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By AftonAngler
#590719
Hey Fellows

I'm looking for input from you photog types...I'm going to purchase a new camera and want a great pocket camera.

I've been considering the Nikon Coolpix P340. Any feedback on that devise?

I've determined I need a good wide angle capability as well as something that also has good Marco ability and low light mojo. I also really want Wifi;). I'm lazy...

Any help would me mucho appreciated!

:cool

I'm open to any other suggestions under $500 btw
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By upshitscreek
#590727
AftonAngler wrote: I'm open to any other suggestions under $500 btw
fwiw, bh photo has a good sale right now on the Canon s110

it's a pretty good 24mm equiv wide angle PS for $179, no doubt. it doesn't have the 9-10 continuous fps, has a negligibly slower lens (2.0 vs 1.8), slightly slower processor and the new s120 has a newer sensor but still a very solid camera for the $$$$.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/8 ... amera.html

anyway, the newer canon s120 is the direct competition to the nikon p340 so worth a look, as well.
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By vaku
#591611
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By foureyedgeek
#591664
I agree with the pro, love my Olympus.
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By SLSS
#591760
Ramcatt wrote:
vaku wrote: Or if you are super flush with your Primo Tail $$$$ - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1 ... gital.html
chasechrome had one of these at the rustbelt gig.... very nice!
the ultimate "tough" vs DSLR imo
Yeah- i've had camera lust ever since. Sweet rig.
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By peetso
#591761
I've had the Nikon AW1 since last spring. A pocket camera it really isn't. It's quite heavy and nearly the same size as the cropped body canon DSLR I have.

That said if you by the fixed lens for it, it significantly reduces bulk and it makes it far more portable.
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By AftonAngler
#591880
vaku wrote:TG-3 I love it. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/control ... &A=details

Or if you are super flush with your Primo Tail $$$$ - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1 ... gital.html
Thanks for the hints. Now I am all hung up on that Nikon fancy pants rig!

Might have to sell some feathers... :bomb

Why am I so attached to those damn feathers?!
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By SLSS
#591902
peetso wrote:I've had the Nikon AW1 since last spring. A pocket camera it really isn't. It's quite heavy and nearly the same size as the cropped body canon DSLR I have.

That said if you by the fixed lens for it, it significantly reduces bulk and it makes it far more portable.
That's my tear with it- but RAW capability and the lens is pretty tempting. My Canon D? whatever (first gen waterproof) has been great, but is finally getting a little sketchy. For about double the money I'd have about 4 times the camera, and half the portability. Decisions decisions.
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By davesnothere
#591915
Olympus TG-3 and the wide angle lens.
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By AftonAngler
#597045
Got the Nikon AW1

Love it! Thanks for the info fellows:)

It's really perfect for my needs. I can keep that camera out in the boat - handy at all times without worrying about rain and minor rough handling. It's a sturdy little package. I love the Nikor glass...and I can use my D type lenses with an adaptor.

I'm looking forwArd to trying out the AW stuff - my 2015 goal is to get an underwater boat side eat by a musky on camera;). Tough act to capture...but a selfie stick and a big memory card might just be the ticket...

:cool
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