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Old Jan 1, 2006, 4:15 PM   #1
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I am new to the forum, I am interested in purchasing the S5200.

Recently there was talk about Anti Blur.

Could anybody please explain how it works and how well.

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Old Jan 1, 2006, 5:36 PM   #2
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I don't have the 5200; I have a 9000 and a 5100. The 9000 has the anti-blur feature, but I have not taken the opportunity to use it. Basically, it is just a programmed setting that shifts the emphasis to higher shutter speeds. It is not an image stabilization system like you have seen on some models from other companies.
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Old Jan 1, 2006, 8:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info jphess, I can't make my mind up which camera to buy, I have a canon A80 and it gives me great pictures but I would like a better Zoom.

I thought about the SI2 but after reading some of the remarks about it I think the S5200 would be better.

I see the S5200 has 1600 ISO, do you know if its usable or is there too much noise.

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Old Jan 1, 2006, 10:19 PM   #4
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I think someone posted some ISO 1600 images awhile ago. If I remember correctly, ISO 800 is really quite impressive, but ISO 1600 is still quite noisy but usable if required.
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 12:09 AM   #5
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I have had my S5200 for about a month now. I have been stunned with the natural light mode and the image quality compared to my other 4 digicams I have owned. I have used the anti-shake on full zoom, hand held shots outdoors with really sharp pictures. I have no complaints from that aspect, and the indoor shots are just fantastic. I pretty much use it in auto modes and so far the highest ISO it has used is 800, and I had to look pretty close to see any noise in the pictures.

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Thanks for the info fofa, glad you are pleased with the S5200, it sounds like the high ISO really does ok.

Have you tried any macro shots yet.

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Have not seen any shots taken with !SO 1600 yet but I'll check it out, hope there will be a review shortly.

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Old Jan 2, 2006, 12:48 PM   #8
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I have done a few "playing around" macro shots. Consider the limit of 10 cm/4 in as the closest focus point, it does pretty good (my Casio will go down to 1 cm/.4 in, I liked that) and they have been sharp and well defined as best I could tell. You just are not going to get a knats eyeball full frame with the 10 cm/4 in limit, but anything say watch dial size it seems to do pretty good on. I have not tried the flash with a macro shot so I don't how good it is at squelshing the flash yet.
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Thanks, it sounds like the S5200 will be ok for me.

I will be keeping my A80 which is not bad for macro.



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The S5200 does OK in macro, but it can't hold a candle to the Canon S2 IS's Super-Macro mode. The Canon will focus on something up against the lens, the S5200 needs to be couple of inches away. If Macro is important to you, then the S5200 probably won't make you happy. The Canonexcels in this particular area, although the S5200 out-performs it in other areas, such as high ISO capability and shot-to-shot speed.

Here's a macroI took with my S5200. It's not bad, but that's about as close as I could get.
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