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Old Jul 28, 2005, 7:14 AM   #1
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My 0,02 €: Fuji is in for squaring the circle - look at the tiny 1/2.5"-Super-CCD at 5.1 MP. How's that supposed to provide a virtually noise-free ISO-400 pic, without losing too much detail, that is?

Anti-blur looks like a non-feature to me - raising ISO rate in order to reduce motion blur? How about anti-wrong-colors = white balance option, anti-this-and-anti-that ...?

Otherwise the S5200 looks like a good successor to the S5100. The price could be lower, though, at around $300. But time will put that right ...
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 9:41 PM   #2
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I like the idea of ISO 1600, that puts it on par with most DSLRs. Just have to wait and see if the image quality is there. I agree the sensor seem small, but maybe the 5th generation will be something spectacular. Given the past history of the super CCDs on smaller cameras, I'm not holding my breath. I am curious to see what the reviews say though. If the image quality is good with low noise levels at those high ISOs, this camera will be the one to beat in the Ultrazoom sub $500 market I think.
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 11:50 PM   #3
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After what I've read, I wouldn't exactly call it a step up from the 5100 unless you call 5.7 digital zoom a special gift. And why the smaller print size? Looks like Fuji has trimmed back the 5100 specs in the side-by-side comparison just to make the 5200 look better.
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 6:03 PM   #4
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Seems to me that the S5200 offers a lot of improvements over the S5100 - at least on paper - we'll have to wait and see what the real world pics look like. The S5200 offers:

5 MP, a larger sensor, RP processor (same as the F10), ISO 64 to ISO 1600, the option of shooting at a 3:2 aspect ratio (at 5 MP resolution), larger LCD (1.8"), faster startup times (1.1 sec), better shutter lag times (0.01 sec), better battery life (500 shots per charge - CIPA Std), a histogram, a non-extending lens (no way for dust to get in), natural light and anti-blur modes (???), and USB 2.0 connectivity. Whew! That sounds pretty good to me!

Maybe I'll trade in my S5100!

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Old Jul 29, 2005, 7:54 PM   #5
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Well, since you put it THAT way. :lol:

I was just beginning to master the 5100. :roll:

I'm saving for 9000!


By the way, it's NOT a larger sensor it's smaller but is HD. I guess I'll wait too.
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 8:13 PM   #6
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Acording to the Fuji website, the S5100 has a 1/2.7" sensor and the S5200 has a 1/2.5-inch sensor. The S5200, therefore, is larger.

I think by the time I save enough for the 9000, the 11000 will be out.

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Old Jul 29, 2005, 10:43 PM   #7
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I know I may not have done well in Trig II but 2.5 is "larger" than 2.7 ????? Can ya splain that better? Forget it's HD.

That must be some of that Quantum Math I missed. :?
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"That must be some of that Quantum Math I missed. :?"

Yes you did. The sensor sizes are fractions.

And so 1/2.5 is bigger than 1/2.7
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Man, do I need a good dope slapin'. :shock::G
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Making (some) sense out of sensor sizes http://www.dpreview.com/news/0210/02...ensorsizes.asp:-)
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