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Old Nov 24, 2010, 9:55 PM   #1
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Default Fujifilm S1800 or Canon SX130 IS?

We're planning to buy my college age son a camera and are torn between the Fujifilm s1800 ($150 on Newegg) or Canon SX130 IS ($179 on Amazon). That is our max budget and they appear to be two good choices in that price range. Which would you all recommend?
I am partial to Fujifilm because I have had good luck with several of them, but I know others much prefer the Canon offerings in comparable price range. I haven't owned a Canon, so...
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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We're planning to buy my college age son a camera and are torn between the Fujifilm s1800 ($150 on Newegg) or Canon SX130 IS ($179 on Amazon). That is our max budget and they appear to be two good choices in that price range. Which would you all recommend?
I am partial to Fujifilm because I have had good luck with several of them, but I know others much prefer the Canon offerings in comparable price range. I haven't owned a Canon, so...
What to do, what to do!
By the way, I've come back to this site for years before buying various cameras. It is the best camera review site online.
Read lots of reviews, use sample images to compare image quality

FujiFilm FinePix S2550HD/S1800 Review

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Review

I have been using an ISO 400 image, the one with the M&M guy, flag
and other things on a table, and looking for the lowest image noise,
best color, and sharpness, so far the SX130 looks better, at least to
me, but there are other things to think about, like zoom, battery type,
camera size, Movie Mode and the quality of the movies, and usability,
so yea that's were reading reviews comes in handy.

I will say that some of the reviews on the internet of the SX130
indicate that battery life is poor, unless you use rechargeable
batteries, and there seams to be a 10 minute limit on the video
when shooting at 720p, and 720p is the highest resolution it
shoots video in.
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i had a fujiflim s1500 which is the older less mp of the s1800 i guess and i liked it the quailty was pretty decent here is a couple examples of what i did with the s1500
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Your shots look good! Great color on the guitarist.
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When camera shopping, I like to check out user images at Flickr.com --just do a search for the camera model you're interested in.
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Your shots look good! Great color on the guitarist.
thanks thats the bass player from rascal flatts i loved my s1500 which i said before is the older model of the s1800 and iam also about your sons age it was a decent camera to use id say a pretty great everyday camera
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Great! Thank you both for the feedback. I don't think I can do too bad on either one.
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