Superwide point and shoot? Are they out there?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Sleighteem, Sep 26, 2004.

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    Sleighteem Guest


    I have never found a pocketable point and shoot camera with a very
    wide-angle lens. So I have to lug around an SLR if I need, say, the
    field of view of a 20mm.

    Is there a truly compact P&S camera on the market with something as
    wide as a 20mm or wider? Perhaps the closest thing would be a Bessa
    RF with the 21mm, but that's not so convenient or affordable.

    Thanks for reading my post!

    Sleighteem, Sep 26, 2004
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    Böwsér Guest

    It's only close, but the new Nikon 8400 (digital) goes down to 24mm
    (equivilant 135).
    Böwsér, Sep 26, 2004
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    Matt White Guest

    There's the Pentax 24EW, with a 24-105mm range. Since it's a P&S zoom it's a
    very slow lens, but it's a very compact camera. Decent exposure
    compensation controls, too.

    - Matt White
    Matt White, Sep 26, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Pentax makes the Espio 24EW with 24-105/4.9-12.5 lens and a fairly
    good feature set, though maximum shutter speed is only 1/400.

    Fuji makes the Silvi Silvi F2.8 with 24-50/2.8-5.6 lens, which is
    probably a better camera, but it's hard to find in the US.
    Bill Tuthill, Sep 26, 2004
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Is there a truly compact P&S camera on the market with something as wide
    as a 20mm or wider?

    If you can find one, the Ricoh GR21 has gotten praise but won't be cheap.
    Joseph Kewfi, Sep 26, 2004
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    Bandicoot Guest

    The only thing I can think of is the Ricoh GR21, with its 21mm f3.5. Sadly
    no longer in production. Whilst it is in many ways an excellent camera,
    used ones are currently ludicrously over-priced.

    Bandicoot, Sep 26, 2004
  7. Sorry I missed your post originally.

    The Ricoh GR21 was a killer wide angle at 21mm, but is now extinct. Old
    stock and used models are around, but scarce.

    Voigtlander are supposed to be announcing new models soon, all guesses point
    to AE rangefinders. Stick a 15mm or 21mm on one and you practically have a
    point and shoot.

    Both ways will be expensive. Cheapest way would be a used Bessa L and 21mm
    Martin Francis, Sep 26, 2004
  8. Why not get a regular P&S and then add a wide-angle lens to it? My
    Oly-750 is 38-380 equivalent. With a Raynox 0.66x wide-angle lens (DCR
    6600Pro) you will get 25mm. Just giving an example. Lots of other P&S
    accept add-on lenses for wide angle.


    Siddhartha Jain, Sep 27, 2004
  9. The Bessa with a 12mm lens is in focus from 1 foot to infinity and
    it sure is superwide! You can see some examples on my web site.
    You still have to set exposure, though..
    Robert Feinman, Sep 27, 2004
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    Peter Chant Guest

    It was not cheep new.
    Peter Chant, Sep 27, 2004
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    Apr 20, 2013
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    Pocketable wide angle point and shoot

    I've been looking for a 21mm point and shoot, and it looks like the only one currently around is the Casio Tryx. I don't know much else about it. Meanwhile, if you can settle for 24mm, I have nothing but good things to say about my Samsung TL320. Very compact, great lens, 12.2 mega pixels.
    cbsantry, Apr 20, 2013
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