Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:33 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:47 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:57 am
Posts: 1551
Location: Winterpeg, Manisnowba, Canada
As we all know, many well-respected brands, such as Leica, are coming into this high end luxury camera market. With cameras like the X1, Fuji's X100 and the Sigma DP2s, the compact is being redefined as we know it.

Many of these new cameras feature APS-C sized sensors, letting you get that attractive shallow DOF, and better low light performance. But, all this comes at a compromise.

With a very high price tag, these luxury compacts hover around the $1000 mark or higher, with the Leica X1 reaching $2000! Perhaps it's because of it's free copy of Adobe Lightroom, or it's amazing IQ, or even that famous red dot on the front.

So I ask you, which of the cameras in this class if your favorite, and is it worth all that money?

_________________
-Evan

Gear: 7 Nikon Nikkor AI-S and AF-S lenses, SB-700 flash, Nikon D7000, Nikon FM, variety of accessories

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
- Ansel Adams


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:56 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:30 pm
Posts: 9805
Location: UK
Hi Evan,

Interesting question! Of the fixed focal length cameras you mentioned there's only one that I want to buy and that's the Fujifilm FinePix X100 as it would appear to be in a different league in terms of its price/performance ratio and, sad though it may be to admit it, it looks pretty cool. Of course the major trouble with it at the moment is that it doesn't exist, let alone have any reviews. Maybe my view will change when we finally get to see how well the sensor performs compared to the Leica X1. :?

Bob.

_________________
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8.
Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:52 pm
Posts: 2173
Location: The Netherlands
No doubts: Fuji x100.

_________________
Ruben

Panasonic DMC-FZ18, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Canon G5, Canon 350D, Canon 50D + BG-E2N
Tamron 17-50 2.8, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM,
Canon 18-55 II plus lots of Minolta MD/M42 lenses and bodies


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:51 pm 
Leica! No question.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:52 pm
Posts: 2173
Location: The Netherlands
@ Haring, youre Dutch?

Logical answer, Leica, but the price is way too high for me :lol:

_________________
Ruben

Panasonic DMC-FZ18, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Canon G5, Canon 350D, Canon 50D + BG-E2N
Tamron 17-50 2.8, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM,
Canon 18-55 II plus lots of Minolta MD/M42 lenses and bodies


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:21 am 
For fixed lens, large sensor compact, Fuji X100 seems will be the best, but i find interchangeable system camera is much more interesting. Camera such as Panasonic GF1, GF2 or Ricoh GXR enable you to changelenses without being too large.

For compact with small sensor, I recommend Ricoh GRD3 the 28mm f/1.9, body quality and interface just awesome.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:55 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:57 am
Posts: 1551
Location: Winterpeg, Manisnowba, Canada
I'd love that X1, I'm sure that the IQ is superb. Although, may I say that the X100's hybrid viewfinder looks interesting. I really do like those two cameras, especially their "Classic Film" build.

_________________
-Evan

Gear: 7 Nikon Nikkor AI-S and AF-S lenses, SB-700 flash, Nikon D7000, Nikon FM, variety of accessories

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
- Ansel Adams


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group