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Old Nov 30, 2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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A couple of years ago, there was a Fuji compact/pocket camera that was deemed to be a very, very good little camera- and then it was discontinued/replaced with a later model that turned out to be nowhere near as good... and the remaining earlier models were selling for quite high/over retail prices on eBay... does anyone remember which model this was? Thanks!
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There was also the F31fd.

It was replaced by the F40fd which people said weren't as good.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 6:26 AM   #4
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I think it was indeed the F30 I was thinking about... Thanks, folks! Funny how times change... such a hot little camera then pales today in light of what's out there now.
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I think it was indeed the F30 I was thinking about... Thanks, folks! Funny how times change... such a hot little camera then pales today in light of what's out there now.
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I had a 60 little 4x zoom Fuji camera which took two AA batteries and was obvioulsy a polycarbonate shell which creaked a little bit to be honest!

but it took BETTER photos than my F300EXR, had a slight tendency to underexpose, but it was actually very sharp for what may have, presumably, been a plastic lens design possibly?

I wish I could put the results up here.

I know that so much processing is now going on before and after a shot that it is altering radically what the lens and sensor is 'percieving'.

This model obviously was so basic it was all down to the quality of the lens and sensor .... back to basics is what I say sometimes!
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 1:55 PM   #6
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I should also mention that the F30's little brother, the F20 wasn't bad either. I got some pretty decent gig pics with that camera.
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Interestingly- whilst many raved about the f30's IQ- I found its forte was its speed.
Very fast power up to shoot time and focused quickly- back in the day when things were pretty slow....
Anyone remember the DSC-V1....!! zzzzzzzz
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There was also the F31fd.

It was replaced by the F40fd which people said weren't as good.
Never tried the F30 or F31fd. But I do have the F45fd, which is identical to the F40fd. Sample images here -

http://fujif45fd.needsabeach.com/index.html

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Never tried the F30 or F31fd. But I do have the F45fd, which is identical to the F40fd. Sample images here -

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I bought a F40fd when F30/F31fd prices were insane. Unfortunately lint got in the lens/sensor. It is much faster than the XP10 I replaced it with (at least XP10 lens is sealed against dust and lint).
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Never had that lint problem, but I do baby my cameras.
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