2017 Camerahaus Buyers' Guide: Recommended Fixed Lens Cameras
Fixed lens camera have yet to find their perfect niche in the industry but enthusiasts and pros have already considered them as their good companion beside their main camera. These cameras have sensors ranging from APS-C format to full-frame and are designed to match their lenses (which cover ranges from 28-75mm equiv.) so image quality is top-notch.
If you're thinking to buy these 'worn-over-the-shoulder' cameras, here are some recommendations:
The Fujifilm X100F offers a great balance of image quality, design and price. The 24MP sensor generates flexible Raw files, but it's Fujifilm's excellent JPEG engine that' makes the camera stand out.
It's paired with the FUJINON 23mm f/2 lens, perfect for everyday and lowlight shooting.
In addition, the X100F's hybrid viewfinder, combined with carefully placed controls and great image output makes the camera a worthy investment.
You can get the Fujifilm X100F at PHP 67,990.
RICOH GR II
The Ricoh GR II retains its predecessor's excellent and highly customizable user interface within a magnesium alloy housing, making it of the best cameras to use as a pocketable, wide-angle camera outside the 16MP sensor and 28mm f/2.8 lens.
At less than 1.4" (35mm) deep, it's easy to pop the GR II into your jeans pocket. It has a magnesium alloy body with a comfortable grip, and twin dials for quickly adjusting settings. You'll find a 3" non-touch LCD but no built-in viewfinder.
Image quality shines through with thoughtful post-processing of the GR II's Raw DNG files, but the out of camera JPEGs are good enough for most uses.
The Ricoh GR II is priced at PHP 44,990.
SONY RX1R II
The Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II is a compact camera with a 42MP full-frame sensor and fixed 35mm f/2 lens. Although the lens is large enough to fit in your jeans, it'll give your tack sharp results.
The RX1R II’s dials are well placed and are easy to manipulate with your eye to the high-resolution viewfinder, and there’s a good amount of customizable buttons. It has a clever OLED pop-up electronic viewfinder and a tilting (but not touch-enabled) LCD screen.
If you want tons of resolution, excellent dynamic range and pinpoint autofocus performance in a compact package, the RX1R II stands above its competitors.
Own your own Sony RX1R II at 194,599.