Nexus 5 + point & shoot vs. iphone 5s

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by bcnmac, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. bcnmac macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2012
    First, apologies if this has been addressed in another thread.

    I bought a 5s to try out (I have a 4) and I'm trying to be impressed. I'm overseas so the apple ecosystem isn't as alluring, although I am somewhat entrenched.

    The Nexus 5 seems attractive (mostly for the chance to try out the OS). I'm holding off because of the poor reviews of the camera.

    The 5s camera seems great, but I feel let down because of all the hype. But I know the old adage of the best camera you have is the one you have with you.

    I'm wondering if I would be better off getting a Nexus 5 (is the camera good enough for spontaneous pics?) plus a small point and shoot.

    I had a small Canon before which was great. I see there is one with GPS so the pics are geotagged, and I can record videos. Plus I can keep an extra battery. But I don't know if I'm deluding myself and will have a nice paperweight on my desk.

  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    Honestly, if you were let down by the 5s camera the n5 camera will be a major let down. The camera update really fixed the shutter speed, but personally I think it has focus issues. Many time when I tap to focus the screen almost looks foggy and I have to tap again to get it to focus. The camera is still, IMO, the biggest issue with the n5.

    I can get some really great shots with the camera, but truly spontaneous shots are a hit or miss. I usually take 4 or 5 shots just to ensure I get 1 of them the way I want.
  3. jonAppleSeed macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2013
    If you want a companion Canon camera there is an app in the Play Store that syncs with the newer Canon P&S:

    Compatible models:
    PowerShot S110, IXUS 245 HS, PowerShot SX280 HS, PowerShot N, PowerShot ELPH 330 HS/IXUS 255 HS, PowerShot ELPH 130 IS/IXUS 140, PowerShot ELPH 120 IS/IXUS 135, PowerShot A3500 IS, PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot S200, PowerShot SX510 HS
    PowerShot ELPH 530 HS/ IXUS 510 HS, PowerShot ELPH 320 HS/ IXUS 240 HS
  4. bcnmac thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Yeah, I guess I want a phone camera that's good enough for the spontaneous stuff. If I plan on an outing or trip I'd bring the compact for keeper shots.

    Thanks for the info!

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