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Old Nov 29, 2006, 10:26 PM   #11
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I just bought my F31 few days ago.
This camera doing very well in low light condition. For me I hv plenty of indoor shoots.
I agree if F31 come with viewfinder, will be a perfect cam for most of the people.
Bcos so far all my digicam Fuji F401, Kodak V550, Pana FZ7 all hv viewfinder.
But again after using for few days the F31, although no viewfinder, but the picture quality a great.
Even in outdoor bright sunlight, you can brighten the LCD display with 1 button, so far I felt clear enough.
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 10:48 PM   #12
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Thank you. I am open to all comments. It helps.

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Old Nov 30, 2006, 8:56 AM   #13
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Handle and try the Fuji F-30. I have had the Fuji F-10, F-30, E-900, and the S-6000fd. They are all really excellent is low light level shooting conditions, though the E-900 is limited to a ISO 800 setting, I believe. It was a stretch to get me to use a camera without a viewfinder at first. However, I soon adapted, and it no longer bothers me. By the way, the Face Detection does work quite nicely. Currently it is found in the F-31 and the S-6000.

Here is a sample photo taken with my S-6000fd: inside the house/no flash/ISO 800/handheld.



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Old Nov 30, 2006, 2:07 PM   #14
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Thanks Sarah - I posted on the "Which camera" because I thought maybe this was the wrong forum. So if I could get the F31 would the pictures on auto or "P" mode be OK or would I have to go in and set the ISO each time. This camera is for quick shots I would like to capture. I actually print my photos 4 x 6 and make note cards from them. People seem to really like the cards. I appreciate your comments.

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Old Nov 30, 2006, 4:34 PM   #15
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Shari-

Yes, the Fuji F-31 will be ok in the Program Mode if you select the ISO. That avoids some of the ultra high ISO settings that the camera seems to choose at times, or you can just select an ISO range. That is also possible.

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Old Nov 30, 2006, 7:23 PM   #16
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Hi shari,
F31 in auto mode the ISO auto from 100 to 3200.
But in M mode, you can set the auto iso from 100 to 400, 100 to 800 or 100 to 1600.
or you can also fix the ISO to any value from 100,200,400,800,1600 or 3200
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There you have it Shari-

You can either set an ISO range with the F-31, or you can set a specific ISO setting by the number, the choice is yours.

As I mentioned earlier, the Sony W-100 might be a workable alternative to the F-30. And it has an optical viewfinder!

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Any other questions-

Just drop me a line. I am here to help you.

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Old Dec 13, 2006, 6:38 PM   #19
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Hi, i just read your good advice, and really urgently need to find out whther to open and start usingmy new f30 i bought a few hours ago, or return it and wait a few weeks (plus 100$more)for the f31 - i mostly need outdoor shots in dim light, nature but also some party pictures, but try to avoid using flash at all! Are there any other differences than the face detection, looks as if there better brightness controlon the advert on fujifilms homepage.

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