Compact Camera Recommendations for Aperture Users

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by the.omnibus, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. the.omnibus macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2009
    Can anyone recommend a good, non DSLR that shoots Aperture-compatible RAW? Although it doesn't necessarily have to be pocketable, I want something small enough to be portable. My biggest requirement is that it either has an optical viewfinder or a hotshoe to attach an external OVF. Additional things that would be nice:

    1. a bright, sharp lens
    2. 60 fps HD video
    3. good build quality
  2. iTiki macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    Maui, Hawaii
  3. the.omnibus thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2009
    I like a lot of things about the X100, but it's a little pricey and the fixed lens is a concern for me. I'm using a DSLR with a fixed lens now, and although it is very sharp, i want the flexibility of going wider or zooming in without using my feet.
  4. SoIsays macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2011
    Whatever the new Canon S95 successor is. S105? or S110? My S95 has been amazing.
  5. joemod macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    Do you have an upper limit in your budget?
  6. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    It all depends on what you want to spend.

    Canon G11, G12, G15, G1x
    Fujifilm X10, FinePix X100,
    Leica D-Lux 5, D-Lux 6, X1, X2
    Nikon Coolpix P7100, P7700
    Olympus E-PL1 E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1, E-PM2
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, DMC-LX7, Lumix DMC-GF2, DMC-GF3, DMC-GF5
    Ricoh Caplio GX200
    Samsung EX2F
    Sigma DP1, DP2

    I know I'm missing a few. And I know a few don't do your 60fps requirement but I'm too lazy to look at specs on all. It's a trade off sometimes. You get some and you loose some features.
  7. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    If you stick with Canon or Nikon, you should have minimum problems getting support in any post processing program. My wife's Canon S95 is amazing little P&S camera. If you like Nikon look at their J1 or V1. You can get dedicated lenses for them or get an adapter that lets you connect DSLR lenses.
  8. wolfpuppies3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    Virginia, USA
    Canon G1X. I also have an S95 and G-10. All do very well with RAW images. I also have several DSLRs, all Canon.
  9. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    I would say look at the Olympus XZ-1 or XZ-2 cameras. Been my compact go to camera.

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