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Old Aug 31, 2006, 1:49 AM   #11
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I went through a few of my pics to see if I have something with comparable fringing and couldn't find one. I seriously think your S5200 has a defect, probably something to do with the lens.
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Old Aug 31, 2006, 1:52 AM   #12
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Here's another. Both these shots are at full zoom. I don't see the dreaded fringing.
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Are we looking at crops? Or full images downressed when looking for the PF (purple frindging)? Also I might add that the sensor size and PF is one theory as to why it happens. Other theories is that it does have to do with lens aberrations. There could be something wrong with the lens. I don't know. Let me look thru some photos from my s5100.
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Okay, I went thru many of the pics I took when I first got the S5100. Attached is a composite of the worst images. Some of these images has PF and others have normal Chromatic Aberrvation (which is more of a red tone):

These are 100% crops.

I had to look very hard to find these. So if you are having PF in alot of you images you may have something wrong with you camera. BTW, here is what dpreview said regarding the S5100 (differnet model I know but they are similar):

"Although we did find some purple fringing at the wide end of the zoom, it was rare, and confined to scenes with foliage in front of very bright, slightly overexposed skies. Not a serious problem at all compared to many competitors. We also found some slight fall off in corner sharpness when shooting at the widest zoom setting and widest (F2.8) aperture, though this is only visible if you zoom in to 100% on-screen, and is unlikely to mar your everyday shots. The softness disappears as you stop down to F4. "

You can view their PF example here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilms5100/page5.asp



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Thanks mucho for all this good information. Today is a sunny day and I will take some shots in the worst conditions for the last time to see "clearly" if my S5200 as an important PF problem. Before, may I suggest you to follow these links. They are S5200 photos from different sites where there are some reviews. PF is often mentioned as a problem of this camera and some of the photos unfortunately can prove it. I will take my decision after your opinion either asking Sears a replacement or simply� asking for a refund. Many thanks to all of you. Later you will see some more of my photos.


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Old Aug 31, 2006, 10:10 AM   #16
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It would be helpful if the links were seperated. But the one that shows the chrome arms of a chair is a very good type of shot to use as a test image. None of the images I was able to find had somehting like this. What I mean is a good subject to test like this. I don't know how my camera would far on that subject type.

I wonder how many P&S cameras would have PF on a shot like that? My guess is most would have trouble. But looking at several of the photos it seems to be that the s5200 may have more PF than the s5100 so I don't really know what to tell you.

If you don't think you'll be happy with the PF issue then return it if possible and see if a replacement or a different camera does better for you.
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Hello friends, sorry if I did not put the links in the correct formating. Thought I had it well. My apologies for that. OK, here are two photos I have just taken. The PF is evident. I did some search on the Net and found a PShop tutorial showing how to get rid of PF. I guess I could live with it since I do really like te little cam. But I would also like to know if someone owning a S5200 (not the previous model) noticed the same problem and if his (her) photos show the same amount of PF in the conditions shown in the photos. And do Fuji specialists here think my camera has a lens problem? In a nutshell I'd like to know if I'm being fussy, if PF is a S5200 plague and the bottom lne is "live with it or leave it". Regards and thanks. Germain.
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The other photo.
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Old Aug 31, 2006, 12:20 PM   #19
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Nelmr, the pic of the cross is not cropped or PP'd in any way, the old school roof shot is slightly cropped for composition, and both were obviously downsized so I could post them. Both were shot in bright, high-contrast conditions and there's no obvious PF.
The PF is awful in your last pic, Germain. I've looked through a lot of my S5200's pics and haven't been able to find anything with that level of PF or even close. It sure would be interesting if you could compare your S5200 with another one in identical conditions.
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Karmin,

Looking at your most recent pics I would say that the PF problem is severe. I too am interested to hear if any other s5200 owers have this. (I know that my comparisions with the s5100 weren't too helpful as it isn''t the exact camera).

Toshi,

Anychance you can show a 100% crop of a high contrast part of you images? Do you have any overexposed pictures where the overexposed part is next to shadow or dark parts (as in the example of the OP's most recent pics)?
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