Get Ricoh GR digital camera at B&H Photo (about $679).
If there were one compact camera I would take on trip as the only and only one option allowed for space reasons, the Ricoh GR would be it. I named the Ricoh GR camera of the year back in August 2013, and I still think it offers the best total combination of quality and features on the market today. See the in-depth review of the Ricoh GR, or search this site for Ricoh GR coverage.
Jon L writes:
If I may bore you with one more shot: This was 10 minutes later, sun behind my back. Composition not that good, just messing around. I was focusing on the cobweb, but what really struck me later was the detail of the fungus on the tree branch. (At 1:1 on the screen, the detail is impressive). In the full size files (7.2 MB JPG, the individual water droplets on the web are resolved.)
I am simply amazed at how easy the Ricoh is to use (focus) and still get images like that. Note also the numbers on the shots: these were among the first 30 pictures I took with the Ricoh! I bought the Ricoh based on your reviews. I can't tell you how much fun I have had with it.
Thanks again for all of your reviews as well as the instructional (for me) materials in DAP, MSI and Guide to Mirrorless. I can't tell you how much I have learned.
DIGLLOYD: Other than a few more pixels, Leica M at 24MP has nothing on the Ricoh GR in my view.