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BryanHansel

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Which Pocket Sized Cameras Should I?
« on: January 28, 2007, 03:26:41 pm »

Haven't posted here in a long time. Lots of new names and good to see some old ones still around.

So, I want a pocket sized camera just for carrying around. For pulling out when out climbing, snowshoeing, or just kicking around when I don't want to worry about pulling out the old lug. I'd love waterproof, but the waterproof cameras seem to be lacking.

Other than the G7 is there anything that I should be looking at?

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007, 04:07:55 pm »

Fujifilm f30 and its siblings.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007, 04:36:40 pm »

Another vote for the Fujifilm F30.  It's what I settled on for a pocket camera after much research when I was looking last year.  Considerably less noise than other pocket cameras, but unfortunately doesn't support RAW files.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007, 08:00:23 pm »

I have an F30 as well, and find it very useful for everyday snapshots. Fairly responsive, compact, a bit slippery though, but sturdy. EV compensation is fairly easy to use, but the A/S mode I have rarely touched yet. At most normal distances, dof is pretty deep anyway.

CA is rather bad in some cases though, it comes up at almost any high-contrast edge. I wonder if this varies per sample (although it is mentioned in reviews as a minus). If  a cam comes out that addresses that problem it would be great.

It would seem that the current Internet-hyped majority of "photographers" do not crave any good compact though... either you have a P&S or you consider yourself DSLR-ready   ... but that's why Michael keeps calling for a RAW-capable compact, I guess.

I believe one of the users here has an Olympus SP-350, which has RAW. Perhaps Olympus can help you out?
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 01:40:21 pm »

Want to offer any insight between the G7 and the Fujifilm f30 or the newer f40thingy. What kind of print size or image quality does the f30 give. Not that I'd need to use it, but if my two cameras blew up and I needed to shoot a picture for a full size magazine ad, would the f30 cut it?
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