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Re: EOS M or ...???
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2012, 11:50:20 PM »
EOS M with 22mm f2 prime. Bigger sensor = better IQ

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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2012, 12:02:22 AM »
Take a look at the Fuji X10, the X100s little brother. I hear good things.
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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2012, 12:27:23 AM »
Take a look at the Fuji X10, the X100s little brother. I hear good things.

hahaha x10
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mine was fine until it had problems then the dis-service of fuji is really something to behold
the crap fuji service is why i dont have and X10 anymore and now have an EOS M instead
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2012, 12:46:14 AM »
Any reason that you're looking at the "G" bodies?  The S110 should have similar performance in a smaller, lighter, lower cost body.  A pocketable camera is a good supplement to a DSLR when travelling.

When you look at the price of the EOS-M and G1X, I just feel there is better value options out there with other brands.

In my mind, the main reasons to want the G15 over the S110 are the hotshoe and wired shutter release.  If you don't need those, you are probably served just as well by the S110.
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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2012, 01:06:48 AM »
I had the same questions when my wife's older canon P&S broke.
Canon was not yet to marked with the M and I got the Pana GF3. Here's why and thus why I recommend it

1) Bigger sensor with its advantages
2) Small enough to fit in her handbag. This was a BIG must and the retractable zoom makes it possible. I really think Canon missed the boat not making there zoom retractable. The zoom range is perfect for her application being that of an all around daytime snapper
3) Built in flash. None of these packaged flashes are strong, thus not having a fidly one you can lose was important
4) 20mm f1.7 - did not know that beforehand, but what a lens. I bought it for those night time out and abouts where you just look like an idiot with a DSLR, but now it hardly leaves the camera

So I recommend the m4/3 as in my opinion its the only system that delivers as a package. Small, flexible, quality, choice, price. Maybe not the best in a single category but as a whole pretty damn good.
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« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2012, 01:14:40 AM »
In my mind, the main reasons to want the G15 over the S110 are the hotshoe and wired shutter release.  If you don't need those, you are probably served just as well by the S110.

...for the G15 add the 28-140mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens (vs S110 F2.0 - F5.9), optical viewfinder & longer battery life.

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« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2012, 02:47:13 AM »
Thanks all for your input.  I still haven't decided on which to get yet.
My budget is around $600.
Yes, her main usage will be for easy carry-around (specially vacations, and weekend outings).  I want to get her something simple and not too complicated, but yet something she can grow upon.  iPhone 5's and the 'simplier' versions of P&S will not due, as I wanted a little more but perhaps something just below a Rebel lineup or similar.

Easy carry-around means slim and doesn't take up much space in her purse.  Get her an S110 and she will be more than happy with the quality and it even has some manual settings.
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« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2012, 03:00:50 PM »
Take a look at the Fuji X10, the X100s little brother. I hear good things.

hahaha x10
no

mine was fine until it had problems then the dis-service of fuji is really something to behold
the crap fuji service is why i dont have and X10 anymore and now have an EOS M instead

thats surprising to hear. I sent my x100 in to be fixed for the aperture problem and got it back within a week.
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« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2012, 03:20:49 PM »
It never ceases to amaze me how wife’s on this forum aren’t capable of picking there own cameras.
Go on take her to a camera shop and let her decide. Who’s the camera really for?

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« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2012, 03:48:06 PM »
Thanks all for your input.  I still haven't decided on which to get yet.
My budget is around $600.
Yes, her main usage will be for easy carry-around (specially vacations, and weekend outings).  I want to get her something simple and not too complicated, but yet something she can grow upon.  iPhone 5's and the 'simplier' versions of P&S will not due, as I wanted a little more but perhaps something just below a Rebel lineup or similar.
I would suggest the Sony RX100 or Panasonic LX7.  Both have AF speed almost as fast as DSLR.  Both have the best picture quality within their class.  All the Canon's in your list has much slower AF.

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« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2012, 04:48:56 PM »
It never ceases to amaze me how wife’s on this forum aren’t capable of picking there own cameras.
Go on take her to a camera shop and let her decide. Who’s the camera really for?

Some people still like to keep gifts a SURPRISE.
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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2012, 10:48:48 AM »
Strangely I am considering the Olympus OM-D E-M5 even though the price is much more than I would like to spend.  Initially my budget was $600...but I am willing to double it for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 if it's worth it...I am still doing my research so if anyone else have any other suggestions on either the Olympus OM-D E-M5 or another camera, please advise...all feed backs are much appreciated!!
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Re: EOS M or ...???
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2012, 05:40:16 PM »
Another strong vote for the Canon G15. It's my next purchase. There's a very recent review on the G15 at DP Review that you should read. The Canon S110 is worth throwing into the mix. Its lens is not as bright and it doesn't go as wide as the G15, but it does have distinct advantage of being smaller than many smartphones. If you feel you wife would be more likely to take it with her all the time if it was purse size, then maybe the excellent S110 is the one to go for.

Remember you're buying for HER...this is not a toy for you. Think about the way she is likely to use it and locate the camera that ticks the most boxes for HER. Is she a novice? What will she do with her images? Make large prints? Put them on Facebook or Flickr galleries? Store and view them on her iPad? And so on...

Be honest in this appraisal, buy accordingly and she'll love you for it.

For your weekends away I guess there is a good chance you'll have your DSLR with you if something totally awesome comes up.

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Eos M: For this price the AF is toooooooo slooooooooow. Sorry, but for 1000€ (22mm), I want to have more AF performance. IQ was really good

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Re: EOS M or ...???
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2012, 05:40:16 PM »