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BEST IQ P&S Camera for Landscape & Portrait Work ?
Well, I am looking for a P&S point and shoot camera for in studio and landscape shots for hiking. I use to have the CoolPix 8800 which was really sharp lens and setup. The peformance was horrible but the image was really good. That said, I am looking for the highest Image quality P&S camera out there..

I am have ruled out the DP1 from the reviews and am looking toward the G9 PowerShot. To me however there use to be some really good P&S camera that were built with metal housing and seem like a fine camera. I have heard the Olympus C5050 8 Meg camera was good as well..

Any P&S that you could suggest that could give me Near DSLR performance besides the DP1 ? .

I am also considering the Fuji S100FS but seems like a big camera and the Price is just as much as a low end DSLR..

Thanks.

Jay..

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I dont think the G9 has a wide enough lens for landscape work, and it is a tad bulky for carrying in a pocket, but it does make pretty good image files. I am currently using a panny FX100, 12mp on 1/1.7" sensor, 28-105mm leica lens, and pretty good video capability. for me, it is a good compromise (under perfect daylight conditions, it can make a file that gets pretty close to my D200 at base ISO) until photokina, when I expect the new LX3 to come out, along with a new G10 with a wider lens, as well as some new offerings in upscale P&S cams by sony, nikon, ricoh and samsung.jnormansunridge studiossalem, oregonPanasonic FX100D200, nikon 12-24mm ED-IF AF-S DX, 18-70mm DXCambo 45NX, nikkor SW 90/8, 135/5.6, 210/5.6Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 (1948 model)..

Comment #1

... APS-C, that is. Its IQ is supposed to be amazing for a p&s..

Http://www.engadget.com/...as-dp1-with-dslr-sized-sensor-reviewed-raises-bar/.

But it's $800 street, which could buy you a low-end DLSR, which would be less of a dead end than a fixed-FL p&s..

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Comment #2

"I [am] have ruled out the DP1 from the reviews"...

Comment #3

Riaan Jutte wrote:.

"I [am] have ruled out the DP1 from the reviews"..

Yup, missed that in the OP's post. My bad..

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Comment #4

If his #1 priority was image quality, (in a "small" camera)..

I am curious why he did rule it out. It does fit a "niche" slot..

(Maybe it was because of the "sluggish 9-zone AF system, an unsophisticated flash, lack of image stabilization, and delays between shots" or lack of any zoom on the lens ???).

Just a web geek wrote:.

Riaan Jutte wrote:.

"I [am] have ruled out the DP1 from the reviews"..

Yup, missed that in the OP's post. My bad..

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Comment #5

JoePhoto wrote:.

If his #1 priority was image quality, (in a "small" camera)..

I am curious why he immediately ruled it out. It does fit a "niche" slot..

(Maybe it was because of the "sluggish 9-zone AF system, anunsophisticated flash, lack of image stabilization, and delaysbetween shots" or lack of any zoom on the lens ???).

Just a web geek wrote:.

Riaan Jutte wrote:.

"I [am] have ruled out the DP1 from the reviews"..

Yup, missed that in the OP's post. My bad..

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Thanks for reading .... JoePhoto.

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Thanks for reading .... JoePhoto.

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Comment #6

JoePhoto wrote:.

If his #1 priority was image quality, (in a "small" camera)..

I am curious why he did rule it out. It does fit a "niche" slot..

(Maybe it was because of the "sluggish 9-zone AF system, anunsophisticated flash, lack of image stabilization, and delaysbetween shots" or lack of any zoom on the lens ???).

Agreed... the limited feature set doesn't seem to be that much of a hindrance in landscape photography. As to studio portraiture... I don't do that myself, but the last time I had photos taken in a studio, the camera was on a tripod, manually focused, with a fixed lens, and no on-camera flash was used..

Seemed to me like the OP's applications are just exactly what the DP1's designers had in mind...

Comment #7

G9 as you mentioned has sharp lens, Raw mode, metal body..

Panasonic LX2, wide angle lens, Raw mode (shoot only in Raw mode on Panasonics for best possible results)..

PhotoDogger wrote:.

I am looking for the highest Imagequality P&S camera out there..

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612Thanks for your time...

Comment #8

PhotoDogger wrote:.

Well, I am looking for a P&S point and shoot camera for in studio andlandscape shots for hiking. I use to have the CoolPix 8800 whichwas really sharp lens and setup. The peformance was horrible but theimage was really good. That said, I am looking for the highest Imagequality P&S camera out there..

Why not a Nikon D40? It'll beat the pants off any P&S...

Comment #9

The DP1 would be good in many ways but 28mm is a bit short for flattering portraits.RegardsJim.

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Comment #10

Jim Boutilier wrote:.

The DP1 would be good in many ways but 28mm is a bit short forflattering portraits..

Good point, but I still think it would be workable. It has an APS-C sensor, so that 28mm should give an FOV similar to 45-ish in 35mm terms... which would be about right for a full-length or 3/4-length portrait. And it's 14Mp, so it should accommodate a fair amount of cropping even for larger prints..

But the OP isn't interested in it, so I guess this discussion is moot. I'm still wondering why he wants a p&s for studio shots? Or maybe the point is just that he only wants to buy one camera, and he wants it to be a cheap one? Dunno!.

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Comment #11

Just a web geek wrote:.

Jim Boutilier wrote:.

The DP1 would be good in many ways but 28mm is a bit short forflattering portraits..

Good point, but I still think it would be workable. It has an APS-Csensor, so that 28mm should give an FOV similar to 45-ish in 35mmterms... which would be about right for a full-length or 3/4-lengthportrait. And it's 14Mp, so it should accommodate a fair amount ofcropping even for larger prints..

Unless mistaken ... the 28mm is indeed the "equivalent", so I have to agree that it would not be appropriate for portrait work..

I originally only saw a request for "landscape" work, and 28mm (equiv) would be workable for that..

Sigma should put a FAST zoom lens on that camera..

But the OP isn't interested in it, so I guess this discussion ismoot. I'm still wondering why he wants a p&s for studio shots? Ormaybe the point is just that he only wants to buy one camera, and hewants it to be a cheap one? Dunno!.

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Thanks for reading .... JoePhoto.

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Comment #12

PhotoDogger wrote:.

Well, I am looking for a P&S point and shoot camera for in studio andlandscape shots for hiking. I use to have the CoolPix 8800 whichwas really sharp lens and setup. The peformance was horrible but theimage was really good. That said, I am looking for the highest Imagequality P&S camera out there..

I am have ruled out the DP1 from the reviews and am looking towardthe G9 PowerShot. To me however there use to be some really good P&Scamera that were built with metal housing and seem like a finecamera. I have heard the Olympus C5050 8 Meg camera was good aswell..

Any P&S that you could suggest that could give me Near DSLRperformance besides the DP1 ? .

Sony R1..

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