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#6193809 - 02/19/12 08:17 AM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: ctsmith]
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I have had a powershot sx120 for several years. Great little camera!
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#6194086 - 02/19/12 09:43 AM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: Hemlock_Ranger]
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It's a tough call.

I'm exploring all options and am also looking at the Fujifilm X100.

It takes great pics, although, it's a fixed (no zoom) lens and macro is 10 cm.

Good review: http://zackarias.com/for-photographers/gear-gadgets/fuji-x100-review/

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1020&thread=40662554




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#6194568 - 02/19/12 12:08 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: EricM]
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Originally Posted By: EricM
It's a tough call.

I'm exploring all options and am also looking at the Fujifilm X100.

It takes great pics, although, it's a fixed (no zoom) lens and macro is 10 cm.

Good review: http://zackarias.com/for-photographers/gear-gadgets/fuji-x100-review/

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1020&thread=40662554





Is it really fair to judge camera quality from pics on a web site, shot by (probably) a pro?

You could (probably) give me a $5000 camera and I couldn't take pics that good. <grin>

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#6194581 - 02/19/12 12:14 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: Lawdwaz]
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I know what you mean, Lawdwaz. I don't think the shots above were taken from a pro. I've googled images taken from this camera and reviewed a ton of amateur photos - many of which are outstanding. But it's 2x the cost of the S100 or G12, so there's that, too. The Red Square pic with the snow is super cool, IMO.

From what I read the image quality on this camera is incredible, but it has a slow AF and is not the best for action shots.

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#6211202 - 02/23/12 10:29 AM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: EricM]
EricM Offline
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I took the plunge and ordered an X100 today. wink

Cheers,

Eric

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#6211743 - 02/23/12 12:26 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: EricM]
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Originally Posted By: EricM
I took the plunge and ordered an X100 today. wink

Cheers,

Eric


Great choice! Let us know how you like it.

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#6212024 - 02/23/12 01:44 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: Oregon45]
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I certainly will!

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#6212627 - 02/23/12 04:04 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: EricM]
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Wow, The Fujifilm X100 is a pretty different choice!.............dj
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#6213016 - 02/23/12 05:26 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: djpaintless]
EricM Offline
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I know, I sacrificed a little in size for the larger sensor.

While not "pocketable" it's still very manageable and should be easy enough to pack and carry in the field. I like how you can get DSLR quality without hauling a beast and having to carry a bunch of lenses. B&H has been out of stock on this camera for some time but they just got a new shipment in yesterday.

Eric

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#6213935 - 02/23/12 09:19 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: EricM]
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The fixed 35mm lens was what surprised me most. Bet it's sharp............dj
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