/ compact camera, with a view finder?

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lanky - on 13 Apr 2012
Hi looking for a good quality point and shoot compact camera, currently have a Lumix which has been great but its getting old and things are starting to go wrong with it. looking for someting in the mid/high compact camera. I have been looking around but cant find any with a view finder which is great in some light conditions. are theer any good ones on the market that someone can recomend?
Cheers
Josh
Just a bhoy - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to lankyjosh:

Fuji X10 would fit the bill. Got one and love it to bits, only niggle is that neither Lightroom or Aperture have decent RAW processing for it yet but the jpegs are marvellous. Looks great as well....
Pursued by a bear - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to lankyjosh: The Olympus XZ1 (or is it the ZX1? Or was that a Sinclair computer?) has a hotshoe viewfinder accessory available. Look and see if it grooves your truffles.

T.
kevin stephens - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to lankyjosh: Canon G12
kevin stephens - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to Just a bhoy: Go to the adobe website and you can download a free programme that will convert your camera's RAW file to Adobe's generic RAW format
lanky - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to lankyjosh: Thanks for that I'll have a look at all them
Taa
Josh
The Scarlet Pimpernel on 13 Apr 2012 - 94-195-177-100.zone9.bethere.co.uk
In reply to kevin stephens:
> (In reply to lankyjosh) Canon G12

+1

Or a G11: some places still have them new at bargain prices.

marie - on 13 Apr 2012
In reply to The Scarlet Pimpernel: + another one.

G1x iirc, supersedes the G12 but not by a great deal.
Just a bhoy - on 14 Apr 2012
In reply to kevin stephens:
It's pish Kevin. The new EXR sensor works by pairing pixels in low light situations. The RAW convertor just takes one of those pixels and gives you a half resolution RAW. The choice is then either a 6mp RAW or a 12 mp jpeg. So far neither Adobe or nor Apple have come up with a proper raw convertor.
The Scarlet Pimpernel on 14 Apr 2012 - 94-195-177-100.zone9.bethere.co.uk
In reply to marie:
> (In reply to The Scarlet Pimpernel) + another one.
>
> G1x iirc, supersedes the G12 but not by a great deal.

No, G1x is new camera altogether with a much much bigger sensor and considerably bigger body than the existing G series. And it's about 250 dearer. It does have a viewfinder, though.

G12/13/14... etc. will continue separate to G1x line.

greenroom - on 14 Apr 2012
In reply to marie: G1x supercedes it G12 a lot in price though! Found the XZ - 1 to be a very good climbing camera, viewfinder on G11, G12 not full frame and no exposure information, although to be honest the flexible screen on these two is far more useful than the viewfinder.

If you get a XZ-1 be prepared to shoot in raw for best results, the in camera Jpeg engine has over aggressive noise reduction issues.

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