Best digital point & shoot cameras according to redditors

We found 1,442 Reddit comments discussing the best digital point & shoot cameras. We ranked the 528 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Digital Point & Shoot Cameras:

u/westborn · 156 pointsr/Unexpected

He didn't say SLR. It's probably just a digital camera with something like a 60x optical zoom (equivalent of a ~1200mm lens).

u/sasuke_so_cool · 95 pointsr/gifs

It is a Nikon CoolPix P900 amazon link

u/Kaeptn_LeChuck · 56 pointsr/RoomPorn

Amazon offers it for 530$. That's more affordable than I expected.

u/Specken_zee_Doitch · 15 pointsr/photography

An RX100 and a Zipshot Mini, whole kit weighs 460 grams with 20MP 10fps burst while shooting RAW on a 1" sensor.

I sold my 5D classic and shoot with this exclusively now, it has completely changed my possibilities as I ALWAYS have this kit with me. I'll likely get a 6D of 5D mkIII for video in the next year though.

u/DemDude · 14 pointsr/woahdude

Doubtful. Judging by the image quality, there is no way in hell this was actually taken with a Leica camera. From what I can tell, it was most likely shot with this Panasonic, or one of its predecessors.

u/craziplaya21 · 13 pointsr/photography

Lumix LX7 goes on sale for $300 often.

u/DrawnToBlack · 11 pointsr/EDC
u/whytcolr · 10 pointsr/itookapicture

First off, congratulations OP!!!

According to the EXIF, it was taken with a Sony DSC-RX100.

I'm wondering if OP actually fiddled with the Program AE settings (half-press shutter and select settings), or just set it to P and clicked.

The composition is great, as is the lighting (which I'd guess is a lucky accident given my recent experience shooting in a hospital room). Without a good camera sensor, the image quality of this picture would've looked like noisy garbage, though. (Was noise reduction applied in Photoshop or is the Sony that noise-free at ISO800?)

u/SomeRandomMax · 9 pointsr/interestingasfuck

Seriously. And in defense of those zoom pics, they have a fucking 83x OPTICAL zoom. That is an impressive technical achievement.

u/nvaus · 8 pointsr/videography

The GH4 with a speed booster is a far superior camera to the 5D mk2 so I wouldn't doubt if it became your primary.

edit: I just remembered this camera: It's cheaper than the GH4 and has higher fps options, but the lens is fixed so you can't use a speed booster to get the larger FOV/DOF/f stop. Something else to consider, depending on what features are most important to you.

u/Mechanicalmind · 8 pointsr/UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG
u/ccb621 · 7 pointsr/photography

I shot these with my 7D (and 24-70 f/2.8L) from quite a distance from the stage. Most venues don't let you bring DSLRs or backpacks. Fortunately, they don't mind large purses, so I had my girlfriend sneak it in.

I wasn't too concerned about safety as my camera hung from my R-Strap and the crowd wasn't too rowdy. I was more concerned about being caught by security. So, yes, keep your camera around your neck or, if you put it in a bag, maintain contact with the bag. Ultimately, if you are too worried about losing gear or can't bring a camera, consider a higher-end point-and-shoot (e.g. Canon S100) so that you don't have to sacrifice too much quality.

u/HybridCamRev · 7 pointsr/videography

/u/Wheresmyaccount1121 - with a $300 budget, you can get image quality like this:


u/frostickle · 7 pointsr/photography

If you choose to buy from Amazon, it would be awesome if you used this link, because then we will get a small % of the sale, which we use for community building. (Giving out gold and prizes for competitions, etc.)

I also vote for the Lumix LX7. Either that or one of those tough/waterproof cameras.

u/Dtkay · 7 pointsr/photography

the rx100m3 is a great camera but is is nearly $800. the main reason i see cell phone pictures taking over point and shoot cameras is because most people already have a cell phone with a decent camera on it so they dont need to go spend $800 on another gadget to put in their pocket when they can use that money to go on trips and go more places. id rather take my cell phone to hawaii than buy a new camera and take pictures in my back yard, but thats just me.

u/Mr_Zaroc · 7 pointsr/anime

I have a Huawei Honor 6x, its supposed to have better night quality since it has an extra 2MP camera just to catch more light

Still eyeing one of those Motherf*ckers though, the zoom would be fun to play with, dont know if it good for videos though

u/mikeytown2 · 6 pointsr/SonyAlpha

A really good travel camera is the Sony rx100 III. You should be able to get it used in your price range. It's the ultimate pocket camera.

u/Apparently_Familliar · 6 pointsr/photography

Canon S100 is one of the best point and shoots out there, and it's plenty slim.

u/umbrlla · 6 pointsr/Cameras

technically, you can, it wont look like anything though. The lens is just as important as the sensor, if not more. You can get a pancake lens that will help with portability but that'll be another 200-400 on top of what you have already paid. I would either return your camera or sell it, it doesn't seem to be what you are looking for. The Canon S110 would probably suit your needs.

u/eggzachtly · 5 pointsr/photography

Amend that to the Lumix LX-5. It's exactly the same camera without the Leica badge and Leica price.

u/zstone · 5 pointsr/photography

For that much money you're better off buying a decent point-and-shoot with manual exposure mode, and faking the tilt-shift "model effect" in GIMP.

Maybe this one.

u/kickstand · 5 pointsr/Cameras

The most direct competitor to that camera would be the Canon Powershot S120, which is also discontinued, but you might find some around.

The LX7 and S120 were the "high end" of point and shoots in their day. However, around 2012 the 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor of the LX7 and S120 was surpassed by the one-inch sensor cameras. They are a bit more expensive. The Canon G9X and Sony RX100 would be the lowest priced in this category, at around US$500.

u/sunsetparkslope · 5 pointsr/videos
u/PhoenixUFOhunter · 5 pointsr/UFOs

I use this to track with 360 pan and 360 tilt.

I have a Nikon P900 that's going to be added to the rig.

It can ID objects about 1.4 miles away before it gets a bit blurry and out if its range. That camera can ID just about anything.

To find the objects to tape I use a lower powered Sony HD camera at 16x.

Also next to be added to the camera rig is my phone with runs an App you can find in the google play store called "theodite". That app will give you time/GPS/Azimuth/bearing/Alt/Tilt angle. Then use a screen recorder to record what theodite sees.

If and when I pick something up I should be able to key the theodiltes tracking data over the top of the Sony or Nikon footage to show the viewer when the camera moves.

I'm waiting for 1 last piece of gear to be restocked so I can assemble it and all put the system to work.

Good luck!

u/theuserman · 5 pointsr/couchsurfing


The travel budget depends on you. For Europe and Eastern Europe it was about 6ish months and I went through around 6000$ Canadian. Phillipinnes was actually fairly expensive for Asia and by the time I got to Australia to do working holiday I had about 2000$ left. By the time I left after 10 months I was back up to 12,000$ and the rest of the time was in Southeast Asia so it was gravy.

The camera I used was the Sony RX-100 (first generation). I think they are up to the fifth now. I managed to snag it on sale on amazon for like 400$

u/brunerww · 4 pointsr/videography

Hi /u/MoritzTheWild - I would rather have the FZ1000's 1080/100p and 4K/25p (in Europe - 1080/120p and 4K/24p in the States) - than VGA/240fps.

And here is what the FZ1000 can do at 4K (please watch at your monitor's highest resolution):

This is four times higher resolution than 1080p from the FZ200.

As for what 4k is for - even if you don't have a 4K monitor, it is possible to zoom and pan within the frame while maintaining full 1080p resolution. This can create a "slider" or "power zoom" effect without moving the camera - as seen in this example from the Panasonic GH4:

This camera is a real bargain for [£749.99 in the UK] ( and [$897.99 in the US] (

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your decision!


u/Vagablogged · 4 pointsr/travel

While that's a great camera, If you don't need underwater ability I would go for something else. I was very happy with my Canon Powershot SX260 HS. This was a few years ago and on amazon it says OLD MODEL so there is probably a newer one. They're both great cameras but you will sacrifice a little bit in order to make the camera waterproof. That being says OP took some damn good pictures. Plus it always seemed someone I met traveling would have the underwater camera OP used so I would use them for water shots :)

u/ItsMeEntropy · 4 pointsr/photography

A Pentax camera is a pretty good choice. They're not as popular as their Canon/Nikon counterparts, but they're always loaded with tons of features, especially for the price. The K70 is their newest midrange body (came out just 2 or 3 months ago) and the reviews have been decent so far.

As for the point and shoot you linked, I would say the G9x is one of the best point and shoots out there. I would certainly pick it over anything sub-$300 and I think it's well worth the extra $200. It's competition would be the Sony RX100, however for the same price I think the G9x is a bit of a better choice.

u/UltimaGabe · 4 pointsr/Cameras

I'll give that a look! Just to be sure, is this one of the line you're talking about?

u/jippiejee · 4 pointsr/photography

I'd keep it simple if I were you and pick the Lumix LX7 for trips like this.

u/johnny5ive · 4 pointsr/photography

have you thought of the Sony RX100 ii? I got one for the same reasons you listed above and I love it. Tiny and great shots. Decent sensor too and in your price range.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/photography


Canon S90 or S95 - S90 does 480p video, S95 does 720.

S90/95 was upgraded to the S100 which is currently regarded as the 'best' P&S fixed-lens camera out there.

Powershot G series, not listing them all...


LX3 or LX5, LX5 has a lot of various tweaks that make it better than the LX3.


TL500/EX1 (regional naming) Worth noting that though not a 'big brand' camera, this one has an ultra-fast f1.8
Schneider lens, legendary optics.


P7000 or P7100, P7100 is pricey and afaik has no game changing changes compared to the P7000.


GR Digital III and predecessors.


Personally, I'd go for a S100. If I wanted that extra partial stop faster lens, I'd go for the TL500, note that the canon has more zoom range.

**more info: Snapsort it

u/unshift · 3 pointsr/photography

i would only recommend either the Canon S95 or the Panasonic Lumix LX5.

i have the s95 and so far as point and shoot cameras go, it is excellent. i like that i get various controls (aperture priority, shutter priority, manual mode) and the 720p video has stereo audio. from my research the LX5 is feature-for-feature similar but with a slightly wider lens and obviously different ergonomics.

u/jseliger · 3 pointsr/photography

I'm still trying to figure out why the D50 and D70 are so similarly priced

Cameras appear to lose their value more slowly over time, and eventually reach about ~$200, which is about as low as you'll find a working dSLR.

So my question is would the extra $100 or so be worth it for the DSLR/Lens over the point and shoot or would the quality of the images be too little to notice the difference

Depends on what you're trying to do. A modern point and shoot will probably offer video and, possibly, better low-light performance in some circumstances. A DSLR with a 50mm prime will offer much better bokeh, decent low-light performance, better flash performance (if you buy a flash), and, probably, more manual controls (for, say, very long or very short shutter speeds), as well as manual focus (if that becomes important).

If I were in your shoes, I'd probably try to stretch for a Canon s95 or s90 (about $250 used or refurb'ed). But then, I value the portability; if you value the other features (especially the ability to produce bokeh in pictures of people), an older dSLR will serve you better.

u/yesimalex · 3 pointsr/photography

Canon S95 can be had for around 250 I believe.

Oly E-p1 about 200 with lens

Sony Nex 3 about 350 ish

Fuji S4200 A bit cheaper still

Hard to narrow it down any with the only known criteria being sub 500 dollars. But the above are all (in my opinion) very good cameras for the money. I'm a fan of buying used because you can get a little bit more for your money since digital stuff just depreciates like crazy.

I think for an upgraded P&S the Nikon is a solid camera as well. You can nab it used for a pretty deep discount.

u/Crouchy · 3 pointsr/photography

Pick up a used Fuji x100 on Craigslist or eBay. You can find one for $550-850, depending on its usage, scratches, etc. It has a fixed lens (23mm that's a 35mm equivalent) so unfortunately you won't be able to use your existing lenses. Hiked with it through Mexico for a bit -- it'll fit in the pocket of hiking pants easily enough, though you'll know it's there. Lovely IQ.

u/ozzilee · 3 pointsr/photography

Canon Elph 300HS plus CHDK perhaps?

That or an old used Rebel maybe?

u/RugerRedhawk · 3 pointsr/photography

Ok, just need a tiny point and shoot for my wife to carry around in her purse. Right now have it narrowed down to these two:

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS


Panasonic DMC-FH25K

They seem fairly similar from what I can tell. The lumix does 720 video while the canon does 1080, but not a deal killer. Also the lumix has a bit father zoom, but 5x is probably plenty in most cases for this application. Our canon sd1200is worked fine for two years taking pictures plenty good enough for our needs, but now the lense is stuck open. Anyway, if anyone here knows more about the specs, if one of these has the edge I'll gladly take suggestions. I'm no photographer, but would like something that is decent for the buck at least.

u/Harriv · 3 pointsr/photography

Canon S100 is higher end compact camera. Small, good image quality (for a compact), GPS for geotagging, 1080p video etc.

u/Kirillb85 · 3 pointsr/ft86

Inexpensive camera Cannon Sx 260 HS

I shot at 15 seconds, F 3.5, ISO 100 with a Dolica tripod.

Here's a photo of my friend's BMW M235i, he used a T3i to shoot.

u/kaellinn18 · 3 pointsr/photography

I have two that I really like.

The first is In Memoriam. I shot this at the Vietnam Memorial around Memorial Day weekend with my point and shoot (saving up for a DSLR). I was just trying to get a neat shot of some of the names in focus and looking down that wall. It wasn't until after I had taken it and was looking at it at home that I saw the woman mourning in the background. It's not the best framing in terms of thirds. I could probably crop it some to make it look better, but this is the original.

My other favorite is a tropical kingbird. I took this picture in the ruins of Tulum in Mexico at a distance of maybe 30 yards with the same point and shoot camera. The fact that it's not blurry at all amazes me. That little camera is pretty awesome for a point and shoot.

I used a Canon Powershot SX 260 HS.

u/thenshesays · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

at the time, I heard it was one of the best point and shoots you could get, the Sony RX100 I kind of love it. :)

u/Terminalspecialist · 3 pointsr/army

I got this camera and love it.

Just don't get a big bulky DSLR. A lot of point and shoots these days are shooting great quality photos with HD video. And nice and sleek to fit into a pocket. I also have a little admin pouch type thing I can wear on my kit to slip my camera and other things into so I lessen the risk of banging it on something.

u/keanex · 3 pointsr/photography

Sony RX100 is an excellent compact from reviews.

u/corylew · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

If you ask for suggestions on this sub, people are always going to suggest DSLRs. It sounds like you don't want to be carrying around a big camera if you're living in one bag. I'd suggest a compact system camera like the Olympus PEN a Sony NEX a Panasonic LX7 or a Nikon 1.

You won't get the exact same quality as a DSLR, but the size is 1/3rd that of which you'd have to carry on your back, and they will certainly take good pictures.

Enjoy Asia, and if you come out to Taiwan, send me a message!

u/anonymoooooooose · 3 pointsr/photography

ignore this comment, just a temporary step to make sure I have the formatting right before I paste it into the FAQ.

| Price | Used Mirrorless | New Mirrorless | Used DSLR | DSLR
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
| under $100 | original NEX 3 (body only) | | |
| $100 - $200 |NEX F3, Nex 5, Nex 5R, Fuji X-E1 (body only) | |Canon 20D, 30D, T3 (body only), Nikon D3100 (body only), Sony A500 |
| $200-$300 | Fuji XE-1, Olympus E-m5 or E-m10 (body only) | | Canon T5, T3i, T2i|
| $300-$400 | Sony A5000, A6000 (body only) | |Canon 5D mark 1, 1D mark 2, 60D, T6, SL1, Pentax K-5 II/III, Nikon D3300, D7000 |
| $400-$500 | Ricoh GR | | | Nikon D3300
| $500-$700 | Fuji XT-1 | Sony A6000, Fuji X-A3| Nikon D700, D7100, T5i, T6i, 7D| Nikon D3400, Pentax K-50, K-S2, K-70 (body only), Canon SL1, T6, T5i
| $700-$1000 | Fuji X-T1, Sony A7| Fuji X-E2, Canon EOS M5, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II (body only) OM-E E-M10, Panasonic GH4 (body only) | Nikon D600/610, Canon 6D, 5DII, 80D | Pentax K-3ii (body only), K-70, Canon 70D, 80D, Nikon D7200
| $1000 - $1500 | Olympus OMD-M5 II, Fuji XPro2 (body only), Sony A7R | Fuji X-T10, Sony A6500, Panasonic G80/85, GX8 (body only)| Canon 7DII, Nikon D750, D800, Sony A99 | Pentax K-3 ii, Canon 6D, 80D, 7D2
| $1500 - $2000 | Sony A7s | Sony A7ii, OM-D E-M1, Fuji X-T2, Panasonic GH5 | Canon 5DIII, Nikon D810 | Nikon D750, D500, Pentax K-1 (body only)
| $2000+ | | Sony A7RII, A7SII | | Canon 1DX II, 1DC, 5D IV, 5DS, 5DS R, Nikon D5, D810, D810a, Df, Sony A99ii

| Price Range | Point & Shoot | Mirrorless | DSLR |
| --- | --- | --- | --- |
| $0-100 | Budget compacts. See the Snapsort ranking for suggestions. |||
| $100-200 | Mid-range compacts and superzooms. See the Snapsort ranking for suggestions.|||
| $200-300 | Some older premium cameras like the Canon S100. || Used models 7-9 years old. |
| $300-400 | More premium cameras like the Canon S120, Panasonic Lumix LX7, or Fuji XF1. | Micro Four Thirds systems like Olympus PEN or Panasonic Lumix G | Used models models 2-5 years old. |
| $400-500 ||| Used mid-tier models 4-6 years old.|
| $500-700 | Top-end point & shoot like the Fuji X20 or Sony RX100. | APS-C systems like Sony NEX or Samsung NX. | New entry-level models. Used full frame models. |
| $700-1000 ||| Mid-tier models like the Canon 60D or Nikon D7000. |
| $1000-1500 || Premium systems like Fuji X or premium Micro Four Thirds like the Olympus OM-D EM-5 or Olympus OM-D EM-1. ||
| $1500-2000 ||| Entry-level full frame models like the Canon 6D or Nikon D600. |

u/grant622 · 3 pointsr/videography

If you looked at nearly all vloggers and most youtubers before a few years ago, almost everyone was shooting on shooting on flip-cameras or small cameras like this.

The reason you don't see as many people shooting only with cheap cameras is just because if you are going to spend dozens of hours every week creating videos it just makes sense to have gear that makes it easier. Especially if those videos are getting you a pay check. It's like saying you can build a house with just a hammer and hand saw. While technically true, if you were actually serious about building a house you'd save yourself a ton of time and trouble getting power tools and other equipment to do the job right.

Here's a video from Casey that he shot on his iphone. Recently Samsung has sponsored a bunch of youtubers who have made videos using only their phone. In the end it comes down to whether you can tell a good story or not.

u/RedStag86 · 3 pointsr/videography

Option 1: Use your phone.

  • Get one of these ($35) and one of these ($20) to cover your stabilization.
  • Get one of these ($40) to keep yourself powered up.
  • Grab two or so of these ($38 for two) to make sure you don't run out of space.
  • And get something like this ($23) so your audio doesn't completely suck.

    Option 2: Buy a Canon S110

  • Still get the $20 pistol grip for stabilization
  • Still get some SD cards (this takes normal SD rather than micro SD so they should be cheaper. Make sure they're Class 10 for speed!)
  • Probably still get some cheap microphone.

    Edit: There are cheaper versions of things like the travel battery (though I would still stick with this brand and get something smaller), the SD cards, etc. if you want to pinch more pennies.

    Edit 2: If you're worried about durability, see if you can find an Otterbox case for the phone as well.
u/Bester2001 · 3 pointsr/Cameras

Depending on Your budget you can get something like the CANON POWERSHOT S110 $185 On Amazon
Or if you have a but more money I'd go for the Sony RX100 MK II or a DSLR like the Nikon D3200 $500 or Canon 70D $1100
The CANON S110 & The 70D have built in Wi-Fi.
I can personally vouch for the S110 and 70Ds color accuracy and image quality as I use both in my photography. like any camera it does have a slight saturation in jpeg but if you start from the RAW camera files you get a pretty faithful color reproduction hope this helps

u/Bossman1086 · 3 pointsr/Cameras

You can probably get the Sony RX100 M2 used for under $400. I have one as my point and shoot option and I love it.

u/hydroop · 3 pointsr/Cameras

no, an iphone can not do this.
There is obviously some background defocus (also called shallow depth of field or "bokeh") and some editing going on (lifted shadows to give it a faded look, also some color correction done). The app VSCO can give you these kinds of effects for free, but you can pretty much do this with any free and easy to use image editor on any device.

You should probably get a small mirrorless camera that is easy to use.

Depending on how much you want to spend and how serious you are about photography, here are some choices.

Fixed Lens Cameras (no interchangeable lenses):

  • Sony RX100 (no matter what Generation, they all have similar image quality, they are small and easy to use, Zoom Lens gives you some flexibility and decent bachground defocus)

  • Canon G1 X (dont know too much about this one)

  • Panasonic LX100 (more expensive and new, but has a great zoom lens and a big sensor, should result in shallower depth of field than the two previous cameras)

  • Fuji X100S (even more expensive and no zoom, but amazing image quality and even bigger sensor, should give you even more background defocus)

    Now some interchangeable lens cameras:

  • Sony Alpha 5000 (very cheap and small, but big sensor and decent kit lens, no Viewfinder though, only the display)

  • Panasonic GM1 (even smaller than the Sony, but also a slighy smaller sensor, again: no viewfinder)

  • Olympus E-PL7 (same lenses as the Panasonic!)

  • Sony Alpha 5100 or 6000 (both a bit better than the 5000, but also quite a bit more expensive, the 6000 has a viewfinder and is considered to be a really great camera, even for more professional shooters. In any way, it would be a good idea to get at least one additional lens, something like the Sony SEL50F18, a 50mm F1.8 lens that gives you fantastic portrait images and beautiful background defocus.)

    As you can tell: there are a lot of choices.

    If you are new to photography and not interested in buying lenses, go with a fixed lens camera like the RX100. You can get the first or second gen version for less than 400$ and its very compact! It should give you similar photos, especially if you zoom all the way in (results in more background defocus, its used to separate the background and the subject).

    Here is a link to amazon:

    and here are some nice sample images of the RX100:

    hope this helps!

u/willdogs · 3 pointsr/aviation

Thanks! here is the camera i purchased It has a HUGE 60x Optical zoom. It's sometimes crazy how far this thing zooms. Obviously the image sensor is not as good as a true DSLR camera but it has a good balance of everything I'm looking for right now. Down the road I will invest in a DSLR to carry along with this.

u/some_random_kaluna · 3 pointsr/Journalism

My college newspaper provided cameras. My --high school-- newspaper provided cameras.

$90 Sony W800 point and shoot.

$450 Sony A6000 digital SLR.

Either of these are a suitable backup in the event your cell phone gets confiscated or damaged.

u/krunchynoodlez · 3 pointsr/a6000

The kit lens can definitely fit, but depends on the jacket pocket. Typically if you're carrying it on the go, you want some flexibility with your gear, I'd go with the kit lens.

If you're looking into just a compact camera though and don't plan on buying any more lenses. Look into the Sony RX100 Line. Compact powerful cameras with a zoomable zeiss lens. Will definitely fit into any pocket. It also has a selfie friendly flip screen :D I recommend anything between the 3rd and newest edition so you get that flip out screen. It takes great pictures too!

RX100 III (oldest model with flip screen)

RX100 VI (newest model)

u/magical_midget · 3 pointsr/photography

Buy the sony RX100M III is great for low light, is easy to use, and the sony cameras get you really good results with out knowing any of the settings.

An other camera that would get the job done is the sony nex 5t, is bigger and has interchangeable lenses but again you can use it in auto mode and it would work well, it has also great low light performance

The sony nex 5t has better image quality and low light performance, is just bulkier.

u/Tyler927 · 3 pointsr/MTB

I don't actually own this, but I'm trying to get a Sony RX100 for riding. It has really good reviews and is really small.

u/provideocreator · 3 pointsr/videography

Check out the Panasonic FZ1000 ^referral ^link . That records 4K and it has stabilization if your be shooting handheld to prevent shaky video. It's got a versatile zoom lens built in and a flip out screen as well.

u/KnowNothing_JonSnoo · 3 pointsr/UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG

Except, this isn't a dslr with interchangeable lenses, it's just a coolpix

I mean, thing's nice and all but it doesn't even support raw format...

u/foxymoxyboxy · 3 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

If this ends up becoming a thing you really enjoy, I highly recommend a camera with video stabilization. There are a ton of fancy things you can use (including plug-ins), but a good point and shoot may be all ya need.

u/finaleclipse · 3 pointsr/photography

Phones have been replacing point and shoots like this, not point and shoots like this or this.

Phone cameras have small sensors, and those cheap-o $50 Walmart point and shoot cameras do too, so phones are eating them alive since the performance is so similar. Higher-end point and shoots, however, have more features, larger sensors for better low-light performance (where phones struggle and will continue to struggle if they don't put in larger sensors), better handling, AF tracking, etc. It's no longer worth it to spend $100 on a camera, a phone will do better, but if you're investing in something higher-end then it's going to be something that you'll notice is better than phone cameras. The RX100-series is a very popular lineup for its combination of performance and compactness.

u/FamousDrew · 2 pointsr/birding

Panasonic FZ70. It's a pretty good and not-too-expensive camera with a big built in zoom.

It's this one>

u/OldGreyTroll · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Cameras: I have three cameras not counting cell phone or underwater camera rigs. More and more, for hiking I'm gravitating to my Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70. It is light, has a phenomenal range for a single lens. I've added some cheap 55 mm macro filters for close-ups of flowers, insects, or small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. My Nikon D610 come out with me for times where my objective is specifically photography. I just got the CapturePro, but haven't yet had a chance to take it out. Instead of the Trailpix, I have a hiking staff that has an included camera mounting screw that I use as a monopod. (The Trailpix looks interesting and I will have to check it out.)

For my cell phone, I carry an Olloclip clip on lens in my Every Day Carry (EDC) kit. I've gotten some surprisingly good results and it is so small and light, it is always there. As has been said, the best camera is the one your actually have with you.

For warm weather day hiking, I've an Osprey Manta 20. Packs smaller than 20 liter seem to skimp on features like real waist belts. I really like the pouches on the waist belt. Lots of pockets. The mesh back is very nice in heat. It keeps the pack away from my back and allows lots of ventilation.

For cold weather or more gear, I go to a bigger pack to get more storage space. I've got a Gossamer Gear Gorilla which is a 40 liter pack.

With my Osprey, the number of pockets lets me organize by using them. With the Gorilla, the single main sack means that I organize by using a collection of smaller sacks. In either case, I carry 1 or 2 trash compactor bags that I can use to waterproof contents, segregate wet items, pick up trash, make an engineer's rain coat, etc., etc.

u/Old_Curley_Jefferson · 2 pointsr/Unexpected
u/Pyroraptor · 2 pointsr/letsplay

Link-a-dink ($400)

Yub has great vlogs, and you can see how well the camera works on his channel. Just don't drop the camera ;)

u/I_am_MagicMike · 2 pointsr/caseyneistat

After watching the video you linked, I cancelled the cheap one I got the one here described in the video, about $70 more, but it's the one casey uses so it must be decent quality. One question though, the video said casey uses this Canon PowerShot S120 for quicker and easier shooting, does it have the same auto focus technology that the Canon EOS 70D has?

u/prancerciseisthebest · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

1st Gen - Amazing Photos and Video. $340 Used / $500 New

2nd Gen - APV + MultiShoe + Wifi and PlayMemories. $480 Used / $650 New

3rd Gen - APV +WPM + EVF - MultiShoe. $730 Used / $800 New

u/ChronicElectronic · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

Well if price isn't too much of an issue then go with the Sony RX100 mark 3. I have the mark 2 and it takes amazing pictures for a non-SLR.

u/ProbablyPissed · 2 pointsr/pics

Buy this camera, f/8 and be there.

u/Oreoloveboss · 2 pointsr/photography

If you want simple, get a Panasonic Lumix LX100 or a Sony RX100 III. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed and it will fit in your coat pocket.

Click this link to see Portrait photos taken with that Panasonic:
Or click this to see Landscape shots:

See the word landscape in the URL, change that to any other search term and it will show photos taken with that camera.

u/UUBBBRR · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

WSIWT: Chromepak Trumans for the baby shower. I'll update with a picture later if possible.

AOTD: Probably any number of Vibergs from the sample sale. I had just gotten into better footwear and couldn't see why they were so great. Also, I had just picked up a pair of Aldens at full retail so I was tapped out shoe budget wise. Hopefully they don't do this upcoming sample sale in Japan and I can get one of you great fellows to proxy for me!

GD: Pretty sure I'm set to get the Sony DSC-RX100M III for my camera purchase. Anyone know of a better place/price for it? My limited Googling hasn't shown much better pricing and Amazon returns make me feel good.

u/kare_kano · 2 pointsr/photography

Look for a used Sony RX100. There are 6 generations of them, at various price points. Used, they go from a bit over $200 for the oldest one to around $1000 for the VI (6). Considering you were going for a D3400 (new), I assume your budget is around $350, which means you can definitely go for gen 2 (RX100 II) or even gen 3 (RX100 III). It's safe to get one that says "Amazon Warehouse" because they offer warranty and returns.

Why the RX100 instead of a DSLR or mirrorless? The sensor on the RX100 may be smaller than those (about 1/3rd of them) but quite a bit larger (4x) than the sensor on a smartphone or compact/bridge camera.

But most importantly, the RX100 is small enough to fit in a pocket. Even the smallest mirrorless you can possibly get will still be 2-3 times larger than the RX100, and a DSLR like D3400 is huge by comparison. This convenience means you are most likely to always have it on you, which is literally the first and foremost thing about photography.

u/unwin · 2 pointsr/videography

Honestly. I have been where you are right now.

If you want to take this as seriously as possible and become a producer, the thing you need to invest in most is audio.

Cameras will come and go, but a great mic and recorder will go a long way to making your work so much better. I still use my t3i's in productions with my GH4. The t3i is an amazing little camera and you have the nifty figty which is the only lens I shot on for years.

If you want to get a really nice camera that will be a great investment I would suggest a combo of camera + a Tascam recorder.

I have this recorder and LOVE it.

and this Camera would be a great combo for you with the Tascam 70d.

I have the GH4 and it's amazing and the panasonic fz1000 is crazy good with an amazing lens.

Good luck!

u/MrSalamifreak · 2 pointsr/photography

> will the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G work on my Nikon D5200 flawlessly?

Yes. I'm mostly shooting on a DX camera with this lens as well :) It get's even better in this case, since the DX camera only uses the "inner part" (remember the crop) of the FX-lens, it only uses the sharpest part. Most lenses are sharper in the middle and get a bit less sharp on the outside. In this case, the smaller sensor actually becomes an advantage!

The 50mm 1.8g is a great lens. Really very good for portraits and everyday photography. Very sharp and the bokeh is delicious. Just keep in mind it will get a little bit tight for indoor scenes. Outdoor is no problem, because you can always move further back, but inside, -for example a group shot - can get a bit difficult.

> can also be applied on small sensors like the ones on mobile phones and digital compact (who always are showing off with their g2 aperture ) at this rate it will become f1000 hahaha

Yes, totally! Actually, with the compact point-and-shoot cameras this is sometimes kinda regarded as a "scam". They are using the physical aperture as an advertisement (f2.8) as well as the crop factor when it comes to focal length (a maximum 2,000 mm), but they don't mention that the crop factor has to be applied to the aperture as well for the bokeh and iso performance. They basically only mention the positive sides of the sensor...

Of course there is no 24-2000mm F2.8 - F6.5 lens with a minimum focussing distance of 1cm like they are suggesting. That is simply physically impossible with a 35mm sensor size. Those numbers only apply to a very tiny sensor and are therefore worthless

> would it be a good lens for videos too

To be honest i'm not into video. I can tell you the autofocus is fairly silent, I can barely hear it at all. If you want reliable information on the video side of things, I recommend asking over at . They will probably tell you to manually focus but just ignore that and read what they say about the lens lol.

u/RazsterOxzine · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

No... This "UFO"

See the video, starting at 40s.

Note that the 4 arms have something spinning. Motors

The Navy there needs better equipment. Hell even a Nikon P900 could have seen what it was.

Video of what the Nikon P900 can see. Some on Navy use some better tech!

u/ntime60 · 2 pointsr/Nikon

Why not just get a Nikon P900? It is well within the budget and great for starting out without all the investment in glass.

u/Large_Dr_Pepper · 2 pointsr/Unexpected

I know next to nothing about camera lenses, but I honestly expected the lense to be a lot bigger than it actually is.

u/SuperMario1313 · 2 pointsr/videography

While it's not a camcorder, I found the Canon G7Xii to be a fantastic alternative to a camcorder. Much higher quality and you can get some good pictures, too, for video thumbnails and whatnot.

u/1armedfreak · 2 pointsr/Cameras

My recommendations

All of these meet your resolution and frame rate requirements.

this camera is very conveniently sized. it has a non interchangeable 24-70 lens but it is a really good lens. In your case it would be great since its small, light, and takes really nice photos and video. It also has image stabilization and insane auto-focus. One of the reasons this camera is so popular is the slow motion capabilities. If you want interchangeable lens the a6300-and a6500 carry the same sony auto focus that is just rediculous.

Finally this camera is geared more towards video people. It has the least mega pixel count of the two but with the no low pass filter it still can go head to head in pic quality with the other above. One of the biggest features of this camera is the image stabilization, it will blow you away. In addition to IBIS it also has great auto focus and the best touch screen available of a camera, its also sealed and can with stand a "camping" environment.

u/Dann-Oh · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

You can also check out the Sony RX100, they are on the mark vi now but I'm sure you can get the mark iv or mark v for a decent price..


Mark vi - $1100

Mark v - $900

Mark iv - $800

u/KPexEA · 2 pointsr/ReviewThis

The Panasonic Lumix DMC LX5 is very good in low light.

The lens is a f2.0 - 3.3 Leica lens.

u/pinkseaglass · 2 pointsr/chicagoEDM

I'm guessing amazon decided to be a creeper after I was searching for this camera for I figured I'd share what they emailed me with. best deal ive seen on the s95 (so far at least...I'm not looking too hard lol). And this one might be the newest model in that series. I stand by the canon power shots because they've always been better than the nikon point and shoot cameras (even though I'm bred to be a Nikon DSLR kid)...and I assume having HD video is great. I'd go into a store to experience the audio quality first hand though.

Edit: typos

EditEDIT: Basically what you want are manual controls so you can handle low light situations (that 2fstop option is NICE) and a lot of flexibility with exposure while still maintaining a quality image. I know jack shit about sound but from what I understand the video capabilities on DSLRs and possibly point and shoots (esp like this one) are getting better and better as time goes on. Plus its a tiny, lightweight model...safer and easier to bring to events without breaking it.

u/kerrigan2 · 2 pointsr/photography

For the Canon s95, do you mean this?

Your help is more appreciated than you know!

u/Veelze · 2 pointsr/photography

I would recommend the Canon s95. Its a high end point and shoot which can shoot raw, f/2.0, M, AV, TV (etc) modes, 720p HD video recording and just overall is a very solid P & S. Regrettably Amazon JUST had a sale on them for $220 but they normally go for $300. Here is a link to Amazon and its reviews:

400+ reviews 4.5 stars, cant go wrong with this camera

u/aagee · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

There are some good point and shoot cameras on the market. But a lot of them have a problem with low light shooting. I settled on the Canon S95 after trying several other Powershots. Been happy.

Canon S100 looks good too.

u/daemano · 2 pointsr/gadgets

>12X optical point and shoot with amazing low-light performance.

That pretty much disqualifies zooming on every P & S camera. Typically zoom lenses have a max aperture of f5.6 or greater at the longest end. This problem is made worse by the tiny sensor built into p&s cameras.


>the mic was crap and you couldn't hear anything over the amazing bass (I heard a paper tape over the mic can help in these cases!).

Sound pressure at concerts is way too high for clear audio on the built in mic of any p&s or even a DSLR camera. To record clear audio during a show you'd could try getting an external digital recorder (like a Zoom H1 audio recorder), record the audio and video separately, then re-sync them in your video editing software. See what I'm talking about >HERE<

I figure you want a p&s to keep your setup small, discreet, and allowable at a concert venue, so all DSLRs are out in this reccomendation.

So, what you'll need to do is this:

  • Get p&s camera with a fast lens (f2.0 - f2.8) Try the Canon 500 HS for $200 or the Canon S95-s100 for $400ish
  • Get digital audio recorder (Zoom H1 for $86)
  • Get good seats
  • Forget about zooming so you can get a decent image
  • Record video and audio seperately
  • Combine video and audio in your video editing software
  • Be happy?

    Note* - If you must zoom, you need to stabilize the camera (preferably a tripod or monopod). If you cant use either cause of the venue, then tuck your arms against your body tight, and hold the camera with two hands. In any case, your video is still gonna look like crap if it's zoomed, grainy (cause the camera will raise the ISO to try get a decent exposure), and jerky (cause your holding the camera with one arm above the crowd).

u/Zyper · 2 pointsr/photography

In that price range I like the Fuji X10 as a point in shoot mostly because of aesthetics to be honest. Canon G-series is usually the standard, however. Alex Majoli uses a Canon G9 if I remember correctly.

u/droptune · 2 pointsr/scuba

I have been looking at the Canon G12. From what I have read it's one of the better point and shoots for underwater. The only caveat is that the Canon underwater case you can buy for it has some bad reviews about leaking. That being said I was looking at picking up the Ikelite case for it, but it costs more than the camera does. All in you would be a little over $1000 US, but you would have a great consumer set up.

u/plb49 · 2 pointsr/photography
u/WalterFStarbuck · 2 pointsr/photography

$148 new on Amazon - Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP and even has a high speed mode. I love this thing to death.

u/magus424 · 2 pointsr/photography

this one says it has a manual mode in a review of it

u/camopdude · 2 pointsr/photography

This one gets good reviews. Looks like it has good video performance for you, too.

u/jshbckr · 2 pointsr/videography

If resolution isn't an issue and you're ok with small/blurry shots (you could still see form, it just would be on-par/lower-than SD quality, far from HD) then you could get something like the Canon PowerShot S100

I just found this clip from searching YouTube, to give you an idea of the image quality.

If you wanted to capture 200-240fps at 1080p, you'd be looking at a camera like the FS700 for $8k.

u/toastercookie · 2 pointsr/aves

Powershot s100

It's small enough to fit in my pocket but packs a nice zoom and full manual controls :)

u/abadengineer · 2 pointsr/photography

you should check the canon S100:, but it might be over your budget.

I used a couple of sony digital cameras too, one of them on the cheap end (around 100 pounds I think), the other is around 200 pounds. (I'm not from Europe so these are just rough numbers)

I like the more expensive one (my parents'), and I sometimes borrow it even though I have a Canon 40D. I was amazed by the picture quality of the cheaper one as well, it wasn't the greatest, but for the price it was really good and much better than any other equally priced camera.

I recommend doing your own research on these, and maybe going to the shop and trying some... here is what you should look for:

  • Big sensor: some will have 1/2.3" , others 1/1.7", etc... since the number is inverted, the lower the number on the bottom the better (in this case the 1/1,7")

  • High ISO with low noise: the big sensor contribute to this, as does some other technologies, like using CMOS instead of CCD, or backlighted sensor.. I'm not an expert in this, but that's where camera reviewing sites like dpreview come in handy.

  • Stabilizer: optical stabilizer is a must for taking photos at low light conditions or while zooming.

    Maybe I missed some points, but these should be good indicators.

    Good luck :)
u/Reasonable_Roger · 2 pointsr/photography

Get her a point and shoot. Bitches love point and shoots

May I suggest a badass one like the Canon S100

u/DatAperture · 2 pointsr/photography

The sony you suggested is not a bad choice, but beware- sony is notorious for their digital cameras "smudging" fine detail. It will be fine for a 5x7, but 8x11 or larger will be pushing it, even at your cameras maximum quality.

I know it's outside your price range, but consider the Canon SX260.

For the extra $38 over your budget, you get one of the best travel compacts there is. And it consistently ranks as among the sharpest compacts there is. And since I don't think there are any cameras below $250 that really fit the bill, I think this might be best.

u/Zuwxiv · 2 pointsr/photography

Any reason why you can't use rechargable AA's?

Otherwise, there's a couple good options for you. It boils down to two types of cameras - compacts, and SLR's.

Compact cameras are like what everyone used to have until they all just started using their phone instead. They're small, portable, unobtrusive, and light - but typically have poor controls. You'll find some that have manual controls, but they'll typically be difficult to set or change. (There are exceptions, but most of those are much more expensive models)

SLR's are the "big" cameras. It stands for Single Lens Reflex - basically, it uses a mirror to reflect the image through a viewfinder. When you take the picture, the mirror slaps up (that characteristic click sound) and the film or sensor is exposed. Digital ones are DSLRs, and I'm sure you can guess what the D stands for.

You can get a film one (very cheaply found online or in second hand camera stores) or a digital one. These cameras tend to be much bigger, more noticeable, and more expensive. Lenses are detachable and therefore sold separately, though most come with a standard or "kit" lens. However, they have many advantages - controls that are operated more quickly and easily, higher image quality, better autofocus, etc.

I prefer DSLRs, but you may not - and neither of us would be wrong.

$250 bucks should get you a couple years old entry-level model with the kit lens. On the Canon side, you're looking at the XSi, the T1i, or maybe you could find a deal on the T2i. I'm not as familiar with Nikon's lineup, but I'm sure you could find something a couple years old there too.

If you prefer the compact, there are some older model ones that work well too. The SX260 is in your price range, though for a bit over 300 you could get the S100. I've heard very good things about the latter.

u/XLK9 · 2 pointsr/Cameras

That camera didn't get very high user review. I'd consider this one. I have an SX200 and it is built like a tank and takes great pictures.

u/Dr_Terrible · 2 pointsr/ImSavingUpForThis

I would say an x100s is about as user-friendly as a mid-level DSLR. There is no full auto mode like you'll find in an entry-level DSLR (like the Canon Rebel series). You would certainly be able to get decent pictures without advanced photographic knowledge, although you wouldn't be using the camera to its high potential; if you don't want to think too much about the process of taking the picture, you could get a good P&S like the Canon PowerShot and save some money. The x100s would be a great camera to learn on, though, in my opinion.

u/building8media · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

If your don't wanna get a dslr and your just getting into Vlogging I would get a Sony RX100 - great camera, good price.

Check out Sara Dietchy's video below..its old but she talks about it and gives some good info. she's a pretty well known vlogger and she has been using it for a while (even tho i believe she recently switched) - starts talking about the camera around 8:30

Hope this helps!

u/Fmeson · 2 pointsr/GoodValue

Ok, if all you want out of your camera is for it to take nice pictures on a vacation, be less than 600 USD and be portble, your best bet is a high quality compact camera like the rx100 (note there are 3 successors to it for more money of course):

Will a point and shoot take good quality pictures? Yes. Point and shoots will fall behind DSLRs image quality in 2 situations: low light and printing large images. If you want to shoot in the dark or print poster sized images, you will need to look elsewhere (and probably spend a lot more than $600). However, since you say a smart phone takes nice enough pictures, you will probably enjoy the better image quality of a nice point and shoot, but not miss the ability to print posters.

Do point and shoots fit your budget? yes, I picked one of the most expensive ones as an example. A S100 is even cheaper and still a great camera.

Are point and shoots portable? Yes. They can often fit in your pocket without discomfort (depending on your pocket size of course). That is more than I can say about a M43 camera. They are smaller than a DSLR, but not so small you can carryone around easily without a bag.

Based on what I have read from you, I would bet a point and shoot would serve your needs better than a M43 camera. However, if you intend on making photography into a serious hobby (i.e. willing to poor more money into it over time for better lenses and bodies) and want to take pictures beyond vacation photos, then a M43 camera might be for you.

What you have to understand is that M43 cameras and DSLRs are meant to be paired with expensive lenses. Buying a DSLR or M43 camera and not buying nice lenses is a bit like building a nice house on a shitty foundation. In a few years your nice house will start to crumble and while you spend all your money keeping it standing your neighbohr who spent more on his foundation can spend his money on a new pool.

So, ask yourself what you want out of the camera. Do you just want it to take better pictures than an iPhone? Get a point and shoot. Do you want to make photography into a serious hobby? Get a M43 camera and some starting lenses.

Here are some good starting lenses:

Can you see yourself buying 2-3 of those lenses in the next year?

u/tofu28 · 2 pointsr/Throwers

I've heard many good things about the Sony RX100. It is compact, but many people swear by it. It's powerful for both professional looking video and stills. One of the only downsides is that is kinda pricey. Here's a review.

u/master0li · 2 pointsr/Beginning_Photography

Is your moon criteria because you want to be able to zoom really far or that you feel only decent cameras can do that? I ask because if you don't need a long reach you could put more money toward a better camera/lens that's shorter.

If you don't need long reach and want a small camera a used RX100 will give you great quality for stills and video for under $400. You mention travel so I think for walking around it's great. It's a fixed lens though so you can't get more out of it down the line.

If you're thinking of it more like an investment and you'll grow into it over time you'll probably want to go with an ILC (interchangeable lens camera). Mirrorless will be smaller DSLR will be bigger. Just know that you're buying into a whole ecosystem because because lenses aren't swapable between brands. There are adapters but generally you lose things like auto focus unless you pay big bucks for an adapter.

For DSLR a used Nikon D3300 or Canon T6 is under $400. For mirrorless a used Sony a5000. There's also the micro 4/3's mirrorless systems but someone else would have to chime in for recommendations as I have no experience w/ them.

I should note that all my specific recommendations don't have a ton of reach (can't get far subjects). But what you save on that gets you incredible quality if you take the time to learn. Also w/ the ILC cameras you could get a telephoto lens in the future. You could get a cheaper body and get a kit that has 2 lenses one of which is a telephoto - used Nikon D3100 Kit or used Canon T5 kit for right at $400. You have to swap lens to go long. If you really want that zoom for cheaper or smaller overall size probably look at choices in this article.

That said if you're going to stay on auto mode all the time my recommendations are probably not worth the price premium since you won't get the most out of it. Save some bucks and get a point and shoot that's easier to travel with and you're more likely to take out and use. I will say the quality gap between camera phones and point and shoots is pretty minimal these days. You probably need to spend $300-$400 for the significant jump in quality.

u/aeturnum · 2 pointsr/Cameras

I'd suggest checking out a sony RX-100 (Mk 1, not 2 or 3): amazon link. You can check ebay for lower prices as well. It's a compact all-around camera that has both landscape and macro modes. However, its 'macro' mode is not as close up as more serious 'macro' cameras (macro == close up photography). Video example of what the Mk2 can do, all of which the Mk1 can do

u/bedlamunicorn · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I looked into cameras several years ago before we did some big vacations. I ended up getting a Sony Cybershot RX100. I love it. It can essentially be a point-and-shoot, or you can use it in manual mode if you want to step up your photography game. This camera went to Australia, Iceland, and Finland with us and we love the photos it took. If you want a step-up from your cell phone but don’t want to go as big/fancy as a DSLR, this one is a great compromise.

Edit: misread and saw you already have a regular camera. This one still does a good job with video! It might make sense to combine picture camera and video camera into one product, less to have to keep track of.

u/doggexbay · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

The Sony RX100 has a great reputation as a budget video camera, but it's a point & shoot so it might not make the best option depending on what you want to teach. I think you can get a couple of Canon 60Ds on your budget if you want to teach camera-work specifics.

Do you want to teach cinematography or storytelling? For camera specifics, you might want to shop for more sophisticated cameras than the RX100. If you want to teach storytelling techniques, then you don't need a 60D for video; just about any smartphone will do. Depending on the smartphone, a few 60Ds may be cheaper. :)

u/stupid_horse · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Don't know what your budget is, but a Sony RX100 and maybe a Ricoh GR would fit in your pocket.

u/L0LPanda · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

At around $400USD I would say you have three options:
Sony RX100 MkI, a Go Pro or your phone.

The S7 has decent camera quality, and while the RX100 will be more durable, I would opt to save the money instead. Image quality from the RX100 might be a little better (you'll definitely have more control over the image).

The Go Pro could definitely work. Those things are built like tanks, my mate takes one hiking and records some nice time lapses and video. However, image quality is poor (probably worse than your phone) and the fisheye effect looks out of place for a hiking video.

IMO, save the money until you have enough to get the RX100 MkIII/IV which will be a noticeable upgrade from your phone.

Edit: Also, the S7 has expandable storage, throw a 32GB micro-SD card in there and that'll be you set for storage.

u/Heather_VT · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I have a Sony RX100 (first generation one), and love it. The pictures are great considering it isn't a DSLR or mirrorless camera, and it is fairly compact which makes it perfect for hiking and traveling.

u/Jensraven · 2 pointsr/scuba

You can do a shit ton with a point-and-shoot and an Ikelite (or proprietary) case with a diffuser card, without bankrupting yourself.

Completely off the cuff, here's one option, a Sony RX100

and Sony Case (40m)

For all up around ~$700USD that will do 99% of the shooting that people do.

It shoots RAW for processing (requisite IMO)

It shoots with all kinds of flash adjustment

It shoots with all kinds of controls for exposure and aperture

If you want to get super fancy, you can even add a tray and a cheap video light on an arm to reduce backscatter issues and shoot with the light and not the onboard flash.

Personally I am a fan of Ikelite cases though so I'd search out a point and shoot that can shoot RAW and has the flexibility of a DSLR, a matching Ikelite case, and a sea&sea strobe. That would be a super fancy option.

I sometimes dive with an older Canon point and shoot that only shoots JPG and uses a diffuser card on an Ikelite case for doing portraits of divers/dive buddy groups. It's real small and light and didn't cost me more than $300 used from a fellow diver who just didn't use it anymore.

I've gone away from DSLR completely and now use a CILC (a6000) in an Ikelite case with a sea&sea strobe when I want to pretend I know what I'm doing.

You don't have to kill yourself or your relationships to go intermediate.

u/Rydogalonian · 2 pointsr/videography

If you are wanting to vlog on it and record yourself, I would really look at that a6400. I have an a6300 and it is a great b camera for me on my gimbal. I have used it in the past for vlogging but you are really shooting blind since you cant check to see you are in frame or in focus. If you are on a budget I get it. Another good budget sony vlogging camera is the RX100. Those run about $400 on Amazon Hopefully this helps!

u/Bukakkalypse · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 $350. Can record 1080p video and continuously(i've heard that the cannon T2 / 3 can only record up to 30 mins at a time.). It also has a flip out screen so you can watch your self while filming.

edit: or $297!

u/PastramiSwissRye · 2 pointsr/videography

You might like the Panasonic FZ-200.


Also check out this sticky post about asking for camera recommendations - it'll help us narrow down what would be the best fit for you:

u/afishyate · 2 pointsr/photography

Do you have a lot out experience with cameras? If not jumping straight into a DSLR may be a bit overwhelming.

Also, as the dad of a 1.5 year old, I can say that such a large camera is not always practical, nor is the sound of the shutter. Beside setup shots, you're not going to easily be able to hold the camera for a quick "selfie" of your baby sleeping on you. it's a specific example, but a lot of situations will come up where such a large/somewhat loud device will hinder you.

Consider down the road, after the first 3-6 months of house arrest, you'll want something light and small that you can carry around top of all the other baby gear, and that your kid isn't going to immediately want to play with instead of having their picture taken. I probably would have missed some of my best shots if I didn't have such a small camera that is unobtrusive and easy to carry for sort walks to the park or other situations where I would be discouraged in bringing a big SLR.

I wanted to get a DSLR to replace my s/o's point and shoot a few months back but I decided to wait on the investment and bought a Panasonic Lumix LX7. I couldn't be happier.

The lens is amazing, having a very wife aperture which allows for great indoor low-light photos--the main reason i wanted a new camera. Not every photo has an instant amazing pop of modern DSLRs, but if I stop and think about the shot the results are outstanding for a $300 camera

I mostly use aperture priority, turn the aperture ring appropriately for the scene, and go to town, but the auto mode is smart enough to be able to hand to anyone. The movie button will begin recording with your current settings so you don't have to switch the dial to movie mode. It will shoot raw+jpeg so you can share the photo instantly while having an archive quality version. And if youre willing to learn to do some post processing when you have time (in a couple years maybe? Harhar), 60 seconds of adjusting in Lightroom will really bring out the quality of the camera and make for great prints. You'll also be able to save photos that you thought were incorrectly exposed or have too much contrast.

In the end the best camera is the one you'll actually have with you all the time. And when you eventually decide to step up to the SLR, the technology will have greatly increased for your price range and you'll still have a great backup.

I have to go to work and would love to badly type more on my phone, but if you have questions about my experience lemme know.

Here's some reviews:

I bought mine on amazon for $280 "used" from warehouse deals. The minor damage described was only on the box. The prices seem to have gone back up a bit though. I would suggest square trade insurance for whatever camera you buy.

u/quisney · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Keep in mind that that camera has a very wide lens, so everything you shoot will have a fisheye effect. I personally recommend something like a [Sony RX100 Mk 2](Sony DSCRX100M2/B 20.2 MP Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera (Black) or a similar point and shoot. Obviously for action stuff this is not ideal but the quality will be way better for the vlogs and other normal things. PLUS, that camera takes amazing stills (if you're interested in that).

u/woundmantv · 2 pointsr/photography

I'm looking for a camera that would be decent for starting to capture my life.

My husband and I are going on our honeymoon and I figured this would be a great time to think about investing in a good camera so I can start capturing memories. Here are some things I am looking for :

  • A point and shoot camera that isn't complicated to use and is very simple for a beginner
  • Under 700$ Budget
  • A camera that is going to still be good x amount of years later, I want a camera that isn't going to be obsolete next year and is going to be good for awhile (like 5+ years), I don't know anything about cameras but if it's like any other technology a company will find a way to make it obsolete.
  • A camera that I can take videos in, in good quality and have the ability to make videos from it to share if I wish. (think vlogging?)
  • Up-gradable, for example, a camera that can put an extra memory card in, or purchase lenses for (if that's even possible, I know nothing about cameras)
  • A Camera that's easy to use in terms of transferring data (pictures put on the computer)
  • A Camera that I can do fun stuff with besides just taking pictures of my family. Like if I ever decide I like taking photos and I want to start looking into photography.
  • A Camera that has the ability to be used underwater (this just seems like a little bonus to me, not needed)

    I was taking a look at this after reading a little bit of the buyers guide. I would read it further but it just seems a little too technical for me. Thanks in advance for any replies :)
u/Unlifer · 2 pointsr/applehelp

I always carried a Sony RX100M2 with me before the N5 went on sale. My cheap Chinese MediaTek phone was never reliable. The camera is decent for quick shots.

About the tweeter app, try using Talon. There are some new ones like Fenix, and the oldie Falcon.

u/yao_42 · 2 pointsr/Android

i have this sony camera, but i just dont wanna carry it around. i bring it with me on special occasions only

just the phone is super convenient.

u/White_Hamster · 1 pointr/pics

crazy, so it was a point and shoot kind of affair? It didn't happen to be this sexy bitch of a camera, would it?

u/anoxy · 1 pointr/photography

If the S95 doesn't fit your needs, check out the Olympus XZ-1 and the Panasonic Lumix LX5

u/ColeW11 · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

One last question, comparing the camera you linked and the Lumix LX5. Which would you recommend, as you seem to have a lot of knowledge about cameras?

u/zanonymous · 1 pointr/photography

Can someone explain to me why folks are so outraged by the Hasselblad Lunar, and not the Panasonic/Leica thing? I mean, it seems crazy to me that the DMC-LX5 is $340 and the D-Lux5 is $740, and they're pretty much the same camera.

u/houdinize · 1 pointr/photography

Stop looking, this is the best for the money and what the rest of the comments will say:

u/Obamas_iPhone · 1 pointr/bourbon

Well, I'm not familiar at all with that camera (or even Sony as a camera brand) so it may have a lot more features than you're aware of (the user manual is your friend!) that would allow you to make better pictures. I will say that I know as far as point-and-shoot cameras go the Cannon S95 is a very nice camera cause it gives you a lot of nice options that you would normally only find on much higher end DSLR type cameras. It's pretty damn expensive at ~$350 for a point and shoot camera though. Being a photographer is very expensive as a hobby I can attest as my mom is a semi-pro photographer and has spent a shitload (that's a technical term in photography) on all her camera gear.

u/Cinaed · 1 pointr/ReefTank

Cannon s95 and the housing for it

They cost about $200 more than the newer versions now, not sure why. I've had mine for over a year but I only put it in the housing when I go diving.

u/OmniaII · 1 pointr/

I've been eyeing the Canon Powershot S95 or the updated one recently.

Would be nice if that also has the boot image thingie.

u/peter__venkman · 1 pointr/photography

I love my Canon G12 (the better (imho) version of that camera). I use it more than my DSLR, in fact, I am selling my DSLR and lenses because I cannot stand the weight and bulk, I do a lot of street and and night time urban/architectural stuff, and I have been lugging around a D60 with dual battery grip and 4 lenses for 4 years. No way.

I have my G12, sold my E-PL2 because it sucked for nightime work, and I am waiting for the new models in January before I decide on my next buy, more than likely a Nex 7.

If I can sell a few organs, I will get a Leica M9.


Get a Canon G12 or a used D60/t2

u/freakscene · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/odd_affilliate_link · 1 pointr/photography

Get a Canon G12. Has a great feature set and a flip screen which will help when shooting at low angles for skateboard photography.

u/SilenceSeven · 1 pointr/photography
u/thechauchy · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Ya so the the blurry backgrounds are basically products of really wide apertures on a camera lense, and it really is all about the lense in this regard.

With your camera you can't change lenses and that's gonna be the main issue. Your camera only goes to f/4.5 which is a very common limit. However to get the shots you want you would need to have a DSLR body and a prime lense that brings your aperture down to *f/1.8 or something similar.

You can buy full cameras with built in lenses that are not interchangeable and even compact with something like an f/1.8 range. But they tend to be a little more expensive and limit lense options obviously. This is really cool though Fujifilm X100 12.3 MP APS-C CMOS EXR Digital Camera with 23mm Fujinon Lens and 2.8-Inch LCD

My suggestions.
1.) For now the best thing you can do on your gear is take photos from father away from your subjects. If you can access manual settings make sure your aperture is as low as the number will go. (that may mean compensation with shutterspeed or ISO) Google it.
2.) Go on eBay or Craigslist and pick up an older Canon or Nikon DSLR body. I sometimes see old D60s for like $60 online and sometimes they come with a lense. But you really don't want the lense that comes with the camera anyways so don't worry about getting them together. Once you find a body, go online again and buy a prime lense with a 1.8 aperture. This guy isn't the best lense ever. But it ain't bad. $50

YONGNUO YN50mm F1.8 Standard Prime Lens Large Aperture Auto Focus Lens For Canon EF Mount Rebel DSLR Camera

And thats how you go pro with under $150.

u/milky_donut · 1 pointr/femalefashion

I bought the Fuji x100 used. Could've dropped ~$1500 on the x100s buuuuutt...nah. No huge difference between the two. I'm very excited to get it and start using it because the pictures it produces are really nice.

u/CricketPinata · 1 pointr/Cameras

What is your budget?

You say mid-range, so I am going to assume you mean AROUND $500-800, ish.

One of my favorite cameras at the price-point and which many of my street photographer friends swear by is the Ricoh GR, it is favorably compared to the more expensive Panny LX100, Sony RX100, the Canon G7X, the Nikon Coolpix A, and even the Fuji X100-series.

ANY of these would be good, my favorite overall for stills is the Fuji, my favorite for Video is the Panasonic, my favorite for performance versus cost is the Ricoh.

My favorite overall is perhaps the Sony RX100 III, it's video isn't as good as the Panasonic, but with the improved XAVC-S codec, it's FullHD is better than any of the other compacts. And it's stills compare very favorably to the much more expensive Fuji's, at a nice mid-range price-point.

Ricoh GR - $500-600, 16.2MP, Full HD Video

Fuji x100 - $600-900 (Used vs. New), 12.3MP, 720P HD Video

Fuji x100s - $600-950 (Used vs. New) 16MP, Full HD Video

Fuji x100t - $1150-1400 (Used vs. New), 16.3MP, Full HD Video (It's major additions are a rangefinder, and WiFi so you can communicate with your phone and use the phone as a trigger or upload the photos to your phone and upload them while you're still out on the streets, if the additions are worth it to you then great, if they are not, the x100s will provide you essentially identical stills performance).

Panasonic LX100 - $700-900, 12.8MP in 4:3 mode, 16.8MP total (it is a multi-aspect camera, so it can switch between various aspect ratios without changing field of view, that's a good thing), 4K Ultra-HD Video (4 times the resolution of the Ricoh or Fuji).

Sony RX100 II - $600, 20.2MP, Full HD video

Sony RX100 III - $800 - 20.2MP, Full HD video (With the addition of Sony's Proprietary and improved video codec XAVC-S)

Canon G7X - $700, 20.2MP, Full HD video

Nikon Coolpix A - $500, 16.2MP, FullHD Video

u/slynn695 · 1 pointr/photography

I need a camera and have never owned one before. I'm leaning towards getting a Fujifilm X100 (

What are your thoughts?
What lens shoudl I get? I plan on using it for street photography and product photography.
Should I buy used?


EDIT: I'm also on a budget as I am a student.

u/photoknut · 1 pointr/photography

Ok, so something like below is ok? With no "tag=" ?

u/Mikzeroni · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

I've had the Sony HDR XR-160 since 2011 and have only had one problem with it, the "buffer overload". Here is a clip of test footage. I also have some footage from a really embarrassing videos on YouTube, but I don't want that to be seen...

The Canon Vixia series of camcorders is often fine. I've never used them, but have heard great things from them. Also, with the Canon name, you can expect to get the good optics and quality from the higher quality Canon cameras.

Worst case scenario, and I wouldn't really recommend this, you could use cheap Canon point and shoots for video. Vloggers, video bloggers, use them for their decent quality, and small size. An example of the point and shoot video quality is the CTFxC which is shot entirely on Point and Shoots, same with the Shaytards.

The Canon EOS M could be a great beginner "DSLR" for you. DSLRs can give more types of looks than camcorders.

u/Anniba · 1 pointr/filmmaking

Honestly, if you have a budget that low and REALLY can't borrow or rent from anyone or anywhere in your area, PLEASE don't get a flip camera with that money. You can get a decent point and shoot that shoots basic HD video (no manual focus though) but good quality otherwise. Look into this for now, I just bought this for my friend's birthday and she absolutely loves it.

Canon Powershot ELPH 300

Some nice features for video...

Shoots in 1080p
24 frames per second, which gives it that "film" look.
Pretty good wide lens for a point and shoot

Let me know if you have any other questions about the camera! In my experience Panasonic and Canon seem to be the best for video in these point and shoots.

u/djscsi · 1 pointr/gadgets

Can't go wrong with Canon's Powershot series. This one is small and compact, and will take very nice pictures and video. That's my recommendation.

u/av4rice · 1 pointr/photography

Should be fine.

However, in that price range, Snapsort recommends this. Same sensor size but the lens quality is probably better on the 300 HS because of the slightly wider maximum aperture and significantly smaller zoom ratio.

Depending on what your cousin wants to shoot, the superzoom capability might outweigh the image quality tradeoff.

u/RadBenjamin · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I have one of these (currently on Amazon for about 180 dollars) and it takes the best photos I've ever taken with a point-and-shoot. The 1-star reviews aren't accurate for my experience with it. I've kept it in a case in my purse for a couple years now and never had any problems with it.

u/skazzleprop · 1 pointr/photography

Y'all have so many subreddits and a question thread that I wasn't sure where this would go. I'll delete anything that's in the wrong place!

I'm looking at buying a camera in the next couple of days (actually have been for a few months now, but I'm very indecisive) and am currently looking at the Canon ELPH 300 HS and the Olympus PEN E-Pl1. I'm wondering what you more experienced folks would recommend.

DPreview comparison

Snapsort comparison

Canon on Amazon

Olympus on Amazon (shoot, they were both $10 less last week)

I'm being told to spring for the Olympus for the bigger sensor and the ability to change lenses (a friend has offered to loan me lenses for it), but I'm not sure if it's what I need or overkill. I've photographed a bit, but want to learn and practice more.

If I get the Canon I'll definitely be putting CHDK on it. Would that put it a bit more on par with the Olympus? I'm a little concerned about the stated shutter lag on the Olympus.

Ideally I'd like to order in the next few days so that it can arrive before spring break.

u/gunnerhoffman · 1 pointr/Cameras

I highly suggest the Canon Elph 300 ( ) you can buy it on amazon for 149.00 this camara offers great a great set of features and even an HD video mode. Read the reviews online: most all of them are positive.

u/uncertainness · 1 pointr/photography

Hm, that's not bad. Although on Amazon it's running for over $250:

Also, according to this, Windows Movie Maker doesn't support .MOV files:

Any other ideas? Is that camera part of a "family" of other lower priced similar cameras?

u/synacl1 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have a Canon S100

u/Thrash3r · 1 pointr/photography

The Canon S100 is fabulous and appears to be relatively popular on this subreddit compared to other small P&S cameras. It lists for $330 on Amazon.

u/EaterofSoulz · 1 pointr/photography

Hello Everyone! I need advice on buying a camera. Please and Thank you in advance! I am going to Thailand for my honeymoon in April. I have a 7 year old Samsung Point & Shoot that is very slow. And I don't want to rely on my phone to take pictures. So therefore I want to buy a new camera. I want something that takes good quality pictures, Zoom really is not THAT important to me IF it takes a lot away from the quality of the image. I also want to take HD video as well. I have looked at the Buyers Guide and it seems a lot of the cameras that I am interested in fall into the "Super Zoom" Category, (such as the SX-700) which seem to be limited in picture quality if I understand it correctly (Correct me if i am wrong). I am looking to spend about $299. Is there anything in between the S-100 and S-120? I don't need to stick with Canon, if someone has some good recommendations i would love to hear them.

Canon S-100

Canon S-120

Canon SX-700 HS

u/SenileTopModel · 1 pointr/photography

Used Canon s100 is a nice one.

u/me_like_jalapenos · 1 pointr/sex

What about a P&S like a Canon PowerShot? They make really high quality video, can go in any standard camera mount (tripod, etc.) and you get a good still picture camera as well. Pay extra for a faster SD memory card vs. cheapos - they're worth it.

Or if you're ready to spend the bucks, look at a newer Nikon or Canon SLR that can do video. Several commercial movies have been shot on the higher-end SLRs.

u/nuke4u · 1 pointr/space

sorry let me clarify - would such a camera as mine (specs here: ) be versatile enough to #1) use solar film during the partial eclipse (because I'm assuming without it my image sensor would be totally washed out, although perhaps not if I use short enough exposure time) and also #2) photograph the totality without the solar film at low light conditions, probably with a tripod.

Should have been 2 questions.

u/excellent_adventures · 1 pointr/travel

The ones I have been looking at thus far have been termed either "travel zooms" or "compact mega zooms". I think I'm looking for something with: portablity (around pocket-sized), decent MP's (12+), >20x optical zoom, decent low-light quality, GPS, probably no more than $300-350.

This has led me to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V and the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

u/talkincat · 1 pointr/gadgets

Given that you specifically asked for "cheap", I think the people recommending SLRs for you are probably out of your price range.

If you want a really good point-and-shoot that will take reasonably good low-light photos, I'd go with the Sony RX100:

If you're going to be doing a lot of outdoor photography that requires an extended zoom range, I'd go with one of these two, depending upon your schedule and your budget:

u/enexene · 1 pointr/photography

I'm having trouble choosing the correct camera for me. I am a student who travels a lot and want something powerful, yet portable. My choices so far:

-Sony DSC RX100 MI

-Sony DSC HX300/B

-Sony alpha a5000

Which one should I get?
Thank you in advance!

u/kitkatkingsize · 1 pointr/photography

Sony Alpha a6000 ($750) vs Sony DSC-RX100/B ($500) vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 ($550)?

I'm a total noob and looking to get my first decent camera. Mostly just need a camera for when I travel - nothing fancy.
In order of importance: Durability > Ease of use > Portability.

Amazon links: Sony-RX-100, Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Sony a6000

Is the price difference to the a6000 worth it?

u/Logical_Phallusy · 1 pointr/photography

I have owned the Canon S90 (most recently replaced by S120), Sony RX100, and Ricoh GR. My personal favorite is the Ricoh GR due to its large sensor and superior all-around performance. However, my recommendation would go to the Sony RX100 since the Ricoh GR has a fixed lens (28mm equiv). If price is more of an issue, the Canon S110 is a great pocket camera and going for only $250 now, which is half the price of the RX100.

u/s95 · 1 pointr/travel

Get the Sony RX100 - amazing amazing point and shoot camera and it's tiny. Here's a sample image:

u/YouWillHaveThat · 1 pointr/IAmA

Trust me. I used to carry the whole kit in my Camelbak (3 lenses, filters, tripod, ect.). This gives you 90% of the shots with 3% of the kit.

u/BigFuzzyArchon · 1 pointr/Cameras

Depends what your budget is

Sony DSC-RX100 is a great camera and pretty much considered the best non-interchangeable lens camera. This is the older version but still very similar to the newest.

Panasonic LX7K

Panasonic LF1

Nikon P340

these are all considered better cameras

u/snuflswasmyslavename · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

I would suggest a high-quality compact camera like the RX100 line from Sony. The Mark III is $750. If you want to save money you can get the mark I for $450 (the III has a better lens). Don't get the mark II, it's an in-between model not worth the extra money.

Another outstanding camera is the Fuji X-T20 with 18-55mm kit lens for $999. The extra $250 over the RX100 M3 is worth for the excellent colors that come out of a Fuji (everybody is in love with them) and the ability to change lenses if you'll ever need to.

00You can also get the RX100 M1 for $250, RX100 M3 for $400, RX100 M6 for $900 and the X-T20 for $900 from Amazon Warehouse. They're open box items in very good condition, with Amazon's money back guarantee.

u/BlauweKaasstengel · 1 pointr/photography

Looking for a camera with great video and photography capabilities in low light while still being small and not too expensive. My question is: does anyone have any experience with insert one of the camera's listed below both with video and photography? I'm very interested in the Sony A6000 but I'm open for other suggestions.

Sony DSC-RX100 (Able to get it for € 385,00)

Sony Alpha a6000 (Able to get it for € 594.00 with lens)

Canon EOS M3 (Able to get it for € 459,00 with lens)

u/Hyzer__Soze · 1 pointr/photomarket

Is it this? Says that it's 1.41 thick. That's pretty close to the perfect option for me provided it's thin enough.

u/scoobysnatcher · 1 pointr/Cameras

This is the one I mean, but in the "Compare To Similar Items" section, it looks like the are multiple, more expensive, iterations with the same DSC-RX100 model number. Is this one a good buy?

u/ja647 · 1 pointr/Cameras

DSLR: Nikon D3300.

Pocketable-smaller: Best Sony RX100 version you can afford. This package comes with two batteries. You will need at least two.

Advantage to a dslr is better pictures (in theory and mostly) disadvantage is size - you won't want to take it out to regular events.

u/PTT_Derp · 1 pointr/pics

No Whale Whisperers :O?!

It's this year's Traveler photo contest's winner, and the photo was taken by a now 400 dollars RX100.

Edit: Well, it seems that they're only from the "Your Shot" contest :P

u/ASnugglyBear · 1 pointr/dragoncon

I went with a

It's very small, does low light well, and can do pretty decent zoom. It's what I'm bringing to con

This thing fits in a pocket so easily.

Unfortunately, it plus a large memory card is going to way bust your budget. Then again, since getting it, I've taken it many places I'd not have done so beforehand.

I recommend this book on it if you do get one:

You might be able to find a used 5N and some cheap lenses of Ebay, but that's going to take some work:

and will be a bit of an issue to lug about.

Now, if this is really more of a hard budget than a "trying to save money on a hobby", something like a will get you the zoom shots (it's not a DSLR, but looks like one), but I have no idea on any of the rest of your requirements.

Perhaps visit a camera store near you that stocks both, and check them out?

That said, read a book about shutter speeds, etc, so you learn how to eek out every little bit out of your camera. A little knowledge will make your camera considerably better than it's 'mode' settings may do for your condition. Practice before the con.

u/LeviPerson · 1 pointr/photography

Newbie here. Looking for a good camera I can also take when I travel. Should I get the Sony Alpha a5000 or Sony DSC-RX100M III?

I was originally oogaling the DSC-RX100/B but the M III has the flip-up display which I want. It's also +$300 more than the /B. This Black Friday Ad shows the /B on sale for $50 off, which is a pretty piss-poor sale. But it shows the Alpha a5000 for $100 off, which is more appealing. Should I grab the a5000 or is the /B or M III much better?

u/sabado225 · 1 pointr/photography

Got my t3i DSLR a year ago, and learned the basics of photography (iso, aperture, shutter rate) with it. Loaded it with magic lantern. Bought it off keh for $300 and getting offer to sell it for $160

haven't relaly used it for the last 3 months or so. got a tripod etc, been losing weight and plan on taking some photos with it after my cut is done for dating profiles.

Three features I loved about the camera: well suported, after market parts, Magic Lantern, dual ISO and hdr video are so cool.

However the biggest downside is when I travel especially at national parks, rugged terrain having such a big ass heavy camera clipped to my backpack (peak design clip) just throws me off balance. it is both physically and mentally taxing

I wanted to sell this but keep my canon efs zoom lenses. I want to buy a mirrorless instead

What is a commensurate lighter mirrorless I can buy? How much would I have to budget to keep my canon lenses? <$450 used for the mirrorless that will take into consideration all these things, coming from the t3i

u/adamk1234 · 1 pointr/Cameras

I'll second /u/Bester2001 and say the S110 is a great camera. It looks like you could get it for $200 right now. If you want to upgrade a bit more, I would pick the Sony RX100 (link: It's more expensive ($500) but I think it's significantly nicer. It's still pocketable and small so no problems there. The great thing with this camera is you can get really great depth of field pictures. You know when you see pictures and the background is blurry? This camera can help you get some of those shots if you want. All in all, it's a great camera.

You can definitely keep either of these cameras for a few years and they're great for families.

u/ahbleza · 1 pointr/photography

I own an Olympus PEN EP-1, a Lumix GH2 (hacked for awesome video), a Nikon D7000 (among the best of the cropped frame cameras) and a Nikon D800 (amazing for detail and also video.)

But I'm not going to recommend any of them, because it sounds like the following might be a better camera for you. It's a superzoom with a constant aperture of f2.8. It's a 12 MPx sensor with pretty good low light performance, and it shoots up to 1080p60, so the video is fine (although nowhere near as good as the hacked GH2.)

What makes this camera different? It's not a point and shoot, and neither is it a removable lens camera. The glass is very interesting -- it's a superzoom, going from 25-600mm equivalent with a Leica-badged lens.

This is a great compromise for someone who is still an amateur, and who doesn't want to go too deeply into the differences between primes and zooms, but who wants a quality camera that you can just go out and shoot, without too many compromises.

Here's a preview:

And the Amazon link:

And some reviews and comments from a top-flight community of Panasonic camera hackers (who will certainly find a way to lift the 29 minute video recording limit):

Now add a decent flash, a stable tripod, some memory cards, and a couple of ND filters (one graduated and one variable), and you've got a pretty good starting point. And I want to reinforce one point which is pretty important -- the f2.8 aperture is constant through the range of the zoom. You just won't see that with most other zooms out there in its class, and it's kind of a big deal. Plus the power-zoom makes using that zoom capability quite useful in ENG type work.

u/airshowfan · 1 pointr/flying

Private pilot and semi-professional aviation photographer here. I've been using Canon dSLRs for over 10 years. Over the past couple years I haven't had as much time for photography due to other pursuits, so I sold my 5D and 7D and got a T5i, which is still good enough to get the occasional magazine cover and National Geographic picture ;]

That having been said... While flying, an SLR is almost always too bulky. If I'm the only pilot on board, I leave the Canon on the ground. My favorite compact camera is the Sony RX100. I'm among the many people (1, 2, 3) who think it's the best compact camera ever made. For some samples, check this out.

When I need more zoom, I use a Panasonic FZ200. I've been a huge fan of the FZ series since the original came out 13 years ago, and I have one for occasions where I need lots of zoom but can't bring the 100-400mm lens. It's f/2.8 all the way, i.e. the fastest (and just about the sharpest) big-zoom non-SLR camera you can buy.

So those would be my recommendations.

u/MaximilianKohler · 1 pointr/Cameras


u/yurigoul · 1 pointr/AskPhotography
u/MAKEUP5EVER · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I use a panasonic lumix. I think this one. Not quite as advanced as a DLSR, but much better than a point and shoot. But if I had the option of picking a camera instead of being gifted this, I would have probably just went ahead and spent the money on a Canon Rebel since it's not that much more expensive.

Lighting is everything in photographing makeup! Sitting by a good light source can make even a phone camera look amazing.

u/markday · 1 pointr/BurningMan

there's a lot to be said for (potentially) breaking rental stuff. I just get into that "if i use this X number of times..." loop. I am vaguely pondering this as (yet another) back up camera... thing is, I really do need a point and shoot as I have a Moto X phone and the camera on that is abysmal...

u/ldonthaveaname · 1 pointr/videography

edit: Okay, I've thought about the lens thing. Can you tell me what the price range, portability, and learning curve on that stuff? I'm a very quick learner when it comes to gadgets (I rooted my phone the 3rd day I had it, I do tech support etc). The "travel" video you linked is basically exactly what I want to do, but I also will need audio.

Edit2: Oh...I just reread it (I'm half asleep)...So the thing is, this is going to be a big hiking trip, and I'm not so sure I want to be lugging that bad boy around :/ It's kinda huge. If I have to stop and keep taking it out of the bag every time I want a shot, or I can't climb trees or something wild it's gonna put a huge damper on things. I'm a big climber and although I don't think a GoPro is appropriate due to limitations in zoom etc, I'm not certain that big thing would work.

Edit3: I found this after reading this I know I want to be a bit ...not reckless..but..I want to be able to bounce from rock to rock with grace and not risk falling into the water as a result of camera weight. Like if I see something interesting, I dont wanna get out a 4 LBS (how much does your camera weigh?) and be like "oh lemme just jog to get this shot" :P So that's why I was looking into active cams etc, but I also want good quality so :/

Edit4: I'm pretty interested in something with compact size, even if that means sacrificing a bit of quality. I need to be able to move this thing from point A to point B, even if point B is high up in a tree.

>the 18-55mm zoom lens is purely manual - the camera lacks a power zoom


Holy heck! This is a lot to take in. I'm starting from almost total scratch knowledge here, so I'll have to give some look at what some of this means :P

As much as I'd like to stretch my budget, I'm not sure it's worth it..even if I could. A few questions before I've really understood and digested most of this.

  • Is the difference between specs like a phone? Like to me the difference between say the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy s5 are big enough...just because it's android. But like the Galaxy s3 to s5? Or Motorola at half the price point? To me they're just phones :/ I wouldn't use half the features anyway.... Are cameras like this? I don't necessarily need the really high-end specs right now. I'd love to have them, but $400 is STEEEEP.

  • Baring in mind I have next to no professional video editing experience (only stuff like power point, windows movie maker [a joke], and audacity audio stuff) do you still think the difference in nuance is worth it?

  • What are the pros and cons of near doubling my budget?

  • Do you think it's better to wait until I have the skills of editing and filming to get a better camera? Start small and go big next time? or is this something I should just jump right into.

  • In a few years, do you think the prices of this stuff will drop considerably? Will 4k be the new standard?

    As much as I'd like to get a REALLY nice camera, I really am broke :/

    Thanks so much for this brilliant response! This is why I didn't just listen to the goons on the other sub and kept looking :D
u/szor · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is one that I really like!

This is an updated version of the camera I used to have that was rockin'. There's probably an even better version, but I didn't do any research. :)

u/urban_ · 1 pointr/Cameras

Canon S110. It fits exactly what you require. I have the S100 (older model), and it's a beast.

If you can find another $150, the Canon S120 sells for $450.

u/papatonepictures · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

What kind of DSLR should you buy? A used one. Don't be too precious about brand names. For the first year, you're not going to know much about what you're doing, you're just going to be figuring it all out (well, I shouldn't speak for you...but that's what it was like for me. I'm a sloooooooow learner. ;) I'm a Canon shooter, and I've had good luck with them. You can get a used Canon t2i to get you started. Photography is less about the gear. It's more about the person behind the camera. Start simple. Save your money. Then, later, when you genuinely know what kind of shooter you are, what features you need...then blow a big wad of cash. I started simple and was glad I did.

If you want something smaller than a DSLR that travels well, consider the Sony NEX line, or other good small cameras that are all manual include the Canon s110 which will help you learn about about getting your camera into manual mode, which is where you can make better pictures. It's super small, and I carry it on my belt so that I have a wide angle camera with me even when I'm shooting on my DSLR with a zoom lens.

Keep in mind, there are plenty of great used DSLRs out there that will get you started. Here's a tutorial about buying a DSLR for less than a hundred dollars. Good luck, and happy learning! :)

u/ocelotpotpie · 1 pointr/photography

For what it's worth, you can get the S110 on Amazon for $249 US.

The S90 is a great camera, and the S110 builds on that. If you aren't looking to jump into an SLR or an expensive mirrorless camera, simply upgrading your S90 to an S110 might yield results that make you happy.

It depends on what you're looking for, though. If you want to drop some more money and get something that's a bit less "point and shoot" and a bit more "control over the end product" then something like the Fuji X100S might scratch your itch.

u/gravityrider · 1 pointr/MTB

I just ordered the Canon s110 to get around this problem. Amazon is blowing them out at a ridiculous price right now ($159.00)-

I'm extremely paranoid about falling and either damaging a lens or the camera mounting spot from the torque. It's to the point where I either ride so carefully the ride ends up being wasted anyway, or I scrap it and hike in. The s110 shoots RAW and has a 5x optical zoom, so I'm hoping that will hold me for most shots.

u/starplaya · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I'll second the Sony RX100 suggestion. If that's out of your budget, here are some less expensive alternatives: the Sony DSC-HX9V or it's newer sibling the Sony DSC-HX50V. Also the Canon S100 or S110

u/choaskachoo · 1 pointr/RomanAtwood

This is one of the cameras Roman gave away to fan and one that he used to use. I own one and all i can say is that is a really reliable camera. I believe that it will be a good starter vlog camera. Link

u/dressedAsDog · 1 pointr/Cameras

I've had a Canon s95 for two years now and it's an amazing camera. It has a shorter battery life that I was used to, but that was solved with a spare battery.

The new model s110 seems to be on the same line, it has auto mode, but also full manual control, plus all the in betweens, AV, TV...

Also, GPS, that you seem to like.

Here it is in Amazon.

u/ExpertNewb · 1 pointr/Cameras

Thank you very much for the detailed response. I was considering S110 or S120 which is compact and cheaper while it has the same sensor and image processor as the G15/G16 and has many of the features from G15/G16 however I saw online reviews mentioning "lens error" (which seems to be a common problem for S1XX line) among other problems which is why I am not considering it as an option. This might be a non-issue though?

>micro 4/3rds

Sony, Canon and Nikon are the only companies which have authorized stores and service centers in my area. So I will prefer these. Micro four thirds seem to be manufactured by Olympus and Panasonic only. I don't know how they are different from Nex 6.

From your suggestion, I think I should rule out G16 since it isn't pocket-able anyway, costs the same and doesn't offer anything better (or does it?) except for slightly better portability compared to Nex-6.

u/Devlik · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Sony Rx100m2 You can find them used regularly for under $500. Its a great learning camera, a lot of the manual options from a DSLR, a hot shoe, shoots raw AND fits in your pocket so you can take it anywhere. You can shoot a wide range of things with it but it will fall down in extreme low light. No lenses, no muss, no fuss. Get used to and learn with that and once you find out exactly what you are looking for in a bigger camera then you can make a more informed choice. Yes it is a point and shoot but read the reviews on this it is not a typical point and shoot at all.

u/tjl_p · 1 pointr/photography

None of the cameras you listed are that compact unfortunately. Look into the a6000, it's at the top end of your price range.

To be honest, I'd suggest something like an RX100M2 instead of an interchangeable lens camera. It'll last forever and it has everything you need in a super compact package. It's more capable than any of those Canons and it has NFC in addition to Wifi.

u/phuckduck · 1 pointr/nexus6

I hardly use the camera on my phone, I prefer to carry this with me. It's obviously thicker than the phone, but smaller in all other dimensions.

u/whereswil · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Not cheap but I highly recommend the rx100 m2.

I travel full time and when my big camera met the ocean I got one of these and I've been more then impressed. Great low light shots, very versatile and the nfc feature lets you easily take pictures of yourself using a smart phone as a remote (use a gorillapod)

u/Uniqueuser323 · 1 pointr/india

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3.Seagate1.5TB Portable External Drive---➤₹4,099

4.Google Pixel 32GB---➤₹38,999

5.LG G6---➤₹37,990

6.Canon 1300D with 18-55mm Lens, 16GB Card & Carry Case ---➤ ₹21,990

7.[Sony RX100M2] ( ---➤ 37,999

u/Frigzy · 1 pointr/videography

First post here, I've basicly spent the last couple of days researching/buying gear around your price point. I already possessed a Zoom H1, but since you can use your phone for that purpose, I'd say we're about in the same boat.

I'd personally recommend you to check out four primary options. If the newest model is too pricey, it might be worthwhile to check out the older versions.

  1. Panasonic FZ300: Great Zoom, 4k video at the lowest possible price point afaik, great usability, decent stabilization, external mic input, flipable screen in all directions, decent built in mic, DSLR.
    Downside: Bulky.
    Honestly, I'm confident that this is probably the best camera out there for video right now, at least at its price point. However, if portability is a must, this one simply doesn't cut it.
  2. Panasonic G7: Similar deal to the FZ300. I didn't find too many differences overall though. 4K, external mic, decent stabilization etc. Less zoom capabilities though. Also, it is more compact than the FZ300. It's a mirrorless camera, but it's also a bit more pricey than the FZ300. If size is a factor, this is a better choice. Also stills will be better with this one.
  3. Sony RX100 ii: Great camera which does everything you wouldn't expect from this size. Very good image and video quality for its price point and unbeatable portability. However, no interchangeable lenses and due to its size, lacking duration on video due to overheating hazards. If you're looking to shoot for extended periods, the larger the better and panasonic is definitely your go-to. However if you prefer ease of use and a compact feel. This is the way to go.
  4. Sony A5100: My personal choice at the end of the day. It's a very similar story to the RX100ii, but as opposed to the RX, this one has all the latest from sony. Massive sensor which means great low light performance and overall very high quality footage. New XAVC S codec for higher quality video. Both of these at a reasonable price point while enabling the use of interchangable lenses. Also, I just think this baby is way more charming than the RX series. However, it's definitely known to overheat over longer duration video shooting, it has no external mic input, no in built stabilization, no EVF and no shoe to mount stuff on. I didn't find these to be capable of weighing up to its potential though, especially with a pancake lens. I've got great portability, one of the best low light and video cameras at the price point. I actually figured out that I can bypass all of the problems it faces by buying myself an external recording device. Sure, this costs as much as the camera itself, but the benefits the camera offers are unbeatable at the price point, and if I enjoy myself enough up to a point where I want to invest more, I can just remove all the negatives and stay at the top in terms of quality AND portability, since the external recorder is equally portable.

    I haven't gone over the full details for all of them, but if any of them interest you in particular, just find some reviews and you'll get a good idea of what they're all about. Also, some are a bit over your budget, but I don't know how tight your finances are so I figured I'd just give you my take.

    Lastly, definitely don't forget audio as mentioned in the thread already. A lav mic will get your far since you can use it with the panasonics or your phone.

    Hope this has been more than just a rant. Good luck!
u/Learntophoto · 1 pointr/photography


I'm looking to get into photography as a beginner, and since I'm a college student I have a rather low budget...I found this camera for 300 what do you guys think?

My father has an old Pentax SLR with 200m zoom I believe. I kind of want to use that but I feel I use learn on a digital first and then learn the basics of getting a killer shot and then bring that over to a film camera.


u/asosaki · 1 pointr/photography

FYI Fuji doesn't make a 50 1.8 and neither does Zeiss. It might be a Rokinon/Samyang brand lens, which means you only have manual focusing. Ask him what brand the lens is. If he says Fuji he's lying. Besides, you can get a brand new X-E1 from Amazon for cheaper with the versatile and very sharp 18-55mm lens.

And if you're willing to spend up to $1800 why not consider the Fuji X-E2 instead of the X-E1?

Also, what's your experience level with photography? Do you know a lot about it/how to shoot in manual? Or not too much? All of these cameras might be a little overkill, especially if you're mostly just doing food and blog stuff. Maybe look into the Canon S110 or Canon S120 instead.

u/litercola84 · 1 pointr/photography

I'm a professional and when I travel I bring my Canon S100 point and shoot. It can make great pictures if you read the manual and learn how to use it. It can either be idiot proof or allows you to shoot RAW and have full manual control over everything. The 120 is the latest model and is $399 I recommend using the extra to buy a spare battery and case.

u/Kalikoenig · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

I take my 60D with 17-55 lens with me. Get yourself a Timbuk2 camera insert and grab some straps and carabiner to hook other things to the outside of your pack.

With that being said. This camera below is a great one. But remember, it's not a DSLR and you will be making sacrifices in addition to the benefits of a smaller/compact camera.

u/wolfcry0 · 1 pointr/Cameras

We've got a couple of the older version of these sony cameras at work, they're not bad at all as long as you have enough light and nothings moving around much, and they are definitely cheap

I don't know if this interests you or not but we have eye-fi SD cards in all of them so all the images automatically get stored on our server over wifi, makes things a bit simpler

u/jrshaul · 1 pointr/photography

My brother has a Fuji - unless you need the hyper-telephoto zoom, there's really not much reason not to buy a compact camera instead. This one is inexpensive, compact, very simple, and charges from USB so you can charge it from your phone charger or car.

u/NoMoreShinesBilly · 1 pointr/Standup

For what you want, I think $300-500 is way too much. It sounds like you just want clear image with decent audio? I personally use an old point-and-shoot from 2008. The footage can get grainy depending on the lighting, but the audio records fine. This is just reference for myself though, I don't send this out to bookers. I think even an iPhone 5 can record sets pretty well.

Check this point and shoot $88

Go youtube test footage for certain camera models to compare. If you just want clear footage with decent audio, you can do so with a tiny camera with a budget of $150 or less. $300-$500 is a cheap DSLR, maybe too much for what your needs are.

u/gapagos · 1 pointr/Cameras

I'm looking at this camera:

Are you saying a device meant only to take pictures would give me worse quality results than my Duraforce phone which was not only designed for dual front & back cameras (cheap ones) but also a 1080p touchscreen, wifi, Bluetooth and GSM / HSPA / LTE communications, headphone jacks and a CPU capable of running 3d games?

u/fourOsix · 1 pointr/skiing

The wide angle fixed lense on the GoPro creates a fisheye effect and also has no zoom, optical or digital. Something like this may be nice. It looks like it would easily fit in a coat pocket.

u/Madeof_StarStuff · 1 pointr/photoclass_2016

I have this guy and, well, my android phone camera. I don't think either of those options will work, but I'm enamored with photography and I really want to learn.

I figure if nothing else I can read the lessons and do the assignments once I can afford a basic camera...

u/TheToyBox · 1 pointr/PacificCrestTrail

I'll make it easy for you: You want a (used) Sony RX100 III.

The RX100 was the beginning of Sony's takeover of the entire camera market, from enthusiast level all the way up to full-frame pro cameras. They somehow now have a bigger market share than Nikon OR Canon. I don't know what possessed them to decide they wanted to be The Best Camera Company, but right now they're it, and the RX100 is one of the reasons.

In your shoes I'd go for the RX100 III, they switched from a 28mm-equivalent to a 24mm-equivalent on the wide end which is a non-trivial difference for taking landscape shots. It's $650 new but you can find a ton of used ones for $400ish.

Obviously the RX100 IV, V, and VI have upgraded features but I don't think any of them would be worth it for you on that tight of a budget.

u/f0rtytw0 · 1 pointr/travel

They are using this camera for a lot of their shots


Basically if you want a good point and shoot you get one of the Sony rx100 models. The 1" sensor is much bigger than most other point and shoots.

u/rtananis · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

wonderful cameras... very small... can put in your pocket.

I have the rx 100 iii and its a challenge for me to use... I have large hands and 64 year old eyes .... when I have my reading glasses I can see the settings a bit better.... but this is probably the best pocketable camera out there for that price range.

Assuming u are a lot younger than I am with good eyes... its a nice deal for you if you want to travel light


amazon warehouse has a whole bunch of em used for under 500

u/Socialyawsomepenguin · 1 pointr/Cameras
u/cfoster5 · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

Here is a link to Amazon for those that are curious in specs.

u/G-3PO · 1 pointr/photography

I apologize for the "what should I buy" question that gets asked all the time, but here we go.

I'm looking at the RX100 M3 and the A6000 with 6-50mm and 55-210mm lenses

I'm a 100% total beginner and I want a camera to capture basically everything (travel, family, outdoors).

From what I can see the RX100 is only better for portability, and I'm 100% okay with a bigger camera for better pictures, but are the two lenses included enough? I'm okay with potential buying one more, but I would like to keep it to the two.

I'm also open to other suggestions!

u/IronFilm · 1 pointr/videography

The very small sensor of the FZ300 means too much of an image hit in my eyes. Personally I'd suggest the 1" sensor in the Panasonic FZ1000 or FZ2500 instead.

Especially for the Panasonic FZ1000 you can find a lot of bargains secondhand.

u/SWVAGuns · 1 pointr/longrange

Another option is a dedicated superzoom camera such as the Nikon P900.


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Thank you, I bought mine for $489, I think, cheaper than a Nikon DSLR with the standard lenses! Here it is on Amazon:

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According to Amazon $596.95!

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u/ruby_skull · 1 pointr/photography

Hey there! I am a photographer who has my own media business, and I am getting more into the realm of exploring and practicing concert photography. I have been credentialed at a few events/shows that allowed me to use my DSLR and some great lenses, but most of the time I am in situations where I am not credentialed and can't take the DSLR, but still want to practice in the setting and get some great shots.

For about 8 months I've been using a Canon Powershot SX740 at shows, and it's been pretty okay for the most part. However, I am finding that at shows where I am WAY back, it's most definitely harder to get some good or even decent shots because of how the zoom works (I only go up to the digital zoom, I never use it) and how small the sensor is (1/2.3 inch I believe). I am exploring some other options of similar compact cameras that have TV or action modes, have decent sensors and zooms, that I could get away with taking into almost any show/venue. I have a few that I am looking into/considering (list below) but as I am more versed with the DSLR world and am not too familiar with technical aspects (especially how they change depending on the camera/format), I figured asking some more experienced professionals would be the best route.

Any suggestions or feedback is appreciated!



Nikon Coolpix A900

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II 

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Hey there! I am a photographer who has my own media business, and I am getting more into the realm of exploring and practicing concert photography. I have been credentialed at a few events/shows that allowed me to use my DSLR and some great lenses, but most of the time I am in situations where I am not credentialed and can't take the DSLR, but still want to practice in the setting and get some great shots.

For about 8 months I've been using a Canon Powershot SX740 at shows, and it's been pretty okay for the most part. However, I am finding that at shows where I am WAY back, it's most definitely harder to get some good or even decent shots because of how the zoom works (I only go up to the digital zoom, I never use it) and how small the sensor is (1/2.3 inch I believe). I am exploring some other options of similar compact cameras that have TV or action modes, have decent sensors and zooms, that I could get away with taking into almost any show/venue. I have a few that I am looking into/considering (list below) but as I am more versed with the DSLR world and am not too familiar with technical aspects (especially how they change depending on the camera/format), I figured asking some more experienced professionals would be the best route.

Any suggestions or feedback is appreciated!



Nikon Coolpix A900

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II 

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u/siiaaam · 1 pointr/caseyneistat

I'd go with the Sony RX100 V.

  • Yeah it's quite expensive, but you won't have to spend anything on lenses. Although it leaves you with a fixed lens.

  • The RX100 is really compact and great for capturing photos and videos. Just watch some reviews on youtube (e.g. autofocus, review by Sara Dietschy, also ok for [underwater footage] ( and astrophotography).

  • If you don't rely on the new autofocus you could even go with the much cheaper models III and IV, but I think the V is worth it.

    To sum up I think you'll use a this compact cam generally more over a DSLR and also worry less about breaking the lens or handing it over to other people to take footage. (Kinda casey's mindset about gear.)
u/Armma · 1 pointr/Ice_Poseidon
u/HybridCameraRevoluti · 0 pointsr/videography

Hi /u/Cortexian0 - You don't have to spend that much money for high quality video. For [less than $900 you can get the Ultra High Definition (UHD) "4K" Panasonic FZ1000] ( This camera has 4 times the resolution of the CX900 or 7D Mark II and the same 1" sized sensor as the CX900. It is also a great slow motion camera - recording at up to 1080/120p. The CX900 and 7D Mark II are limited to 1080/60p.

You can "crop" a 4K picture to 1080p in the editing suite to make it look like you're shooting with more than one camera - or you can "zoom" to make it look like you have a camera operator - as in this example (please watch at your monitor's highest resolution):

In addition to its superior resolution, this camera has bulletproof autofocus and is right in the middle of your price range.

Here are a couple more examples of what it can do:

This is an amazing 4K video camera for the price. The only downsides are that it lacks a headphone jack and, like the 7D Mark II, it is limited to 30 minutes of continuous recording before you have to hit the record button again to re-start the shot (so if you need hours of continuous recording, this isn't the right camera).

Good luck!

u/mymyreally · 0 pointsr/photography

If your husband "used to do photography" I would suggest the Fujifilm X100 It will stretch your budget by 200 bucks but will remind him of the film cameras that he used to shoot with. Plus it has really tactile controls on the body of the camera without having to dive into menus while shooting.

u/NotaHokieCyclist · 0 pointsr/gadgets
  1. A proper camera like The RX100

  2. Raspberry Pi

  3. AirPods

  4. Qi charger/battery/case
u/armchairpessimist · 0 pointsr/photography

I'm going to ignore good form and suggest something just over your price range: Panasonic LX7. It's near $300 right now, but should drop near $200 if you wait for a sale. Incredible glass on that thing (for a <$300 P&S).

u/Yossarian42 · -2 pointsr/photography

Fuji calls it a rangefinder type at least though...

Ctrl+F "rangefinder"

u/bitflip · -2 pointsr/photography

I've been at it for a little over a year. I wish I'd found this before I got a DSLR:

It has a better sensor and processor than the 60D, has a Manual mode so you can set exposure/aperture/iso. It's smaller, so you're more likely to carry it. It does wide angle as well as zoom.

I would've gotten a DSLR, anyway (its about the lenses), but I would've waited a lot longer to do it.