DSLR or High end compact?

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Aj Mick, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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  2. TiPirate

    TiPirate Adventurer

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    Hey, you know best. I'm just the one who's been making a living with cameras for 10 years. ;)
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  3. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Olympus OM-D for fantastic 4/3 goodness

    Canon S90 or better (S100, etc) for a pocket cam that rivals DSLR images in decent light.
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  4. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Raven?
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  5. Krantz

    Krantz OMG aka WTF

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    So much depends on what you shoot.If it is static landscape-by no means 3/4 is fantastic now in decent light.If you want to hit a moving target,like BIF, then dslr has no substitute.I carry both in my bag.When i jump on my bike, i throw my 1DII N over my shoulder.Yes, it is heavy bastard,it's only 8MP.But autofocus and metering are fantastic,it is sturdy tank,and still takes nice pictures.
    This was late October, park st Jacques. This dude pulled his canoe off his pick up.We started talking, he said" i just got a good deal on it, wanna finish the season" i pushed him off and snapped this shot.Or try to get that bird with a compact.Anyway,I can tell you one thing- no matter how mush we shoot, it's not enough.
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  6. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    I'm not ready to give up my Canon DSLR yet, but I pulled the trigger on a NEX-6 today and am really excited about some of the possibilities...

    APS-C sensor, some very decent AF lenses available (at a price point much less than equivalent DSLR glass), plus the ability to shoot legacy glass that has been spending far too much time gathering dust? I'm still going to miss a bright optical viewfinder, but the NEX6 2.3M dot OLED viewfinder is far better than the early mirrorless camera e-finders.

    Plus I can pack the camera, long zoom, wide/normal zoom, plus a few primes into a bag smaller than I would need just for my 40D with a 50mm lens.

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  7. Aj Mick

    Aj Mick Been here awhile

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    I have seen a the Nikon D7100 in the shops here in Phuket of late, but not many. Going by reviews and so on, and what I like to do with a camera, it would suit me very well..... but with just the body going for 6 or 7 weeks worth of my pay, and a decent lens near doubling that, I doubt that the step up will be on my budget any time soon!

    I am happy to make the most of Fujifilm 10x, which was affordable, at about 2.5 weeks pay.... Heck, even that was more than the little motorcycle that has served my needs for nearly ten years now!
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  8. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    For me, that would be hardly worth the savings in carrying/usability over a full blown body with a couple of lenses. I'm not even close to being at the skill of most of you but the image quality and sheer convenience of something like the Sony RX100 or Canon G1-X is going to be my next camera.
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  9. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Best of luck, I've got that camera now so if you have any detailed questions feel free to ask.
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  10. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    You might be right.

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  11. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Did anyone mention the GH2? And one or two lenses. Maybe a 14~142mm? great photos and wonderful HD video especially after the hack.

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  12. Bongolia

    Bongolia stop acting

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    Panny GF1, 20mm and 14mm, EVF. Had it years. Love micro 4/3.
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