gonna need new P/S camera......Prefer Nikon(maybe)

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Here is my dilemna.......I have used a Konica Monolt A2 for many years....this 8MP Prosumer P/S is fantastic......It allows for full contol of where the focus point is...not limited by a certain of set dots or points, it is a true floating focus point.....has a great 28-200 lens with near Macro capabilities......
Since the demise of KM and sony not wanting to build a really good Prosumer P/S and the fact that I have moved back to the Nikon camp (with recent purchase of 2 used - D300's) ...... I am selling off all my KM gear and the A2 will go also.........I try to keep all my gear in one house so there is no need for different deciated types of flash units........

So what is Nikons best prosumer P/S cam?
 

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You will find there is pretty much unanimous agreement among all the Nikon lovers here that Nikon make inferior P&S cameras that are to be avoided. Their best effort is the P6000 which has very poor high-ISO performance due to their marketing making them put too many pixels in it, hence the inferior sensor. It has a GPS. A great gadget but not for photography.

Your best bet is Canon or Panasonic. The top of the range models are Canon G10 and Panasonic LX3. Both also make other very good cameras with varying features.

I have the LX3, it has a Leica 24mm equivalent lens, f/2 and gives good results at ISO 400. If you search the forum you will find sample photos.
 
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I myself am selling my D80 to help finance the Olympus E-P1 http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympusep1/ to use as compact and backup camera. DSLR quality including the high iso's. I am planning to get one with the 14-42 (with close-up possibility http://www.flickr.com/photos/eparks/3766884841/sizes/l/in/pool-1107783@N24/ ) kit and buy a prime. I am waiting to for the Lumix G 20mm f1.7 to come out http://lensbuyersguide.com/en/lens/show/Panasonic/Lumix_G_20mm_f1.7_Asp if too expensive I will probably buy the Zuiko 17mm f2.8 pancake http://lensbuyersguide.com/en/lens/show/Olympus/M.Zuiko_Digital_ED_17mm_f2.8 The Panasonic 4/3 lenses for the G1 and GH1 http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmcgh1/ are compatible with the E-P1 if you prefer a lens with more zoom

I think this will be the ideal compact for me.
 
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I almost bought into Olympus a friend of mine on Dgrin (SwintoPHoto) has used Oly for many years....but it just did not have the high iso / low noise that Nikon is supposed to have and so I came to Nikon......Arrrgh now it sounds as if I may need to go to Oly or Canon for a really good prosumer p/s or the Micro 4/3 for a very small replacement for my KM A2........OOOOOOOoooooooooh I hate this.....if only sony had capitalized on the A2 type cameras....but sony's stuff just feels like junk...............................to me.

Thanks for the suggestions...................
 
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You will find there is pretty much unanimous agreement among all the Nikon lovers here that Nikon make inferior P&S cameras that are to be avoided. Their best effort is the P6000 which has very poor high-ISO performance due to their marketing making them put too many pixels in it, hence the inferior sensor. It has a GPS. A great gadget but not for photography.

Your best bet is Canon or Panasonic. The top of the range models are Canon G10 and Panasonic LX3. Both also make other very good cameras with varying features.

I have the LX3, it has a Leica 24mm equivalent lens, f/2 and gives good results at ISO 400. If you search the forum you will find sample photos.



+1! I am a long time Nikon fan (purchased my first Nikon back in 1984) and I own a ton of Nikon film stuff and DSLR's (two D200's, two D1X's, and over 18 Nikon film bodies). I tried a couple of Coolpix's and was sadly dissapointed.

In addition to all my Nikon stuff I own three non-Nikon P&S's; Lumix FZ-50, LX3 and TS1. The images I get from my LX3 blow away anything any Coolpix can produce. Also, the build quality of the LX3 is amazingly solid. It is what you would expect Nikon to have come up with instead of its plasticky, novelty-featured Coolpix's.
 

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