Playing the perfect serious compact “game”

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    If this was a trip to Santa’s Lap, what would be your “perfect” serious compact camera?
    Here’s my concept:
    - Compact rangefinder type configuration
    - Dial for shutter with auto setting
    - Dial for aperture with auto setting
    - Dial for ISO with auto setting
    - Dial for exposure compensation
    - Dial for modes
    - Viewfinder and/or EVF with frame line
    - Quick autofocus complementing by good manual focus capabilities
    - Fast lens
    - Weather proofing
    - Ability to use AA batteries in a pinch
    - Context sensitive Q menu for controls not covered by knobs
    - Big sensor, small zoom lens (4 or 5x), augmented by digital zoom (think Sony RX1 with zoom and viewfinder)

    Now it’s your turn: what your fantasy for the ultimate serious compact?
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    - full frame X100.
    - a switch or a button to toggle between single shot and a EV bracketed burst without needing to menu dive.
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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    LX7, with same similar 24-90mm equivalent, f1.4 - 2.3 lens. Same features and interface, but...

    Larger as needed to accommodate:

    1" sensor,
    Fuji like jpeg engine, but not at expense of raw processing.
    Flip up touch screen like that on OMD, EPL5, and XZ2.

    That's it - LX7 with better sensor and one additional feature.

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  4. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
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    I would buy the heck out of each of these cameras -

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