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Yechiav Oct 19, 2005 3:53 AM

hello everyone...
im going out for a big trip in the far-east and im looking for a good camera with reasonable price.

the cameras are:
Sony H1
fuji S5200
Nikon 8700

im looking for a camera that will shot good photos for a newbie like me and
still i'll be able to learn more and advance with it.
(im thinking about taking courses with it in the future...)
video isnt that big deal for me but battery life is...
i know the nikon costs a bit more and there for im thinking about buying
a refurbe one. (btw is it good idea to buy a refurbe cameras?...)

please help me make the good choice.

tahnks yechiav

ultrazoom22 Oct 19, 2005 3:15 PM


My personal choice would be the Fuji S-5200. It is smaller than the Sony H-1, and far less complex and complicatedthan the Nikon 8700. The S-5200 is a very capable camera, has 10X optical zoom, and can use ISO's up to 1600.


toshi43 Oct 19, 2005 10:04 PM

I agree - the S5200 wins by a mile.

drspking Oct 22, 2005 3:40 PM

I'm planing to buy FUJI S5200/ Panasonic FZ5. like to know, whether its anti-blur technology is better or equals Image Stabilisation of Panasonic FZ5.

speaklightly Oct 22, 2005 4:16 PM

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I have owned/used both the Panasonic FZ-20 and the Fuji S-5200. The "anti-blur" feature of the Fuji is very similiar to the Panasonic IS capability, as long as you are not already up tight against your max ISO.

Here is a good existing light example. The S-5200 automatically boosted the ISO to 400 ISO and set the shutter to 1/80th to get this no flash photo.

Sarah Joyce

swgod98 Oct 22, 2005 5:42 PM

I'd have to agree with everyone here...The S5200 is probably the best all around camera for it's pricein this group. But, I'd still recommend you look into the features they each provide and make your own decision.

speaklightly Oct 22, 2005 8:38 PM


The bottomline is this, in my personal opinion. The Fuji S-5200/S-5600 is very competitive. It is, in my personal opinion, along with the Kodak P-850 beginning to challenge the low price ultra zoom market.

Sarah Joyce

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