Travel camera

Old Dec 27, 16, 11:07 am
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Travel camera

I am looking for a small pocket-cam like the one I have/had.
Years of usage made the chip go wonky and the optics are dusted and the battery is crap.

Old product: Pentax Optio T30 (7MP, 3x Zoom, 3" touchscreen instead of 47 knobs).
New: something along that (no, nothing "included" in a smartphone, because that stays at home for leisure..) - maybe nowadays lighter/more slim?

Not planning to be any kind of amateur in photography, just "snaps" from a trip. Alas I dont need changeable optics or such "advanced" stuff
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Old Dec 31, 16, 5:15 pm
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Pentax Optio T30 - 120g, 95 x 57 x 19 mm

If you have the cash, Canon G9x will be a lot better quality wise(~$400, 206g, 98x58x31).


Otherwise, pick something from this list. If you want something smaller than the G9x/T30, quality won't be better than a recent smartphone (you'll get optical zoom and maybe image stabilization that smartphones do not have)

https://www.dpreview.com/products/se...e=UltraCompact
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Old Jan 1, 17, 3:57 am
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The G9x looks very nice, thanks.
Some reviews talk about "poor battery life" but dont detail on it.
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Old Jan 4, 17, 8:00 pm
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https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/04/...ii-vixia-hf-r/

g9x II got announced. $530 MSRP

g9x (first version) was $530 MSRP November 2015, $420 currently, maybe it'll go lower or out of stock, who knows
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Canon RX100 Mark IIs going fairly cheaply now if you can find stock.
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Old Jan 9, 17, 11:04 pm
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Originally Posted by CitizenWorld View Post
Canon RX100 Mark IIs going fairly cheaply now if you can find stock.
I don't think you could go wrong with any of the older RX100s.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 1:09 am
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GoPro Hero 4 adventure edition is best camera for travel and very easy to carry.
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