Hello everyone ,
around every 2 years , I upgrade the compact camera that I use for my business travel .
At the moment , I use a Fuji 550 EXR , and it's about time to dump this and shop for a new one .
I just want to ask around and get the opinion of other users, as I am not so familiar with the compact market.
I do not want to bring my Fuji X100 or my Ricoh GXR along , as they are too bulky to put inside a laptop bag , and also these babies are for private use .
So, here is what I am looking for
Compact, means it should fit inside a laptop bag.
A zoom would be nice , 4 times or higher
A good 1cm Macro is a must
A viewfinder ( optical or electronic) would be nice
Charging via USB cable would be good , otherwise , a good battery life would also help
And of course , I would like to have a good usable picture quality. I know, I can't find anything as good as my x100 or my Rico GXR A12 with fixed prime lens. But I would like to get the best possible under the given requirements .Price is not really an issue .
In general, I like the mostly better image quality of mirror less system cameras, but the zoom lenses are just too big ( or is there any collapsing zoom lens? )
Some cameras I looked at already
Pentax Q ( neg. points: no viewfinder , zoom lens a bit big )
Olympus Pm-1 ( neg points: no viewfinder, and again zoom lens too big )
Nikon V1 ( pos. Viewfinder , good macro mode , neg. a bit too big )
Nikon P7100 ...soso, maybe there is an update from the 10 mpix to 16 mipx soon ? Otherwise interesting .
Canon G1X ..look interesting ( but smaller would be nicer)
I am happy to hear you opinion :-)