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Old 12-28-2006, 11:47 PM   #11
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just a tip when looking at a digital camera look for optical zoom and forget about digital.
the higher the optical the better
I have yet to take a clear picture using the digital zoom on my Fuji...
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:29 AM   #12
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just a tip when looking at a digital camera look for optical zoom and forget about digital.
the higher the optical the better
I have yet to take a clear picture using the digital zoom on my Fuji...
have you used a tripod yet?
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just a tip when looking at a digital camera look for optical zoom and forget about digital.
the higher the optical the better
I have yet to take a clear picture using the digital zoom on my Fuji...
have you used a tripod yet?
no. I'm sure it would help though.

Anyway, I didn't actually read this thread. Mrs. Tallbump, no te gusta fuji?? I love my fuji, and my dad'* fuji..
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Money no object, probably a Fuji digital SLR (the S5) would be at the top of my list alongside the Canon EOS 5D...

There isn't anything wrong with buying Fuji cameras. I'd definately buy one way before I buy a Kodak. In the 35mm film world (which I still use and prefer hands down) however, the race is a little closer. ISO 3200 B&W film I use Kodak... everything else I'm down with Fuji and Ilford.


I think in this case though, I would recommend the Canon A630. A little more than the Kodak, safe to say it'* worth it.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...canon_a630.asp
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I know it was originally about a Kodak, but I used to use Sony, and have moved over to Canon. I now use a cannon IS S3, and if I had the $$$ would move up to a rebel, also by canon.
Those that met me at WCBF seen my camera, even billboost liked it so much he went out and bought one, but got the Canon S2, basically the same camera.

We sell a couple cameras at work and I usually recommend the canon over the Kodak, we only carry 2-3 kinds of cannon and the same of Kodak, but with what our models have to offer, canon is better.
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Canon * series is a great point-n-shoot camera. It lacks a lot of manual controls that the A series has, but offers a sharper and more colorful image. They are still very affordable.
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Canon * series is a great point-n-shoot camera. It lacks a lot of manual controls that the A series has, but offers a sharper and more colorful image. They are still very affordable.
I am curious as to what manual controls the * series lacks vs the A series.
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The * series doesn't have full manual?

I have a Fuji S5000, it'* a couple years old has a 3.1 megapixel sensor arranged @ 45degree angle compared to normal CCD sensors. With some interpolation 6.0 megapixels is achieved. And it works well. The 10x optical zoom is great. It'* a Canon * series basically without IS, and full manual controls. It does use xD which is a lil pricer then SD sometimes. Does great on full speed video as well. The lens is awesome for the segment. It also has a hot shoe.

S3 IS is a good one, but no manual controls apparantly.

Canon A640 is a good one that fits in the pocket. My parent got an Olympus, and it has a HUGE screen, very quick on/off time, it'* marketed as a weather resistant camera, and it shoots very clearly.
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S3 IS does have manual, but the others in the * series only have a few options:

ISO control
Exposure adjustment
Color effects
Long shutter
Type of focusing and exposure

It does not offer aperture or shutter priority modes.

I like this model because they are ultra compact, and have rechargable batteries.

It'* what I use when I'm not using the SLR.
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oo I got you now. the * series cameras w/o IS dont have all the toys.

Both the S2 and S3 IS have all the things you just mentioned.

is 15 seconds considered long exposure in your opinion?
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