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    hi pple, was wondering if u all would like to give mi some advice regarding compact cameras of the above class.
    have been shooting wif a dslr for a few months, was actually thinking long and hard abt getting a compact to bring around wif mi too.
    at furz when the G7 was announced, i thought it was a good choice, until i realised that they didn't have RAW, and some other cons too.
    i went to John 3:16, and this nice indian guy intro to mi the Ricoh GRD. i thought it was rather good.
    would anyone like to comment or recommend another compact camera of that class?

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    Nikon P5000, Panasonic LX2 are worth considering.

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    i'll check out the nikon. was considering the panasonic, (and it's brother/sister the leica). the guy at john 3:16 said the ricoh's image quality was better. any comments?

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    I think it's high time for Nikon to introduce high quality compacts like the 35Ti and 28Ti in the film days.

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    the new model of ricoh, the gx-100 i guess, similar to ricoh GRD but got zoom and EVF ,really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahibo View Post
    the new model of ricoh, the gx-100 i guess, similar to ricoh GRD but got zoom and EVF ,really good.
    the Gx100 isn't exactly a replacement or an update of the GRD rite? hmmz..are the image sensors the same? worried that the quality wun be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahibo View Post
    the new model of ricoh, the gx-100 i guess, similar to ricoh GRD but got zoom and EVF ,really good.
    imho its far off... tried it for a while at the IT show, shutter lag is pathetic and also file write time for TIFF is crazy on my kingston elite pro.

    i'll check out the nikon. was considering the panasonic, (and it's brother/sister the leica). the guy at john 3:16 said the ricoh's image quality was better. any comments?
    when it comes to night shot, i wun say which 1 is better, it depends largely on your setting if you can handheld at low speed with the help of stabliser, the lx might have an edge since the GR lack a stabliser (ISO perform might be better tho)
    and at daylight lx really perform well, even if GR is better, it probably be not much different unless you printing giant size

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    imho its far off... tried it for a while at the IT show, shutter lag is pathetic and also file write time for TIFF is crazy on my kingston elite pro.


    when it comes to night shot, i wun say which 1 is better, it depends largely on your setting if you can handheld at low speed with the help of stabliser, the lx might have an edge since the GR lack a stabliser (ISO perform might be better tho)
    and at daylight lx really perform well, even if GR is better, it probably be not much different unless you printing giant size
    i know that the write time for the GRD is quite 'amazing'... as in it's 12 sec. basically i've to like take a shot and wait for ages. den if it's not good..omg.. i'll be spending mins waiting.

    hmmz...well..for mi, the camera muz have raw. that's why i can eliminate the canon g7.
    was thinking between the lx2 and grd. though i like the design and feel of the grd.(despite it's erm..write speed timings)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nysheng View Post
    i know that the write time for the GRD is quite 'amazing'... as in it's 12 sec. basically i've to like take a shot and wait for ages. den if it's not good..omg.. i'll be spending mins waiting.

    hmmz...well..for mi, the camera muz have raw. that's why i can eliminate the canon g7.
    was thinking between the lx2 and grd. though i like the design and feel of the grd.(despite it's erm..write speed timings)
    for me i take LX2 for its lower price, wide angle zoom lens, OIS. the only disadvantage for me would be probably be just noisier sensor and also no dial unlike GRD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    for me i take LX2 for its lower price, wide angle zoom lens, OIS. the only disadvantage for me would be probably be just noisier sensor and also no dial unlike GRD.
    hmmz..sorri, but wat dial u talking abt? haha.
    how much is the lx2 now? i forgot to ask the price that time.
    i know that the GRd at john 3:16 is 960 and appears to be the cheapest i've found so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by nysheng View Post
    hmmz..sorri, but wat dial u talking abt? haha.
    how much is the lx2 now? i forgot to ask the price that time.
    i know that the GRd at john 3:16 is 960 and appears to be the cheapest i've found so far
    I believe lx2 is going at 600+ at some shop.
    As for dial, the GRD have a tiny dial at the back of the camera which you use it to adjust aperture/shutter, but on LX you can only adjust them using the direction pad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    I believe lx2 is going at 600+ at some shop.
    As for dial, the GRD have a tiny dial at the back of the camera which you use it to adjust aperture/shutter, but on LX you can only adjust them using the direction pad
    oh..okae.. i see wat u mean.. i guess i'm quite accustomed to that as i'm using a dslr. i guess that might be a little erm..troublesome.

    any comments on the leica? dlux 3 i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by nysheng View Post
    oh..okae.. i see wat u mean.. i guess i'm quite accustomed to that as i'm using a dslr. i guess that might be a little erm..troublesome.

    any comments on the leica? dlux 3 i think
    not sure, haven got any chance to touch it... but should be 95% the same. As a consumer I would save the $.

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    haha..yes..but that little red dot is soo inviting
    hmmz..any comments on the nikon p5000? can't seem to find a good review on it.. since it's rather new..

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    If only the Fuji F31fd has a hotshoe, it will make my day. Take great pictures. Tried GRD and G6 both are desirable if I got extra cash. Haven't got any chance to try G7 or p5000 so I can't say. Howver, looking at specs alone, G7 looks better on paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanafi View Post
    If only the Fuji F31fd has a hotshoe, it will make my day. Take great pictures. Tried GRD and G6 both are desirable if I got extra cash. Haven't got any chance to try G7 or p5000 so I can't say. Howver, looking at specs alone, G7 looks better on paper.
    yeah..the G7 is actually not bad, however, a major downside is the lack of raw.. which i find it quite ironic, as the g7 seems to be targeted at the amateur photographer crowd, who are the ones who will shoot in raw.

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    s80 canon.

    not too bad, if u want raw, canon s70.

    no IS, no high ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davsmiths View Post
    s80 canon.

    not too bad, if u want raw, canon s70.

    no IS, no high ISO.
    i seem to hear from somewhere on this forum that the s80 has been discontinued.. as in they dun have stock blahblah.. and dunno if they'll bring in anymore. hmmz..the s70 is rather old rite?

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