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« on: January 31, 2013, 04:02 »
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So,
I am searching for a shirt-pocket RAW camera with STOCK quality sensor/lens.
Any suggestions?
I have "googlt" a lot, found some models, but for us  "stockers" are important some parameters which are not mentioned in rewievs, tests...
User comments please.

Thnx in advance.


« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 04:17 »
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Sony Nex 5 or 7 , Canon EOS M , Olympus PEN E-PL5 , Panasonic DMC-GF5 ..... fitted with compact (and good quality) fixed focal length lenses.

« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 04:28 »
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sony rx1 is supposed to be excellent.

I havent submitted any shots from it yet, but as far as I concerned the shots coming out of the sony rx100 at low iso / good light are good enough for stock. Fits in my pocket - Amazing little camera.

« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 04:40 »
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How big are your pockets?  I recently purchased a Fujifilm x100 for exactly that reason.  I wanted a camera with a good sensor (this one is aps-c), good lens which could shoot raw

BHphoto link

« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 04:46 »
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sony rx1 is supposed to be excellent.

I havent submitted any shots from it yet, but as far as I concerned the shots coming out of the sony rx100 at low iso / good light are good enough for stock. Fits in my pocket - Amazing little camera.

But then almost anything is good enough for stock in good light. An image of mine that sells reasonably well on most sites was taken with my iPhone 4S...

I'd like to throw the Fujifilm x10 in the ring -- or its soon to be released successor. I don't personally own it, but some friends do, and it's great. I have also seen it on reporters who get sent somewhere by their paper without a dedicated photographer, so the big players appear to think it's good for editorial.

« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 04:52 »
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How big are your pockets?  I recently purchased a Fujifilm x100 for exactly that reason.  I wanted a camera with a good sensor (this one is aps-c), good lens which could shoot raw

BHphoto link


My "pockets" are big (and $ deep) enough for Canon EOS M with my Canon pancake ( 40 mm ),  :). On my 5D M2 works pancake excellent.

And Your new camera is excellent. I have tested it in various situation, just brilliant.

« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 04:57 »
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For a small pocket, the Sony RX100.  For a bigger pocket, the Sony RX1.  I'd rate the Sony RX1 as the best because that big full frame image can be cropped, so even though it's a fixed lens, it would be like carrying two prime lenses around.  I have the RX100 but want the RX1.

For all the other bigger cameras, I don't see a huge advantage over the small Olympus and Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras.

« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 05:19 »
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For a small pocket, the Sony RX100.  For a bigger pocket, the Sony RX1.  I'd rate the Sony RX1 as the best because that big full frame image can be cropped, so even though it's a fixed lens, it would be like carrying two prime lenses around.  I have the RX100 but want the RX1.

For all the other bigger cameras, I don't see a huge advantage over the small Olympus and Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras.

We know for what  purpose we need pocket size cameras.  :)
Rx1 is for me "camera of the 2012" but 2800 $ ...
How are You satissfied with Rx100?
Stock acceptance  ?

« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 08:50 »
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I'm thinking of picking up a smaller camera too.... but I've gotta have a wide angle.  Which of these camera has a 24mm or wider (full frame equiv)?  Thanks

« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 08:58 »
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For a small pocket, the Sony RX100.  For a bigger pocket, the Sony RX1.  I'd rate the Sony RX1 as the best because that big full frame image can be cropped, so even though it's a fixed lens, it would be like carrying two prime lenses around.  I have the RX100 but want the RX1.

For all the other bigger cameras, I don't see a huge advantage over the small Olympus and Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras.

We know for what  purpose we need pocket size cameras.  :)
Rx1 is for me "camera of the 2012" but 2800 $ ...
How are You satissfied with Rx100?
Stock acceptance  ?
No problems with acceptance.  It's sharp at both ends of the zoom but I do get some a bit too soft towards the longer end.  Could just be my camera, as I don't see many complaints from other people.  It's by far the best poketable compact camera I have used and I would definitely recommend it.

« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 09:49 »
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Sharpshot & co.
thank You for kind answers.
Regards.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 10:21 »
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I use the Canon G1x. It has an APS-C sensor, has Raw, and has a fixed zoom lens that is reasonably wide but isn't as telephoto as I would really like. However, it takes great images and the fixed lens means that you can't get dust into the body and onto the sensor. I always carry it in my car so that if a stock opportunity appears, I can take it with a great camera.

Steve

« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 11:01 »
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Take a look at Pentax K-01.  aps-c sensor, complete range of interchangeable lenses.  Pocketable with the 40mm lens or any small zoom if you use a coat pocket.

I just picked one up for $320, really surprised at how well made and solid it is.

mattdixon

« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2013, 11:59 »
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I can vouch for the Sony RX100, amazing shirt pocket camera. Auto works very well, image size comparable to 5Dii.
Image quality is like DSLR like, not quite the dynamic range of a full frame but still very good, video is excellent also.

Easily good enough for Stock if you don't feel like lugging the DSLR around.

« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2013, 13:11 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 22:53 by tickstock »

« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2013, 13:22 »
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I have Samsung NX11 & NX100 with a selection of good lenses ;)  APS-C 14Mp sensors.  Need a decent size pocket though ;)

These cams are also on the Alamy approved list !!  Very important if u want to submit there ;)

« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2013, 13:23 »
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Tickstock, thnx.
Waiting Your report.

« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 13:52 »
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I recently bought a NEX-5R mainly for timelapse and video.  Its APC-C and 16mp.  With the 18-55 zoom its not exactly "pocketable", I use a small bag on my belt, but with a pancake prime or the new 16-50 it would be "pocketable".

I think the video is better than my Canon 60D, even though the bitrate isn't as high.  It shoots both 60p and 60i.  Its on the Alamy approved list as well.  I have had several videos and a timelapse accepted on both pond5 and SS in the 2 weeks I have had it.

« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 15:29 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 22:53 by tickstock »

« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2013, 15:47 »
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How big are your pockets?  I recently purchased a Fujifilm x100 for exactly that reason.  I wanted a camera with a good sensor (this one is aps-c), good lens which could shoot raw

BHphoto link


I covet this camera.  I drool over it.  Yes, it's all about style.  My pockets are big enough; but they're not deep enough :-(

« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 16:21 »
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Tickstock,
Thnx for report.

« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2013, 17:15 »
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How big are your pockets?  I recently purchased a Fujifilm x100 for exactly that reason.  I wanted a camera with a good sensor (this one is aps-c), good lens which could shoot raw

BHphoto link


Leaf,

Can you post a full resolution images for us to view at 100%? I have read reviews where sharpness wasn't too good. Curious what you think.

« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2013, 07:59 »
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After getting my hands on an Olympus ep I did not like the idea of holding a camera away from my eyes looking at a LCD in bright sunlight.  Now I am looking at the Panasonic g3. Any good or bad reviews.

« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2013, 08:44 »
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I've got the Panasonic G3.  Great camera, there's a newer G5 out now and rumours that the G6 will be around soon.  So if you really want the G3, it might not be around for long.  Or it might be worth waiting for the G6 and getting a cheaper price on the G5.

I like the electronic viewfinder with the G3 and use the camera more than my Canon 550D.  The only negative is that it can be a bit slow focusing with a long lens but I think the G5 fixed that.

« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2013, 09:28 »
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I've got the Panasonic G3.  Great camera, there's a newer G5 out now and rumours that the G6 will be around soon.  So if you really want the G3, it might not be around for long.  Or it might be worth waiting for the G6 and getting a cheaper price on the G5.

I like the electronic viewfinder with the G3 and use the camera more than my Canon 550D.  The only negative is that it can be a bit slow focusing with a long lens but I think the G5 fixed that.

Can you tell me what lens you chose to use and can you show me some examples?

« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2013, 11:58 »
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I've got the kit lens, a fish eye lens and the Panasonic 100-300 zoom.  The kit lens is sharper at the wide end.  I always use DPreview to look at full size photos before buying a camera http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmcg3/20

« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2013, 12:11 »
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I've got the kit lens, a fish eye lens and the Panasonic 100-300 zoom.  The kit lens is sharper at the wide end.  I always use DPreview to look at full size photos before buying a camera http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmcg3/20


I did look there and liked what I see. Time to start bidding on ebay now


 

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