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What's your budget?
DSLR or Point and Shoot
Compact or Bridge (bulky)
How much zoom do you want/expect?
Do you care for manual exposure controls?
What will you be shooting with this camera?
Will you be shooting mostly indoors/low light and/or action/sports?
Do you have any particular model(s) in your mind?
Any brand preference? Like/dislike
From where will you be buying?
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Viewfinder, Image stabilization, Continuous drive/burst mode, Wifi, External flash, mic jack, HDMI, Remote, GPS, Articulated screen, Weatherproof, Extra frills like Panorama, HDR etc, battery type...
do you really feel nikon J4 is compact ...cause its not pocketable ..but if its ok for you then I will go for that
Other P&S you mentioned are just superzooms ...what I feel is there is really no need of zoom if you are not shooting birds...5x optical zoom seems enough for everything else.
Hey sujoy.. how are you.. hows your photography going .
I would personally prefer the Olympus PEN (E-P3 or E-PM3) series... but somehow its not available anywhere.. not even with olympus distributors at Palika (they have the OMD though..)
Also hows the Panasonic GF range..
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Ok.. Am down to two cameras.. Pls suggest the Nikon P7800 or Nikon 1 J4..
Arian...I am fine...photography is not going great..but trying to start again
Wow I liked Nikon P7800 with 7x zoom f2-4 lens ....its small and no tension of fungus ...and as I am using S90 with same 1/1.7" sensor I think its great for day to day shots ...but if you need all those creative background blurring then I wont give u enough.
Nikon 1 series won't be compact when you slap one of your Nikkor lenses. Do you see a point in having both Nikon DSLR and CSC? Sujoy too was thinking about getting 1 series but end up buying advanced compact. Take time and decide.
RX100 is not far away from your budget. See if you like it. After seeing S110's (amazon dot com) price, 22k for 1/1.7" sensor camera seems too expensive.
RX100 at around 27K+ is a bit out of my budget... Thinking about the 7800.. Where are the 4/3rds.. Panasonic Olympus etc.. none seem to be available..
My main requirement is quality as ill be taking out medium size prints...
You have D3100, right? If yes, I don't know what kinda versatility or advantage you would get from Nikon 1 series which you don't get from D3100. I wouldn't have two different system, but that just me. You take time and decide.
Between RX100 and P7800
You emphasized on "picture quality", so RX100 handsdown. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider P7800, if your priorities justifies it, you can very well opt for P7800.
RX100 has faster lens, but P7800 have better focal range.
Though P7800's VF is not good, it has it. Something is better than nothing, right? And it also have hot shoe, better screen.
P7800's slow performance should be a deal breaker.
Look close on what you can't get from P7800 first, if you think you can live with that, go for it.
Hmm.. Guess ill get the RX100.. will contact ebay seller to conform if it is original box packed with all accessories. Long time back i had ordered the L110 but when i got it the accessories were face.. some other data cable and fake strap.. So am a bit uncertain about ebay sellers. btw i have the D7000