New from San Francisco

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by tybeck, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. tybeck

    tybeck New to SC

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    Oct 26, 2010
    San Francisco
    I don't actually have a newer small compact, just an old Canon S110 (2 whole MP!), but I am looking to get one in the near future. I've had several times since getting more into photography that I've wanted a smaller camera and not my DSLR and associated lens. At the same time I'm spoiled with the image quality and flexibility that a DSLR allows. Since you guys are "serious" about compacts I thought I might find some good recommendations here for a camera that gives you some of the best of both camera styles. Thanks!
     
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  2. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Micro-4/3 or Sony NEX are interchangeable lens cameras that are smaller than full frame. I have a Panasonic GF1, which is small enough (with lens) to fit in a (okay, rather large) shirt pocket, but still small enough to carry with me all the time. It's sitting at my right elbow as we speak.
     
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  3. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    BTW, I'm also in the San Francisco area (30 miles south, basically), and there are other shutterbugs in the area.
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    tybeck, welcome to Serious Compacts! I do think that if you look around here - check out the front page stories and read through the different threads, you'll get a pretty good idea about a good cross section of smaller cameras. Please make yourself at home. I look forward to your questions and involvement here.
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    Hello and welcome - lots of good info here - agree if you are serious about IQ the mirrorless bodies by Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung give a good choice. You will find yourself tempted to spend more on the array of interchangeable lenses tho'. Ricoh has a different approach with lens and sensor combined and interchangeable on the body - more expensive again. Lots of supporters here too for the Panna LX5, Canon S95 or G11/12 and the new Nikon P7000 looks interesting.
     
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  6. Boyzo

    Boyzo SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 14, 2010
    Welcome you're from a great city

    For a compact (If budget allows) I think its hard to go past the Olympus E-P2 great IQ and the EVF it come with is superb and a neat capable collapsing kit lens.

    As a second the GF1 is excellent so too the Olympus E-PL1 (best bang for your buck)

    btw I left my heart in San Francisco .. just like in the Song ........:smile:

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  7. tybeck

    tybeck New to SC

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    Oct 26, 2010
    San Francisco
    Thanks for all of the replies and recommendations! I have a lot of homework to do.

    Living in SF is wonderful from a photography point of view, so much to capture. This is part of the reason I'm looking for a camera I can carry with me with ease.
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    You're more than welcome, tybeck. Any questions, fire away. Any thoughts you want some first hand feedback on - don't hesitate.This is a great time in the camera world for small, easy to carry cameras - AKA serious compacts. Looking forward to hearing how things go!:popcorm2::biggrin:
     
  9. javier

    javier SC Veteran

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    Oct 5, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Ty
    Welcome aboard. This is a wonderful place and I look forward to seeing your images, especially from Frisco!
    I was just their a couple of weeks ago. I loved it!
    China Town San Francisco - a set on Flickr