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Throwback: one of my favorite cameras ever
Photo Location: SE Asia 
Posted By: LensBeginner, 06-25-2018, 05:17 AM

These are some photos I took in 2010 during a trip in Southeast Asia, with what was, at the time, my "favorite" camera.
Looking at those pictures now, I'm still amazed at what it could achieve - 8 years ago.
Can you guess what it was?

Picturesque bus in Kuala Lumpur
SE_Asia_1 by Paolo Del Lungo, su Flickr

Pavilion Crystal Fountain in KL
SE_Asia_2 by Paolo Del Lungo, su Flickr

KL Bird Park
SE_Asia_3 by Paolo Del Lungo, su Flickr

Street market in Bangkok
SE_Asia_4 by Paolo Del Lungo, su Flickr

A night market in Taipei
SE_Asia_5 by Paolo Del Lungo, su Flickr

View from Taipei 101 in a cloudy day
SE_Asia_6 by Paolo Del Lungo, su Flickr
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Nice photo set!

I'm guessing it was a compact of some sort, because of the depth of field... Even if not a compact, it almost certainly had a small sensor, yes?
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Nice photo set!

I'm guessing it was a compact of some sort, because of the depth of field... Even if not a compact, it almost certainly had a small sensor, yes?
Yes indeed you are correct!
But then which kind of "compact"?
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Thanks for sharing this travel series; excellent as always

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I wish I could remember what cameras were available back then.
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I don't think it's Panasonic, as they were using 16:9 or 3:2 for their compacts back then, I think. These are the more traditional 4:3 (one of my favourite aspect ratios, actually). I guess it could be any one of the big names, but if I'm going to pick one, I'll say Nikon. Couldn't guess the model, though
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Nokia N95.
Everytime I look back at those shots I can't but feel marvel for how nice they are, especially in DR management.
It had a "Zeiss" objective based on the oldie-but-goldie Tessar scheme, with - I miss it everyday - lens cover that could be set to launch the camera app when opened, and a dedicated camera button.
It produced highly compressed but still detail-rich 5MP files, and NR wasn't excessive (another big plus).
After that one broke, I bought a Samsung Galaxy S (i9000), and boy it felt like going back years.
Three models later, I don't feel I'm quite back there, dynamic range-wise at least.
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Very nice!

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Fuji finepix ax200?
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Very nice!
Thank you!

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Fuji finepix ax200?
Thanks for stopping by.
The answer is two posts above yours
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QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
Nokia N95.
Everytime I look back at those shots I can't but feel marvel for how nice they are, especially in DR management.
It had a "Zeiss" objective based on the oldie-but-goldie Tessar scheme, with - I miss it everyday - lens cover that could be set to launch the camera app when opened, and a dedicated camera button.
It produced highly compressed but still detail-rich 5MP files, and NR wasn't excessive (another big plus).
After that one broke, I bought a Samsung Galaxy S (i9000), and boy it felt like going back years.
Three models later, I don't feel I'm quite back there, dynamic range-wise at least.
Nokia N95? Impressive... As I recall, it had a very good reputation - but that's great image quality from a phone even now
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Nokia N95? Impressive... As I recall, it had a very good reputation - but that's great image quality from a phone even now
For some time now, smart phones have a smart choice as long as you don't require something they aren't good at, mainly
* telephoto lens
* motion of either subject or camera
* burst
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For some time now, smart phones have a smart choice as long as you don't require something they aren't good at, mainly
* telephoto lens
* motion of either subject or camera
* burst
Yeah but my point is... this is 11 years old tech... more modern smartphone perform noticeably worse than this one, which was seriously photography-oriented.

Regarding your "burst" item in the bullet list, my latest smartphone can take 20 pictures in the space of 1-2 seconds, at an impressive speed.
All pictures after the first are smaller in filesize, but I think a heavier NR is also applied, because they are less noisy (at the expense of detail of course), so they compress better.
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Wonderful series.
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