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Old May 30, 2005, 11:35 PM   #1
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I decided after less than 2 weeks i had made a grave mistake with the W5. The best camera I have ever owned was a Fuji S5000. Why I ever sold it; I have no idea. I have tried Canon, Minolta, Panasonic and Sony. Nothing compairs to the S5000 for my needs. The W5 took a good picture but lets face it, 3X "zoom". I have ordered a Fuji S5100 and I am sure I will be more than happy with it.
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Old May 31, 2005, 12:53 AM   #2
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Nice ad, I hope Fuji compensates well.

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Old May 31, 2005, 2:02 PM   #3
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Really. :-)

I think the next question might be, if you wanted larger zooms and HAD a large zoom model (Fuji) then why in the world did you get rid of it and buy the W5, knowing it was a 3X zoom, anyway?


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Old May 31, 2005, 11:41 PM   #4
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The W5 did not replace the S5000. A Canon then a Minolta then a Panasonic then the W5.
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 9:10 PM   #5
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Amen! After researching the web, I bought the W5 because it had awesome features. However, half of my pictures blurred, so I sought why. Someone from this forum told me that it's because the Sony slows the shutter speed to 1/40 or 1/50 sec for indoor or flash photos. I thought that it was a great camera--except that it took bad pictures (albeit that the outdoor photos were great). I therefore returned the camera three weeks later and am looking at new options. My short list is now the Canon SD400 and Nikon Coolpix 5900.
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Old Jul 1, 2005, 12:43 PM   #6
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1/40th and 1/50th don't blur if you hold the camera steady and don't jerk it when pressing the shutter release. Put a dime on the top of your camera to practice technique. You can also increase the ISO.
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Old Jul 3, 2005, 10:06 PM   #7
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What I found with the W1, which is a similar beastie, was that I should not zoom indoors-- you definitely want the full f/2.8. Always pre-focus. If it cannot get a focus lock, it will take the picture anyway. By looking at the LCD, you can get an idea whether it is focusing correctly. Raising the ISO to 200 results in acceptable pictures when printed at 4 x 6, but appear more noisy or grainy when viewed on screen. Finally, take a lot of pictures. Success is in numbers. Just throw the blurry ones away.
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Old Jul 4, 2005, 3:45 AM   #8
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I have a W1 too, which has had this sort of criticism.

Well, I can only speak as I find and after 400 shots I would say only 10 maximum were blurred. This also includes indoor shots.

Just my two cents worth.
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