Originally Posted by Jeuce
So im looking to get a point and shoot. The two cameras im looking at are the Ricoh GX200 or the Sigma DP1. Both are around $450. Does anyone have any experience with either of these cameras? Which one would you say is better? Ive read reviews on both and have my own formulated opinion, but I would love to see what you guys have to say about either one as well. Thanks!
I use the GX200 and love it! See my flickr for the results..
Image stabilization, 24-70 lens (thats actually quite wide (I lmost always use the wide end of the range)), best aperture is 2.5.. RAW shooting.. manual mode.. fits in your jacket no problem.. I'd def get it again if I lost it.
You need to know though that you can't use higher ISO than 200 for color photos.. B/W is good up to 400, (maybe 800).. I usually use ISO 64 or 100. If you use something to hold the camera against you can take photos at night with those ISOs due to the imge stabilization but you get long exposures.. anyway - I effing love that thing. It feels good in your hand too!
The skateshots in my flickr are taken in 'snap'-mode.. that means the camera is focused on a certain point already and instantly takes a picture.. thats a nice feature i think, sometimes you need to be quick. The auto-focus is a bit slow but I don't think about it too much.
I don't know about the sigma but it has bigger sensor and is the body is bigger too.. I just held it at a store but I think its too large, just might as well get a d40 or something