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Old Nov 26, 2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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To take photos at concerts, venues usually prohibit DSLRs. The Fuji's seem to have the largest sensors, hence lowest noise levels. Is there a difference between the s100fs and s200EXR? They seem to have different sensors.
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 3:24 PM   #2
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Different lenses, different sensors and different processors. The S200 added a few MP and reduced the sensor size dramatically. I guess they planned on reducing noise through the use of software(?).

Question - if DSLR's are prohibited at your concerts, wouldn't a DSLR-like camera also? Seems kinda risky having some security guard determine whether your camera is a DSLR or not...

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Just a quick correction, same lens and slightly smaller sensor.
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Old Dec 5, 2009, 1:22 PM   #4
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Apparently, I was incorrect. Thank you for setting me straight.

According to Fuji, The S100fs has a 28-400mm lens. The S200EXR has a 30.5-446mm lens. I thought that was different.

The sensor in the S100fs is 2/3". The sensor in the S200EXR is 1/1.6". That results in an 22.5% reduction in size. I thought that was a rather dramatic decrease in size.

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From what I've read, it's just the crop differences from the sensor size that changes the focal length on this camera and that they used the same lens. Looks to be just as sharp.

That much really by area?
Math isn't my strong suit but was thinking,
1/1.6 is = 2/3.2 (equivalent fraction)
and the s100 is 2/3
1/1.6 = .625
2/3 = .666666666 etc.
So seemed very small, also since it is the same lens,it only changed the crop factor 2mm, so also was thinking it wasn't much real change?

here is an interesting thread on the cam
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=33867379
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A 2/3" sensor is 8.80 x 6.60mm, which equals .58 cm▓.

A 1/1.6" sensor is 7.78 x 5.83mm, which equals .45 cm▓.

That is a reduction of approximately 22.5%.

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ah ok, see told you math isn't my strong suit
I guess the S200's only advantage then is being able to force it to 6mp thus yield larger 'effective' pixels over the S100
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...and maybe the EXR thing - once you know how to use it. It seems like the more recent Fuji bridge cams stink when used in AUTO mode. Once you start playing around with them, they are capable of some really good photographs.

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I agree, they seem to be harder to 'get to know' then a DSLR
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Old Dec 6, 2009, 12:14 PM   #10
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A 2/3" sensor is 8.80 x 6.60mm, which equals 58 cm▓.

A 1/1.6" sensor is 7.78 x 5.83mm, which equals 45 cm▓.

That is a reduction of approximately 22.5%.

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Actually I think that the sizes should read 58 mm▓ and 45 mm▓ respectively - not impressive postcard sized sensors!
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