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# 207569 3-Jan-2017 13:50
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Hi there,

My girlfriend is after a point and shoot to take pictures for her business (farm produce etc).

After quite a lot of research I don't seem to have got very far.

I thought the Sony rx100 and TZ70 were well reviewed options.

However, due to time constraints she wants one that directly uploads to social media (I believe the other two need a phone or tablet to act as the middleman).

The only one that I've come across is the Samsung galaxy camera.
Haven't been able to find much info on it, and don't want to buy a lemon.

Anyone able to provide other recommendations?

Budget around $300-400 (don't mind second hand)

Thanks

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  # 1697917 3-Jan-2017 17:01
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The requirement of straight to social media from the camera might be a sticky point. If Instagram is her thing, then you'd be restricted to cameras running Android as they are very strict about how photos are uploaded to their service. As far as I know the Galaxy Camera line has been discontinued, so further updates would be a stretch.

 

The RX100 is an excellent camera, quite pricey though. WiFi is easy to transfer to a phone, better than some Canons that I've used.

 

Depending on the types of photos and how strict that requirement is, a high end smartphone with a good camera (iPhone 7 Plus, Huawei P9 Plus, Galaxy S7) might be a better fit.





 


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  # 1697921 3-Jan-2017 17:04
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My cheapie samsung P&S I got at the dick smith going broke sale has some social options on it. I havent tried them however as its just the getting them to a PC that I really care about, and it manages that - sort of. The problem with it when I looked into it was that it required you to type your credentials into the absolutly horrid onscreen keyboard, and since I cant use lastpass, that's not gonna happen.

 

Really the prime example of a place where oauth with a number onscreen should be used, or even transfering an auth token from an app on a phone or desktop PC to it, but no they took the lazy way out and made it too hard to bother.





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  # 1697924 3-Jan-2017 17:07
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I have a Samsung camera (WB800 or something like that) that can upload directly to Facebook, and some other sites I cant remember.

 

And that works fine, the trouble is adding text to go with the photo, what a laborious process.

 

Far easier to wifi the photo across to your tablet and do it from there.





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  # 1698327 4-Jan-2017 13:29
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Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

I didn't really consider a new phone, but might be worth looking at. Are they really any good/comparable to dedicated cameras these days?

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  # 1698496 4-Jan-2017 17:54
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What about the RX100 with a WiFi memory card? I have the RX100 v1, great camera, and considering getting a WiFi card as I'm taking a lot more photos recently.




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  # 1703997 16-Jan-2017 11:05
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timmmay:

What about the RX100 with a WiFi memory card? I have the RX100 v1, great camera, and considering getting a WiFi card as I'm taking a lot more photos recently.



I've been keeping an eye out for the rx100 but even second hand they seem to be out of budget (approx $400)

Have come across these, but still unsure

http://www.trademe.co.nz/1239133867

http://www.trademe.co.nz/1239276647

http://www.trademe.co.nz/1238585065

(Sorry for links, still haven't figured out how to do them on mobile)

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  # 1704001 16-Jan-2017 11:16
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RX100 are pretty great, not surprised they're expensive. Any cheap P&S would probably do this simple job, and like I said, just use a WiFi memory card.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1704008 16-Jan-2017 11:25
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I'm still keen to get a camera with a decent lens, but she wants something that will upload to eg Facebook immediately (time poor due to working long hours on the farm)

I'm guessing those wifi cards need to use a phone or tablet to upload to SM?

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  # 1704014 16-Jan-2017 11:32
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The cards all do now, the eyefi used to be able to go direct to their cloud but they killed that product. It can upload to a PC on the same network still I think, not sure how much more it can do since they killed the product off tho.

 

Most of the other cards dont even have a STA mode, they are only an AP, so phone has to connect to it and take the images off, then disconnect from wifi and put the images up wherever. Very tedious. Eyefi used to be able to connect to a portable wifi hotspot and have images go up to an album in almost real time as you took them which was great.





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  # 1704017 16-Jan-2017 11:38
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richms:

 

The cards all do now, the eyefi used to be able to go direct to their cloud but they killed that product. It can upload to a PC on the same network still I think, not sure how much more it can do since they killed the product off tho.

 

Most of the other cards dont even have a STA mode, they are only an AP, so phone has to connect to it and take the images off, then disconnect from wifi and put the images up wherever. Very tedious. Eyefi used to be able to connect to a portable wifi hotspot and have images go up to an album in almost real time as you took them which was great.

 

 

Can you recommend a card that will upload raw images and videos from camera to PC easily? I was looking at the Eye-Fi Mobi Pro. Looks like Toshiba bought EyeFi, their range of cards reviews poorly.


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