OT: compact cameras

John Francis johnf at panix.com
Fri Feb 4 12:11:47 EST 2011


I've seen the E-PL1 adverised as low as $400 from buy.com (and even a
bit cheaper than that, if you are less picky about who you buy from).
Amazon currently want $450 for it.

On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 11:33:02AM -0500, Steven Desjardins wrote:
> The m43 cameras like the epl1 or epl2 or the gf2 can be had for under
> $600.  The epl1 might even be on sale.
> 
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Godfrey DiGiorgi <gdigiorgi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 10:49 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> A friend just asked me if there are any other compact cameras with the Canon s90-like features (big sensor, adjustable f-stop setting for low light capability, etc.)?
> >>
> >> I think we can assume she's not looking at an M9 or an X100. ? ?Any other recommendations?
> >
> > "Big sensor" is a bit of an overstatement with respect to the Canon
> > S90 or anything else in this class.
> > The Panasonic LX-5, Leica D-Lux 5 and Olympus XZ-1 are all related
> > cameras in this class and competitive with the S90/S95 on features and
> > performance. There seem to be a bazillion other cameras in this size
> > class out there, I don't know how they rank.
> >
> > The 'big sensor' step up would be an Olympus Pen E-P2, Panasonic Lumix
> > GF2, Sony Alpha NEX, etc. That is, FourThirds and APS-C format cameras
> > with interchangeable lenses in a compact form factor, but not as
> > compact as the above.
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> > ? godfreydigiorgi.posterous.com
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