So I'd take a look at some online reviews ( Digital Photography Review: Digital Photography Review ) of Sony's RX series, Panasonics GM & GX series and Fujifilms X30 ( when it is released ) to get an understanding of the differences..
Once you have done that, hit the camera shops and demo each one and choose which one has the best Price/IQ/features/form-feel factor, combination specific to you.
Last edited by Skyhook; 01-08-2014 at 12:25 PM.
also consider sony a5000 and a6000, ( competes with Panasonics GX series and Fujifilms X30 range ), if you can find a recently discontinued nex-5t at discounted price - a reason why some people don't sony - annual successor), it could be a bargain and no camera at that price can compete
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this store is excellent, I have purchased my sony nex-f3 in early 2013 at decent price at this store
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I have migrated to good point and shoot cameras from bulky DSLRs because I find that the best camera for me is the one I have in my pocket (with me). Also I don't make big prints - most of my usage is websites.
I do like nature photography and like a good wide angle AND a long optical zoom - so i settled for a Sony WX-300 which i'm very happy with.
Having a 20x optical zoom on a small pocket camera is a delight.
I have also owned a few Canon and Panasonic Lumix cameras. I find the Lumix quality/build quite good and really like their interface/controls.
Last edited by TigerSun; 01-08-2014 at 02:07 PM.
edit: can't get the link to work.
Last edited by TheBrit; 01-08-2014 at 02:14 PM.
This link and anything that links off it.
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Wanchai computer centre. SSP computer centre. Check KEH.com for what secondhand lenses go for, and add some buffer % for HK pricing.
Or you can look at the 40mm F2.8 EFS pancake lens. Reasonably inexpensive, tiny, supposedly super sharp at 2.8. Translates into a 60mm on a cropped sensor camera, so pretty close to 50mm. I use one when I can't be arsed carrying a zoom and don't want wide angle prime.
Edit: 40mm translates to 64mm, not 60. Still close enough for general non-wide applications.
Last edited by jgl; 10-08-2014 at 02:09 PM.