Point and Shot Camera for shooting RAW (sorry,repeat, lost thread with old forum)

RStyleRStyle Posts: 1,324 Officer
I apologize for the repeat thread.
Had posted and got great responses in the old forum.
Figured I could SEARCH and find it when I was ready to buy...............but..........old forum went away and lost info.

Was looking for a compact point and shoot that would shoot RAW. I was given several very good recommendations but I can't remember what they were

Thank you

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  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,414 AG
    OK, I'll start. Here are a few to look at, but it depends on what "compact" means to you. Does "compact" mean shirt pocket size or something smaller than a DSLR?

    1. Canon G12
    2. Canon S95
    3. Fujifilm P9000
    4. Nikon P7000
    5. Panasonic LX5
    6. Leica DLUX 4 or DLUX5
    7. Panasonic GF1 or GF2
    8. Sigma DP2x
    Which ever one(s) of you little boys complained about quotes in the signature should be ashamed of yourself. :blowkiss

    Instead of complaining to the moderators you should just quit playing on this board.
  • RStyleRStyle Posts: 1,324 Officer
    Thank you................and again I apologize because this was discussed at lenght in the old forum.
    That is exactly what I was looking for

    I was thinking compact-pocket for when traveling in third world countries and you are going to crowded markets and places where a big DSLR and lens makes you stand out
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    A few months ago, I was looking for a compact camera to fit in my shirt pocket. I wanted the best possible image quality, manual controls, and the ability to shoot RAW, not to mention fairly good dim light ability. It boiled down to the LX5 and the Canon S95. After trying both out, I went with the S95 because it was the smallest and $100 cheaper and equivalent IQ. Besides I'm not a fan of Stereo and Television companies in the camera business. It's bad enough when they get into the printer and copy machine business. It's one reason I never suggest Panasonic or Sony. I don't believe their marketing departments really understand photographers.

    As a Nikon user, I've been more than happy with the Canon S95. Personally, I think most of the Canon entry level DSLRs are too plasticy and not up to snuff in the fit and finish department, but this little compact is a well built all metal little camera. The S95 is basically the internals and sensor from the Canon G12 in a compact body. It's got a little less zoom range in a little better and faster lens, though. This little Canon has exceeded my expectations in most ways and I'm very satisfied with the purchase. I would easily recommend its purchase to a friend. It's actually got better manual controls than Canon's entry level DSLRs in my opinion because it's got separate aperture and shutter speed dials. The Canon T3i has only one.

    The Canon S95 sells for around $399 everywhere I looked so I just bought it. Here's a few quick snapshots I did with it. Nothing fancy, just fooling around.

    Sunrise at New Smyrna Beach from my 3rd floor balcony.

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    My 83 year old mother and one of her grandchildren at La Cantina Steak House with flash

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    T-Bone the cat, one of the owners of LaCantina to show higher ISO. It's only ISO 250, but that's not bad for a compact. No noise reduction in any of these shots.

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    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    Here's a couple of additional shots from last weekend at Amelia Island with my family. Again, I'm very happy with the results of this little pocket camera. I think I could do a little better with the Nikon D700 but I'm happy.

    This is my daughter, Monica sitting on the balcony.

    monica_6-23-11.jpg

    Here's where we were staying, all thirty-five of us including all my sons, daughters and their wives and husbands. I was celebrating my 60th birthday.

    omni_6-23-11.jpg
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
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