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Old Aug 17, 2003, 7:18 PM   #1
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Default Another F601 found its way to a happy owner

I was looking for a fast response pocket camera also capable of dark situations and could no longer wait for all those nifty (and bag sized) cameras to be released. The F601 seemed a logic choice. As it is cleared out I found a last one in a shop. I'm really happy with it (though I had to resist the magnetic pull the S602 had on me in that shop) It is really that fast, lots of manual options and has iso 1600.

Next I have some questions;
Does any one know what the little red dot below the timer led is for?

Has the camera usb 2? (It transfers so fast to my computer compaired to good old Canon S100/Ixus.)

Should I look for a firmware update (current version 2.00)?

Any hardcore technical oddities / tricks to share?
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Old Aug 17, 2003, 8:48 PM   #2
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I was looking for a fast response pocket camera also capable of dark situations and could no longer wait for all those nifty (and bag sized) cameras to be released. The F601 seemed a logic choice. As it is cleared out I found a last one in a shop. I'm really happy with it (though I had to resist the magnetic pull the S602 had on me in that shop) It is really that fast, lots of manual options and has iso 1600.
Congratulations on the F601. It really is a little marvel for what it does.

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Next I have some questions;
Does any one know what the little red dot below the timer led is for?
This bothered me for a long time. I still have no idea. But it doesn't bother me as much anymore.

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Has the camera usb 2? (It transfers so fast to my computer compaired to good old Canon S100/Ixus.)
I don't think so. Steve's review may mention something about it, but in practice it isn't as fast as other USB 2 devices that I use.

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Any hardcore technical oddities / tricks to share?
Buy the extended warranty. A friend of mine's 601 died twice in the first year, and mine just died after the 1 year warranty expired.

I really really like the camera. It is certainly not the best bang for the buck, but in its niche (3-6MP compact P&S) it is the best choice among a very limited field. However some reviews on Amazon show that there are some serious quality problems with this model. My own experience shows this to be true as well. Getting the extended warranty will at least give you the piece of mind that when Fuji's workmanship fails that you can get it fixed at no cost.
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Old Aug 17, 2003, 9:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. I will make the guarantee a priority. Noticed just now that with iso 400 and upwards in a few cases the upper left corner had a bleached corner (in black night sky) :--(

If I return to the shop with this problem, they are likely to give me the choice to live with it, or accept my money back, as this was their last on the shelf. I really want some expert service or replacement. If I send in the guarantee card I aproach Fuji directly with this problem.

As far as bang for bucket goes, it was a super bargain E 295.- while the cheapest internet shop offers it at E405.- in the Netherlands.
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Old Aug 19, 2003, 6:51 AM   #4
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Congratulations for such a great camera and at the same time sorry about the problems you already have encountered with.

That little red dot is nothing but a red plastic dot. After I broked my F601 in an accident and the frontcover of the camera was changed I was able to check that out.

Here are some tips for F601 users:
http://www.earth-lights.net/index.ht...umtips601.html
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Old Aug 19, 2003, 10:21 AM   #5
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Thanks. After some email will Fuji helpdesk, the verdict is a light spot in the lense and suggestion to return it for repair. Good service no complains sofar, but a bit sad indeed because I needed this camera for a project this month now :.-(

Beside this lense flaw everything else is impressive for a pocket camera. I think (not tested yet) it should be possible to create A3 prints with this camera. In short a camera that challenges me to improve my photo skills.
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Old Aug 19, 2003, 1:26 PM   #6
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Congratulations for such a great camera and at the same time sorry about the problems you already have encountered with.

That little red dot is nothing but a red plastic dot. After I broked my F601 in an accident and the frontcover of the camera was changed I was able to check that out.

Here are some tips for F601 users:
http://www.earth-lights.net/index.ht...umtips601.html


Hallo,is there also a site for the fuji 602 z,thanks
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