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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2013, 08:11:40 PM »
Fuji X20. Small, light, has a viewfinder, a 28-112 equivalent zoom, shoots raw.
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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2013, 08:11:40 PM »

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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2013, 08:59:54 PM »
Leica D-Lux 6. Fantastic travel compact. Battery life kinda stunted but everything else about it is a joy to use.

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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2013, 09:03:07 PM »
I've been lucky enough to use my sister's SX50HS a few times in recent weeks.  I was pleasantly surprised by the snappyness of its AF and the effectiveness of the IS when taking video at the longer end of the zoom range.  The image quality at lower ISO's isn't bad, it works well with Canon flashes and it has an EVF.
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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2013, 09:40:33 PM »
My regular camera is the 5D3 with either the 24-105 or the 100-400 depending on what I am shooting. My favourite compact is the 5D3 with the 40mm pancake! Seriously! There are two compacts languishing in the cupboard. I have not used them since I got the 5D3. And yes, it does not fit in the pocket, but the clarity is so much better, I don't use the other compacts at all!

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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2013, 09:57:02 PM »
The EOS-M - for two reasons - superior IQ, and even more because it has a real user interface.  It's an EOS - you can pull it out of the box and be familiar with 99% of it's functions without reading the manual.  After years of digging through insanely crappy menu systems (Sony and Panasonic  >:(), and looking for advanced features (1/60-1/200s flash sync) that didn't exist (Canon compacts), it's perfect.

You can quibble about a million things with it (all compacts suck in one way or another), but it's cheap right now and for Canon users, it's just like picking up your SLR.


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« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2013, 12:56:41 AM »
I just ordered a Canon S100 as an upgrade from my S-90 that I've had for a few years.  B&H had refurbished models for $175.  The S110 and 120 don't add any features that I need.

I've enjoyed the image quality of the S90, but I'm hoping the S100 will have a shorter delay between button press and shutter release.  The longer zoom range will be nice too.

I love my 5D3, but sometimes a pocket camera is what you need.
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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2013, 07:11:54 AM »
the eos-m is not a pocketable camera.
and most other cameras mentioned are not pocketable either.

i guess the OT has to make clear what size is acceptable for him.



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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2013, 07:11:54 AM »

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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2013, 07:33:22 AM »
the eos-m is not a pocketable camera.
Assembled, yes, but with the body in one pocket, and lens (and 90EX sometimes) in another, it's reasonably pocketable for me.  It's no S120 though :)
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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2013, 08:14:46 AM »
For a Canon person who likes to keep things easy and simple would there be a familiarity with an S120 that might not be the case with an RX100?  Thanks.
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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2013, 11:35:17 AM »
Since i got my 5DM3 the G12 hasn't seen the light of day. My compact would therefore be my iphone 5s.
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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2013, 11:58:07 AM »
Thanks to everyone who finally decided to respond!  So I gather the EOS M is popular.  I thought the consensus on it was that it sucked? 
It sucks much less than most compacts, but compared to a DSLR, it's slow and sluggish. 

If the EOS M fell to around $200 I would consider it...but the only lens I have that would probably work on it without an adaptor is the 40mm pancake.  Might not even work on it, I don't know.  That's the only lens that would make it relatively pocketable...but I don't want to be limited to one lens, that is a prime.
You still need the adapter and that would definitely not be pocketable.  Even with the EF-M 22mm, it's not terribly pocketable. 

I'm betting that the S120 is probably the best overall compact camera right now in terms of small size, good IQ, usable menus, features, and price given all of the compromises one naturally has with small cameras.  I haven't used one, but it's supposed to the faster than the S110 which was a pretty good little camera when I tried it.
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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2013, 12:20:45 PM »
I had the M for a week, with adapter. Manhands made me sell it, no.... that's me not the wife.

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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2013, 12:23:37 PM »
I had the M for a week, with adapter. Manhands made me sell it, no.... that's me not the wife.
Is my Seinfeld post contagious ;).  It is definitely a small camera, but so far I've done okay with it. I'm sure it's a bear with EF lenses on it, though.
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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2013, 01:39:31 PM »
My favorite compact camera is an Olympus TG-830. For me, submersible is a major requirement.... If you are going for a compact camera, why not get something really different from a DSLR?

Mostly interested in the most image quality for the least amount of money.  I'd prefer something pocketable but not if it costs over $500, or only shoots jpeg...

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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2013, 01:41:32 PM »
sony rx100.

for me there is/was no alternative.
all the system cameras (m43, fuji etc.) are not really pocketable.

i thought about the GM1. that one has a small body.. but with lens it´s still to big.

The body on the GX1 is even smaller than the GM1, it costs a lot less, and the image quality is likely similar.  If I was going to blow $750 on a small camera, I'd be rich enough to just buy several Leicas and call it a day. 

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Re: Your favorite compact camera as of the holidays 2013?
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2013, 01:41:32 PM »