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Old Aug 11, 2003, 8:12 AM   #11
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The more you use PS, the more you appreciate the tools built in. As you say it's proprietary to Fuji, so as long as Adobe keep it as an upgradeable plugin we're O.K.
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Old Aug 11, 2003, 10:32 AM   #12
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absolutely =) i use PS at work and it's very very powerful and much is still beyond me yet =)

however, for my personal use i can only afford PS Elements, and i have not heard anything about how adobe raw is going to be continued for this. i know they plan to add it as a feature of PS, but i also seem to have heard they are discontinuing it as a seperate purchase? what then for me? =) ah well in time i suppose i will find out.

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Old Aug 20, 2003, 4:11 PM   #13
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There's a comparison here:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/fujifilms5000/
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Old Aug 20, 2003, 8:00 PM   #14
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Y'all,

I have a s602 and there is no way I'd "up" to a s5000, as it seems like a step backward in some areas. As for the s7000, it seems better, but for me I can't justify the little leap forward. If and whne I go forward, I want more bang for the buck than the difference between a s602 and a s7000.

My opinion...
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Old Aug 21, 2003, 7:27 AM   #15
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Y'all,

I have a s602 and there is no way I'd "up" to a s5000, as it seems like a step backward in some areas. As for the s7000, it seems better, but for me I can't justify the little leap forward. If and whne I go forward, I want more bang for the buck than the difference between a s602 and a s7000.

My opinion...
I feel the same. Neither offer enough to warrant an upgrade if you own the 602 already, though if I didn't already have one I'd choose either over it (the s7000 for obviously being an upgraded version, and the s5000 because of the huge zoom).
However, as that new Canon D-SLR is launching at $999 I may be tempted to upgrade if it's priced the same in the UK.
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Old Aug 22, 2003, 10:36 AM   #16
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dcresource.com gave a mediocre review of the s5000. it is not as good as the 602 and definitely not the replacement for it...so let's start talking about the 602 vs s7000!!!
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Old Aug 24, 2003, 2:46 AM   #17
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...so let's start talking about the 602 vs s7000!!!
....So lets start talking about the new Canon EOS 300D Dslr as an upgrade for the 602 and most pro-sumer cams, price expected to be 1000 with lens in UK!

http://www.bytephoto.com/showarticle...9&threadid=392
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Old Aug 24, 2003, 9:47 PM   #18
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from what i've read (and it's a lot) A camera with out an AF assist can be a real pain. beats me how companies can sell cameras that don't focus in low light or don't have manual focus
If AF is not a concern look at Panasonic FZK 12x stabelized, Toshiba PDR M700 10x

The new HP 745 has got my attention
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Old Sep 5, 2003, 3:17 AM   #19
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Hellos,

Just wanted to share my opinion about dcresource's review on Fuji FinePix S5000. I think that mister Jeff Kelly (DCRP Founder/Editor) was just a little bit too critic on S5000 because, perhaps, he put the camera into a "more advanced" category that the camera is. I know that it looks 'SLR-like' but it's just a downsize version of it's big brother, the S7000. Okay, it's not entry-level, but not prosumer
either. (my opinion).

If we were to compare s602's flaws with s5000's, the difference is not that big: both have moderate barrel distortion (according to mister Jeff Kelly), same over-compressed JPEGs (FUJI STYLE :roll: ), slowest shutter 2 seconds on s5000, 3 seconds on s602, etc...

Yes, we also read about some vignetting and purple fringing, but let's not forget that the dcresource's review on s602 DID NOT included those tests (the review was last updated on Monday, July 29, 2002). But, as mister Jeff Kelly said, the test is "completely unscientific". Besides, purple fringing is an issue with a lot of digital cameras these days, and there are some techniques to "bypassed" it.

What I wanted to say is that... in my humble opinion, the S5000 is not such a bad camera. It is as good as a s602 with some advantages and disadvantages, and I think that Fuji did a great job by releasing such a camera at this price. Now of course, I think it would be stupid to "upgrade" (there is no upgrade or downgrade in my opinion) from s602 to s5000, as it's almost the same camera. If one really wants to go a bit further, the s7000 looks like the way to go (6MPixels real, 12MPixels image size)....

Just my 2 cents...

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Old Sep 5, 2003, 12:56 PM   #20
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I think the new S5000 replace S3800Z (S304) and S7000 will replace the S602
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