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Title: Mirrorless point and shoot options
Post by: ero3030 on June 11, 2017, 02:08:14 AM
big topic, i know.    looking for a nice one for my wife.  easy to use, HQ.  dont have a exact budget yet, but deff open with that.  didnt find anything here with a search and way to much online for me to assourb.  not looking for anyone to tell me what to buy,  just a good push in the right direction on what to look for, options that r a must, or not needed, batteries etc.... BTW, this is going to be used as a holiday, birthday, vacation etc.. camera. sick of her cheap crappy cell pics for our families happy times!  thanks ahead of time for any help, ed
Title: Re: Mirrorless point and shoot options
Post by: beatkilla on June 12, 2017, 03:33:36 PM
 I use the Fujifilm x100t and it is an amazing camera.
Maybe also would recommend Sony rx100, which I use to own.

Title: Re: Mirrorless point and shoot options
Post by: Fatah Ruark (aka MIKE B) on June 12, 2017, 03:50:47 PM
The Sony sensors have had good reviews recently. I used to run Canon stuff, but switched over to Sony a few years ago. Pretty happy with the results.

I'm running a Sony a6000 with a variety of lenses (see sig). I'm mostly a landscape photographer, but family shots on occasion too.

I haven't used enough different cameras to fully be able to recommend something, but I'd put the Sony's on the list.
Title: Re: Mirrorless point and shoot options
Post by: Ben Turnbull on June 12, 2017, 09:31:00 PM
I got a pretty good deal on a Lumix DMC LX100 last summer. Prolly a few years old and surpassed by now. Fixed lens system, lots of twiddly bits... that gives me trouble sometimes, too many variables and auto options. Does well in low light, however, once I've got it wrestled into submission.  :lol: Very similar to the a fore mentioned Sony a6000.
Title: Re: Mirrorless point and shoot options
Post by: gormenghast on June 12, 2017, 10:21:15 PM
Lumix and Olympus are m4/3's.  Sony and Fujifilm are aps-c.  All four are plenty capable of delivering great images.  I've done the m4/3's and now have Sony and Fujfilm systems.  Sony for action and Fujifilm for Fuji's awesome color.  Check dpreview for reviews of Sony NEX6, NEX7 and A6000 and so on.  Lumix GF-1, GH-2 and so on.  Fujifllm XE-1...
Title: Re: Mirrorless point and shoot options
Post by: ero3030 on June 13, 2017, 10:40:58 AM
Awesome guys.  Exactly what I was looking for.  Great starting point!  Ed
Title: Re: Mirrorless point and shoot options
Post by: Ben Turnbull on June 13, 2017, 06:18:08 PM
Lumix and Olympus are m4/3's.  Sony and Fujifilm are aps-c.  All four are plenty capable <snip>

Now there's a rabbit hole I'm going to have to jump into...  :yack:
Title: Re: Mirrorless point and shoot options
Post by: if_then_else on June 13, 2017, 11:34:07 PM
Lumix and Olympus are m4/3's.  Sony and Fujifilm are aps-c.  All four are plenty capable <snip>

Now there's a rabbit hole I'm going to have to jump into...  :yack:

Digital camera sensor sizes: There are full frame 35mm, APS-C (cropped frame), Micro Four Thirds, and a few others.