1. Joel_Zimmerman's Avatar
    Hi there.
    My storm-out with my Canon PowerShot G10 led me to buy a Nikon D5000 DSLR and I felt I made the right choice in every perspective, apart from a few which I would love to go back to:
    I miss the fact that I could just take my G10 out of my pocket, shoot and it's away in less than 30 seconds at the most. With my D5000, if I'm in a situation where I don't have it hanging from my neck, it will take longer than my G10. I like my D5000 for more control, dynamic range and different lenses, but I'm looking back to compacts to serve as a back up for my D5000.
    I have been looking at Canon's award-winning G Series, but after having dust on my G10's sensor, twice, experiencing their poor customer service (I live in the UK) and reading dust problem reviews on the G7, G9, G10, G11 and some G12 users, I really don't want to go back to Canon. I'm not looking for a compact with interchangeable lenses such as the Sony NEX-5 or Lumix DMC-G10.

    What professional compact cameras can anyone suggest to me apart from Canon's range?

    Cheers!

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    12-25-10 01:33 PM
  2. Evan_O's Avatar
    Although I don't have a ton (or much) camera knowledge, I will say I was amazed to see how high the pixel count has gone in just 2 years since I purchased mine. 8 was good a couple of years ago and I go into Target and now they are all rockin like 16 and such. Crazy crazy

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    12-26-10 05:57 AM
  3. Joel_Zimmerman's Avatar
    Yup, mega pixels sure have gone up. The introduction of "Micro Four-Thirds" saw new compact cameras with sensors almost as big as DSLRs which is a great improvement. At first, it was just a mega pixels race. Companies would cram them into small sensors which in fact, doesn't make the picture any more clearer after a certain point, but makes the image quality worse, such as more red/blue fringe lines in the edges of subjects, more image noise (red, blue and green dots and haze) etc.

    By they way, I wouldn't choose a Sony camera; they're okay, but very overpriced and their image quality just isn't up to scratch when compared to similar priced Canons and Nikons.

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    12-26-10 08:14 AM
  4. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Yup, mega pixels sure have gone up. The introduction of "Micro Four-Thirds" saw new compact cameras with sensors almost as big as DSLRs which is a great improvement. At first, it was just a mega pixels race. Companies would cram them into small sensors which in fact, doesn't make the picture any more clearer after a certain point, but makes the image quality worse, such as more red/blue fringe lines in the edges of subjects, more image noise (red, blue and green dots and haze) etc.

    By they way, I wouldn't choose a Sony camera; they're okay, but very overpriced and their image quality just isn't up to scratch when compared to similar priced Canons and Nikons.

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    Sony is just about the money and not so much the quality anymore. Who wants a $1200 netbook, or a $900 netbook? NOOOOBODY!!!

    Edit: I got an olympus in november, 12mp, it's got some haze but heck, it's good.

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    12-26-10 01:53 PM
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