What cameras are you using for your adventures

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Tech' started by FOX160, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Ta for the recommendation William.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2020
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  2. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I think that's it. Bigger sensor means wider lens plus bigger zoom means longer lens and so 1" or bigger sensor cameras with a wide zoom range start to get bigger and heavier than many of us want to carry.
  3. Daymoth

    Daymoth Section Hiker

    Thats why I went for the panasonic one, it has the size, weight, sensor and the zoom at half the price of the RX 100. Only thing I miss is a flip screen and a built in digital ND filter.
  4. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    That's proof it can be done. Now if someone could combine the two...yours and mine....with those features I'd be a happy cat
  5. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    The Panasonic TZ100 "only" has a 10x zoom so it doesn't meet your needs. It's a great alternative to the RX100 mks I-V, though rather fatter in the body and much cheaper than the RX100 mks VI and VII (with their greater zoom ranges than the earlier Sonys).
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  6. Daymoth

    Daymoth Section Hiker

    Dont the Sony ones also zoom to 250mm? Im pretty sure when I looked last year they were a very similar range and sensor.
  7. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    It's complicated as there are different models of the RX100, with some of them available at the same time. Marks 1-5 have a relatively short zoom (to 70mm on most of them). Marks 6 and 7 (there was a typo in my post above) increase that to 200mm but at the cost of a (slightly) thicker body, a much slower lens (in terms of maximum f-stop) and a much higher price.
    If you don't need the longer zoom, I think the earlier models are a better choice (and lighter). If you need a longer zoom, the Panasonic is much cheaper, though bigger and heavier and with a slower lens.
    @Daymoth, what do you use to carry your Panasonic? I bought one a couple of weeks ago and haven't got a shoulder pouch for it that I'm happy with.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020
  8. Daymoth

    Daymoth Section Hiker

    I just carry it in a shoulder strap. I dont like pouches or fiddly stuff.
  9. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Sorry if I'm being dim, but how do you carry it in a shoulder strap?
  10. Daymoth

    Daymoth Section Hiker

    Sorry i meant to say cross body strap. Like this:

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  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Thanks. I'm considering doing that or using a Peak Design Clip, but I'm a little worried about dust here in Turkey, at least in the summer.
  12. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    How about Canon Powershot SX740 - around £300 on Amazon, 4.3-172mm, 40x zoom, screen flips up
  13. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I believe that's the same sensor size as the Sony HX90, which Daymoth has, rather than the 1" sensor of the RX100.
  14. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    Heltrekker...thanks for the suggestion but see below

    I have the HX90, not Daymoth.

    I am willing to go slightly bigger, but not DSLR size...at least for now.

    I think I'm good with what I have...has done pretty decent so far. If I ever get to the point of doing this on a more full-time basis then I will happily carry the weight of a DSLR and tripod to get the quality
  15. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Sorry, brain f**t.
  16. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Think the older RX 100 VA as a two stop faster lens, but no time-lapse.
  17. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    The HX90 didn't have timelapse stock on it but it does now after a quick hack...probably works for any Sony camera...not sure how much I'll use it though as pretty sure it eats up battery
  18. Jamess

    Jamess Section Hiker

    Prompted by this thread I did a bit of web research and picked up a first version LX100 off eBay.

    So far I'm very impressed. It's jacket pocketable, sturdily built, and feels like a proper camera in use which is important to me.

    DR is never going to match an FF sensor but it fits in a ziplock bag in my pocket, and I don't have to worry about wether it will recover from its latest drenching as has happened to my A7 after a few days on the hill.

    Image quality is surprisingly good.

    Now the new version has been out for a couple of years they can be picked up cheapish.

    Not as small and light as an RX100, but better IQ in something that feels like a camera.

    I'm enjoying using it. If you like the experience of using a camera that feels and operates like a camera but is backpacking small, I'd recommend it.
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