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stash Gold Member Charter MemberMon 20-May-13 06:08 PM
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"What would you bring?"
Mon 20-May-13 06:14 PM by stash

Auburn, US
          

Say you were going on a Vacation to Florida, Hawaii, Carribean, etc. and the night before your SLR broke. What compact camera or other non-dslr camera would you want to get in an emergency?

Nikon, Canon 100s, Olympus 0m-5, Fuiu X100s--just curious if you had a choice,
not just these but ANY other one.

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2pixels_short Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 16th Oct 2003Mon 20-May-13 08:05 PM
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Anchorage, US
          

Seeing as how I have three DSLR and four SLR bodies it would have to be one hell of a coincidence for all of them to belly up at the same time.

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Wingman Silver Member Awarded for sharing his excellent work and continued contribution to the forums, most notably at the Aviation forum. Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2002Mon 20-May-13 08:40 PM
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Kimberley, CA
          

Same here. If I had to carry a non-SLR, though, it would be my Nikon P7100 -- because that's what I have and it does a serviceable job. Not like a real camera (D3, D800), though...

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f11 Gold Member Nikonian since 23rd Feb 2006Mon 20-May-13 08:39 PM
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You didn't say if this is a hypothetical situation and what your budget is. And why a compact? I would be inclined to grab a D5200 as the lenses I wanted to use would work. IF I had the money I would use this as an opportunity to upgrade my DSLR. If not, I would grab my Coolpix P7000, which is my back up camera anyway. Them I wouldn't have to fumble around learning a completely new menu system from a different manufacturer while on the trip of a life time.

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stash Gold Member Charter MemberMon 20-May-13 08:43 PM
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Auburn, US
          

OK----Let me do a re-write:

What you you bring to the Trip in a compact?

Thanks to all

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Nikon V1 or V2. 10-30, 30-110 and the new 18. Throw in one of the compatible external Speedlights. All fits in a pouch holster takes up very little space. Done.

Alternative - any Olympus EP body (there's a lot of variations) with Panasonic primes.

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Philadelphia, US
          

When I travel, as travel photography is my business, even when I'm on vacation, I travel with at least 2 of my 3 DSLR's. One never knows what you might run into.

As to a compact I'd bring, if...

I'm getting my wife a Nikon 1 V2. I seriously considered getting her a Fuji X-Pro1 for her, but decided on the Nikon. So, if I was going with a compact, that's what I'd get.

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East Frisia, DE
          

Best P&S seems to be the Sony DSC-RX100 at the moment.

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Richmond, US
          

If this were not hypothetical, the answer of course would be the Fuji x10 that is sitting right next to my elbow as I type this. If I were hypothetically buying something new, it would be down to the Fuji x20 or a Sony RX100. I personally would lean toward the Fuji, but I'd certainly be entertaining the Sony. I don't see any of the other compacts that I'd want to have right now.

If the question means to include larger cameras with interchangeable lenses, I'd be interested in the Fuji X-RE or X-Pro1, but now we're talking a lot bigger and a lot more money.

And if the intent of the vacation is to get away and lie on the beach, yes, the compact would be the choice. If I had allocated time for photography in that trip, I'd be taking both the DSLR and the compact (as I did last week). If one DSLR broke, I'd take one of the others, and if that didn't suit, I'd be on the phone to Lens Rentals.

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Since I try to always have a quality compact, I'd take that. Quite happy of my Fuji X20, and most of all I did just that with the X10 before, a 10-day holiday in Spain for example...

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Tallahassee, US
          

iPhone.

Second choice Nikon 1.

Why? I hate carrying phones on vacations. I have been on numerous trips the past few years and have yet to take a camera on any of them.

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Hi Stash,
Florida, Hawaii, Caribbean eh? Nice!
The thing that seems to be the common denominator here is water. If you plan to get into that water I would recommend something waterproof. Nikon makes their Coolpix AW series. I’d look into those.
I have an older waterproof Olympus that serves me well when snorkeling or just floating along.
Enjoy your trip.
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Cape Coral, Florida, US
          

Panasonic G5. B&H has a deal on the G5 with kit lens for $498. For another $99 you get a 45-150 lens too.

I just purchased the G5 recently and I am impressed with its IQ. The G5 has a multitude of features, but it also has an iA "simple" mode as well. I also purchased a lens adapter for about $50 to use all my Nikon lenses on the G5 as well.

  

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Atlanta, US
          

Another vote for the V1 and two lens kit. It maintains my workflow with NEF files. Menus are relatively intuitive. I've got extra batteries if needed. And I can use the FT1 and one or two of my lenses if needed.

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I bought a Nikon 1 with two lenses for my granddaughter's birthday.
I used it for a day and it was a real joy.
Then I lost the card (@#$&*!) on our long trip back home, so I can't show you some samples, but they were very good, much much better than I expected.
And the camera is really compact and very easy to take anywhere.

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Colombo, LK
          

This is something I don't even have to think....I have written about this in detail on my blog.
http://www.struckbylight.com/olympus-om-d-e-m5-for-advanced-slr-users/

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Geneva, US
          

Nice summary for us Nikon-heads! As a former OM-1 shooter from film days I have a soft spot (out-of-focus spot???) for compact Olympus cameras. I had no idea why I should pay attention to this camera as a compact alternative -- until now.

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Tallahassee, Florida, US
          

Thanks for the link, Dinil. I've had an E-M5 less than a week now and like it, but I'm still trying to learn the details. I think I have it (mostly) configured the way I want it. Your remarks and the link to the DP Review coverage were helpful!

Randy

  

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San Francisco, US
          

If all my (D)SLRs broke, I would bring my Mamiya 7...it weighs less, that qualifies eh?

  

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Waukesha, US
          

my old Nikon P5100 - actually did take it to Hawaii last year. worked great!

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Knoxville, US
          

Thankfully I have a Nikon V1 so I'd just take that. But if I didn't have anything and had to rush to the store to buy one... in my area I have a decent selection and not so great prices. I'd buy a DSLR but since you said no DSLRs... probably a Canon G15. The odds of finding a Fuji X in store is low (and I don't want a fixed lens). And all the mirrorless cameras I've seen in stores have huge markups, even discontinued ones like the J1 which I still see marked at $500.

  

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Swisher, US
          

I like to have a camera with me on domestic and international business travel and decided that a retractable lens for suit-pocket carry was necessary. I also wanted credible low-light capability and raw capture.

I purchased the Sony RX-100 (1" sensor) - expensive but no regrets. I really did not want to start with another lens system.

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Matto Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007Thu 20-Jun-13 05:48 PM
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Glenwood, US
          

I have a Nikon V1 with the two kit lenses, the 18.5 f1.8, a flash, and the FT1. It is a very compact and capable set as an alternative to my DX DSLRs. If I had to take a P&S, it would be my Canon S95.

Matthew

  

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