Purchasing a point and shoot and future camera problems
I'm new to Nikonians so bear with me. And I posted this in the Berger Bros. forum to get their point of view. But I'm needing users' experiences.
I want a good point and shoot with optical viewfinder.
Top of my list is the Nikon P7100 (really wish the 7700 had the optical viewfinder), followed by the Canon G12, and then the Fuji X-10.
I'm looking for assurances that the Nikon lens error issues which were prevalent in the 7000 and some have reported with the 7100, have gone away. And does any mail order company have a return policy longer than 30 days if I encounter the issue?
I would consider the Canon G12 but lots of Canon folks are seeing scratched lenses from the mechanism/blade when closing and opening the G12. And I don't think you put on a filter to protect it when closing and opening.
Finally it seems like there is no way of knowing that the Fuji X-10 you purchase has the orb issue resolved. Or that Fuji will fix it if you are unlucky and get the old sensor with your purchase. Seems really risky.
#1. "RE: Purchasing a point and shoot and future camera problems" | In response to Reply # 0Lolrogge Nikonian since 13th Apr 2012Sat 25-Aug-12 10:21 PM
I have a G12. It is a very good P&S, and has given me no problem. I followed the "scratched lens" discussion for some time. I finally came to believe it was just an internet myth. I have examined the lens cover and cannot see how it would contact the lens element. The only possibility I can see is if the lens cover were to be accidentally damaged.
Go to your local camera shop and examine a G12. Compare it to the P7100, see which will work for you. I am sure they can also answer your question about problems with both models.
Good luck with choosing the right P&S.
#2. "RE: Purchasing a point and shoot and future camera problems" | In response to Reply # 1filmprof Registered since 16th Aug 2012Sat 25-Aug-12 10:57 PM
Thanks for the feedback. There are quite a few reports on Amazon about the scratched lens thing.
And I wish I had a local camera shop but I am in the sticks (coast of North Carolina) and Raleigh is 2 and and a half hours away. So trying these is in itself trying.
#4. "RE: Purchasing a point and shoot and future camera problems" | In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians. There are several discussions in
There's at least one discussion on "X10 vrs RX100", "X10 vrs 7100" and "Fuji X10 (part 1)" and "(part 2)".
I've narrowed my choice of a new P&S to a X10, now it's just when to get it.
It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?
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