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Argelius Jan 5, 2006 6:28 PM

Hello All,

I've researched and read every review of the Sony H-1 and the Kodak p850 and have come to the conclusion that I am at a total loss as to how to proceed.
Their specs seem more or less identical.

Admittedly, this is a VERY open-ended question, but does anyone have opinions as to which is the "better" camera, or which camera has the least annoying flukes? (Given that I am posting this in a Sony forum, the responses probably will be biased, but thought I'd give it a shot...)

Thanks to anyone to takes on my questionless-question!

mtclimber Jan 5, 2006 6:59 PM


Well, I own the Canon S-1, the FujiS-5200, the Fuji S-900 and the Kodak P-850. My favorite is the Fuji S-5200, and that is a very easy choice.

The Kodak P-850 is just not sharp enough for me. Yes, it ocassionally is a good performer, but that is the exception, not the rule. The Fuji S-5200 gives you more bang for the buck. And yes, the Sony H-1 is a good camera, buta bit large.

And least you say something like: "Well, that is just another "barnyard opion." You can, but I am a professional who conducts digital camera workshops all over the world. They are so popular I am already booked into 2007. Isn't that nice!


Argelius Jan 5, 2006 7:04 PM

I will take a look at the Fuji S-5200. The more I research the Kodak, the more I lean away from it. I'm also considering the Panasonix FZ5 cuz I love it's compact size, but I wish the LCD was just a bit bigger. The Olympus Z6 is also a possibility.... (I'm specifically looking for a superzoom camera with image stabilization). Thanks for your thoughts!

curtisfun Jan 5, 2006 7:15 PM

Definitely the Sony H1 over the Kodak p850, but there have been some quality issues with Sony lately, hopefully it does not affect U.S. suppliers.


mtclimber Jan 5, 2006 7:19 PM


Curtis is VERY CORRECT! Sony has had some very REAL Quality Control problems lately. Please do take alook at the Fuji S-5200, it is a heck of a camera.


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