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Old 2nd April 2007, 21:24   #421
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i would like to have the opinion of the tech guru's on the choice of Fuji 6500Fd. it available for 20K( Rs 1 less i.e; 19999) with bill two years warranty( nation wide fuji) 1GB Xd card, tripod and carry case in bangalore. TSK, Rudraji please give your take on the Fuji 6500fd
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Hi! TSK, Rudraji please give your take on the Fuji 6500fd
TSK is a better person to comment on this. Please don't get me wrong. I've no idea about these cameras.
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i would like to have the opinion of the tech guru's on the choice of Fuji 6500Fd. it available for 20K( Rs 1 less i.e; 19999) with bill two years warranty( nation wide fuji) 1GB Xd card, tripod and carry case in bangalore. TSK, Rudraji please give your take on the Fuji 6500fd
RKG, members can give recommendations on cameras they own, or point you towards a camera based on your requirement. However, if you want expert opinion on specific cameras, you are better off getting it from Steve's Digicam or DPReview. Asking specific members who don't own those cameras to give opinion is not appropriate. Not only you won't get expected opinion, you will put them into a fix by forcing them to respond.
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I had filtered down the following

1. Cannon Power shot 530, 1.8" display, 5 Mega Pixel, 4x zoom, video recording, 512 memory card, 2 yrs national warranty - Rs.10,500/-
(They say 550 will be available only from the month of May 07)

or

4. Fuju A 700, 2.5" display, 7.1 mega pixel, 3x zoom, video recording, 2 yrs warranty- Rs.11,500/-
Iam confused between these two. Fuji seems to be better config at marginal increase in price (beter pixel, larger screen). Is there any other hidden config that needs to taken care.
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@surprise, rkg, look up dpreview.com for the reviews of these cams. They do a pretty good job.
When you are confused between two cams, just open them in Buying guide -> Side by side
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tsk, already I did tried with it. But could not find A 700 series in the listing even after I selected to include the discontinued models. FujiA 800 is there, let me check the prices and availablity here in Chennai
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Look again,
Digital Cameras Side-by-Side, 2 cameras: Digital Photography Review
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i would like to have the opinion of the tech guru's on the choice of Fuji 6500Fd. it available for 20K( Rs 1 less i.e; 19999) with bill two years warranty( nation wide fuji) 1GB Xd card, tripod and carry case in bangalore. TSK, Rudraji please give your take on the Fuji 6500fd
I am not wrong Fuji doesnt have image stabilization. For such long zoom IS is a must.
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Yes, Fuji does not have image stabilization. For long zooms its important, so better look at the FZ8 or something like that.
However there are some Fuji models with IS available.
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A Canon S3 IS is better than the FZ8 anyday.
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A Canon S3 IS is better than the FZ8 anyday.
huh?
It actually depends on what you want.
If you like macro FZ8 is better ( 5cm as opposed to 10cm)
FZ8 has RAW mode, canon has none.
S3 Is has better IQ in some scenarios, but has limit to shutter speeds at highest aperture...
So check out the features. FZ8 may be a better camera for some, and S3-IS a better for others.
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huh?
It actually depends on what you want.
If you like macro FZ8 is better ( 5cm as opposed to 10cm)
FZ8 has RAW mode, canon has none.
S3 Is has better IQ in some scenarios, but has limit to shutter speeds at highest aperture...
So check out the features. FZ8 may be a better camera for some, and S3-IS a better for others.
My bad... agree with you, depends on what one is looking for, S3 IS would have been "my" choice.
I have an issue with Panasonic's noise even at low ISO's, as for features you win some you loose some.
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Its not cannon powershot A 700, i wanted to have Fuji A700 details to compare with cannon powershot 530.

Almost decided to take risk with Fuji A 700 .

PS: Is dc's cheaper in US?

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Canon SD550 7.1 MegaPixel
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huh?
It actually depends on what you want.
If you like macro FZ8 is better ( 5cm as opposed to 10cm)
FZ8 has RAW mode, canon has none.
S3 Is has better IQ in some scenarios, but has limit to shutter speeds at highest aperture...
So check out the features. FZ8 may be a better camera for some, and S3-IS a better for others.
A little correction tsk1979... There's super macro mode in Canon S3 IS which will let you focus on subjects 0 cm from the lens!
Also the minimum shutter speed that S3 IS gives you is 1/3200 compared to 1/2000 for Panasonic.

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