Point and Shoot cameras

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    eddygdk SS.org Regular

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    I shoot with a nikon D7100 and its kind of hard to take my camera with me everywhere i go. Im trying to find a good reliable point and shoot camera. Any recommendations?
     
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    What's your budget?
     
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    ^That.

    You could go anything from £100 doesn't-matter point and shoot to something like a Canon G16 to the Fuji X100, whereabouts are we looking?
     
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    Also do you want zoom or prime lens? Absent any further information, my first thought is usually the RX100 if you've got the money for it.
     
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    my budget is about $500 and i'd prefer a prime lens but i can go either way
     
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    I'm not sure what prime P&S's are in that price range. My first reaction would be to get the biggest sensor you can for $500. I'm think you can get used Fuji X100's for that price, and they have a firmware update that brings them close to the performance of the X100s.

    Back when my fiancé was looking for a decent camera, she was looking at mirrorlesses (ended up with a Rebel SL1, but that's neither here nor there). I went out with her a couple times to check them out. I didn't like the Sony's in general - despite the bigger sensors, they felt like expensive point and shoots to me. It's fine if you want a P&S that will take better-looking pictures, but any manual modes are a nightmare to work with. I mean like multiple menu selections just to adjust aperture, shutter, or ISO. Only the more expensive ones had viewfinders, and I thought they were laggy and jittery. And it worries me how Sony seems to be constantly axing and releasing systems.

    Sorry, that turned into a huge Sony hate post. :lol:

    By far my favourite mirrorless/P&S I tried was the Fuji X20. It was the perfect combination of portable but still solid, and it's still got a larger sensor than most compacts, even if it's not APS-C. IIRC it's just a bit smaller than m4/3. It was one of the compacts that seemed more geared toward non-auto use, too.
     
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    If you can stretch your budget (or buy used) I strongly recommend the Ricoh GR. It has the same APS-C sensor as a D7000 or Pentax K5IIs in a pocketable body. It has a 28mm FF equivalent lens and it's sharp as a tack. Also has a constant 2.8 aperture.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys,

    I'm looking at getting a used Fuji x100 or the Ricoh GR
    :cheers:
     

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