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Oct 1, 2018 10:00:52   #
silverwren
 
Can I get some recommendations for a pocket-sized point and shoot for my husband? He is not interested in a DSLR but he has a very good eye and needs a decent camera. He is using an old Nikon Coolpix that is wearing out. Thanks.

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Oct 1, 2018 10:06:53   #
Jim MacMahon
 
Checkout the Canon line of small digital cameras. I've used one mostly for informal family shots and travel and have been very happy with it. The image quality is even good enough for moderate blowups. Costco has them if you are a member.

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Oct 1, 2018 10:18:41   #
rodpark2
 
I've used the Canon S90, S95, S100, S110, S120 and love them all!

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Oct 1, 2018 10:20:57   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
A Sony RX1

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Oct 1, 2018 10:40:33   #
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Oct 1, 2018 12:05:21   #
charles tabb
 
silverwren wrote:
Can I get some recommendations for a pocket-sized point and shoot for my husband? He is not interested in a DSLR but he has a very good eye and needs a decent camera. He is using an old Nikon Coolpix that is wearing out. Thanks.


I have a Nikon AW 110 that I always carry in my pocket.
It does a great job for me when I'm not with my large carry-around camera.
I did have a small similar camera but it had the shutters that closed over the lens built into the body of the camera and closed when turned off.
I guess pocket lint or dust & dirt got into the shutters causing them to stick and freeze and lock half way.
After trying everything,I couldn't find a place to have it repaired at a price that was worth it.
I junked it and got my Nikon that doesn't have a shutter cover cover.
I've had no problems since.

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Oct 1, 2018 12:12:45   #
Selene03
 
I have really been impressed by the quality of photos from Sony's Rx100 series. I have had the original, III, and V. The original was a bit slower and had a slightly longer lens than the II-V series. The Vi, which I just ordered is once again a bit slower with a much longer lens. The III-VI have view finders, which have gotten better with each model. The II might also have a viewfinder. The older ones are still for sale much cheaper than the new ones. These cameras really fit in a pocket and the quality is excellent.

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Oct 1, 2018 13:01:00   #
silverwren
 
Thanks everyone for a lot of good possibilities to investigate. I trust UHH’ers to know.

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Oct 1, 2018 14:52:18   #
therwol (a regular here)
 
Selene03 wrote:
I have really been impressed by the quality of photos from Sony's Rx100 series. I have had the original, III, and V. The original was a bit slower and had a slightly longer lens than the II-V series. The Vi, which I just ordered is once again a bit slower with a much longer lens. The III-VI have view finders, which have gotten better with each model. The II might also have a viewfinder. The older ones are still for sale much cheaper than the new ones. These cameras really fit in a pocket and the quality is excellent.
I have really been impressed by the quality of pho... (show quote)


These Sony cameras seem to get the most votes for pocket cameras on this forum. A good place to start. I use a Canon G7X Mark II when I don't want to carry around my big DSLR. The zoom is 24-100mm equivalent, f/1.8 to f/2.8. Not a long zoom, but IQ is outstanding for a 1 inch sensor. It does not have a viewfinder, but the touch screen allows you to touch the point where you would like to focus. You can also flip it up to take selfies. Don't laugh. They do serve a purpose.

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Oct 1, 2018 16:18:37   #
BHC
 
silverwren wrote:
Can I get some recommendations for a pocket-sized point and shoot for my husband? He is not interested in a DSLR but he has a very good eye and needs a decent camera. He is using an old Nikon Coolpix that is wearing out. Thanks.

Panasonic LX100. Short zoom range, but great pictures.

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Oct 2, 2018 06:36:10   #
par4fore
 
silverwren wrote:
Can I get some recommendations for a pocket-sized point and shoot for my husband? He is not interested in a DSLR but he has a very good eye and needs a decent camera. He is using an old Nikon Coolpix that is wearing out. Thanks.


Sony Rx100 IV nothing better for the size and price.

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Oct 2, 2018 07:15:55   #
Rapunzel
 
I have a Samsung 350, It has 20x optical zoom and some manual setting, but works great on auto. I have to have a small camera that can go anywhere when we are out geocaching, cause I like to take pics but don't wanna carry a lot of camera stuff. But I would really recommend taking him out and looking at and handling the different cameras, letting him pick several he likes and then reading reviews online and letting him choose.

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Oct 2, 2018 07:16:05   #
Grey Ghost
 
My iPhone camera meets the requirement and I always have it with me!

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Oct 2, 2018 07:19:10   #
bsmith52
 
therwol wrote:
These Sony cameras seem to get the most votes for pocket cameras on this forum. A good place to start. I use a Canon G7X Mark II when I don't want to carry around my big DSLR. The zoom is 24-100mm equivalent, f/1.8 to f/2.8. Not a long zoom, but IQ is outstanding for a 1 inch sensor. It does not have a viewfinder, but the touch screen allows you to touch the point where you would like to focus. You can also flip it up to take selfies. Don't laugh. They do serve a purpose.


I will second the opinion of the G7X II. I have this camera and had the Sony Rx100 V. The Sony is a great camera but NOT $500 better than the Cannon. The G7X II has served my purposes well and I enjoy shooting it.

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Oct 2, 2018 07:31:22   #
traderjohn (a regular here)
 
silverwren wrote:
Can I get some recommendations for a pocket-sized point and shoot for my husband? He is not interested in a DSLR but he has a very good eye and needs a decent camera. He is using an old Nikon Coolpix that is wearing out. Thanks.


Cell phone.

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