I hear you on power zooms. 2 x LX100s, 1 x RX100, 2 x Oly 12-50, 3 (maybe 4 ) Pan 45-175 all gone simply because I just can't take power zooms as much as I try. Main reason I haven't tried an FZ1000 or FZ300. The Fuji X30 might be worth a look, LOVE the manual zoom with the power switch incorporated. Don't like the smaller sensor.I am thinking of moving on my Panasonic LX100 once I get my act together and finish putting it back together (replaced the LCD) screen. I just cannot get excited about the electronic zoom (have the same issue with the Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42 I brought to use on the EM-5ii). I am old school or something as I prefer to manually adjust the zoom.
Anyway I thought I would move it on and play with a compact with a prime lens. It does not have to be the latest model, in fact I would be inclined to buy second hand anyway irrespective of the model cycle.
So just throwing out there the question: what would be on your short list for a nice serious compact with prime lens that shoots raw?
For me the choice was the Fuji X70. Tilting touch screen and direct manual controls were the big ones for me. But I also like the film sims, Q-Menu (like the SCP on Olympus), digital TC, and style. The Fuji TC actually works pretty well. It's not just a crop, it's up sized back to 16mp.
ISO 3200 / TC 35mm eq
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