Pocket backup for my OMD EM-5

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
NZ Scott
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In reply to Neurad1, Apr 2, 2013

Neurad1 wrote:

I am traveling to Ireland soon and would like to have an unobstrusive pocketable camera to use indoors (or outdoors when appropriate/necessary). I want it have IQ sufficient that if (God forbid) something happened to the Oly I would still come home with good pictures. I have a Canon S95 that is good, but perhaps not worthy of the role I describe above. I can't afford a Sony RX1 (and it's not pocketable, at least in my pants). So.....

I'm looking for opinions about the best pocketable camera to be the Robin to my OMD Batman. I have posted in this forum because I really am interested in what other M43 users would consider a worthy companion/backup in this category. If you all agree with my wife that: "I don't NEED a new camera, just bring the dang S95" then vote for that. Thanks for indulging me.

I'm considering:

Sony RX1

Nikon Coolpix A

?Others

Instead of the RX1, have you considered the RX100?

That's the camera I would buy right now if I was in the market for a compact - awesome image quality in a package no bigger than your S95 (might even be smaller).

I tried one in a store and the only thing I didn't like about it was that it's 28mm at the short end. I like to shoot 24mm equivalent.

Still, it's got a fantastic lens (f1.8 at the short end) and a big 1" sensor from the king of sensor-makers.

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