Nexus 5 + point & shoot vs. iphone 5s

bcnmac

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Oct 26, 2012
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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!
 

mattopotamus

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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.
 

jonAppleSeed

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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
 

bcnmac

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Original poster
Oct 26, 2012
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Barcelona
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.
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.

If you want a companion Canon camera there is an app in the Play Store that syncs with the newer Canon P&S:
Thanks for the info!
 
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