Best Compact Camera

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  1. Sheryl.

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    Hi Everyone! Need recommendations on what to get as the options are quite a lot.
    What are the best compact cameras available in Manila?
     
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    What features do you need?

    Weather proof?
    Zoom?
    Video?
    Size?
     
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    If you are looking for a point and shoot and not a system camera, then the Sony RX100 series is hard to beat (RX100V)
     
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  4. Sheryl.

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    A camera that I can take anywhere, doesn't have to be weather proof.
    Need to be handy, no need to change lens, and takes really great photos. Mainly for photography, not videos.
     
  5. Sheryl.

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    I read good reviews about the RX100V... though quite pricey. I wonder if Fujifilm X-T20 is a better option...
     
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    i've had many of them--canon, lumix, leica. these days, i carry nothing but my iphone 7 plus. meets nearly all my needs (i do a lot of coverage for my weekly newspaper column).
     
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    Lumix LX100 is the Sony RX100's rival, but bigger sensor, a little bigger body.
     
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    Hahaha, if XT-20 is compact for you, then A6000 with prime lens definitely meets your requirements too.

     
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    I've been in the market for a very nice "point and shoot" and I've decided on the RX100V too. Still waiting for the opportune time to get it, though. :D

    (My original choice was the Nikon DLS24-85 but its release date has been moved to indefinite after the earthquake in Japan a year ago.)
     
  10. Sheryl.

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    There might be new release this fall (RX100 VI). Might be better to wait (hardest thing to do). :)

     
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    I'd like to recommend the x70. I love this camera. Not sure if its compact enough though.
     
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    I'm going to recommend the Ricoh GR (or GRII with built-in WiFi). APS-C sized sensor, 28/2.8 lens (super sharp), compact body. Very handy and compact.
     
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    The Sony RX100 is the best... why? I got the 1st gen when it was released and I'm still using it now. Never had any issues with it
     
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    Fuji X70 for me
     
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    Exactly my comment too.

    When I've asked folks to take our photos they look at the RX100 afterward and say, "wow, this takes really nice pictures."

    When I bought mine I accidentally left it on a table in Yodobashi Akiba. Returned an hour later and it was still sitting there like a loyal puppy awaiting its master.
     
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    My pick for the best pocketable camera would have to be my Panasonic GM1 fitted with a 14mm f/2.5 lens.

    Yes it's not a point and shoot, it's a Micro 4/3rd system. BUT, this combo is no bigger than the Sony RX100, Panasonic LX10 or Canon G7X.

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    This is my preferred camera to bring to places where my other cameras seem too bulky or heavy. And I am very picky with weight and bulk.

    My main shooter now is the Canon EOS M6 with 15-45 mm kitlens. This is by far, the best camera I have used in years. It's got all the powers of a DSLR in a compact, mirrorless body.

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    My other shooter, which was deposed by the M6 as my main shooter, is the Olympus EM5 (Mk 1) with 17mm f/1.8 lens attached. I keep it because I can't let go of that absolutely wonderful Olympus 17mm lens.

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    But I digress. The Panasonic GM1 is still my choice for a "point and shoot." You may want to get the successor GM5 though, as it is the sort of newer model (although it's a couple of years old too). The latest descendant of the GM1 is the GX850, but I heard it's plagued with issues.
     
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    +1 on the Sony RX100 series. I had the first gen and kept on upgrading whenever a new model comes out. Best travel and compact cam for me.
     
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    +1 on the Sony RX100 series. I have a RX100IV and it's really good :)
     
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