- Best non DSLR for biking?
+1 Fuji X20
I’ve been using an X10 for over a year. Reasonably small, all the facilities you need, great image quality and focusses great since a firmware update a while ago (there were a few problems before but never really got in the way). With zoom ring on the lens, a viewfinder and exposure compensation on a top dial great for people used to an SLR. Its my goto camera now, the SLR system generally gets left in the cupboard. I used to use a NEX before, small but still too cumbersome to carry around all the time so sold it.Posted 4 years agoSannySubscriber
I’m looking to get a new camera that takes high quality images in a relatively compact format.
I currently have a Lumix TZ20 and am at the point where I want something that delivers better image quality in low light and better captures action.
Does anyone have any recommendations (sample images taken would be good too) such as the Lumix G Series, the Sony Nex series or similar?
Cheers and thanks
SannyPosted 4 years agometalheartSubscriber
I did extensive research (see here : http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/what-compact-camera-3) 😉
I ended up with the S100 as it was smaller and £180 cheaper. It’s been replaced with the S110 which has added Wireless transfer but essentially the same. Just seen it on WEX for £320 with £20 cash back.
The RX seems to be winning the best compact category atm and if I was buying one today I’d probably get that instead 🙂
The retractable lens is great as the best camera is the one you have in your hand. And you can easily stow either in a pocket so it’s easy to get at too.
I don’t have any action shots but I’ll happily send you a link to my Flickr site set if you want (all post processed and reduced in size but I could send you the unadulterated file of any specific one if you wanted).Posted 4 years agoanthonybMember
Ive a nex 6 (which does have phase detect AF) as well as the ability to shoot 12fps RAW in speed prority mode. It does a great alround job for capturing both stills and video, whilst still being very portable. The powerzoom on the kit lens is also usefull for video as well.Posted 4 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
Hey Sanny, I went for the Lumix GF1. It´s ace. I still just have the 20mm lens and all the shots on my website and all my videos were done with that. I´ve also got 2 POD´s on pinkbike with it. The 14-42 power zoon is about the same size as the 20mm. Easily fits in a little bag on my rucksack straps but not in my pocket. Seems to last to the abuse well. I think that the successor to that camera is the GX1 which I believe is about the same size.Posted 4 years ago
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