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randyesue Mar 16, 2006 2:30 PM

So far, this camera is great in low light but I'm not so sure it'll fit my needs for getting good pics of 2 constantly moving kids. Any suggestions or should I return it and get something else?


mtclimber Mar 16, 2006 3:12 PM

Are you only using the S-5200's low light capability via high ISO setting or are you using the camera's built-in flash or both? What seems to be the problem? Is it slow shoto to shot times or what? Can you post a sample photo to show the problems you are encountering, please.


randyesue Mar 16, 2006 3:49 PM

I'm using high iso settings indoors of my kids without flash. Sometimes they come out great, sometimes blurry (I'm guessing from motion of subject). I've tried the anti-blur setting but it really only works if I use flash.My flash photos always seem to be so dark in the background and colors not right so I like to avoid flash if possible. I'll post some photos as soon as I can.

BTW Mtclimber, do you ever do any teaching seminars in the Boise, ID area?

mtclimber Mar 16, 2006 4:57 PM


No, we have never been to Boise. Currently we are lecturing for the University of Oregon and for our local Community College, in April we head back to cruise ship assignments.

Yes, if we could see a sample photo, perhaps we can help you get better photos.


randyesue Mar 16, 2006 7:46 PM

I'm just wondering if I'd be better off with the Sony H1 or Canon S2 both with IS because of my kids. I guess it would be a trade off as far as higher iso with the Fuji - would you recommend I exchange my Fuji for one of these two? I have a couple of days to decide before I must return the Fuji.


mtclimber Mar 16, 2006 8:33 PM


The Sony H-1 and the Canon S-2 are good cameras, but there are some problems:

(a) Neither camera's ISO settings go above ISO 400.

(b) IS does not stop subject action, it stabilizes the camera.

Can we see a sample photo please?


randyesue Mar 17, 2006 12:07 AM

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Here are some pics from tonite. Awful flash pics with pitch black backgrounds, blurry pics even when using high iso and/or anti-blur mode. What am I doing wrong?

randyesue Mar 17, 2006 12:10 AM

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Awful flash!!!

randyesue Mar 17, 2006 12:11 AM

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