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Offline Luke1981

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Which compact camera?
« on: 30 December 2014, 18:45 »
I'm selling my DSLR as I simply don't have the time anymore to use it properly plus it's too bulky for normal day to day use.  I'm looking at getting a compact camera and spending in the region of £350.

I've been looking at the fujifilm x20 and x30. Heard good reviews about the canon power shot and lumix also. Can't make my my mind up.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Which compact camera?
« Reply #1 on: 30 December 2014, 19:11 »
I have an old x10 I'm still using, and although I still don't know half the functions, for basic point and shoot its incredible. Fuji are always a good bet in this class imo, and consistently top the polls against rival and often much more expensive cameras.
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Offline Luke1981

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Re: Which compact camera?
« Reply #2 on: 31 December 2014, 18:25 »
Cheers mate. I'm leaning towards the X20 at the mo. Will have a play in the new year at a few camera shops.
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Re: Which compact camera?
« Reply #3 on: 01 January 2015, 08:58 »
WEX Photographic have the X20 at £299 with free delivery at the moment. Have your looked at the Pansonic LX7? We have an old LX5 as a travel camera and it's been terrific - with it's improvements the LX7 can only be better!

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Re: Which compact camera?
« Reply #4 on: 02 January 2015, 06:03 »
Another vote for the X20 from me.

It takes pictures with better sharpness and much better colour than my old D80 (not hard given the age of that chip). I really like the manual zoom and the viewfinder. Although the viewfinder is very basic I find composition easier with it than using the rear screen.

This is the first compact I have owned that I have no worries putting the results up on my web site. Some examples from my X20 are here:
http://jim-curtis.net/Devon%20Sep%202014.htm

I have replaced the funny lens cap with a UV filter and bought a polarising filter for it.

And it looks like a proper camera too.

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Re: Which compact camera?
« Reply #5 on: 03 January 2015, 11:39 »
Nice photos Bandit.  I've seen the X30 for £339 on digitalrev.  I'm going to take the plunge
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Re: Which compact camera?
« Reply #6 on: 04 January 2015, 14:20 »
I would go for a Fuji X20 (it seems to have better noise handling than the X10).
I wouldn't buy from Digital Rev though, their orders (coming from Hong Kong) have a habit of getting stuck in customs, just ask Horney.