News / Rumor Two New Compacts From Olympus: Serious Enough?

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
Lexington, VA
Steve
My problem is that when I travel I want to take shots in the evening. Mu43 can do that fairly well. I may have to go wiht a fast prime on the E-Pm2, but I have a reasonable chance of getting good images.
 

Biro

Hall of Famer
Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
I just picked up a refurbed Stylus 1 from Olympus because of the 20% off sale ($447!). I like that when the camera is powered down, the lens folds into the body nicely and I can fit the whole affair in one (not very large) jacket pocket. With the constant aperture f/2.8 lens, it's still fast enough for most applications while its 28-300mm zoom range means no need to change glass. And the viewfinder is built in. Finally, it doesn't have a micro four-thirds or one-inch sensor but, at 1/1.7, it's still larger than those 1/2.3 affairs. The Stylus 1 won't replace my other cameras but there are enough situations in my life when this will be the perfect solution. But this is pretty much as close as I get to a travel superzoom these days.
 
Let's hope Fuji's rumored X30 comes with a new and improved 2/3" sensor and a fast 24-200 mm high quality lens. Right now, the rumored Nikon P8000 is the only camera with the specs I am looking for. I hope Nikon perfects it before they release it and puts a bit of the RX100mk3 and G1Xmk2 in it. I just need it to be small/light enough to fit in a small belt pouch, since I will never cram any camera in a shirt or pants pocket. The G1Xmk2 was pretty much a flop with it's low resolution, 2 year old, no EVF, low efficiency sensor. It also seems to be having issues with its AF and macro mode.
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I just picked up a refurbed Stylus 1 from Olympus because of the 20% off sale ($447!). I like that when the camera is powered down, the lens folds into the body nicely and I can fit the whole affair in one (not very large) jacket pocket. .
Don't you ever worry about pocket lint? Maybe your pockets arent as grotty as mine. I sometimes carry a camera in a pocket but its always inside a small case in the pocket. Can't imagine going "naked" with a stylus 1 in my jacket :)
 

Biro

Hall of Famer
Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
Don't you ever worry about pocket lint? Maybe your pockets arent as grotty as mine. I sometimes carry a camera in a pocket but its always inside a small case in the pocket. Can't imagine going "naked" with a stylus 1 in my jacket :)
Oh, sure I worry about pocket lint. We'll see what I use with the Stylus 1 when I actually put it in a pocket. I generally like soft neoprene-type bags for such purposes. But even a plastic bag will work. For outside the pocket, I'm looking that this bag, which fits the Stylus 1 perfectly:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/969746-REG/think_tank_photo_646_mirrorless_mover_5.html
 

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