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    i am looking at buying a high end compact and have narrowed it down to either the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 or the Fujifilm FinePix X100S and i was hoping for views on which is the best and any other cameras i may have missed

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    You've missed a whole catalogue full of cameras, but never mind and let's concentrate on the two mentioned.
    You might have noticed that one is a rangefinder style, fixed focal length camera while the other is an SLR style, fixed lens, high end big travel-zoom? Quite what they have in common apart from a price of around 1000, beats me.
    Both are, no doubt, excellent examples of their type. Probably the best. You'll just have to decide which suits you best. Only you can know whether a fixed focal length with its undoubted style and high user satisfaction experience beats the superb quality and environmentally resistant, superbly specified, zoomy Sony.

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    Thanks for that I should have explained I am newby who wants to get a high spec compact camera and I probably need advice on how to narrow done the options I just looked on line and these 2 I listed seemed to be high quality and high spec I think I want one with large sensor and good size zoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by honkey1 View Post
    Thanks for that I should have explained I am newby who wants to get a high spec compact camera and I probably need advice on how to narrow done the options I just looked on line and these 2 I listed seemed to be high quality and high spec I think I want one with large sensor and good size zoom
    The Fuji X100S has no zoom whatsoever, which eliminates the most compact of your camera duo before you start. The RX10 is very far from being compact by any normal standard, so that eliminates your second option.

    It is virtually impossible to suggest what will be a satisfactory camera for you, as the only consistent criteria I can isolate so far is that you expect to spend 1000, give or take.

    What do you consider to be 'compact', and what sort of zoom range do you want? Do you wish for a fixed lens or interchangeable lens? What is your experience so far? Do you wish to 'point and shoot' or do you want more artistic control with a sophisticated camera capable of manual, semi-manual and all the tricks and options on the camera? Have you the patience and wherewithal to learn how to use a camera manually in different modes and adjust it just-so?

    These are just some of the questions to ask before you will find an answer of substance.

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    hi what do you want to shoot

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    How about using the Panasonic Lumix GX7 with the 14-140 as a starting point? The body is as compact as the Fuji mentioned, the lens is a 10x zoom and excellent, compact and light as these thing go. The sensor size is between that of the RX 10 and the Fuji 100s

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