S95 or LX5 - support for EOS 50D?

Started Feb 15, 2011 | Discussions thread
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allex Forum Member • Posts: 89
S95 or LX5 - support for EOS 50D?

I intend very soon a several week trip to Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand) with my slr equipment Canon eos 50D + 17-55 EF-S 2,8 + 70-200 4 L IS.

For those situations I do not like to carry the full equipment with me and as a complement I am looking for a successor for my well loved Fuji Finepix F31fd.

Well, the Powershot S95 or the Lumix LX5 are in my short list.

What I do value:

  • wide angle @ least 28mm, better 24mm equiv.

  • fast and easy responce, mainly "P" mode, also for snapshots, good AF

  • very good color development even @ JPEG, I do not like a lot of work processing RAWs

  • good low light possability, low aperture, good image quality up to ISO 800

  • reliably exposure (bright sky, skin tones, green tones)

  • easy, non complicated handling, logical menus

  • manual modes possible

  • good battery life

  • size and weight 'pocketable'

  • feeling, body quality

I know that both S95 and LX5 do not fullfill all requirements
but I am looking for the ideal combination to my Canon SLR,

this could be the Canon, or should I better go for the Panasonic?!?

Or should I tend to a compact super zoom model, like Panasonic ZS7/TZ10 with a smaler sensor?

I tried several others, but did not like the handling of e.g. Samsung EX-1, Casio FH100.

Coming from a large sensor like Fuji F31fd has I am of corse biased but not totaly satisfied - missing wider angle, better lcd, better continous color exposure and IS.

Thank you

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