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Hello folks, I am looking for advice on a small good camera. Years ago I got the LUMIX and did the job. The digital world changes soooo fast! Anything you reccomend that has nice lenses (35mm), pretty clean at high ISO and a smooth flash? I will appreciate any guidance. Thank you

by adriana Lopez Sanfeliu at 2011-12-02 19:13:22 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

fuji X-100

by Ethan Knight | 02 Dec 2011 21:12 | Suva, Fiji | | Report spam→
Canon S90/S95 or the new S100

by James Colburn | 03 Dec 2011 04:12 | Omaha, Nebraska, United States | | Report spam→
Canon G-12

by Gregory Sharko | 04 Dec 2011 05:12 | Brooklyn, New York, United States | | Report spam→
Iphone 4s.

by Tom Van Cakenberghe | 05 Dec 2011 12:12 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
Yep, these are the currently reigning kings of the P&S kingdom…all work very well. I have personal experience with all the Canons (S90, S95, S100 and G12) and can say they are really awesome. They aren’t 5DMk2s or D700s, but they really do a terrific job for the money.

by Neal Jackson | 05 Dec 2011 15:12 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
I find that whenever I get a photo that I really like with a p&s I wish I had taken it with a camera with a full frame sensor.

by Barry Milyovsky | 05 Dec 2011 15:12 | Manhattan, United States | | Report spam→
Barry but then you wouldnt have taken it. Or people threw outdated cheese at you like in my case.

:-)

by Tom Van Cakenberghe | 06 Dec 2011 16:12 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
What kind of cheese was it, Tom? Some of that old stinky stuff from France is pretty good. But I digress.

by Barry Milyovsky | 06 Dec 2011 16:12 | Manhattan, United States | | Report spam→
Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve been here but I’m a BIG fan of P&S cameras. I’ve used them all the time alongside the big DSLRs in Afghanistan and elsewhere. No worries about dust like with the big guns. They’re great for candids too. I really recommend something like the G-12 with a flip screen. You can shoot over your head, low angles, unobtrusively, etc. etc, with ease and see what you’re getting.

by [former member] | 06 Dec 2011 17:12 | Ottawa, Canada | | Report spam→
I have used Canon G-12. It is really wonderful.

by Sheikh Rajibul Islam | 07 Dec 2011 05:12 | Dhaka, Bangladesh | | Report spam→
I’d skip the tiny sensors and look at micro four thirds like the Lumix or Panasonic. You can;t go wrong with a GF 1 or the later models, (the just soon coming GX is the GF1 successor), with a fixed 20mm lens (equiv. 40mm). 13X19 prints @ 400 asa no problem.

by Joel Sackett | 11 Dec 2011 19:12 | Puget Sound, Washington, United States | | Report spam→
“I find that whenever I get a photo that I really like with a p&s I wish I had taken it with a camera with a full frame sensor. "
by Barry Milyovsky

I agree at 100%
this is one od the smartest posts I’ve ever read on ls!

by Federico Caponi | 13 Dec 2011 22:12 | warsaw, Poland | | Report spam→
anyway I didn’t resist the tentation and upgraded my g9 with a pana lx5…pictures so and so, video really good.
but I still prefear to use my d300 with 24af as really fast and relialable (a bit bigger) p$s

by Federico Caponi | 13 Dec 2011 22:12 | warsaw, Poland | | Report spam→
Thank you Federico. And may your subjects never throw bits of cheese at you. Unless, of course, it is a Gorgonzola dulce and you have a bottle of Brunello and…

by Barry Milyovsky | 14 Dec 2011 02:12 | Manhattan, United States | | Report spam→
olympus ep2, panasonic gx3, fuji X100, sony nex7

by Salvatore Santoro | 18 Dec 2011 18:12 | Bologna, Italy | | Report spam→
Anything that can capture this: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/12/a-photo-that-encapsulates-the-horror-of-egypts-crackdown/250147/#.Tu3I519rc90.facebook

by Tom Van Cakenberghe | 18 Dec 2011 19:12 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
Tom, your link needs a post itself or an alert here in lightstalkers. Is the most powerful statement, at less for me, since I started to see the Egyptian revolution. Cause shows how is the power and the nature of some men. The militaries protected the protesters in february and now they are showing that they are as worst as the old regime. I know this story. I am full of anger.

by Hernan Zenteno | 18 Dec 2011 19:12 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
sony rx100, but mine’s a canon s95 — purrfect!

by Noel Suministrado | 12 Dec 2012 09:12 | | Report spam→
+1 from me for the Fuji X100 (and a handful of batteries)

by Matthew Richards | 12 Dec 2012 12:12 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
sony rx100, ricoh griv.

by Arif Setiawan | 13 Dec 2012 08:12 | Bandung, Indonesia | | Report spam→
Been playing with a borrowed rx100, agree, terrific little camera. Fuji X100 is great if you can live with the fixed 35mm lens (the x100 is nice too). I own a G12, and it’s still a nice camera, not really great at high iso settings, but amazing nonetheless, specially considering what you pay for those these days.

by Patricio Murphy | 13 Dec 2012 12:12 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
Only issue with RX100 is it seems to be very menu driven (I only played with one but read a lot of comments about that issue).

How about a Nikon P7100?

by PJ Heller | 15 Dec 2012 05:12 | Christchurch, New Zealand | | Report spam→
How about the X100’s autofocus? Not too slow / inaccurate in low light?

by Balint Szlanko | 16 Dec 2012 09:12 | Budapest, Hungary | | Report spam→
I just got a Fuji x-pro1 and am very happy. It has a nice sensor (APS-C) for its size, interchangeable lens, and optical + electronic viewfinder… The only problem is focus. Slow in low-light, and very dodgy manual focus. Also, focusing works by contrast, so trying to focus on a solid color can be frustrating. Surely I have missed some shots because of it, however, having its faults, it’s still a great camera. I always have it with me because it’s so small and unobtrusive. If you don’t mind the electronic viewfinder, there is also the x-e1, which focuses better and is pretty much the same thing (and a good deal cheaper). In a couple generations I’m sure we’ll see some amazing mirrorless rangefinders.

by Lucas Aznar Miles | 19 Dec 2012 00:12 | Santa Barbara,, United States | | Report spam→
I just got a Fuji x-pro1 and am very happy. It has a nice sensor (APS-C) for its size, interchangeable lens, and optical + electronic viewfinder… The only problem is focus. Slow in low-light, and very dodgy manual focus. Also, focusing works by contrast, so trying to focus on a solid color can be frustrating. Surely I have missed some shots because of it, however, having its faults, it’s still a great camera. I always have it with me because it’s so small and unobtrusive. If you don’t mind the electronic viewfinder, there is also the x-e1, which focuses better and is pretty much the same thing (and a good deal cheaper). In a couple generations I’m sure we’ll see some amazing mirrorless rangefinders.

by Lucas Aznar Miles | 19 Dec 2012 00:12 | Santa Barbara,, United States | | Report spam→
The Panasonic GX1 is a great little camera. I didn’t think I’d like such a pissant little camera, but the thing does the job.



by Akaky | 26 Dec 2012 15:12 (ed. Dec 26 2012) | New York , United States | | Report spam→
Another vote for the GX1. With either the 20mm or 14mm Panny lenses it makes a very pocketable combo as easy to carry as the Canon G series or Fuji X100. I have the GX1, 14mm f2.5, 20mm f1.7 and Olympus 45mm f1.8. It works for about 90% of my street work and is unbelievably small. Image quality below ISO 800 is excellent. Very good to 1600 and starts to fall down after that. If the GX1 is still too big for you, the GF series are even smaller but more entry level (and use the same lenses).

by Jack Kurtz | 28 Dec 2012 00:12 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
I just got the Fuji X100. It’s a wonderful little thing though the autofocus IS a problem. It is slow and inaccurate even under the latest firmware. But it’s possible to get used to. And if you consider how small and light it is compared to a DSLR it’s definitely a good trade-off. In January I’m taking it on a long reporting trip and see how it handles itself under pressure.

by Balint Szlanko | 28 Dec 2012 16:12 | Budapest, Hungary | | Report spam→

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Kathmandu , Nepal
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Barry Milyovsky, totally unprofessional Barry Milyovsky
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Sheikh Rajibul Islam, Photographer/Videographer Sheikh Rajibul Islam
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Joel Sackett, photographer Joel Sackett
photographer
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Federico Caponi, Photographer Federico Caponi
Photographer
Warsaw , Poland
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Photojournalist
Nakhon Ratchasima , Thailand
Arif Setiawan, Photojournalist Arif Setiawan
Photojournalist
Bandung , Indonesia
Patricio Murphy, Musician, photographer Patricio Murphy
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