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    Compact Cameras with RAW

    Does anyone know of a compact that is able to shoot RAW? I know the Lieca M series (technically a rangefinder) can but unfortunatly I'm not made of gold!

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    Re: RAW Compact

    Canon PowerShot G9
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2
    Ricoh Caplio GX200
    Ricoh Caplio GX100
    Ricoh GR Digital II
    Sigma DP1

    Also, on many Canon compacts you can get RAW by installing a piece of software called CHDK.

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    Re: RAW Compact

    This does, Here
    I just got one for $42.00 on eBay
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    This camera does everything that both of my Minolta's did for me as a wedding photographer, in a pocket size package.

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    Re: RAW Compact

    Cheers lads,

    I'll look 'em up!

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    Re: RAW Compact

    Nikon's new baby is going to have RAW...a new format called NRW (which aint compatible with Capture NX2)

    However it is being aimed at the market currently held by the Canon G9

    http://www.nikon.com/about/news/2008...ixp6000_01.htm

    400-500 when it hits the shops.

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    Re: RAW Compact

    'alright Shreds,

    Yeah, I was probably a little unclear in my first post. What I'm really after is a really small (pocket size) for street shots as I'm fed up with getting snarled at by joe public and getting stopped by the police when using my D80. I've tried a number of phones but the quality is as you would expect. I haven't thought about budget so any sugestions would be great but I can't afford a Leica!

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    Re: RAW Compact

    Ricoh GRD2 favoured by a lot of street photographers. Ricoh GX200 similar, slightly bigger, has zoom lens, also favoured.

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    Re: RAW Compact

    I got a fuji finepix 5600 for 70 that saves raw, don't know if it's below the kind of specs you need though. It's got decent 10x zoom but it's quite big, not something you'd get in your pocket.

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    It's funny that you mention the 5600 as when I bit the bullet and converted to pixels, this is the camera that I used as a training camera!

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    CHDK gives any Canon compact camera raw. I'm using a G7; it's unpopular because it doesn't shoot raw straight from the factory, so I got it for a great deal. Besides raw CHDK offers a lot of other choices such as how the histogram is displayed, DOF scale, all sorts of stuff...

    CHDK page

    CHDK Flickr

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    Henry,

    Thanks for that. I'd forgotten I'd posted this! The reason was at the time I wasn't as comfortable in photoshop as I am now and I wanted the versatility of RAW in a compact that I could have stuck permanently on my belt. I ended up getting a Fujifilm Z20 fd for no other reason than I like the company and it's ease of use. Photogaphically it's aweful compared to any DSLR, but for candids it suits.

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Peach View Post
    CHDK gives any Canon compact camera raw ...I'm using a G7; it's unpopular because it doesn't shoot raw straight from the factory, so I got it for a great deal. Besides raw CHDK offers a lot of other choices such as how the histogram is displayed, DOF scale, all sorts of stuff...
    Makes me wonder why Canon don't impliment some of these features in the cameras themselves?

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    Colin,

    You need to come over to the [COLOR="Blue"]Dark Side.

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    Quote Originally Posted by Chelseablue View Post
    Colin,

    You need to come over to the Dark Side.
    Not with my investment in lenses! - besides, people tell me that I usually don't do too bad with my Canon

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Makes me wonder why Canon don't impliment some of these features in the cameras themselves?
    Probably because they want to somehow offer those features as accessories we'd have to buy. I don't know? A digital DOF scale seems like a no brainer since most folks are using zooms, and I would think it wouldn't be too tough to add it to the software. CHDK tells me my subject distance, near DOF, and far DOF. As a fan of zone focusing I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Peach View Post
    Probably because they want to somehow offer those features as accessories we'd have to buy.
    It might make more sense if they did - but as far as I'm aware you can't get any of these features in any of the models - at any price.

    I've sent many firmware suggestions to Canon for the 1D range - to the best of my knowledge they haven't picked up on any - so I've given up sending them in

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    I think unofficial firmware might make them support it. If unofficial fw becomes common canon are going to ask themselves at some point why they don't offer such features too. Can see it with other products where the comapny doesn't seem to care about suggestions and know about the lack of a feature but don't fix it. Yet later impliment it as more people start using unofficial fw or switching to rival stuff that does it out the box.

    I think if the popularity was estimated high enough then canon would, or if a rival company were to offer similar feature they'd be even more inclined to add such features.

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    We don't influence the market near as much as 17 year old females, who binge drink, take pictures of other drunk teenagers with pink cameras, and post on MySpace! They want 15MP in a camera the size of a cigarette pack, image quality doesn't matter much.
    I like a camera large enough to shield my face against snake bites!

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    @tsiya,

    Bob,

    For obvious reasons I couldn't agree more. Personally I wear large heavy boots with thick socks. I always carry a large heavy stick.

    Oops. You were talking about snakes!

    I was talkin' about...... you get the idea!

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    Re: Compact Cameras with RAW

    Quote Originally Posted by Chelseablue View Post
    I always carry a large heavy stick.
    Is that to fend off the drunk teenagers with the pink P&S 15MP cameras?

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