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    Default A small pocketable camera with MANUAL ZOOMING facillity

    Hi Friends
    I want to buy Pocketable Compact Camera with MANUAL ZOOMING facility because it takes too much time when we zoom electronically, is there any model of any reputed brand available with Manual Zooming Facility ??? Please help.

    Thanks
    Alok

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    Default Re: A small pocketable camera with MANUAL ZOOMING facillity

    Pocketable = Fuji XF-1
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    Default Re: A small pocketable camera with MANUAL ZOOMING facillity

    Quote Originally Posted by aloks View Post
    Hi Friends
    I want to buy Pocketable Compact Camera with MANUAL ZOOMING facility because it takes too much time when we zoom electronically, is there any model of any reputed brand available with Manual Zooming Facility ??? Please help.

    Thanks
    Alok
    Pocketable and manual zoom? Sounds like you are limited to Fuji X10 and XF-1

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    Hi
    Thanks for quick reply, let me see specifications of Fuji X 10 and XF 1.

    Regards
    Alok

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    as far as i know, the Fuji X10 and XF1 are the only compact digital cameras with manual zoom mechanisms - and like undergrd mentioned, the XF1 is the pocketable one...the X10 doesnt really fit a pocket
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    Xf1 rocks. Using one nowm

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    Hi trd2970
    Do you feel that Manual Zoom is better ? or Canon S 100 is also an option ?

    Thanks
    Alok

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    let me reply that for u too: i find manual zoom to be easier to use, but it depends on the design of the camera. the sony RX100 has a control ring which can control zoom, kinda like a manual zoom ring, but the camera is so compact that i find the two-handed operation to be slightly less comfortable than using the usual zoom rocker switch

    however, the X10, and the XF1, are designed such that it just feels natural, and that overall experience is (in my opinion) nicer than the RX100.

    oh and if ur buying now, u might as well wait for the new Fuji X20...designed exactly like the X10, but with better performance, it appears

    EDIT: the S100 is a good camera, but zoom is not manual. i'd suggest the X10/XF1/X20 over the Canon if u can afford it
    Last edited by heshanj; 10th January 2013 at 05:58 PM.
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    Fuji X10 , example : nightshot , Iso 3200 , no tripod

    [IMG] _DSF0445 by AchimReh, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Pentax Q with 02 and 06 lenses.

    02 lens - 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5; Equivalent to a 27.5-83mm
    06 lens - Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 (constant); Equivalent to 83-249mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achim Reh View Post
    Fuji X10 , example : nightshot , Iso 3200 , no tripod

    [IMG] _DSF0445 by AchimReh, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Hi
    Very good picture with no grains in dark areas, X 10 is very good but costlier than XF 1.

    Thanks
    Alok

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Pentax Q with 02 and 06 lenses.

    02 lens - 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5; Equivalent to a 27.5-83mm
    06 lens - Telephoto Zoom 15-45mm f/2.8 (constant); Equivalent to 83-249mm
    Hi
    Pentax Q is very costly and you have to buy separate lenses, I think XF 1 is better.

    Thanks
    alok

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloks View Post
    Hi
    Pentax Q is very costly and you have to buy separate lenses, I think XF 1 is better.

    Thanks
    alok
    It 'was' costly.
    Now it about $500 locally. (IIRC)


    I'm sure it does a bit more than most pns.
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    Last edited by pinholecam; 11th January 2013 at 09:40 PM.

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