hi i am thinking of selling my d300, i want a smaller more compact camera, something like and i didn`t think i would ever say this the canon g1x or the fuji x10 or even the nikon p7700 whats your views on compacts?
ps i still have my d3s
#1. "RE: thinking of selling" | In response to Reply # 0retzius75 Registered since 08th Jul 2012Sun 09-Sep-12 06:18 PM
>hi i am thinking of selling my d300, i want a smaller more
>compact camera, something like and i didn`t think i would ever
>say this the canon g1x or the fuji x10 or even the nikon p7700
>whats your views on compacts?
>ps i still have my d3s
It depends on what you are willing to give up from the DSLR experience and what you will be shooting. There is no one-stop-shop with these compacts; you will be giving something up.
If you still need fast autofocus and will shoot people pics the Nikon V1 or J1 is great.
If you shoot landscapes and have time the p7700 or g1x is great.
If you want to be able to change lenses, again the V1 is great. Dont need to, the g1x or p7700 is great.
Give us some more info and maybe we can help you out.
#2. "RE: thinking of selling" | In response to Reply # 1click74 Registered since 16th Nov 2006Mon 10-Sep-12 05:32 PM
i was wanting to leave more at home not carry loads of extras, i would like to buy one of the above and keep my d300 but like most things i cant justify the cost! but i dont want to regret selling the d300 i want to do people and landscape, i looked at the v1 but the reviews are not good comapred to the canon and fuji!
#4. "RE: thinking of selling" | In response to Reply # 2jaclegau Registered since 27th Sep 2006Tue 11-Sep-12 01:06 AM
Thinking about the V1 ? It depends on who does the reviews. I have a D300 and wanted a smaller camera to take along on vacations. I bought a V1 and I love it. If you look at my gallery, you will find some example of what I did. Furthermore, If you look at the forum on Nikonians.org/fr you will find my first tries with it at a very slow speed handheld. I must agree that it is not my D300 but it is amazing the quality I can get with a small camera like that. Furthermore, It seems that Nikon seems to want to support that line with the new J2 and a new lens. Your choice.
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#3. "RE: thinking of selling" | In response to Reply # 0
Well if you have a D3s, then don't sweat selling the D300. Get the compact you want and if that doesn't work out, get a D600 and use the same D3s lenses - maybe add a 35mm f/2 AIS (if you like that kind of stuff) and you'll have a nicely sized very capable camera/lens combo that will certainly outperform a compact, except go in your pocket.
My walkabout lens on FX(D700) is either the 35mm f/2 AIS or 35mm f/1.4 AFS. I like the 35mm FOV, see below.
My travel camera is a X100. It's superb. I used it with a LX3 to add some zoom capability, but have decided to "upgrade" the LX3 to a X10. The X100 so far takes way better images than the X10, but the X10 is quite capable and does have a 28-110 equiv zoom. That makes it a useful adjunct to the X100. I'll be sticking with the X10 for some time. I was able to get good snaps of my grandchildren racing around on their bikes and scooters so it can handle moving objects pretty well. I like the zoom range. The optical finder is good for street snaps, but you will loose some since it doesn't have any optical-finder-tunnel indication of focus, etc - just clear glass. You can broaden the AF spot sensitivity or rely on face recognition. It's really pretty slick. I have used it successfully in hyper-focal mode for snaps. Again quite useful.
IMO there isn't an everything compact (yet?!).
It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?
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#5. "RE: thinking of selling" | In response to Reply # 3KnightPhoto Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sun 16-Sep-12 02:01 PM | edited Sun 16-Sep-12 02:02 PM by KnightPhoto
>Well if you have a D3s, then don't sweat selling the D300.
>Get the compact you want and if that doesn't work out, get a
>D600 and use the same D3s lenses - maybe add a 35mm f/2 AIS
>(if you like that kind of stuff) and you'll have a nicely
>sized very capable camera/lens combo that will certainly
>outperform a compact, except go in your pocket.
+ 1 to Roger's comments.
In my case I travel with a D4 and V1. Works well for me, as a compact the V1 blows the doors off of other compacts. I cannot stand CDAF and it fits right into my NEF-based workflow so I won't look too seriously elsewhere in the compact market.
If I had the luxury to do so, I would look seriously at the FujiFilm XE-1 and their very nice looking primes. Also the new Olympus OM-D E something or other gets RAVES. And I'd have to guess the NEX-5R, NEX-6, NEX-7, and RX-1 are no slouches either.
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#6. "RE: thinking of selling" | In response to Reply # 0
The Nikon 1 system is very under-rated. Check out Andy over at the WordPress blog NikonAndyE - he's got an amazing array of lenses, and every Nikon "D" body ever made. He's done some interesting stuff with the V1/J1 and come away impressed.
That would give you something really portable with the ability to use your standard Nikon lenses with a 2.7x crop. (one photo Andy posted on another forum was the V1 with the FT1 adapter, a 1200mm lens and the 2.0x TC - lol
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