A small pocketable camera with MANUAL ZOOMING facillity


aloks

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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.

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Alok
 

daredevil123

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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
 

aloks

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

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Alok
 

heshanj

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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
 

trd2970

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Xf1 rocks. Using one nowm
 

aloks

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

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Alok
 

heshanj

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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
 

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Achim Reh

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Fuji X10 :thumbsup::thumbsup: , example : nightshot , Iso 3200 , no tripod

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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
 

aloks

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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
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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