - interchangable lens -

Minus: IQ not as good as some compacts (LX5) - Price - Functionality (deep menu)

Thanks

Ian

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Fujifilm X10 Nikon 1 V1 Olympus PEN E-P3
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