Need help replacing PaS camera

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Jostian Veteran Member • Posts: 4,542
Re: Need help replacing PaS camera

I2K4 wrote:

Others can advise you on top tier smartphone cameras, I'd just recommend - especially after owning sophisticated cameras - that you put thought into your personal habits and preferences for a "hiking camera", in particular a) computational HDR algorithms as with iPhone and Pixel versus less conventional lens and sensor configurations / manual controls / DNG / post-processing, b) shooting without an EVF or directional (flip out) screen, and c) battery battery battery given the screen drain and multifunctional (including emergency communication and geolocation) uses of the phone. Personally, a decent phone as a camera always in hand is great, but that's not the same as a good compact on the order of your Sony or Canon G series for a planned photographic outing of many hours and many shots.

yip absolutely agree, I have the Sony RX100 VII and its superb, more than step up from any cameraphone, plus you get the proper zoom range (optical zoom from 24mm to 200mm), not 3 primes and digital zoom in-between like on phones, way better ergonomics etc. and way better IQ.

Setting optics and viewfinders aside, without either a swappable battery or a battery case, phones can be very limiting or heavy on compensating paraphernalia.

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