Complimentary pocketable camera to D810

Anyone have any suggestions on an affordable complimentary camera to a D810? I'd mainly like to have something I can have on my wherever I go, but have good IQ. The Coolpix A seems like a nice camera with a good price refurb, but is a few years old. What else is out there? Nikon would be preferred, but as much as I hate to admin it I'm not biased (ok maybe a little I love Nikon gear!)
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  • snorbosnorbo Posts: 28Member
    Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II
    Nikon D7100 (Gone), Sony A77, 18-140 mm f3.5-5.6, 50 mm f1.8, 18 - 55 mm f3.5 - 5.6, 55 - 200 mm f4 - 5.6, Lowpro bags, tripods and speedlights..cleaning assories ect.
  • snorbosnorbo Posts: 28Member
    opps..i missed the "affordable" part
    Nikon D7100 (Gone), Sony A77, 18-140 mm f3.5-5.6, 50 mm f1.8, 18 - 55 mm f3.5 - 5.6, 55 - 200 mm f4 - 5.6, Lowpro bags, tripods and speedlights..cleaning assories ect.
  • nek4lifenek4life Posts: 123Member
    opps..i missed the "affordable" part
    Ha! yeah. Coolpix A can be had for around $300. Otherwise this camera looks awesome haha :D

  • picturetedpictureted Posts: 153Member
    I've been very happy with the Fuji X100s. I also find the D810 with 24-85VR pretty manageable - just less so when I add more lenses.
    pictureted at flickr
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    edited February 2016
    Quite happy with the Nikon1V1 and 10-30 ... thinking of getting the N1J5 for nicer IQ, more features and smaller or AW1 for really going everywhere ! Was just in a drenching summer shower and wishing I had an AW1...

    Was just looking at the N1 32mm f1.2 yesterday ....
    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 2,333Member
    edited February 2016
    Lumix TZ 60 was £399 at introduction now only £128 ....Wi Fi GPS electronic viewfinder ..shirtpocketable

    Nikon 24-85 VR great v sharp cheap lens
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  • NikoniserNikoniser Posts: 100Member
    Nikon J4 in a firesale deal from buydig. Its what I have and its great for for the role of a pocket camera ( I keep mine in a little neoprene case on my belt ) 10-30 lens is great, lack of sharpness is overblown by reviewers. The 60fps burst mode is great, and can be used to grab 20 frames of a static subject which you then combine in photoshop as a smart object, which gives excellent image quality and dynamic range for landscapes/sunset/sunrise. The auto mode is fantastic, I quite literally shoot mine from the hip when I am with my kids and it grabs correct focus and exposure 95% of the time. The biggest problem is the sensor performance at high iso, it quickly degrades the image. For web images Facebook downsizes pics so agressively, I did tests comparing shots from my J4 and D810 and they are indistiguisable after facebook works its grunge on them.

    I have the underwater case and it works really well, I have taken in in the sea, in the swimming pool with the kids, on sandy beach holidays, kayaking, pleaces I would never take my DSLR and never once worried about the camera. It is bulky though, so I would consider getting the AW1 version as it cuts down bulk a far amount.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    edited February 2016
    Oh... I was with a bunch of photographers a couple of days ago and was fairly impresssed with this little Olympus OMD EM10 and 14-42 lense .. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2430365,00.asp
    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 2,333Member
    edited February 2016
    Strange I had the oly M10 and the EZ 14-42 would not say its pocketable and I sold it within a week the image quality was so bad. Nice solid camera just 16MP and an AA filter killed it for me...D7000 quality/
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  • BVSBVS Posts: 440Member
    Nikon 1 J5 - best sensor among all the N1s
    Nikon D5500 - very small and light for a DSLR and you can use all your existing lenses
    Upcoming Nikon 1" Compacts

    Sony RX100 IV
    Sony A6000/6100 (coming soon)
    D7100, 85 1.8G, 50 1.8G, 35 1.8G DX, Tokina 12-28 F4, 18-140, 55-200 VR DX
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    Upcoming ? in that case upcoming olympus with new 20mp Sony sensors ;-)
    Upcoming Fujis with the new 24mp sensor that is in the X-Pro2. Maybe not.. they are not that pocket-able.. but they are small....
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,232Member
    I would say look for a new Sony RX100 MkI. My cousin sold it to me for $200, you might be able to get if for $250, if not less.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • KillerbobKillerbob Posts: 732Member
    We are very happy with our Nikon 1 AW1, and as we have the adapter for f-mount, we can use our professional lenses as well... And it is waterproof.
  • HipShotHipShot Posts: 527Member
    Following this topic. I want a camera smaller than a DSLR for street photography. Something that may less intimidate human subjects.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    edited February 2016
    Many of my street photographer friends have gone Olympus ... Not that I would. I cant handle to weak low light ...
    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,452Moderator
    So what m4/3rds has stronger low light?
    Always learning.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    So what m4/3rds has stronger low light?
    I think the new sony sensors we are expecting for Oly should be a nice update...

    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,176Member
    I use an Olympus Tough 4 Raw, Water and drop proof and very cheap
    Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,403Member
    I use a Coolpix A because I want to keep my Picture Controls consistent. It does fit into a suit or blazer pocket better than a Nikon 1, it has a larger sensor than a Nikon 1 which allows for better high ISO. Of course, you are limited to a 28mm equivalent lens but that is ok for interiors or scenics. I just crop to get an image more equivalent to 50mm or 85mm but you won't get the same bokeh as an 85mm f1.4 would give you. Truely pocketable means some compromises in ability. The 16mp sensor does allow for some cropping. The DX sensor in the D500 looks really good. I do hope Nikon puts that sensor into a followup of the Coolpix A and adds a modest fast zoom. I would like to get from 28 to 85 equivalent at f2 or however close a compact lens can be made. Even a 28 to 50 equivalent f2 would be worthwhile.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    edited February 2016
    I use an Olympus Tough 4 Raw, Water and drop proof and very cheap
    Seen some bad user reviews of this camera saying that its "very grainy" and "worse than the Iphone6" .. Is this correct or just trolls ?? or User error ?

    otherwise it does look good though..!!

    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,176Member
    edited February 2016
    HeartyFisher In dark light some noise of course but overall a great little camera and shoots in RAW Paid 245 Pounds for it with 18 months warranty,Its a rough and tough camera and amazing good video.I take it to place's I would never take my Nikon gear to!
    Post edited by paulr on
    Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits
  • fjcvisualfjcvisual Posts: 3Member
    For years I have used a Nikon P7700. I like the features, button layout and of course it shoots raw. The best camera is the one you have with you, and this one is always with me, even when I go to work.
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,403Member
    Look at the main blog. It seems Nikon is about to release some good alternatives.
  • DaveyJDaveyJ Posts: 1,022Member
    We use the Nikon 1 AW 1. Some days it BEATS the bigger rigs.
  • picturetedpictureted Posts: 153Member
    My wife has the Nikon 1 J1 and just go the J5. Wow, big, big difference and Nikon 1 game changer. It's lighter, does away with the lens cap for easier use (10-30) and is stunningly fast. She can brag that she's got Expeed 5 and I don't (until I get that D500). The Nikon 1 70-300 is also a real winner and the 6.7-11 pretty remarkable.
    pictureted at flickr
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