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    Going to be in the bar a lot more soon

    Retirement looms and in 5 months time the Golden eagle (pension) lands. So I'm debating what to do camera wise for the days in the bar. I just got a used Nikon p7000 to snap around with. I sold all my Pro Nikon Gear last year and picked up a K5 and a selection of Limited lenses. Was hoping the K01 would be the answer but I need a viewfinder, old habits die hard, so I'm now thinking maybe all the Pentax stuff could go. But what to replace it with?
    The Canon G1X seemed the solution but I'm having doubts having read a couple of negative things and I think it's kind of pricey for what it is.
    I'm more and more interested in playing with video so that's a consideration.
    Any thoughts from all you other people in the bar would be appreciated.
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    Re: Going to be in the bar a lot more soon

    Maybe the Panasonic GX-1?

    I'm not a video shooter but my Panny goes everywhere with me and copes very well in almost all situations. The new LVF is a vast improvement also over the older model and a wonderful array of lenses now available.

    Anyway, enjoy the pension. I took early retirement 12 years back and can highly recommend it

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    Re: Going to be in the bar a lot more soon

    A good viewfinder is key, I think. For anyone past 45 just a screen doesn't cut it. And like you said, the Canon G series has, like almost all compacts, an abysmal screen.

    Of course, the ideal bar camera just has to be a Leica M series. Or a Chinese copy.

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