Selecting a new, compact digital camera

It has been several days that I spend time on reading reviews, comparing different camera models and still cannot make a decision which one to buy.

Making a decision has always been difficult for me. This is one area that I want to improve. I often start a project without completing it. And, when it happens many times, I feel down. It’s like sitting, thinking but no action has been taken. I need an action that yield a tangible, useable result.

So this time, I write down criteria to make them visualized from the most to least important. The camera that meets most criteria is the one I’m going to buy.

  • I’m not changing a camera system = I’m not investing in buying an expensive body and objectives
  • Must be compact (don’t feel intrusive when using it), light weight = I can carry it around easily (less than 500g with lens and battery packs)
  • A tilt screen for wefie
  • Effective pixels at least 16 MP
  • High photo quality: autofocus, continuous autofocus (servo)
  • Good photo quality in a low light condition (without flash): high ISO, wide-aperture
  • Support HD video 1080 x 30 fps
  • OK photo quality at night scene (with flash)
  • Good bokeh effect
  • Good macro photos
  • Support Wifi
  • Nice to have: Silent shooting mode

This is a list of the candidates

  • Fujifilm X-A10 (5489 sek) – test this model in the shop
  • Fujifilm X100F (13898 sek) – over budget
  • Fujifilm X100T (10878 sek) – over budget
  • Sony RX100 (3490 sek) – too old model
  • Sony RX100 IV (8141 sek) – too expensive
  • Sony RX100 V (9990 sek) – too expensive 
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC LX-100 (5680 sek): too low resolution
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC LX-15 (6455 sek) – test this model in the shop
  • Panasonic Lumix DC GF9K (not available in Sweden)

One response to “Selecting a new, compact digital camera”

  1. ifatimafaye says :

    Im buying x-a10 today. Affordable but meets good quality pictures

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