Best bang for buck point and shoot?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Rob587, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2010
    ha ha i saw this pretty quickly...not sure thats a good thing tho...good spot :)
  2. fathergll macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2014

    Not sure why you would need to resell the camera that you just purchased but last I checked a 9 condition D-Lux was $850 and a Lumix was $530 at B and H. The Leica is losing 19% and the Panasonic is losing 24%. Problem is the Leica costs more to begin with so you are losing $200 and $170 for the Panasonic. You still have to lay out over $1k for the Leica new.

    Yes I understand it has Lightroom. That’s only factors in if the OP is going to purchase Lightroom.

    Is it a better camera? Probably. There are internet debates on it all the time so it’s not a clear cut answer since they share the same internals and underlying tech.

    One camera is $350 cheaper no matter how you slice it. Im going with that camera for bang for buck. This will vary depending on factors. If I’m buying Lightroom then yes the price difference drops.

    You need to post actual data showing this. I’m a numbers guy.
  3. LiveM, Jan 8, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2016

    LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    The Leica was $1200 new so based on what you have found the loss is $350; the Lumix was $900 new so the loss is $370. I also believe that once these models are obsolete, which is when the OP is likely to sell it, the difference will be more pronounced.

    You only have to lay out about $300 more for the Leica, including Lightroom which you can sell. The OP strikes me as a guy who appreciates beauty, quality and heritage, so I think he would get a lot of pleasure from a Leica, not to mention the gorgeous cases and other accessories.

    There are currently used versions of each model on B&H. That's what I used to check it out.
  4. fathergll macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2014
    The D-Lux is $1050 new (Source B&H + Amazon)
    The Lumix is $700 new (Source B&H + Amazon)

    The D-Lux is $850 used 9 condition (Source B&H)
    The Lumix is $530 used 9 condition (Source B&H)

    D-Lux lost $200
    Lumix lost $170

    Only $300 more? The OP is looking to purchase a camera in the $300-$400 range.

    OP strikes me as a guy who is dipping his feet into photography and isn't looking to spend $1,000 in the process.
  5. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

    Crazy Badger

    Apr 1, 2008
    You can get a brand new EOS-M on Amazon for less than $500. For another $100 you can get the EOS-M Mk3 which is reported to have much better AF speed and the same sensor as a 750d.

    It's good to know there are examples of tech being cheaper in the UK, at least as far as the old Mk1 model go :D
  6. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    You're looking at the current new prices, not the prices paid for the ones now being resold, but nevertheless the D-Lux will be the first to sell. Panasonic has dropped its new price not only by a greater amount, but also a much greater percentage, which undermines the used value.

    You assume too much. A luxury, once sampled, becomes a necessity.
  7. fathergll macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2014

    The D-Lux on average is selling used on ebay $710-$730.

    The Lumix on average is selling used on ebay $475-$500

    Instead of quoting random dictums lets ask the OP.

    Rob587, What is your budget for the camera you are looking to purchase?/How much are you looking to spend?
  8. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    So again, the Leica ultimately costs no more. You really are a numbers guy! Initial budget is usually arbitray and subject to discovery when investigating the unfamiliar.
  9. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    You lose more money if you purchase the Lumix. Therefore the Lumix costs more money. The Leica is more of an investment.
  10. pattymeboy macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2016
    Rob, Take a look at the Ricoh GR or GRii , APSC sensor, excellent 28mm fixed lense, that matches just about any of the best prime lens out there. I have owned mine for over two years and some of the photos taken with it are stunning, almost
    DSLR like. That is my humble opinion
  11. mojo522 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
    I have a Sony a6000, mirror less with a prime lens. It is actually pretty small, and it takes beautiful pics.
  12. iTiki macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    Maui, Hawaii
  13. StoneJack macrumors 65816


    Dec 19, 2009
    Nikon P340 (i have earlier P310, an incredible model)
  14. Ramsbottom macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2016
    I have both the Sony RX100 mII and the Panasonic LK100 .Both excellent.See both and feel which suits you.PS I also have a Sony A7RII setup.
  15. davew41 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
    your cell phone cameras are better most times then point and shoots, spend a few bucks get yourself a nikon d3300 kit and be done with it if you are never planning on shooting sports you will be fine.. not worth messing around with point and shoots..
  16. compasiune11 macrumors newbie


    Apr 15, 2016
    The best bank for the buck is canon sx 50, great super mega zoom. Image quality is ok.

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