Larry McJunkin

Larry McJunkin

Lives in United States TN, United States
Works as a Retired...but still dabbling
Joined on Sep 24, 2008
About me:

I'm a photography enthusiast and also into iPhoneograhy. I have learned that a bag full of gear is not needed to take great pictures. I currently use only my Canon G15 which I consider to be one of the best all-around P&S cameras on the market.

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On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (568 comments in total)
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peevee1: Here is my list of good compacts.
I can honestly and without reservations recommend only 2 compact cameras:
1) Sony RX100 - the only compact which can match and even beat most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with their kit zooms. The best for general use and city travel, churches, museums etc.
2) Olympus TG-1 - the best "tough" compact, the best for use on a beach vacation or to have with you during active sports like skiing or mountain biking - as good or better as any camera in underwater ability (40 ft), fall protection (6.5 ft), stress tolerance (200 lb) etc, has GPS, fast frame rate, good screen, but also the only one which has f/2.0 at the wide end giving you fighting chance, for example, under water without additional light, during evening entertainment and in a restaurant.

Please tell me how the RX100 gets to the top of everyone's list when it absolutely sucks at high ISO settings in low-light (museums, etc.)? I mean this as a serious question as I'm looking for a good P&S that would equal the GX1 in quality...but without the weight and bulkiness. When I compare the RX100 to nearly any other comparable camera in the Studio Image Comparison Tool here on DPReview...the RX100 images are almost useless over 1600. I would love to be enlightened on this.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 13:43 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (568 comments in total)
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kadardr: DPR completely forgot about Samsung EX2F

They probably forgot it because it because of it's inability to shoot at high ISOs. Use the Studio Image Comparison Tool here and compare it to anything decent...even the G15.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 13:35 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (568 comments in total)
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Chris and Laura: Of what use is including the chunky G15 and gargantuan FZ-200? If it won't fit in my front trouser pocket, it's not "compact".

Need a re-do on this article: make it the top 5 COMPACT cameras at any price plus the top 5 under $250. Right now looking at the RX100--and waiting for something comparable under $500.

Good luck with the RX100 at higher ISOs...it's abysmal. Compare it here on the Studio Image Comparison Tool with the Canon G15 or even the Olympus Xz-2 and you'll be rudely awakened with how poor it performs.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 13:32 UTC
On Just Posted: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Camera Roundup article (124 comments in total)
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Tape5: This is your last holiday season chance to choose one. And let me be extra nice and help you out here a bit in the good spirit of the new year coming up:

It is RX100 kids. Hands down. With a double twist.

For all the RX100 lovers out there....hasn't anyone looked at it in the Studio Scene Comparison Tool here on DPReview? There are MANY cameras that literally blow it away in higher ISO settings. It's great at 100 but look at it around 1600 or 3200...sadly much worse image quality. If you never take pictures indoors...then the RX100 is fine.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 21:32 UTC
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