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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rno. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2013 at 01:23
Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

Originally posted by Rno. Rno. wrote:

Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

my iPhone 4S takes some disappointing pics


Why? What's wrong with it?


It's all relative I suppose.   My iPhone usually has a blob of grease on the lens and just can't get that a99/1.4 shallow
DOF.    But it's still better than my 2001 canon powershot P&S. that said, at least that 1mpix canon offered exposure compensation - my 4s is literally point and shoot. The only control I get is when to press the shutter button... But it's always with me!


Then you don't know what your iPhone camera can do. You do have spot meter = exposure compensation (at least my iPhone 4 does this), the blob of grease can be removed, and you can buy a good camera app (like ProCamera) and add features.

Awww, yours cannot do what your A99/1.4 can do? Don't be sad. Mine can't either.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GlassEye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2013 at 01:27
When I want to go 'stealth' I use the A55 with the Mino 24mm f/2.8. I'm having a pocket specially made.   

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Post Options Post Options   Quote faceless_el Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2013 at 01:29
i carry around a Canon A3300 but i'll use my cellphone camera in a pinch
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2013 at 07:48
Rno - great tip!   I didn't know it could lock exposure by holding a spot on the screen.   The iPhone camera suddenly seems a lot more useful!   That said, I'm not over keen on spot metering and tried to find a camera app that allows simple + or - EV compensation but to no avail. Perhaps Apple have decided to block this function.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aleq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2013 at 07:53
RX100 is really great, IMO the best quality you can get at that size. And the video is amazing. Great companion to DSLR.
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Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

tried to find a camera app that allows simple + or - EV compensation but to no avail. Perhaps Apple have decided to block this function.


Mikey try KitCam app works great loads of other useful stuff too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote marcin.warmuz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2013 at 05:48
My pocket camera would be a Sony HX20V, small point and shoot with fantastic sharp Sony G 20X zoom lens (35mm equivalent of 25-500mm (I think)). While they packed a lot of megapixels on a small sensor and jpeg noise processing smears out some detail even on ISO100, there is so much detail to start with thanks to the sharpness of the lens. Also no CA or any distortions. I wish I could shoot RAW with it but overall it takes amazing pictures unless you go pixel peeping :) it was my primarily used camera before I got into Alpha system.
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I use the WX10 when I need a really small size, the HX20V when I need range and GPS and the RX100 when I need best quality with a compact. What a shame I cannot have all these in the same camera.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RichardT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2013 at 08:54
I have a little TX-5 waterproof for messing about in boats, up in the hills & skiing - works pretty well & has some controls. The coating peels off & the rear screen is looking a bit mancky apparently from suncream!
If size/weatherproof not too important then 5N + 16mm works well
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