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02-23-2020, 08:58 PM - 1 Like   #16
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How silly of me! I should know better, I wasn't thinking. Actually, she wants nothing to do with shopping for it she hates electronics and computer Tech and spec stuff. She says just find me something nice and then i'll look at it. What can I say.

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I'm not sure what your budget is but it sounds like the Sony Rx100 series would fit the bill. The newer ones are pricy but have a 24-200 zoom. The older ones, several of which are still on sale new, have a 24-70 zoom. I have the older RX100II and I love it -- it's perfect for casual and family type shots, has decent video and af, and is small and light enough to fit into your pocket. Image quality is excellent.
This is one I am looking at on the net.

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Fuji X100V... then a month down the road I'd steal it.... (it's so not about what she wants.... don't be fooled).
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I agree with Travel... though this is a Pentax-forum, based off what you said you're looking for, its hard to persuade you away from Sony cameras... especially if video is a consideration. The real question is how portable are you talking? If you're looking/hoping to literally put it in a pants pocket, then the RX100 series is great! (lower resolution though 20MP). I think the III/IV is the sweet spot here. If you're willing to go a little bigger then the a6X00 series probably fits your needs (the a6000 is the most affordable, unless you want the newer AF eye-detect thing in the 6100). It's what I'd probably get over anything else. 11fps alone is enough logic for me, especially if Auto is the preference. You literally just point and fire. Helps that it has higher 24MP too. The standard pancake kit lens is pretty versatile. The good thing about either of these series, is that I actually don't think there's that big of a jump from the newest and older models. They're all pretty good.
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Olympus Tough TG-6 - ideal for throwing into any handbag.....or dropping out of one! And 12 MP for a small sensor point-and-shoot has bigger pixels for better image quality.

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Need Help Buying A Camera For My Wife
One that does not fit your lenses...

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Another +1 for Sony RX100,my pocketable backup is a mk1 and I can thoroughly recommend it.
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Thanks for all the input folks, She picked up a Canon. Definetely not what I expected, but it is what it is. Power Shot Elph 520 HS. Glad I didn't go out and get what I think she wanted.
I learned a lot by researching the ones you all recommended. I might end up with one of those for myself/
Thanks again.

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Thanks for all the input folks, She picked up a Canon. Definetely not what I expected, but it is what it is. Power Shot Elph 520 HS. Glad I didn't go out and get what I think she wanted.
I learned a lot by researching the ones you all recommended. I might end up with one of those for myself/
Thanks again.
So, you are saying that @ Frank back was right?
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Yes.............. he was right! I could have saved myself embarrassment thats for sure.
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After going through much of the same rigamarole, myself, we settled on a Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III. It actually provides more opportunity for control in a fixed-lens camera than she needs, and less optical telephoto than she'd have liked, but it seemed the best compromise. My wife is something of a world-traveler, and wants to be able to take pictures of predatory birds circling below her in the brightest of sunlight at the Grand Canyon as well as the interior of dimly-lit temples in Japan. Took some getting used to, she's coming from a Sony RX100 VI. Important factor: the Canon optimizes color fidelity (by her lights).
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