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I need a good low light point and shoot to take out with me for when I go out these days and just cannot for the life of me arsed to drag around my 7D (extremely annoying for nights out).

I'm not really sure what's good as far as point and shoots are concerned but I'd want something that

-Nice and compact, pockatable if possible.
-Would /really prefer/ if the camera shot RAW
-Good low light/high ISO capabilities
-Good powered flash
-Shoots /good/ 1080 video

Not too concerned about brand and something under £250 would be nice.

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The Canon S100 would be a pretty good point and shoot, but I think it is due for a successor...

here is a detailed review:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_PowerShot_S100/

here is a quick video overview:


Also I know this is out of the price range... but it would be worth knowing about, the Canon mirrorless EOS-M was just announced and should be available for pre-order for $800 USD and comes with a 22mm lens.... and you can get an adaptor for $150 USD to fit your EF and EF-S lenses.

Edited by fofamit - 7/23/12 at 3:42am
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post #3 of 17
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The s100 looks good, I will keep it in mind.

Using my EF lenses is an interesting concept but they are all so big (bar my 50mm f/1.4) that it would just be stupid really and going against the reason for me buying a p&s.

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The S100 isn't even a year old, how could it be "due for a successor"?
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The S100 isn't even a year old, how could it be "due for a successor"?

well I was just considering the release window from the s95 to the s100 and the difference between the two upgrade wise.

I am not saying "stop don't get this" since it is a pretty good camera for its size, but if he is in no particular rush since the s100 is pretty easy to find in most stores waiting until he really needs it could open the possibility for the successor to come out in the meantime.

If he wants something now get it, if he doesn't need it right away, buy something when you do need it is all.
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sony dsc-wx9

i have had mine for 2 years now, and love it.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-Shot-DSC-WX9-Vario-Tessar-Wide-Angle/dp/B004H8FNK8
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Right now I'm looking at the Finepix x10 and the Canon S100 both due to their superior image quality, sleek designs and RAW capture. The X10 does have f/2.0 through it's range though thinking.gif
   
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Right now I'm looking at the Finepix x10 and the Canon S100 both due to their superior image quality, sleek designs and RAW capture. The X10 does have f/2.0 through it's range though thinking.gif

If you don't mind spending the a little extra and having a larger size... the X10 is pretty sexy retro cool. Although one thing to note is that I've read the auto focus is a bit slow, but you can always manual focus.

I'd say go all out and get the X100..... but it's twice the price....sadsmiley.gif
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If you don't mind spending the a little extra and having a larger size... the X10 is pretty sexy retro cool. Although one thing to note is that I've read the auto focus is a bit slow, but you can always manual focus.
I'd say go all out and get the X100..... but it's twice the price....sadsmiley.gif

It is beautiful, as is the x100, bus as I said, I'm not using it for any pro photography, I have my sig setup for that, I just need something for when I'm out and about with friends and nights out, which makes the constant aperture really a plus for me right now.
It's a good size, I can put it in a jacket pocket or a shoulder bag and it should be fine, autofocus doesn't necessary have to be snappy as long as it can find focus in a reasonable amount of time without too much hunt. I've read the flash works really well too so that is a plus.
The only thing the S100 has on me is the GPS at the moment which is really useful for me when uploading to Flickr and something I did miss going from my Sony A55 > 7D.

Anyway, still taking suggestions!
   
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The S100 is a pro level P&S if there is such a thing. It's the best P&S I've used by far. The sensor and processor are a completely new generation from the S95 so it's a good time to buy. Even when the S105 comes out some day, it will likely use the same CPU and sensor as the S100 if Canon follows its previous pattern. Unfortunately, it is also quite expensive for a P&S. If you're not going to be taking advantage of the RAW capability and manual modes like M, Tv, and Av, you might be better off with one of Canon's lower end P&S cameras. Don't get hung up on GPS. You can always tag your photos later. In addition, GPS takes a lot of power from the camera and P&S's don't have large batteries to begin with. I typically turn GPS off on the S100 to conserve power.
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