Best pocketable camera?
Currently considering Sony RX100 V, but not sure if there is anything better for the price or cheaper with same features.
Aug 29th, 2018 7:10 pm
Aug 29th, 2018 9:35 pm
Aug 29th, 2018 10:03 pm
Aug 30th, 2018 12:23 am
Unfortunately, at $1650 this is out of my price range.
This is a great suggestion! Cheaper than Sony at $800 as opposed to $1150 and 1.5X bigger sensor, while all other specs are similar. Much bigger though Gotta go find a place to see if it's still pocketable. Also, gotta see which one has better stabilization. Ouch, just found that LX100 II is expected to ship in October at an MSRP of $999USD. I wonder if there are enough significant improvements to warrant a $500CAD price increase.
Aug 30th, 2018 12:42 am
Aug 30th, 2018 12:52 am
Aug 30th, 2018 1:17 am
Oh, definitely agree that built in flashes are not good at all. But sometimes there is no other way to take a picture, if there is not enough light and the subject refuses to stay still, like my 4 year old Also, even built in slow sync flash can be fun.
Aug 30th, 2018 1:30 am
I didn't realize absence of flashes was so common. I've only had Nikons and Canons and they all had flashes. My current Nikon D5300 can get away without flash with the right lens, but it still has one built in. Which Canons would you look at?Kevin3840 wrote: ↑Aug 30th, 2018 12:52 amOlympus started removing internal flash as far back as 5 years ago with the E-M5. Other models and brands may have done it even earlier. The reason was to make room inside to cram an electronic viewfinder. I think most cameras without a flash are good enough in low light to get away with it -- with the right lens and stabilization.
The X100F and LX100 (I and II) are probably the best in class for the low light shooting and dynamic range you requested. Canon still makes a full range of sizes. If you do not select a model from the Sony RX100 series, I would look at Canons next.
Aug 30th, 2018 11:18 am
Aug 30th, 2018 12:42 pm
Aug 30th, 2018 12:59 pm
Animals are not that trusty of people where I live. No way to take such close picture with a phone. This was taken at about 250mm zoom with Nikon. And you can't have that background blur on a phone.
Aug 30th, 2018 1:22 pm
I looked at a RAW sample and they appear just as soft. I'll keep looking, perhaps it was just a bad image.
That looks very interesting, especially for $500USD! I'll check out the samples.
Aug 30th, 2018 1:57 pm
Aug 30th, 2018 2:59 pm
Nice shots! Fair enough. Our eyes' instantaneous DR sees greater than 24 stops, you definitely need a bigger sensor than a phone. And you're right, while a phone can fake bokeh a portrait mode, it cannot at distance nor has the true optical reach.zaporozhets wrote: ↑Aug 30th, 2018 12:59 pmAnimals are not that trusty of people where I live. No way to take such close picture with a phone. This was taken at about 250mm zoom with Nikon. And you can't have that background blur on a phone.
Yes, I edit all of my DSLR photos in lightroom. I try to make my photos look the same as reality looked to my eyes at the moment of taking picture.
Your iPhone X example is a good illustration of what I'm trying to avoid. Sky looks overexposed and reflections look underexposed. I'm not saying your photo is bad or not pretty, but it's just not how I like my photos to look.
I take many pictures that can't be reasonably taken with any phone, unless I stop caring about quality.
Aug 30th, 2018 3:46 pm
LOL, what? Is that even English? JK, brb, gotta google to understand what any of that means This photo looks amazing and is the perfect illustration of what I'm aiming for and what a phone camera can't deliver. Beautiful orange haze while looking directly at the sun and all shadows look natural. I love the sun rays (is that what you call them?). Yep, this is what I call perfection! Artistic photos can be fun too, but natural looking photos like this one make you feel as if you are there.
Didn't know that. It's an eye opener (pardon the pun ) Amazing how such small sensors can have so much resolution, DR and sensitivity, and even somewhat weather sealed and mostly self cleaning. No zoom though Oh, and the memory card is not very reliable.