My Oly XZ1 is conceptually very near to what I need form a compact camera. Just add AE-L, a dedicated fisheye, a foldable sport viewfinder and a sensible AutoISO mode.For everything else small DSLRs are already perfect for me.
Nice article. I read it with interest, even if I totally disagree with the conclusions. In my opinion P7100 and G12 aren't even in the same category of XZ-1, LX5, EX1 and X10. They can't be compared because of their slow lenses. That's all. My preference went to XZ-1 but X10 was noon the shelves ye. LX5 was an option too for its great wideangle. S95 was not an option because of its slow lens at tele end, but I consider it far better than G12. S100 wasn't available yet.
Thank you for the download!
The display is too little, even considering that you don't need it to check focus. They could use a wider one eg 16/9 that rotate and slip inside along the long side.
Interesting articleWishes for part 2 if any:use of AF and MF technics in different situationsuse of compact cameras by bikers who like to take some picturesThat's why most times all that I can bring with me is a premium compact camera and many times a weather resistant P&S.Can I have some decent MTB pictures with this cameras?
Nice camera! Just a bit too late for me. I forgot about having an optical viewfinder on a compact camera just two or three years ago, and now I can easily do without it. I bought a Oly XZ-1 and I'm happy with it. I just don't want another bulky camera with a tiny sensor.In any case, I think it can be good for many of us.
I wonder if VF3 iworks with XZ1 too. It would be perfect on that small camera!
Get a weekly update of all that's new in the digital
photography world by subscribing to the Digital Photography Review