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Everyday camera

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by sam_2306, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. sam_2306

    sam_2306 Member

    Hi All,

    So I have a 5dmk2 which I love. But im looking for something smaller as a carry around camera to take with me everywhere. Im almost finished a 366 photo a day project which has shown me how it can be tricky and heavy always carrying a large dslr around. (link to my 366 project if your interested http://www.flickr.com/photos/samburton/sets/72157629134544891/ Ive been looking at the fuji x100 as I have heard only good things about it and really like the classic style. My budget is around £500. I would welcome any suggestions

    Cheers

    Sam
     
  2. thornrider

    thornrider In the Stop Bath

    Fuji XE1 tested really well too.
     
  3. sam_2306

    sam_2306 Member

    Yeah i did look at the XE1 but unfortunately its out of my price range
     
  4. thornrider

    thornrider In the Stop Bath

    Micro 4/3rds format performs well too and can be cheaper - I have a Panasonic GX1 with the compact power zoom (then it fits easy in a jacket pocket). It's very solidly built and feels like a real camera. I have some pictures on the readers gallery taken with it - all titled NEC Classic Car Show - spread over the first 10 pages. That's about £500.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  5. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    There's always the EOS M - can use all your lenses with an adaptor, too.
     
  6. Snorri

    Snorri Well-Known Member

    I use the Powershot S100 for this purpose. Nice and small, fast and well built.
     
  7. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi Sam,

    A lot of my PJ mates use the X100 for a walkaround camera and a number have used the Canon S90/95/100 and now 110 series and, a few, use the Fuji X10 along with the Canon G1X (a tad pricey) but does RAW and has a larger sensor than most of the P&S, with the exception of X100 ;). Also, re: G1X, same (or similar) RAW files as your Canon big boy :D

    Cheers,

    Jack
     

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