Help me decide: Everyday Camera
Help! I've been wanting a new 'everyday/travel' compact for quite some time and have endlessly read reviews, poured over specs and even rented. Yet I'm still very much undecided. The current everyday carry is an older Sigma DP1s which I do like but it's slow and not great in low light. In short, I'm looking for a worthy travel camera to serve as an everyday carry that meets the following criteria...
- must be compact, budget around $1,000 or less
- main mission is weekly urban exploring, secondary camera when the Fuji XT-1 is brought along, macro'ish capability for Photo Lego Dude ( https://www.instagram.com/photolegodude/ )
- fixed lens - not interested in ILC don't want to carry lenses
- limited zoom good but no mega zoom desired
- external manual controls a plus
- 1" sensor for high IQ
- USB charging a plus - tired of carrying separate charger
- fast/sharp lens
I realize a true do-it-all is nearly impossible so compromise will occur somewhere. Current leading contenders are the Fuji X70, Sony RX100 V, Nikon DL 18-50 or 24-85 (if they are ever released), Panasonic LX10 or LX100 and the Fuji X100T.
I rented the X70 awhile back and really liked it. Trouble is, I'm not quite sold on fixed focal length. While I'm a fan of 'zooming with your feet' there are times when it is physically impossible due to various things in your way. The X100T is also very interesting though the 35mm might not be wide enough (don't want the added expense or carry of the WCL). Granted, I could always stitch a pano together if needed to go wide.
So there it is, anyone use any of these recently? If you are interested in further thoughts, I wrote an admittedly lengthy blog post awhile back on the subject...
Appreciate any input!