Pocket backup for my OMD EM-5

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Geekapoo
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Re: Why do you need a "backup" camera....
In reply to tedolf, Apr 3, 2013

tedolf wrote:

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

other than your s95?

How many catastrophic camera failures have you had in your life?

Tedolph

Tedolph,

I agree with you. The s95 is a pretty good P+S. Yes, there are better P+S available but in reality he should be packing 3 (the Oly, the s95 AND a camera phone). I only got rid of the s95 for better low light performance (XZ-1), was disappointed with the XZ-1 default NR and errrrrrrrr.....like my toys (hence the RX100).

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