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

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    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

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    If you want a companion Canon camera there is an app in the Play Store that syncs with the newer Canon P&S:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.canon.ic.camcomapp.cw.ui.activity&hl=en

    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

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    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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