Pocket Rocket Up-Date

I saw yesterday that one of my favorite little pocket rocket cameras the Panasonic Lumix LX5 is on sale at BH for a ridiculous price of less than $250 until the end of the year.  By no means am I advocating that this camera will do everything for everyone or be the last camera you will ever need.  However, as far as small pocket cameras that have a decent sized sensor, fast tele lens, respectable optics, manual override controls, RAW file output as well as a host of other nice options and characteristic this truly is a little rocket.  See my earlier post here.  Or google a review and you’ll see many other similar opinions.

On the other end of the spectrum of compacts is the Sony RX1 with it’s full frame CMOS sensor and fixed Zeiss 35mm lens and for only a mere $2,800.  If the Lumix is a pocket rocket then the Sony RX1 is a pocket star ship enterprise. Quite honestly, I will more than likely have one of these in my bags or on my person at all times.

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pocket rocket – don’t leave home without one

Long over due, I am updating info on what I believe is a great pocket digital camera option. I advocate the use of a decent little pocket digital camera to capture those anytime moments. Sometimes my big gear is tied up shooting what I am supposed to be shooting.  But I want to shoot the set-up, B-roll, or something in front of  me, other times I want to go light – enter point and shoot.

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Do Iphone Images Compete?

Does is really matter what capture device an image comes from? Why should a casual viewer/consumer care if an image comes from a Nikon, Canon, Iphone, Hasselblad, Leaf, Lumix, Leica, or any one of the many other camera manufacturer’s devices?  Shouldn’t we be more concerned with image integrity, impact and social meaning to name a few?  Who cares if Iphone images compete? Iphones are just another wonderful little capture and delivery tool with a ton of power at the fingertips of those those can afford them.

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