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Compact camera

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by IceAx, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. IceAx


    Joined: Aug 4, 2003

    Posts: 5,774

    Location: Warrington

    Morning all.

    Can anyone reccommend a decent pocket size camera to take on holiday.

    Budget sub £500


  2. sniperone

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2009

    Posts: 1,293

    Location: Essex . UK

    Sony rx100 or it if you want a truly small pocket camera then the canon g9x ii
  3. Minstadave


    Joined: Jan 8, 2004

    Posts: 23,179

    Location: Rutland

    Agree on the RX100, should get the mk 3 easily which has an EVF and faster lens.
  4. Schizo


    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 13,219

    Location: Home

  5. IceAx


    Joined: Aug 4, 2003

    Posts: 5,774

    Location: Warrington

    Thanks all, the Canon was on my radar as being a favourite.

    I know i said budget of £500 but being under it would be a bonus :D

    What aboute the RX100 (cheaper version) vs G9

  6. sHo0sH


    Joined: Apr 10, 2011

    Posts: 2,751

    Location: London

    I have an RX100 II and it's great - amazing little compact and should come in well under your budget. If you're not worried about new I know that london camera exchange have a load second hand.
  7. IceAx


    Joined: Aug 4, 2003

    Posts: 5,774

    Location: Warrington

    Thanks, also just noticed the Canon m100 & lens is in budget too hmm
  8. a1ex2001


    Joined: Mar 14, 2005

    Posts: 10,655

    Location: Here and There...

    Don't get the m100 canon deserve no money for the lack of investment in what could have been a decent camera system!

    The Sony is the daddy in this market unless you want something really small!
  9. killem


    Joined: Aug 3, 2010

    Posts: 276

    Panasonic Lumix TZ100. Got mine today and can just be picked up for under £500 from the rain forest.

    Both this and the Sony RX100,s seem to be the compacts recommended the most but the Panasonic gets rated a better all round travel camera due to having a wider feature set and ease of use.
    The Sony gets rated as better Picture quality if you are experienced at setting everything manually but The Panasonic has 10X optical zoom and some nice modes like post focus and 4k Picture.
    The Sony is also limited to 4 minutes per 4K recording due to heat issues.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2018
  10. beefybarn


    Joined: Jul 6, 2008

    Posts: 3,092

    Location: Brighton

    I have used both the Sony RX100 and the Panasonic TZ100 and must admit there is not much between them but I settled on the Sony as it is better in low light which is important for my holiday, depends what you will photographing really but either would be good.