This topic seems to come up regularly. With my 4/3 body now in deep infrared configuration, I have no small cameras on hand. My smallest body is Sony A7R, and it’s hefty once 55mm lens is attached. It also lacks close focus.
Olympus Pen F is stabilized and can take small lenses. The size and weight saving seems not all that great, and I am not really eager to drop $1500 for it and 20/1.7 or similar.
Nikon 1 V3 is likewise a small gain in weight and size, a big loss in sensor detail and about $60 with 18.5mm (50e) lens.
I don’t like using my cell phone for photos. It’s very hard to hold steady, and the image quality isn’t great. I looked at the available options, Fuji X100T might work, again with minimal dimensional weight. I am open to suggestions. The must have features are:
- 1″ or larger sensor
- 35e or longer lens
- Fast lens (1.8 for 1″ sensor or 4/3, 2.8 for APS-C)
- Close focus (at least 1:5 magnification)
- Ideally, a protected viewfinder
- Ideally, would fit a pocket of my slacks or a small belt pouch
Am I seeking a unicorn, or such items actually exist?