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Close up Wifi cameras

Discussion in 'What Camera Should I Buy?' started by jgrider, Jun 18, 2013.

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  1. jgrider

    jgrider New Member

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    I am looking for a replacement wifi camera/camera+lens set for a setup that is over kill for the current application.

    I document part tear downs and the camera needs to be able to see detailed damage on metal/plastic surfaces.

    The current setup is as follows:
    -Cannon 7D
    -Cannon Wifi adapter
    -18-135mm 0.5m/1.6ft lens

    This setup runs ~5k and is not great at taking close up detailed images (except w/ our separate macro lens) and requires us to be at a distance for a zoomed in shot.

    I am looking for the following in a replacement setup
    -less than 1.5k for the assembly
    -a close focal distance
    -built in wifi
    -more than 7MP
    -DSLR not required
    -decent image stabilization

    I was thinking about Samsung smart cameras but I don't know how good those would be at close up images.

    Let me know what you guys think.
     
  2. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    It sounds like you're interested in a high quality, large sensor point and shoot that does will in low light with built-in WiFi that will enable you to take macros by bringing the lens up close to the subject. There are only a few cameras that qualify - the Canon SX110, the Samsung EX2f and the upcoming Panasonic LF1. All three would be excellent choices.

    You can also incorporate WiFi into cameras without built-in WiFi by adding a WiFi memory card. This would add many more possibilities to your list including excellent large sensor point and shoot cameras from Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji.
     
  3. jgrider

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    Thanks Andy!

    All of these are great cameras that meet our requirements.

    We are leaning toward the Samsung EX2f but also considering the Canon SX110is if the eye-fi SD card works on our network.

    Thanks for your help, I'm glad I came to this forum. :D-
     
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    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Sorry, I made a mistake. I meant to refer to the Canon S110, which has built-in WiFi.
     
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    Looking at your requirements, I am thinking of the Panasonic DMC LF1 camera which is being released on July 5. The price is just under $500, it has built-in Wi-Fi and a number of other cool connectivity features, camera-stabilizer, built-in composition guide - yet it can fit into your pocket.
     
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