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Hiding_Pup
20th February 2008, 02:41 PM
Wondering whether to upgrade my ageing Olympus C-5050, while it's still worth something during trade-in. Was thinking:

Panasonic TZ3
Panasonic LX1/LX2
Canon G9
Ricoh GR Digital / 2
Ricoh GX100
Fuij F100fd (forthcoming)

Raw shooter, with a hotshoe would be ideal. Size (nothing bigger than a G9) and image quality paramount: anyone have any suggestions for the shortlist or can share any gems of wisdoms about any of the above?

Zuiko
22nd February 2008, 01:34 AM
Wondering whether to upgrade my ageing Olympus C-5050, while it's still worth something during trade-in. Was thinking:

Panasonic TZ3
Panasonic LX1/LX2
Canon G9
Ricoh GR Digital / 2
Ricoh GX100
Fuij F100fd (forthcoming)

Raw shooter, with a hotshoe would be ideal. Size (nothing bigger than a G9) and image quality paramount: anyone have any suggestions for the shortlist or can share any gems of wisdoms about any of the above?

I think it's worth waiting for more details on the F100fd - it looks interesting, but how will it perform?

I wish a manufacturer would release a high quality compact with usable ISO 800/1600. More chance if they stuck to 5 or 6 MP. 12MP on a compact sensor is pointless and does more to harm performance than to improve it.

Regards,

Zuiko

Barr1e
22nd February 2008, 09:56 AM
I'm waiting to see the recently announced Olympus FE 350.
//http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/29_18539.htm

I am an ex Fuji addict and the F100fd appeals but price may be a factor.
http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/advanced-compact/finepix-f100fd-119591/View

Neither camera has a viewfinder which I like to compose with but the lack of Raw is not a problem.

Regards. Barr1e

Ian
22nd February 2008, 10:36 AM
Wondering whether to upgrade my ageing Olympus C-5050, while it's still worth something during trade-in. Was thinking:

Panasonic TZ3
Panasonic LX1/LX2
Canon G9
Ricoh GR Digital / 2
Ricoh GX100
Fuij F100fd (forthcoming)

Raw shooter, with a hotshoe would be ideal. Size (nothing bigger than a G9) and image quality paramount: anyone have any suggestions for the shortlist or can share any gems of wisdoms about any of the above?

Do you need RAW and/or manual settings?

I can highly recommend the forthcoming Panasonic Lumix TZ5 - I have posted some samples over at DPNow here:

http://dpnow.com/4653.html

Selected Fujis have superb performance at high ISOs - I have a two year old F11 and it's still very good in this respect. Most other manufacturers are now catching up.

Ian

Hiding_Pup
2nd March 2008, 02:07 AM
Cheers for the replies, folks. No conclusions yet, though a local camera shop did say they'd hold a second-hand Canon G7 for me for a few days and only want 155 for it...