Why no love for the XZ-2, it is a great camera!
I just upgraded my Canon G12 after 4yrs to the XZ-2 and ‘I’ think it is one of the (if not) the best P&S’s ever made! I got it for $299 two weeks ago with 4 free accessories at which I felt was a very fare price. The G12 was a very nice camera, but I felt after MUCH research, the IQ, handling, controls, touch screen, etc… was something worth the upgrade. Some of the reasons (but not all) were:
Seems it beats all of its competitors in almost all categories, the lens/sensor combo are great.
It is very highly rated on ALL review sites and in forums, people seem to like it a lot.
http://camerasize.com/compare/#101,386 And it is much smaller than most full featured compacts.
Just compare the IQ to any P&S in it's price range and see for yourself what I am talking about.
I also considered the Olympus Stylus 1, Canon G1X/MkII, Sony RX100, etc… but in the end, I chose the XZ-2 for my shooting needs. The reason for this post is to find out why you chose the XZ-2 over other P&S’s and to get any tips & tricks, setting preferences and feedback you may have, such as:
1. What camera you had before upgrading to the XZ-2 and why you upgraded to it.
2. What features/options/setting you like and how you use them. (most important to me)
3. What you feel the pros and cons are with the XZ-2.
4. What shooting mode you use most and why.
5. Does anyone think shooting RAW vs JPEG really increases IQ/sharpness and why?
Also, if you care to post any images you have taken that you are proud of, that would be great! Thanks and hope to hear from you as a very happy XZ-2 owner.
PS, I was also looking at the rumored Nikon P8000 and Canon G17 but not sure if they will ever materialize and I just could not wait that long. I hope Olympus and Fuji have 1" sensor cameras in the pipe line too. Hopefully by this time next year there will be 3-4 more 1" sensor cameras to choose from and take fixed lens cameras to an even higher level than they are now
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