Looking for a Camera with an Interesting Look

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Mikachu
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Looking for a Camera with an Interesting Look
Jul 16, 2013

Looking for a camera with:

Used for snapshot and streets

<200 USD

Interesting looks, designed form factor, fit pant pockets well

Preferred optical image stabilization, basic zoom lens

Art filters better than mobile apps (especially black/white and cross-processing)

<1/1.7 sensor size, not film

Weight ~ 100 g or lighter

Better has a well-known brand

Not too old

Easy control, fast turn on time

Anyone has an idea what could be my choices?

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none.

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In reply to Mikachu, Jul 16, 2013

Pink Nikon Coolpix looks kind of interesting

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Levi c24
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In reply to Mikachu, Jul 16, 2013

Hi,

How about an advanced compact camera (bridge camera with a short lens), like the Fuji X20 or the Canon S110 or G1X or the Olympus XZ-2 or the Nikon P7100?

Here quality is in the first place, followed by other factors like money. So you have to save a little more.

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In reply to Mikachu, Jul 16, 2013

There's a camera feature search on the website ( look under cameras on the menu bar ).

I was surprised that there were any cameras under 100g but there were a few.  None of them seem to have image stabilization.

What you'd decide had "interesting looks", of course, is something none of us can know.

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Canon Powershot N.

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Red5TX wrote:

Canon Powershot N.

That camera is a Narcissists dream machine

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In reply to Mikachu, Jul 16, 2013

Mikachu wrote:

Looking for a camera with:

Used for snapshot and streets

<200 USD

Interesting looks,

Why is that important to you?

designed form factor, fit pant pockets well

Preferred optical image stabilization, basic zoom lens

Art filters better than mobile apps (especially black/white and cross-processing)

<1/1.7 sensor size, not film

Weight ~ 100 g or lighter

Better has a well-known brand

Not too old

Easy control, fast turn on time

Anyone has an idea what could be my choices?

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In reply to Basalite, Jul 17, 2013

Canon EOS M is being closed out at $299 or $349. It's a little more expensive than you want, but it's over 50% off a really good 18mp camera.

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In reply to Mikachu, Jul 17, 2013

Mikachu wrote:

Looking for a camera with:

Used for snapshot and streets

<200 USD

Interesting looks, designed form factor, fit pant pockets well

Preferred optical image stabilization, basic zoom lens

Art filters better than mobile apps (especially black/white and cross-processing)

<1/1.7 sensor size, not film

Weight ~ 100 g or lighter

Better has a well-known brand

Not too old

Easy control, fast turn on time

Anyone has an idea what could be my choices?

Casio Tryx (discontinued)

I'm afraid there's no possible answer for the question as posed. I mean, it seems there is no sub-100g camera with image stabilization of any kind, for example. [edit: just saw sjgcit has already mentioned this.]

So I suggest you sort your 14 criteria (yep, count'em from "used for" to "turn on time") by priority, that is, from the "an absolute must" features to the "it wouldn't hurt to have" items.

And of course elaborating on the meaning of "interesting looks" wouldn't hurt either...

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In reply to Mikachu, Jul 17, 2013

Mikachu wrote:

Interesting looks, designed form factor, fit pant pockets well

Pentax waterproof models look interesting to me, as do other waterproof cameras like Canon's D20 and so on. But I don't know which single cam can meet all your criteria.

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Mikachu
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In reply to Mahmoud Mousef, Jul 17, 2013

Well, by interesting look I meant something not too typical, like Canon S110 or some other entry models are

Thank you for pointing out the search/filter function in dpreview I'll try that

So far Casio JE10 and Panasonic XS1 got my attention, but they seem quite rare to find many reviews

Otherwise, Ricoh GR and Chobi Cam also look interesting, despite not meeting many of my criteria

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In reply to Mikachu, Jul 17, 2013

Many years ago a Danish pro handpainted his Minolta SRT 101 with a colourfull scene which could have been the garden of Eden - including a nice Eve.
Why not buy the camera with the best IQ and be creative yourself instead of buying a crappy camera with interesting looks?

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In reply to Mikachu, Jul 17, 2013

Mikachu wrote:

Well, by interesting look I meant something not too typical, like Canon S110 or some other entry models are

Thank you for pointing out the search/filter function in dpreview I'll try that

So far Casio JE10 and Panasonic XS1 got my attention, but they seem quite rare to find many reviews

Otherwise, Ricoh GR and Chobi Cam also look interesting, despite not meeting many of my criteria

It sounds like you should take some more time to research what you're after.  The Chobi Cam is a joke/toy camera.  The Ricoh GR is a serious and expensive photographer's tool.  If you need a GR, the Chobi Cam cannot possibly serve as a substitute.  If the Chobi cam is enough for you, then the GR would be a collossal waste of money.

I suggest you slow you roll and think this through a bit more.

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