Best P&S camera? Impossible question?!

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
SimonOL
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Re: Best P&S camera? Impossible question?!
In reply to blue_skies, Apr 9, 2013

blue_skies wrote:

Find out his other objectives, such as size, postprocessing, compactness, RAW, ease of use, usage?

http://blog.mingthein.com/2012/11/13/fuji-finepix-xf1/

  • Fuji XF1 - if you are a JPEG shooter and don’t plan to do much, or any, postprocessing.
  • Panasonic LX7/ Leica D-Lux6 - if you shoot macro, or want to try and get some depth of field control.
  • Sony RX100 - if you want the best image quality in any compact camera available, period.
  • Canon S110 - …I actually can’t think of any good reason to buy this – if you need GPS, perhaps.
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Henry

Thanks Henry.

I've tried to explain to him about pixel density and not to go above around 12mp for a compact, preferably less for better quality. RX100 is an exception due to it's large sensor.

Other objectives would be:

  • As little post processing as possible
  • As compact as possible
  • No interest in RAW
  • Ease of use important (won't read the manual unless completely baffled)
  • Used everywhere - mainly outside in daylight, but sometimes indoors, portraits, interiors (widest possible lens would be very useful) and some basic macro (flowers, details of almost anything).

Like I said, it's an impossibility to cover all bases; the best compromise is the goal really.

Physical look and styling of the camera is of absolutely no interest whatsoever!

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