July 27, 2013
After a week or so of pixel-peeping and coin-flipping I'm no closer to a decision on a walkaround camera; the leading contenders are still the Ricoh GR (for its size and image quality) and the Pentax MX-1 (for its versatility and price). One hesitant note is that I'm not sure I can compose with an LCD (all my experience is with SLRs), so I brought home a Panasonic FZ-19 from work to play. All I've really learned so far is that the FZ-19 is a fiddly little thing. It pocketed nicely, which leans in the Ricoh's favor; then again, though the MX-1 would be bulkier and heavier, that might not be a bad thing if it's more fun to use. I dunno. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?