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Travel camera - advice needed
« on: August 20, 2019, 05:04:30 am »

Hello,

I need some advice. I have a DSLR with several lenses and I am looking for a travel camera. I do not want to spend more than USD 1000. Objecitve is to save some weight especially when walking around in i.e a city.

Thank you in advance

Sigi

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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 08:27:14 am »

Hello,

I need some advice. I have a DSLR with several lenses and I am looking for a travel camera. I do not want to spend more than USD 1000. Objecitve is to save some weight especially when walking around in i.e a city.

Thank you in advance

Sigi

There are many options here. 1" sensor cameras, APS bridge cameras. I have a Sony RX10 IV ( 1" sensor) great range and very good images. Have printed up to 13'x19" with excellent quality. I also have the Canon G1X(newer model G1X III) an APS sensor camera. SMALL SMALL SMALL. Amazing quality. I have made 24"x36" prints and again, excellent.

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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 03:51:15 pm »

Depends on what you enjoy shooting and your focal length preference...but the x100 is a though choice to beat as a travel camera.  Assuming the focal length works for you.  Built in ND filter, pancake style lens...it literally fits in large pockets.  Itís a very fun camera. 
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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 12:14:39 am »

More info would be helpful. Size, focal lens, interchangeable lenses or not, etc.

See this thread: https://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=131779.0 . Plenty of info and price bracket will apply.

For advanced P&S there are many options. The Canon G1x iii mentioned above happens to be on sale, at 999. The other Canon 1Ē sensor are probably ok but Sony RX100 has the most features. Get one or two generations older and you bring the price under 1000. The Panasonic FZ1000 is quite good and is also cheaper, might be heavier than you want to at 830g.

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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 11:25:18 pm »

If the choice was between the panny gx85 and a couple of primes and the panny LX100 first generation,
what do you like, dimension and weight and price notwithstanding. Tony mentioned the x100. Was that the LX100?

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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 10:42:52 am »

Nope, x100 is the Fuji x100.  Itís a bit limited but itís a load of fun.
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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 10:46:18 am »

Find a used/refurb m43 camera and you will be totally ignored walking the streets. A generation or two back will save you bucks that can go into a couple of good, small, compact lenses and have money for some memory cards and a bit or two to eat.
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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 09:32:06 pm »

I use some of the earlier versions of the Sony RX100 (v3 and v4) as reference cameras. I use them frequently when traveling and have pretty amazing IQ. 20 Mp. They are extremely small too - huge plus. The last two versions 5 and 6 have a longer focal length 24-200 equiv as opposed to the 24-70 for the versions previous) but they price out just over 1k so may be more than you want to spend. You should definitely look at the various review sites and their takes on those cameras.
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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 10:51:24 pm »

I use some of the earlier versions of the Sony RX100 (v3 and v4) as reference cameras. I use them frequently when traveling and have pretty amazing IQ. 20 Mp. They are extremely small too - huge plus. The last two versions 5 and 6 have a longer focal length 24-200 equiv as opposed to the 24-70 for the versions previous)

I love the Sony RX1004, can carry in my pocket while hiking and pull it out at a moments notice.  However, note that version 5 is still 24-70, it is version 6 and 7 that have the 24-200 equivalent focal length.
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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 05:01:18 am »

I went through all the variables earlier in the year and decided, for my requirements, the Canon G1X MkIII was the best fit. I would have preferred a longer focal length but the APS sensor meant I had some headroom for cropping if required. I was very happy with the results!

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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2019, 07:19:29 am »

When I travel, I often shoot with my Sony RX100 VI, and I am quite pleased with it. Indeed, 13x19 prints no problem. The UI is a little funky,  but you get used to it. The aperture readouts show up on screen or in the OVF when turning the ring on the lens in A-preferred mode. Very handy. +/- values also relatively easy to change. In bracketing mode it shoots the images very fast.
The screen can be propped in such a way to use it as a make-shift tripod with self-timer when you're e.g. inside a building, church, or at night. A little Manfrotto table top tripod I often carry with me as well. Strong enough to support this little lightweight camera.
Make sure you have at least one extra charged battery, but better 2 - 3 extras, if you shoot a lot in one day.
The RAWS are definitely better than the jpegs, by the way.

Examples:
https://adriandegroot.smugmug.com/La-Provence-France/

https://adriandegroot.smugmug.com/TIMISOARA-ROMANIA/





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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2019, 10:04:21 pm »

Nice shots.

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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2019, 09:11:05 am »

I think the answer depends entirely on what and how you shoot. I shoot photos for a living, so when I travel for vacation, I usually don't want to so any "serious" photography. The Sony RX100 mark VI is a fabulous camera for this -- it fits in a pocket, and the image quality is quite good, good enough to make decent size prints if I do find a photo situation that warrants it. The downside is the very small size, slower lens, and slower interface -- it's not as responsive as a larger camera. But it makes great photos for its size.
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2019, 09:28:18 am »

I think the answer depends entirely on what and how you shoot. I shoot photos for a living, so when I travel for vacation, I usually don't want to so any "serious" photography. The Sony RX100 mark VI is a fabulous camera for this -- it fits in a pocket, and the image quality is quite good, good enough to make decent size prints if I do find a photo situation that warrants it. The downside is the very small size, slower lens, and slower interface -- it's not as responsive as a larger camera. But it makes great photos for its size.
I agree Ken.  In fact I have the same camera RX100iv.  It's amazing.  Samples.
Local antique muscle car show.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MogdCeRNqBM
Southwest vacation samples.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanklein2000/albums/72157694819890421

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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2019, 04:47:20 pm »

I went with the Sony DSC-RX100 VA as it has a 24-70mm f/1.8~2.8 lens which will provide better low light autofocus performance and a much lower ISO setting. It provides me with the essential Shutter Priority and Raw capture that I want even with a P&S camera.

It does not replace my DSRL and lenses but it does provide me with a much less conspicuous camera to use for street photography when traveling overseas.
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Re: Travel camera - advice needed
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2019, 05:04:31 pm »

I would take a look at the new Nikon Z50.  Myself, I use a c.1942 Leica IIIc with Ilford FP4+ or HP5 film and tiny Leica lenses 28/35/50/90mm.  I get classic shots with it in big cities, and it's fun to use. :)


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