One of the biggest questions we get from our clients & other friends who aren’t photographers, is for a recommendation for a good point & shoot that they can take with them on the honeymoon or vacation. We get it so often in fact, that I just put together one of our email signatures for it with links to our favorite p&s cameras. But I was thinking about it, and I realized that even professional photographers need a good point & shoot now and then for those times when you’re going away and don’t want to have to take your “big” camera with you. Because I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes it’s really nice to go away and not feel the pressure to have to document every little thing on your vacation as if you’ve been hired for it! Or to spend more time thinking about how you’re going to blog it than actually being present and enjoying it. :) We’re actually packing up as we speak for a little getaway up to Maine with some amazing friends…and that’s exactly what I’m hoping for. To take some pictures yes….but to ENJOY it even more!
So without any further ado, if any of you are on the look out for a new “fun” camera here is our recommendation for the top compact camera we’re loving right now: the Fuji XM-1!!
We love it first and foremost, because let’s face it…it just looks cool! :) You can also get it in silver or black, but we’re loving the vintage vibe of the tan one. In addition to the cool factor, we also love that is has a growing arsenal of interchangeable lenses that you can add to it over time for different looks, a tilt lcd screen so you can shoot from the hip or shoot up high, a fairly large sensor (resulting in better quality images, better lowlight performance, and more shallow depth of field than other point and shoots), more compact than it’s big brothers the X-EI1 and XPro1, fast autofocus, and HD video. And finally, perhaps one of the coolest things about this camera would be that it has wifi built in. Which means that you can send the pictures right to your phone & use them on Instagram if your iPhone camera just isn’t cutting it.
And because looking at cameras is a lot more fun when you have some money to spend on them :), just leave us a comment in the box below & some lucky winner is going to get a $50 gift card to Adorama to get you on your way! Winner announced early next week! Happy Pancake Day!