Hi !

Kustom48

Regular
Aug 12, 2012
8
Wimbotsham, Norfolk, UK.
ian drury
Just found your site and have registered as I'm very interested in photography generally and hoping to buy a 'serious compact' camera when I'm able to afford one to use as my 'take it everywhere' camera and to replace/ upgrade my Fuji F200EXR.:)

I also own a Panasonic GX1, G3 and an Olympus EPL-1, with various lenses: 20mm F1.7 Panasonic, 45-200mm Panasonic, Olympus 45mm F1.8 and an old Vivitar 28mm F2.8 manual lens via an adaptor ( m4/3rds to m42 thread ).:biggrin:

I love them all for various reasons, but would like to have a truely 'pocketable' compact with advanced features, hence signing up today !:cool:
 

bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
124
bart
Welcome Ian! I should probably mention that this site is also very much about (photography with) the micro 4/3 gear you already own! It's basically about any camera that combines a focus on enthusiast photographers with the aim to be easily brought along (there's a whole topic about what constitutes a "serious compact" somewhere on this website, but suffice to say that if you like it for its smallness it probably qualifies). That being said, the serious fixed-lens compacts are a big (and probably growing) part of that market sector, and this site! :)
 

Isoterica

Hall of Famer
Dec 6, 2011
123
Welcome! And hey, you are as well armed as any of us in SC so looking to buy or not, you are more than part of it already ;)
 

Kustom48

Regular
Aug 12, 2012
8
Wimbotsham, Norfolk, UK.
ian drury
Hello again,
Thanks for all your 'welcomes' too.
I actually won the twin lens EPL-1 kit some time back, and I like the art filters it has, but the handling is not as good,to much menu delving for my style of use,and remote release not possible .

The G3 & GX1 seem to work better for me, but neither of them is my 'ideal' camera, as these and many others have compromises in their features.

I bought the G3 to replace a big, heavy DSLR, a Canon 400D and lenses and recently found a bargain GX1 body as a 'previously sold and returned' deal at almost half normal price, so that's why I bought it !

Had good reviews,and when I tried one out, all too briefly, it felt ok to me.

I still would like an advanced feature serious compact that is really pocketable, as even my GX1 & EPL-1 are too big for my puny pockets !

So, any advice and favourable reviews, real world owner experiences would help me decide with no brand favouritism, I'm open to suggestions !

Looking forward to some feedback !

Regards.
 

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