Last year, I sold my Canon 20D and lenses, and instead bought a Nikon P1 as a pocket camera.
The Nikon was a disappointment from Day 1 .. utterly junk .. while some other people I know that use it love it, I just think it’s not good enough to please my eye.
Now I am back on the hunt for a new camera … I decided I do not want a DSLR .. I need something smaller .. but not as small as a P1 .. as the smaller optics will never please me.
At the moment I am torn between the following
- Canon Pro1
- Canon S3 IS
- Canon G7
The S3 & G7 have no RAW .. and the Pro1 has much better lenses .. but it’s a 3 year old camera .. older technology, not as good on higher ISO
I have done countless searches and research .. I just cant find one that will please me .. if the S3IS has RAW & the Lenses starter at 28 like the Pro1 .. it would be the perfect match .. then again it would be called the Pro2 .. but damm Canon is so focused on the DSLR’s that I dont think we will ever see a Pro2 :/
Decisions … Decisions … darn it …
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3 thoughts on “Cameras … the hunt is on again”
Have you considered the Canon S5 IS?
I’m not sure if there is a need for the RAW format anymore.
The S5 has the 12x Optical Zoom, Digic III, ISO 1600 and a stabilizer.
It seems though that the S5 may be as big as the Rebel XT
PowerShot S5 IS
Digital Rebel XT
Andy of HoboTraveler.com, presently in Togo, Africa.
I have taken, I think about 20 thousand photos. One feature or benefit I never thought about until I purchased and Olympus was speed of boot or how fast it turns on.
The Olympus was so slow, about 3 seconds that I finally replaced it. I now use a Sony with the 12x zoom. I am not saying this is good or better than the Canon, however 100 percent better than the Olympus.
The best photos I ever took were almost accidents. I was in the right place, at the right time and had my camera with me. I take it out and shoot a photo in about 3 seconds.
Often the race is how fast can I draw and shoot the great photo?
I think I am becoming a great cowboy, and can shoot photos fast. Just a benefit to think about when buying a camera.
I am happy you are blogging and traveling. When you get a chance write me, I want to purchase some techie services. I also am happy to know you see the pros and cons of a blog, because you have a blog.
Andy of HoboTraveler.com
I decided not to go for the S5 becuase it is an older software that it contains .. a bit slow, if I was to go to that version of canon’s software, I’d rather have the Pro1 .. better lenses.
I ended up buying BOTH the Pro1 and the G7
I love the Pro1 .. what a camera, but ended up keeping the G7 .. mainly for 2 thins
1 – Size (nice and compact)
2 – Speed
the G7 is extremely fast .. and since my main subject is my kids, and they run quicker than most cameras .. I needed the speed 🙂