D1N0: Get the MX-1 it's les than $300, by far the cheapest.
EX2f and LX7 are also $300 and have faster lenses.
iconne: I am looking for a quick buy on a camera to take to Thanksgiving as our broke yesterday. Please give me your thoughts. Leica DLUX4 or Panasonic LX7?
I'm trying to keep the price point down and this will be a family camera.
Same camera. The Leica comes with more software that you probably don't need. And Leica charges 25-50% just for their brand name.
I'd also consider the Samsung EX2f, which is on sale for $300 right now and has similar specs.
Bjrn SWE: Cameras with viewfinders should be rated higher.
Cameras with viewfinders are generally larger. Since this is a category for compact cameras, larger cameras should be ranked lower.
IEBA1: Pocket superzoom indeed.
Something with 10x + and stellar image quality. Fast shutter and multiple FPS. Great JPEG right in camera, without having to resort to a RAW workaround/workflow just for some great shots of the weekend trip to the zoo with the kids.
I've got the American version of that camera (ELPH 330 HS) and it's really, really impressed me.
However, it doesn't have any manual control, or RAW, and the lens is painfully slow at f3-6.9. These things automatically kill it from contention as "high end".
For the vast majority of happy-snappers, I'd recommend it in a heartbeat. It even sends photos right to the web or you can pass them through your phone to upload to instagram, etc. Great camera.
srados: People, shoot some pictures...stop arguing about "categories" who give a damn?There are more important things in life...
People that have more important things to do with their life aren't visiting this site and and commenting on articles.
jkoch2: Many great cameras appeared in 2013. Too bad camera sales have languished. Sad to say, most holiday pictures will be taken with phones. The Kodak era of "Open Me First" is gone. The only positive spin I can think of is ... maybe discount prices soon.
The Kodak "open me first" cameras were usually junk anyway. It's not like people were getting SLR with a bounce flash in their stocking. Cell phone pictures will match all the crappy, dark, grainy christmas morning photos we got from cheap "real" cameras.
Rob Sims: Should the title of this particular article really have been "Small but serious" when the two recommendations were by far largest and heaviest cameras (400g / 390g) in the group, despite having the smallest sensors?
(And before the hordes of m43 users come screaming in rubbishing every other sensor size, I don't disagree with either recommendations, just perhaps the title of the article)
@Jeff, When some of us say it is not very small this is what we mean:
Seems odd that the two cameras recommended are the most DSLR-like options.
Infared: So this is the space where all the people get angry because their camera is not at the top of the list. LOL! If you like your camera...who cares?
Mainly just the Pentax guys.
YuriS: Where is Sony A7????
Allen Yang: I think most readers will go for Canon 70D or Nikon D7100. It's still an era of Canikon. Sony needs time to release more lens. Other brands are just for a few people who have "special needs".
Considering you are buying a system and not just a camera, I tend to agree. 3 decades of Canon and Nikon domination have lead to their systems being far more complete with much more latitude to move up or down as needs change.
bossa: The K-3 smokes the D7100 in any comparison apart from maybe focus tracking. This comparison is a travesty for the following reasons: A. The sensor shake reduction mechanism can do (i) amazing star tracking when combined with the O-GPS, (ii) horizon correction (iii) sensor shift (shift lens anyone?) (iv) sensor shake based AA filter
B. The new hi-res exposure system C. the silky shutter D. 25 cross point AFE. f2.8 AF system that works way down low (in the dark almost)F. Huge buffer for 23 RAW shots at 8 fps G. superior ergonomics (ISO right where you need it and DOF Preview on the shutter button lever etc etc)H. The Green Button and numerous exposure modes Nikon never heard of.
The K-3 is a no brainer when compared to the D7100.
PS: The new AF system also uses the new hi-res exposure system to differentiate and track.
Problem is that you can't use a body without lenses. Pentax has a "limited" selection of very expensive lenses (pun intended) and dwindling third party support.
fjbyrne: Not everyone - I don't see a Linux version. Wouldn't buy it anyway.
Your choice of OS limits your option, not Adobe.
Andreas Stuebs: Can someone explain to me, why the US price is a mere $9.99 and the European price is €12.29? BTW I do not need a German version
Probably 10 euros + VAT. The $9.99 excludes taxes in the US.
I know 10 Euros is not equal to 10 dollars, but it makes it easier to market.
DenisBBergeron: I don't want to rent something, I want to own it.
Well thank Gimp, Google and Apple I can own other software.
Jogger: Its funny that people have no issue with $900 iPads (replaced annually of course), $700 phones, $100/month phone plans, $10 month XBL accounts, $5 daily cups of coffee, $1.5/L of gasoline...
But, paying $10 a month for a software that is part of their business (ie. allows you to make money) is somehow treasonous.
People will pay for $150 LR and $600 Photoshop, so money is not the issue. The issue is owning the tools you need to do work.
What if in the future you could only rent cameras and lenses?
tkbslc: I think we know who the real "Assez" are here.
I guess I could have gone with a Foghorn Leghorn reference, then.
It was a lame pun attempt, yes, but sometimes I can't help myself.
I think we know who the real "Assez" are here.
Jogger: I still have a 4mp Sony S85, circa 2001, with an 1/1.8 sensor... the enthusiast cameras back then used 2/3 sensors.
Back when basic digital cameras were selling for $750+, they could afford to put larger sensors in. You still get a LOT more for your money today.
Casio needs to get back in the game, but releasing an XZ-1 clone 3 years late doesn't impress anyone.
They should have gone with a big sensor or crazy fast prime or something unique.