Point and shoot with usable RAW?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ewinemiller, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi folks,

    I've got a Nikon 5700 I've been using for the last few years that I really like, but recently I started playing around in Lightroom and the difference between what I can do with JPG and RAW becomes really noticeable. Unfortunately, while the 5700 has RAW, it's not particularly usable. It takes about 30 seconds to save a raw image even with a really fast card.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a point and shoot with reasonable zoom(10x or so) and RAW support that's actually fast enough to use?

    Thanks,
    Eric
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I'm shooting with a Fuji S5000 that includes RAW. I don't find any speed difference between RAW and JPG at all. The increase in flexibility/quality really has no downside.

    You might want to check out other (newer) Fujis.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Grimace

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    I experimented with a different Panasonic Lumix camera (an actual point-and-shoot) and loved it. It's native resolution was widescreen, and I really liked that for shots. I'll post the model number if I can remember -- it is a current offering.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Just a note. *Some* Lumix cameras are nativly widescreen-not all are (The FZ 50 isn't).
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I think you are talking about the Panasonic Lumix LX 2.

    In addition, you can also check out its slightly more expensive sister model, the Leica D-Lux 3.
     
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    xfiftyfour

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    I had the Fujifilm e900 and it was a great little camera with RAW support.
     

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