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Old Apr 10, 2011, 9:18 PM   #1
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Default Video quality FUJIFILM FinePix F500EXR or F500EXR

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I wanted to buy a FUJIFILM FinePix F500EXR or F500EXR
but then the sample videos I saw, were so shocking!

Has someone here made better videos...?
(original MOVs since YouTube reduces quality by up to 65%)

The videos of the Sony DSC-TX100V are much better I think.

Thanks!

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these are cameras and not video cameras.
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Hi,

I wanted to buy a FUJIFILM FinePix F500EXR or F500EXR
but then the sample videos I saw, were so shocking!

Has someone here made better videos...?
(original MOVs since YouTube reduces quality by up to 65%)

The videos of the Sony DSC-TX100V are much better I think.

Thanks!
Then, you should buy the Sony.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 7:55 AM   #4
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My thought was, that the people who made these bad Fuji sample
videos did something wrong and that the video mode is actually better.

- I don't need recording during zooming.
- I don't need extreme zoom without tripod.

Please take a look at these 1080/30p sample videos:
(unfortunately only available via YouTube, but you'll see what I mean)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD9vJASlXxs
(this looks really terrible - as if uploaded by a competitor...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocgSB_9Gmdc
(not an easy object and no good light)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n1j753gI60
(not bad, but somehow too bright... maybe editing software?)

There are better sample videos from the HS20EXR,
which uses the same sensor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cQhWsuXmT8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb5kLxaqSS4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDT8dJluonk

Could some one please upload a few *good* native sample videos
from the F500EXR or F550EXR or F505EXR? Would be so helpful!

I *LIKE* the FUJI camera much more than the SONY TX100V
but after seeing these videos it's not easy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xINxr19qb8k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEVmPdEwi_w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvYGoSmXEjE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBbWUQf-DYE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVn2-KnUpIc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7XQf0M1-e4



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I think if you prefer video get the Sony but if you prefer still images get the Fuji, just my 10 pence worth.

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I think if you prefer video get the Sony but if you prefer still images get the Fuji, just my 10 pence worth.
I *LOVE* the Fuji AND still images AND video! (... and I don't like heavy camcorders)

Come on, please convince me that the Fuji can do excellent videos too!
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I *LOVE* the Fuji AND still images AND video! (... and I don't like heavy camcorders)

Come on, please convince me that the Fuji can do excellent videos too!
Why? It's not my job to convince you. It's the job of a salesman. If the camera won't do what you want it to do, move on to one that will. Obviously, you think the Sony can do what you want it to do. Get the Sony.

The Fujifilm is a STILL camera. It's main function is STILL photography. Would you expect a garage mechanic to do the job of a nuclear physicist?
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I *LOVE* the Fuji AND still images AND video! (... and I don't like heavy camcorders)

Come on, please convince me that the Fuji can do excellent videos too!
I don't think any of the Fuji cameras can compete with Sony video so that's where your decision lies. Do you want a camera that takes excellent stills with a adequate video option or do you want a camera that takes good stills with excellent video option.

I would say the Fuji generally take better still photographs where the Sony will definitely do a better job with video. I have a little Sony DSC H20 which I generally use for video which is good fun but for my photography I either use my Nikon D300, Fuji S3 Pro or Fuji S1600.

If you go with Sony you'll still get some excellent captures I'm pretty sure from still photography so as I mentioned, if video is your prime concern, go for the sony. If video is secondary on your agenda, I would go Fuji, again; just my 10 pence worth for what it's worth

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Thanks Howie for your comment. I understand, but because I see a real chance
that the F500EXR video quality might be good enough for me, I would still
appreciate some native videos to check out (so that I could convince myself).
Thanks if anyone here could help with that.
Or are there "official" sample movies I don't know of...?
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Thanks Howie for your comment. I understand, but because I see a real chance
that the F500EXR video quality might be good enough for me, I would still
appreciate some native videos to check out (so that I could convince myself).
Thanks if anyone here could help with that.
Or are there "official" sample movies I don't know of...?
Wish I could help out with the video but unfortunately I don't own a F500EXR. Hopefully someone will post a link to a video for you shortly.

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