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Is this the most capable pocketable camera ever made ?

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14 hours ago, scubacruiserx2 said:

 

The price quoted is for a model 3 . The model reviewed is a model 7 .



It's so hard to keep up!

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I'm not an expert, but if you want to buy such an expensive camera, I think, it is better to address experts first. By the way, there exist forums for professionals like dpreview.com. But of course, it's only my opinion. 

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1 hour ago, ErikaSan said:

I'm not an expert, but if you want to buy such an expensive camera, I think, it is better to address experts first. By the way, there exist forums for professionals like dpreview.com. But of course, it's only my opinion. 

 

Thank you . We bought the camera based on their review .

 

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/buying-guide-best-compact-zoom-cameras/2

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4 hours ago, ErikaSan said:

I'm not an expert, but if you want to buy such an expensive camera, I think, it is better to address experts first. By the way, there exist forums for professionals like dpreview.com. But of course, it's only my opinion. 

 

This forum gets the somewhat remarkable amount of traffic that it does mostly because there are a fair number of professional, semi-professional and plain ol' good photographers here that are familiar with not only current camera tech but the science of photography as well. (Yes it's an art, but the tools are pure science.) If you browse some of the "what camera?" threads, you will find that if the responder doesn't have first-hand knowledge, the questioner is often referred to DPReview or Imaging Resource reviews of the hardware in question along with advice on what to look for.  As a former long time browser and participant on the "professional" forums, I much prefer the congenial and helpful environment here over the contentious, partisan (real photographers only use _______) and often rude commentary "over there".

 

 

Dave

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13 minutes ago, pierces said:

I much prefer the congenial and helpful environment here over the contentious, partisan (real photographers only use _______) and often rude commentary "over there".


I find it best to cover a range of inputs. Not only are the technical aspects important, there are also personal preferences and comfort zones. For instance, I have always loved Sony TVs. However, the 2 sony cameras I have had were always screwing up. 

One also has to decide what, if anything, the reviewer has to gain, or lose. Most "commercial" reviewers will be hard pressed to criticize product too harshly; they don't want to scare off the suppliers. 
 

Toward the finalizing of my camera decisions, I will always take a SD or CF card down and run prospective cameras through their paces. After analyzing the results, at home, I will make my decision. 

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24 minutes ago, Curt1591 said:


I find it best to cover a range of inputs. Not only are the technical aspects important, there are also personal preferences and comfort zones. For instance, I have always loved Sony TVs. However, the 2 sony cameras I have had were always screwing up. 

 

I'm on the other side of that equation. I've had extremely good fortune with my Sony cameras. My granddaughter is happily snapping away with my A6000 with 100,000 shots on the counter. Still using my A6300 without a hiccup. Had a Canon Powershot once that refused to extend the lens after nine months of easy use. Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

 

24 minutes ago, Curt1591 said:

One also has to decide what, if anything, the reviewer has to gain, or lose. Most "commercial" reviewers will be hard pressed to criticize product too harshly; they don't want to scare off the suppliers. 

 

DPReview is really not dependent on the manufacturers since their income is primarily from click-through ads. They do get the cameras on loan to review but that is in the camera company's best interest since their reviews drive a lot of traffic and get the specifics of the cameras out there. Same with Imaging Resource. That is one of the main reasons I tend to recommend these two. They will point out not only camera issues that are of general concern but will indicate as to whether it's an actual issue or personal preference. Over the years I have found their assessments are a fair representation of what I experience if I use the reviewed camera.

 

24 minutes ago, Curt1591 said:

Toward the finalizing of my camera decisions, I will always take a SD or CF card down and run prospective cameras through their paces. After analyzing the results, at home, I will make my decision. 

 

Nice option if:  a) You live within a hundred miles or a four hour round-trip drive of an actual camera store, b) they have the model you are interested in and c) they have a demo model and will allow you to take some random shots of the inside of their store to analyze.  🙂

 

 

Dave

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29 minutes ago, pierces said:

I'm on the other side of that equation. I've had extremely good fortune with my Sony cameras. My granddaughter is happily snapping away with my A6000 with 100,000 shots on the counter. Still using my A6300 without a hiccup. Had a Canon Powershot once that refused to extend the lens after nine months of easy use. Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.


Any camera with a retractable lens can suffer the fatal lens error, even the RX100. The A6000 series don't have retractable lenses.

 

29 minutes ago, pierces said:

DPReview is really not dependent on the manufacturers since their income is primarily from click-through ads. They do get the cameras on loan to review but that is in the camera company's best interest since their reviews drive a lot of traffic and get the specifics of the cameras out there. Same with Imaging Resource. That is one of the main reasons I tend to recommend these two. They will point out not only camera issues that are of general concern but will indicate as to whether it's an actual issue or personal preference. Over the years I have found their assessments are a fair representation of what I experience if I use the reviewed camera.


I like DPReview. I always check it when looking into new equipment.

 

30 minutes ago, pierces said:

Nice option if:  a) You live within a hundred miles or a four hour round-trip drive of an actual camera store, b) they have the model you are interested in and c) they have a demo model and will allow you to take some random shots of the inside of their store to analyze.


I'm lucky; I do.

My goto store stocks most all brands and models. And, they let me even take cameras out of the store for more purposeful tests.

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14 hours ago, Curt1591 said:


Any camera with a retractable lens can suffer the fatal lens error, even the RX100. The A6000 series don't have retractable lenses.

 

 

Wait.. What? Really? 😉

 

Actually the A6000 does have a retractable lens on the 16-50 PZ kit zoom. I even killed one maneuvering through a turnstile at Disneyland. Had to shoot the whole day with the 55-210 zoom.

 

The Powershot reference was to illustrate that I had a problem with a Canon camera, not any comparison to the A6000. I don't avoid Canon because of that one instance, I've just had good experiences with Sony. To each their own.

 

 

Dave

 

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