I love my Nikon 995 but...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Michael73, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    #1
    it's freakin' old, the response time is horrible, can only shoot jpeg, did I mention 3.2 megapixel, doesn't have the optical zoom I need, etc.

    For quite a while I've had my heart set on a Canon G9 but now they've been replaced by a G10 but really I'm open to anything with stiplations.

    Here's the situation...next month (or December at the latest) Best Buy will run a silver rewards member special night with 4 years interest free financing. I've been planning on using that night for months to get us a 52" lcd, stand, receiver, 5.1 surround system, upscaling dvd...the works. It just occurred to me that this is the perfect time to work in a new camera given the financing option. I gently mentioned this to my wife tonight and didn't get any pushback so I'm thinking I might finally get the replacement camera I want.

    So here are the stipulations...$500 or less, must be available at BestBuy, must shoot RAW, must have manual options, must have really good macro zoom. What are my options?

    I want an advanced P&S. I'm realistic enough to know that a DSLR has enough bulk that I won't carry it as much as I should. I'm savvy enough to that sensor size is more important than megapixels. I love taking pictures of flowers and other macro items so any camera must do really well in macro situations.

    Ideas? Thoughts? Camera recommendations?
     
  2. Michael73 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    #2
    No suggestions?

    So, no one wants to give me any advice about what the best advanced P&S they think I should buy at Best Buy?

    Like I mentioned, I don't want the bulk of a dSLR, I'd like to keep the camera itself to under $500 and I want RAW.

    Suggestions?
     
  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Location:
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    #3
    I was very leery about the G10, what with the increased megapixel count. But the guy over at Luminous Landscape is raving about it - he thinks it is better than the G9.

    One thing to note - it's not a shirt-pocket sized camera. More like a coat-pocket sized camera... also, he points out that it's not a low-light, high-ISO camera by any means. Unfortunately very few P&S cameras are, with the tiny pixel sizes they're using now.
     
  4. jake-g macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008

Share This Page