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Holiday point and shoot
« on: June 24, 2013, 05:02:56 PM »
I'm looking for a good point and shoot type camera for holidays and when I don't want to carry all my Sony gear around. In the past I've had a canon g9 a d a Panasonic lumix. The canon got dropped, the Panasonic disappeared but that might not have been my fault, so I'm looking for an alternative.

I had considered the Fuji x20 but didn't really want to pay quite that much, the hotshoe mount was a handy extra though. Does anyone have any suggestions that would be a worthy alternative?
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Re: Holiday point and shoot
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 05:35:36 PM »
Hi Garry

Bought a Samsung Gallaxy camera (EK-GC100) on Saturday 22nd as going to a Paloma Faith gig and couldn't use the Sony gear. Found it quite exceptional for a p&s. Don't know what you want to pay but PC World/Currys have it with a £70 cash back.

It's a 16.1 mp, optical 21x zoom,  23mm wide zoom lens. Also video slow motion at 120 fps. Price does vary depending on where you look.
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Re: Holiday point and shoot
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 11:16:13 AM »
Just buy the best Panasonic TZ that you can afford - job done.

My old TZ7 is still brilliant (I think we're up to TZ40 now).

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Re: Holiday point and shoot
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 09:34:36 AM »
Hi

I notice you mentioned that you had a G9 previously, have you considered the G15?  I got one back in April and love it.  I would have liked to have a Sony but the lack of viewfinder was a showstopper.  For the price I think it is amazing.  With the RAW shooting option & so many manual options it's competing with my A77 for general pictures.  I photographed my (fast moving) 18 month old niece for a whole afternoon in varying light conditions (indoors & out) and I was amazed at how it performed, both in terms of exposure and speed to focus etc.

My only slight negative is that it's not a pocketable as some previous point & shoots I've had, but I can cope with that for the performance.

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Re: Holiday point and shoot
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 04:19:26 PM »
I have thought about the G15 too, it's just made the decision harder :-)

The X20 has a few things over the G15 but it's all a bit swings and roundabouts. As they are both about the same amount of pounds and pennies, I'll finish saving for another month and then see if I can find somewhere to test them out. If I find a panasonic or two to try as well then I'll throw those into the mix.

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Re: Holiday point and shoot
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 05:14:46 PM »
Sorry, didn't mean to make it harder for you :-(

If you can get your hands on both the X20 and the G15 sounds like the best thing.  How a tool feels in the hands is very important.  Good luck with further research :-)

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Re: Holiday point and shoot
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 05:56:09 PM »
Soooo, I went for the Fuji x20. It arrived today so I can't report on much other than it looks rather nice.

I'm going out for a wander tonight with it so hopefully I'll get some results worthy of comment.
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