Canon digital camera w/RAW recommendation

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by bking1000, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. bking1000 macrumors 6502a

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    I have really enjoyed using Canon ELPHs (or ixus in Europe) I've had the 300 and 850. Trade-offs galore, but the portability and quick to shoot are the main things for me.

    My question is: does canon (or anyone) make a camera that compact, quick and easy that shoots in RAW. I understand the lens, attachment and flash trade-offs I'm making, I'm simply looking for a pocket RAW camera.

    I don't like Sony's generally, but I might consider anything. I've got a ton of SD cards, so would prefer to keep using those. Any recommendations?
     
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Look at the Canon G series cameras on dpreview.com

    I think the G7 didn't do RAW, but the earlier versions did and the G9 does.
     
  3. bking1000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I had read about G6 and before, but understand they were a little slower in response. I heard the G7 dropped RAW, but didn't know they picked it up again in a later model. I actually looked at the G9 in a Canon comparison chart, and it didn't mention RAW support. I went back and looked more deeply into the G9 on the Canon site, and there it is! RAW support.

    Thanks for the pointer. This looks like a possible fit for me, though it's 2X the weight and bigger than the ELPHs. I'll have to see it in person first.

    If anyone has any "tiny" digital cams w/RAW support they recommend, please fire away
     
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  6. JDR macrumors regular

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    I have a G9, which indeed does have RAW, and I love it. Highly recommended. Takes great photos and can (usually) fit in my pocket. You won't be disappointed.
     

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