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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by mmacleodbrown, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

    197
    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    Hi everyone,

    I found this site while looking for an upgrade to my Canon Powershot G2 which I have had for about 8yrs now..
    I love it to bits, it's the only high end camera I have ever had (cost me £750 new :eek:), but it is getting long in the tooth now.
    My primary reason for upgrading is portability, on my ride home, I keep wishing I had my camera for all those random shots that you see, last week it was the sunset with Battersea Powerstation in the foreground.
    Im currently looking at the DX5 or the S95, but can't decide which, still researching :biggrin:
     
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  2. Prototype

    Prototype SC Veteran

    207
    Jul 9, 2010
    Illinois
    Brian
    Welcome mmacleodbrown! You can't go wrong with either camera, but I would suggest including the Samsung EX1 in your list of options. There is also the rumored Olympus compact that looks promising, but who knows whether Olympus will actually release it early next year. Good luck and I hope you find the right camera for you.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Good morning, my time, mmacleodbrown and thanks so much for introducing yourself! Please don't hesitate to ask any questions - we're all here because we're interested in these compact cameras. I, too, am in the process of deciding which route to go...but I may just keep treading water with my Canon Elph until the Fuji X100 makes its debut.:wink:

    Welcome aboard - and I look forward to your involvement here.:biggrin:
     
  4. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

    197
    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    Cheers for the heads up, I did look at the EX1, but it is just a touch too big as it is bigger than the LX5..

    Well I went down to jessops and had a look at both camera's

    OMG, I just can't believe how pocketable the S95 really is
    Packing that much functionality into a body that small is impressive..
    The LX5 was small, but not quite as pocketable, It would fit in my jeans, but the lens made it a bit bulky
    I have to decide if I can live with that, as from my research, the LX5 is a better camera, so I should buy it, winter will be fine as I will have a jacket, but in the summer it will be jean pockets only...

    My heart says the LX5, better lens, better macro, can go upto 60 sec exposure for star shots, but my head tells me the S95 as I really want a carry everywhere camera,

    Oh well, I have 3 weeks to decide one way or the other, be interesting to see how many times I change my mind before buying :biggrin::biggrin:
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I can feel your pain! Looking forward to your decision.:wink:
     
  6. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Welcome mmacleodbrown!

    Im no use to you on this decision, I'm a GRD addict so my judgement is blinkered.
     
  7. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    Nice to see you on the boards.... look forward to seeing the power station at sunset now that you've found your way here..

    Mal.
     
  8. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello and welcome from Holland !