Need some advice:
I am looking for an compact Camera or Mirrorless for climbing or high-altitude hiking.
Price unter 1500€ inclusive wideangle lens
- smaller an lighter than SLR
- focus on high image quality
- normal AF speed (shutter lag <0,5s)
- able to use an polarisation filter e.g.
- wide angle preference
I aimed at the Sony Cyber-shot RX100, but there are very variying tests. (Dpreview gives not the best notes. Color foto (German magazine) says superb,...) Which test to trust?
The Fuji 100s or the X-1E?
Which model would you prefer?
My advice to you is: Canon T2i, Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Canon 24-105. That should be all you need. It is a very light kit with good image quality. If only one lens, get the 15-85. If you are still determined to try mirrorless, consider this...
What you ask for unfortunately is nearly an impossible combination: Low wight, High Image Quality, Low Price, and Fast AF, with Wide angle and a good polarizer. You need to decide what you are going to compromise on.
Forget the fujis. Good IQ, but bad af and high price, with no effective wide angle.
Forget anything DPReview says. Check Thom Hogan's sansmirror.com; he will give you good advice about exactly what you are looking for.
Mirrorless has a great dearth of UWA combos. Also, if you want high IQ, remember to be spending at least 100 bucks or more on a polarizer (and make sure all your lenses have the same front element size or buy the largest size and get a step up ring).
I have done some high altitude photography; how high are you talking? How acclimatized will you be? Where are you going? Who will you be with? How long will you be there? These all have great bearing on exactly what you are looking for...