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I'll try to give you directions without being too specific about models (otherwise it would be too localized). Most enthusiast compacts should satisfy your requirements: They feature manual (PASM) controls; Often they provide better-than-average-compact sensors (meaning larger than 1/2.3") Their size is comparable with other compact cameras


Usually, I do not answer to such questions because they are subject to (extensive) discussion and the final "answer" is rather a subjective decision. However in this very case and in this very moment it is different. Disclaimer: I'm Canon shooter from enough years, I'm pretty satisfied with my equipment - I have also Nikon, Sony and Hasselblad. No, I ...


Generally, if you do not already know what to buy - then you should not buy anything. I'd suggest to look thoroughly into learning more about photography in general instead. As you're "on" with that you will - with time - find out exactly what you're lacking/missing... and by that learn what to look for in an eventual new camera - if you get to that ...


I'll tell you right away that there is no chance for me to answer without being very technical. Since you're looking for an open source solution it cuts away all of the commonly used programs and leaves us with a bunch of programs that require more from the user. The advanced part has nothing to do with photography though. The technicalities lies in ...

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