What are some good digital cameras with full manual control?

Discussion in 'Canon G1X / G7X Forum' started by yanzha, May 10, 2014.

  1. yanzha

    yanzha New to SC

    May 10, 2014
    i'm looking for a camera that has manual control like shutter speed, aperture and focus,
    also good ISO setting , btw something cheaper than the Canon t1I cameras price rang
    from 200-350

  2. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
  3. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
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    seeing as this is an international forum price range might be useful to include currency :rolleyes:
  4. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Leica X Vario. All the manual control you could ask for, and very impressively implemented. Oh, wait, you said cheaper than $300... :tongue:
  5. bourneoo

    bourneoo New to SC

    May 11, 2014
    For serious photography, the ideal equipment has always been a digital SLR with full manual controls and the ability to change lenses to suit the scene.
    However, that doesn't need to be the case any more. There are many small cameras on the market that give you total control over the exposure settings and many also have very fast lenses.
    This means that you don't always have to carry a digital SLR — or even a chunky Micro Four Thirds — camera with you to take awesome pictures.
    All the small cameras in this round-up feature manual exposure controls in the form of dials or control rings and most can even shoot in RAW mode,
    so you can edit them to your heart's content without sacrificing image quality. On the downside, not all the cameras have large zoom lenses.
    This means that in some cases you'll have to use good old foot zoom.


    While being able to take control of the exposure in a small camera is great, the other fantastic thing about these compacts is that well… they are small.

    Most of the time they will easily fit into a pants pocket, allowing you to carry them to parties and to special events, and you can even take them on trips without them becoming a burden.

    In this round-up we've included models from Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Ricoh, Samsung and Olympus, to give you an idea of the type of camera you should consider if you want a small camera

    that lets you take total control of exposure settings. Now the Canon G12 may be a little bulky to fit in most pockets, but we've included it because we wear cargo shorts most of the time.
  6. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Panasonic LX-7 has good manual controls and fits in your budget. As does the Pentax Q and new Q10 (the newest Q7 is beyond your budget). The cool thing about the Q is that it has more or less the same interface as Pentax's DSLRs.