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TS dylan_chng
post Apr 11 2019, 11:36 PM, updated 3d ago

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I am disappointed with the camera performance of my RM500 phone. But what was I expecting. My question now is: Can a RM500 point & shoot camera, used or new deliver better photos than a RM500 phone?


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post Apr 12 2019, 09:43 AM

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Mind sharing what dissappoints u in the phone's camera performance?
what kind of performace is lacking on the phone?
what kind of improvement are u looking for?
what is a better photo to u?
is it a convenience to bring a camera with u just to take photo & need to reansfer to pc then to phone later on?
have u done ur survey on what cameras u get with rm500 budget?
hows the specification compared to others and ur phone?


if u were to spend more
how far would u willing to spend to get the decent performance/better photo?
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post Apr 13 2019, 10:32 PM

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QUOTE(mastering89 @ Apr 12 2019, 09:43 AM)
Mind sharing what dissappoints u in the phone's camera performance?
what kind of performace is lacking on the phone?
what kind of improvement are u looking for?
what is a better photo to u?
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Better colour reproduction, less washout flash photography, flash permanently on during photo taking, better auto focus

QUOTE(mastering89 @ Apr 12 2019, 09:43 AM)
is it a convenience to bring a camera with u just to take photo & need to transfer to pc then to phone later on?
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I don't carry if I need carry an additional device as long as the dedicated camera offers better photos then my phone. I will need to transfer photos to PC regardless whether phone or dedicated camera.

QUOTE(mastering89 @ Apr 12 2019, 09:43 AM)
have u done ur survey on what cameras u get with rm500 budget?
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I have not done a survey on cameras I can purchase with RM500

QUOTE(mastering89 @ Apr 12 2019, 09:43 AM)
hows the specification compared to others and ur phone?
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My phone is Nokia 2.1

QUOTE(mastering89 @ Apr 12 2019, 09:43 AM)
if u were to spend more
how far would u willing to spend to get the decent performance/better photo?
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RM500

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post Apr 15 2019, 02:21 PM

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Yes. Rm500 for a second hand camera can get a decent point shoot. Like canon S110.

You can’t zoom with a rm500 phone.
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post Apr 15 2019, 05:42 PM

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QUOTE(LegendLee @ Apr 15 2019, 02:21 PM)
Yes. Rm500 for a second hand camera can get a decent point shoot. Like canon S110.

You can’t zoom with a rm500 phone.
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thank you for your recommendation. however there doesn't seem to be any recent listings on used S110 online.
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post Apr 15 2019, 07:45 PM

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QUOTE(dylan_chng @ Apr 15 2019, 05:42 PM)
thank you for your recommendation. however there doesn't seem to be any recent listings on used S110 online.
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You can try the Canon S90, S100 or the S110. Alternatively, the Lumix LX3 or the Olympus XZ-1.

These used to be nice compacts costing RM1.5k a number of years back and would still take better pictures than any new camera you buy with RM500 today..
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post Apr 15 2019, 07:58 PM

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QUOTE(-kytz- @ Apr 15 2019, 07:45 PM)
You can try the Canon S90, S100 or the S110. Alternatively, the Lumix LX3 or the Olympus XZ-1.

These used to be nice compacts costing RM1.5k a number of years back and would still take better pictures than any new camera you buy with RM500 today..
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I do recall that the Canon S series was the unofficial predecessor to the Canon G7X which are great camera.
Thank you for your input.
I will certainly look into it.
There was one listing for a S90 but I dismissed it quickly due to being 9/10 years old. If your statement is true, I'm surprised.
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post Apr 15 2019, 09:03 PM

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QUOTE(dylan_chng @ Apr 15 2019, 07:58 PM)
I do recall that the Canon S series was the unofficial predecessor to the Canon G7X which are great camera.
Thank you for your input.
I will certainly look into it.
There was one listing for a S90 but I dismissed it quickly due to being 9/10 years old. If your statement is true, I'm surprised.
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You might want to check out the samples from the cameras for you to decide. Dpreview is a good site to start off
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post Apr 15 2019, 09:23 PM

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QUOTE(-kytz- @ Apr 15 2019, 09:03 PM)
You might want to check out the samples from the cameras for you to decide. Dpreview is a good site to start off
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I see. once again, thanks for suggesting suggestion on how to proceed.

have to ask, what about the S95?
and out of the Canon S series, which is known to be the most problematic? Cause I read something in regards to lens error with S100.
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post Apr 18 2019, 08:13 PM

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S95 is great too, same family. the S90-S110 and Panasonic LX3, LX5 was very popular back then and still produce great images today.

But being very old models, if you buy used, don't expect the battery to last long. Try to research if you can still buy new batteries.
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post Apr 22 2019, 06:26 PM

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Update. Earlier today, I bought a used S100. I'm not quite ready to determine whether the photos are better than my phone but I would say that the photos taken with the S100 are at least on par.


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post Apr 22 2019, 06:38 PM

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QUOTE(dylan_chng @ Apr 15 2019, 09:23 PM)
I see. once again, thanks for suggesting suggestion on how to proceed.

have to ask, what about the S95?
and out of the Canon S series, which is known to be the most problematic? Cause I read something in regards to lens error with S100.
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TBH, there's not much difference between compact cameras and current crop of midrange to flagship phones.

Sensor size is about the same but compact lacks the powerful processor in phones to do things like hdr.

Only RX100/G7X/LX10 type cameras with 1" sensor and above does better.
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post Apr 22 2019, 07:19 PM

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If u serious want it, need to wait.
Rm500 for p30pro, 3 years later.



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