Macworld Buying Guides: Point-and-shoot cameras
Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:05 AM
If you are going to spend that much then get a proper DSLR.
As for why I'm reading a P&S review, a $50 or $100 camera in the car will pay for itself many times over if one is in an accident. But much more often there are things I see from the car that I would simply like to have a picture of. Have a Canon A590IS in one car and would buy another but new and used prices are greater than what I think I could get a better new camera for.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:19 AM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:20 AM
Now to my question: In spite of it being mentioned in your article, I just can't seem to find ANY decently priced camera with view finder anymore. All the new models have done away with it, while in the past brands like Sony, Canon, etc. all had it. Of course, there are SLR cameras, and more expensive models, but what about your basic $200-300 point and shoot WITH viewfinder? Doesn't seem to exist anymore!
Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:59 PM
The Panasonic LX5 has a twin called Leica D-Lux 5 with two major differences, cost and better jpg engine.
The market of small build cameras has changed tremendously over the last few years. Micro 4/3 and mirror less cameras with exchangeable lenses like the Sony NEX range brought new dimensions into this segment. Micro 4/3 and other mirror less systems offer a far higher image quality than the standard compacts at a similar size.
It will be interesting to observe on how the upper segment of the traditional compacts will change in the years to come.