Paul B has already recommended the Sony rx100 and the Fuji x100,
4/3's don't do great for wide-angle as they have a 2x crop on the focal length.
Quote from: Moo on March 06, 2013, 09:50:00 amPaul B has already recommended the Sony rx100 and the Fuji x100,I wouldn't recommend either of these unless you're the kind of person who always chooses stuff based on 'just give me the most expensive - that'll be the best'. The Sony RX100 is probably the best small camera on the market but also one of the dearest. The Fuji is more of a Photographer's camera - no zoom, manual controls, retro design, and you don't sound like a Photographer with a capital 'P'.They don't really make poor cameras any more, most are beyond the wildest fantasies of ten years ago, and all are more capable than those that took most of the great photos of history. Micro 4/3rds is a good choice - like a compact in style, but with interchangeable lenses meaning the camera can grow into a system to suit you. Again, there are no poor ones on the market, but your main choice is whether to have a built-in viewfinder or not, and whether to spend nearer £300, £1000 or somewhere in between. My personal choice would be an OM-D, but that's top end. Your best option is to set a budget, then visit a decent camera shop and see which you like. Don't neglect the second-hand market - the main advantage of the most recent models is better video.
Quote from: Durbs on March 06, 2013, 10:52:04 am4/3's don't do great for wide-angle as they have a 2x crop on the focal length.Thats nonsense, 4/3 and micro4/3 is its own system and hence the lenses are built to the sensor size. Its not a "crop" system, unless you consider 35mm a "crop" on 645.
Panasonic GX1 is a decent m4/3 camera, and you can get the new mini powerzoom which keeps the size down. (What's the point in a little camera with a big/uncompact lens?)
Micro 4/3rds is a good choice - like a compact in style, but with interchangeable lenses meaning the camera can grow into a system to suit you.
Olympus do the various PEN cameras, and the Oly and Panasonic all share lenses. Olympus also do the OM-D which I was keen on getting but I've gone off it as the kit zoom is big, and the viewfinder hump offends me. Cheapest place to get one 'new' (i.e. not new but with Oly warranty) is here: http://shop.olympus.co.uk/e_commerce/refurbished.cfm
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