[quote=“Tyc00n”]Guys, I’m in the market for a new camera and want a fairly compact one (SLR’s are off the list due to price and size at the moment)
So I’m thinking of getting a high end prosumer (hate that word). So I’ve narrowed it down to:
Leica D-LUX 3
Canon Powershot G7
Any advice or ideas?[/quote]
On the subject of 150 to 200 USD digicams:
An avid amateur myself, I tend to agree with a master photographer I knew. He said get the best lens. The lens is the eye of the camera. That being said, Iv bought and sold a few digitals of late. Not anything real fancy. But I got a Nikon one and a Panasonic Lumix with the leica lens, and now currently use a FE 180. OH and used a friends Sony with the Carl Zeiss lens.
MY scoop on things so far? I liked the NIKON the best for overall excellence. Now being a Canon guy I used to not really “feel” a Nikon. But I must say that the NIkon had the best overall clarity and color and sharpness as far as the 150 to 200 dollar digicams that iv mentioned so far. The lumix’s leica lens are no doubt sharp and so is the zeiss lens on the Sony. However the color seemed a bit harsh . My Olympus has nice natural colors but the lens sharpness is not up to par . So I personally would get another Nikon. Thinking of getting rid of my FE180 after using it only a few times. Anybody wanna buy it?
heres a great site I use to find out pricing and specs on a lot of different digicams. And you can buy online as well.