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  Reply # 2166607 24-Jan-2019 04:06
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As a couple with SLR backgrounds, we now travel with two differently purposed cameras.


My wife loves her Lumix FT6 (aka TS6) for everyday, surf and rainy days.
Fits in all pockets, tough, submersible & takes good pictures.


I carry the Lumix Fz-1000 for its telephoto, low-light and stabilisation.
I also really like the viewfinder (95% of shots) and the angle-able screen for crowds.
This gets used in the car and tourist destinations where I can hand-carry or keep it on my belt.


For more active hikes / biking, I carry its smaller brother - the ZS100 (aka TZ100) which is pocketable.


Both of these take great pictures.


Some pictures get taken with our Note 9 & S8 phones - but the cameras still do it better.


We didn't set out to be Panasonic fanbois - but have taken a silly number of good photos with these Lumix.

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  Reply # 2166609 24-Jan-2019 04:32
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Our use case today is take good photos with minimal effort. We would like a device that gives us more room to grow. My wife has decided she would like to get more into photography so she'll do some workshops and learn how to drive a more manual device properly.


We spend a lot of time travelling (I live in Dubai and currently I'm in Nuremberg) so something that can take nice photos and capture this time while we're overseas is pretty important to us.


It's good advice that we go and spend some quality time in the shop. I had read that the Sony system isn't the most user friendly.


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  Reply # 2166696 24-Jan-2019 09:32
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I've just returned from a couple of months in SE Asia.  I didn't want to take my DSLR, and wanted something a little more substantial than my RX100.


Given most of the photography I planned to do on that trip was street (rather than landscape), I ended up picking up a cheap(ish) 2nd hand RX1.


For a camera that's a few years old now, what an awesome little piece of kit!  The lens and FF sensor combination give stunning results, particularly in low light.

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  Reply # 2166790 24-Jan-2019 11:07
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I've been using a Canon "point and shoot" SX30 which was relatively "high end" when it was first released, although getting on a bit now. I'm all in favour of that approach for travelling. You can still get some decent shots, with a good optical zoom function and with sufficient manual control when needed, but without the bulk of of a DSLR. Used it extensively on a five week trip overseas last year.

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  Reply # 2170657 31-Jan-2019 11:48
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It depends on you ... 




Speaking for myself.  I got a used Ricoh GR pocket size APS-C sensor and a fixed 28mm full frame equiv.  Works great, wished I got earlier.  The other one was debating with was the Fuji X100 series but it was larger.  My definition of family is that you are walking around with the parents doing normal things where you don't have the time for real photog.  Taking pictures of the family inside the plane, of the airline food, family photo at the mall, at the tourist site, maybe of your dinner.  For me pocket cam, absolutely fantastic.  2 or so months ago I did get a used Fuji XT1 mirrorless can change lenses, but in no way would I use that with the family.  Actually I could use the mirrorless with 1 lens walking around etc ... but for me I don't see the point I could do the same thing with a pocket cam and if I wanted a zoom lens the yeah the Sony RX100 maybe the Mark III, IV and V because the aperture is better and the Mark VI is the latest one right?  The latest one has a longer lens but the aperture is a bit slower.  The cheaper route is the Canon G7X.  No 4k video though.  




In the past I did go on a family overseas holiday outside 35 degrees.  My Nikon D600 digital.  My Nikon F100 slide film and my Nikon FM2N b/w film haha a few lenses, a flash and a tripod on selected evenings.  No more.  After 3 days I left everything in the hotel and only took the FM2N because it was the smallest and my 50mm F1.8D prime lens.  Unfortunately I only had one (large) camera bag.  




What I intend to do now is just use my Ricoh for everyday and when on selected nights I excuse myself and take my Fuji XT1 out with me.  I could use the Nikon dSLR but the Fuji is just that bit more compact.  




To me the difference with the Ricoh to the Fuji X100 or to a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is the Ricoh you could go out put it in your jacket pocket or cargo pants pocket.  No bags.  The jeans might work but tight.  

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