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What is the Widest angle P&S for Realtor use?
I am looking for the widest angle point & shoot camera for my wife, a Realtor, to use for here listing appointments. Most cameras that I have found are 35mm or more, and only a few at 28mm..

Is there P&S wider than 28mm for under $500?.

What about wide angle lens adapters?..

Comments (12)

Samsung NV24HD.

That one is at the top of my list now...

Comment #1

Look at the Ricoh GX100. It might be above your budget, but the GX200 is about to be launched which may offer some bargains for the older model. It is an excellent small camera with RAW capabilities and 24mm at the wide end..

Http://www.dpreview.com/news/0703/07032801ricohgx100.asp.

Good luck.Bizy..

Comment #2

I agree. GX200, GX100, NV24HD. In that order. NV24HD has better video capabilities if it matters..

Amazon has it for $254.88, price floats around a bit, but $329 at Buydig is overpriced...

Comment #3

The DPR buying guide lists these 3.http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp.

Given that a new Sigma 10-20mm will cost about $450, if you can pick up a second-hand WORKING Dslr for $50...... Thay would be MUCH nicer!..

Comment #4

I am sure glad to finally see some 24mm's out there..

For a long, long, long, (too long), time you could not even get 28mm..

(now if they can just get a "sharp" constant-aperture f/1.7 24 to 400 zoom).

Thanks for reading .... JoePhoto.

( Do You Ever STOP to THINK and FORGET to START Again ??? )..

Comment #5

JoePhoto wrote:.

(now if they can just get a "sharp" constant-aperture f/1.7 24 to 400zoom).

Someone here ought to be able to tell us what a camera like this would look like. I'm guessing a microscopic sensor or VERY big lens would be needed...

Comment #6

Bstring wrote:.

JoePhoto wrote:.

(now if they can just get a "sharp" constant-aperture f/1.7 24 to 400zoom).

Someone here ought to be able to tell us what a camera like thiswould look like. I'm guessing a microscopic sensor or VERY big lenswould be needed..

I don't care what size/weight it would be ..... I WANT IT !!!.

Thanks for reading .... JoePhoto.

( Do You Ever STOP to THINK and FORGET to START Again ??? )..

Comment #7

John Mercer wrote:.

I am looking for the widest angle point & shoot camera for my wife, aRealtor, to use for here listing appointments. Most cameras that Ihave found are 35mm or more, and only a few at 28mm..

Is there P&S wider than 28mm for under $500?.

What about wide angle lens adapters?.

The ricoh Gx100 has a WA lens adapter that will take it to 19mm...

Comment #8

Mikelis wrote:.

What about wide angle lens adapters?.

The ricoh Gx100 has a WA lens adapter that will take it to 19mm..

Hmmm.... I wouldn't go wider than necessary..

When you have been used to feeling constrained by a lens which clearly isn't wide enough, it is even easier to be beguiled by how MUCH is being included in the frame by really wide lenses.... enough to forget that large parts of the image are now suffering from wide angle distortion..

Anything shorter than 22mm (equiv) tends to be quite hard to handle. Not only do subjects in the foreground become overly large......

(a coffee table can grow in area enough to look bigger than the bookcase behind it, and a cup on that table appear more like a VERY eye-catching bucket!).

... but the wall features at the edges of the shot are also stretched out of proportion, with pictures and window frames at the final limits of the shot being rendered much too WIDE..

Q: So what is the ideal focal length for graceful, and yet descriptive, room interiors?.

A: About 24mm (equiv) is good, or 22mm (equiv) if most of the image elements are deliberately kept further from the camera than 5 feet..

Note: It happens that a 24mm lens equiv. is pretty good for shooting the outside of houses, as well although building exteriors are generally better at or around 28mm when the back-up space is sufficient. Regards,Baz..

Comment #9

Don't orget the Panasonic FX35 and FX500, both of which start at 25mm..

I'd go for the Ricoh though, but as an owner, I'm biased!.

Androohttp://Androo.smugmug.com..

Comment #10

Barrie Davis wrote:.

Hmmm.... I wouldn't go wider than necessary..

When you have been used to feeling constrained by a lens whichclearly isn't wide enough, it is even easier to be beguiled by howMUCH is being included in the frame by really wide lenses.... enoughto forget that large parts of the image are now suffering from wideangle distortion..

Quite right!.

You should see what happens to "right angles", such as corners of buildings, using -say- 17mm! The effect can be rather weird!:-)..

Comment #11

Mikelis wrote:.

Barrie Davis wrote:.

Hmmm.... I wouldn't go wider than necessary..

When you have been used to feeling constrained by a lens whichclearly isn't wide enough, it is even easier to be beguiled by howMUCH is being included in the frame by really wide lenses.... enoughto forget that large parts of the image are now suffering from wideangle distortion..

Quite right!.

You should see what happens to "right angles", such as corners ofbuildings, using -say- 17mm! The effect can be rather weird!:-).

A lot of the weirdness can be avoided by keeping the camera level, even if that means you have to subsequently crop...

Comment #12

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