View Full Version : which compact is best?

09-07-12, 08:11 PM
I am looking to buy a compact camera mainly for family shots(holiday etc).
I have been trawling through various stores reviews etc and still cant decide..

The 4 in question are..
Panasonic DMC GF3
Nikon J1
Olympus PEN-PM1
Sony NEX 5N.

Leaning towards the Panasonic GF3 but not quite sure...

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Chris Cool
09-07-12, 10:16 PM
Hi and welcome.

They are of course all very capable cameras and may well come down to feel and menus etc.

From what I have read, the Sony NEX 5N has the better image quality out of them all.

Here's a couple of conclusions from two good sites Clicky 1 (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sony_nex_5n_review/conclusion/)---- Clicky 2 (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonynex5n/15)

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10-07-12, 08:10 AM
hi your title says compact but the cameras you list are csc type with inter changeable lenses, is this what you want plus you havent given a budget.