Modern day answer to the Finepix F30?

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
DS21 Senior Member • Posts: 2,085
Re: Modern day answer to the Finepix F30?

Robert Fox wrote:

Hello all!

I have a Finepix F30 point and shoot to compliment my DSLR (Canon 20D still) - The Finepix has never let me down, and I am still amazed at how good it performs in low light, how fast it is to use (turn on and off) - and especially the battery life.  The quality of the pictures are excellent considering it's a Point and Shoot . . .

When I bough it at the time, it was "the" compact camera for DSLR users to carry around.

Any suggestions on a modern day equivalent (a suggested compact camera for DSLR users as a complimentary camera) -  High ISO performance is important to me as well as quick startup & shutdown - and long battery.

Any comments welcome!  Cheers-

Unfortunately, there is no modern day equivalent to F30 and F31, they are unique in the history of digicams with the combination of low light ability, size, battery life and fast startup. Something has to give, if it is size, the great camera is Canon G15, if it is battery life (quite poor), the good modern day equivalent is Canon S110 or S100, if it is low light ability and battery life, then any of the modern Fuji F series superzooms will be OK (but you do get long zoom and some other features). It is best to keep the F30 no matter what you buy, so you can fall back to the good old F30 if you don't like the modern (half) alternatives. If you like to view images at 100%, almost any of the modern small digicams will have you cringe after the F30 pixel level quality at ISO 400 and less.

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