Need a carry camera

Jock Elliott

Hall of Famer
Jan 3, 2012
Troy, NY
I'm looking for a pocket camera The Panasonic line seems good. I have ruled out the GR , lack of tilt LCD. At the moment Canon and Panasonic seem to be my choices.
I have the Panasonic FT7 on pre-order. The only rugged camera with an EVF. Small sensor, 28-128mm (e), small sensor, slow lens, waterproof, dustproof, no raw, and it will fit in most pockets. (I wanted the "survive anything" pocket camera.

Cheers, Jock
 
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May 31, 2017
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
oops forgot the Olympus TG5
I have the Panasonic FT7 on pre-order. The only rugged camera with an EVF. Small sensor, 28-128mm (e), small sensor, slow lens, waterproof, dustproof, no raw, and it will fit in most pockets. (I wanted the "survive anything" pocket camera.
I have looked at this and the Olympus Tough. Both on my Radar.
 

rayvonn

Hall of Famer
Jan 19, 2015
I have come to love using my iPhone 8+ as my pocket camera. Smart phone cameras have become very good. Apple's software tinkering on shooting modes works pretty well.
Although I discovered today the limitations of editing iPhone files. When using Snapseed Pro, they just fell apart.
 
May 6, 2017
I had an Olympus TG 810, unfortunately the sensor developped oil spots out of warranty.
I switched to a Fuji XP200 which is ok for underwater shots and I take it with me when I know I will go to the beach.
Otherwise I am carrying a Canon Powershot SX220HS. There is a way to get it to shoot raw which is sometimes useful.
I found that that generation of Powershot achieved the perfect balance for everyday portability, controls, zoom and image quality.
It is not perfect but I know the trade-offs I am making.
 
May 31, 2017
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
Canon GX7ii or the Panasonic Gx8 or 9. Might even entertain the GX85. Different animals I know but as longs as it has a flip LCD (bad Back ) I can live with it. There are so many out there, It's hard to choose. Gonna have to try a few out.
 
May 6, 2017
Canon GX7ii or the Panasonic Gx8 or 9. Might even entertain the GX85. Different animals I know but as longs as it has a flip LCD (bad Back ) I can live with it. There are so many out there, It's hard to choose. Gonna have to try a few out.
Yes I can understand how difficult it is to chose one from these 3.
I have a Nikon 1 V1 which seems to be similar in size.
It tends to stay at home as when I need portability I take my Canon Powershot or my Sony Alpha 5000, when I need an all rounder I take my Nikon DSLR or the Sony A5000, when I need underwater fun pix I take my Fuji XP200 and when I want nice daytime pictures of landscape I use my Bronica ETRSi.
 

Ripleysbaby

supernatural anesthetist
Sep 9, 2011
Cumbria UK
Garry
Canon GX7ii or the Panasonic Gx8 or 9. Might even entertain the GX85. Different animals I know but as longs as it has a flip LCD (bad Back ) I can live with it. There are so many out there, It's hard to choose. Gonna have to try a few out.
Not exactly what I would call pocket cameras though ?
 
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