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Looking for tele/zoon Camera

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by AdamC, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. AdamC

    AdamC SC Rookie

    10
    Jan 30, 2013
    Hi All

    I am looking for some opinions/advice. I have had the Fuji X10 for 8 months now and I must say that it is everything I was looking for and more. It amazes me everyday!
    There are a few occasions when I wish that I had a bit more reach in terms of tele/zoom.
    So I am looking for another camera for when I can't get close with the X10. The new camera will ideally have minimum 2/3" sensor and full manual control. Also it must have similar or better IQ to the X10. I don't think I would need more than 300mm equiv focal length.
    I have had a quick look at the X-S1 but it looks a bit chunky and normal for me!
    Most of my photography is done when I'm out and about travelling and also when mountain climbing. I also have Oly TG320 with Ikelite housing for underwater.
    I have no particular pet subjects but I am becoming more interested in B&W.
    I don't have a minimum budget for the right camera.
    I would be most grateful for any suggestions and recommendations.

    Thanks
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    If you want 2/3" minimum, a long zoom, and no interchangeable lenses, you are pretty much stuck with the X-S1. If you are willing to go to ILC, you might want to look at the Nikon 1 stuff, with the 30-110 kit lens (which is ~27-300 equiv)
     
  3. AdamC

    AdamC SC Rookie

    10
    Jan 30, 2013
    Thanks Kiteflyer

    I'd not really thought about the Nikon 1's! I didn't really want to get into a system, but then again compromise might be required. I'll look at a body only and the zoom you suggested.

    Cheers!

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  4. AdamC

    AdamC SC Rookie

    10
    Jan 30, 2013
    Had a look at the V1 and 30-110 VR. It takes some cracking pictures! It's compact and light. My main concern is the lack of external control!