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skaterdude Oct 1, 2006 6:41 PM

is there any sugnificant differences between the s5600 and the s6500fd

mtclimber Oct 2, 2006 6:51 PM

The S-6000/S-6500 is useable to a higher ISO setting and has a better lens and EVF than the S-5200/S-5600. The S-6000/S-6500 uses the F-30's excellent High ISO capable imager, along with the great lens from the S-9000/S-9500.

IMHO there is no contest, the S-6000/S-6500 is clearly the better camera.


skaterdude Oct 2, 2006 7:57 PM

is the s5200 still good

mtclimber Oct 2, 2006 8:02 PM

I own the S-5200 and I think the EVF is poor. Keep in mind also that the ISO settings on the S-5200 only go to ISO 1600, whereas on the S-6000fd the ISO settings go to ISO 3200. The S-6000 also has face detection, another nice feature.

If budget is a problem, then the S-5200 would be an OK choice. However, there is much more bang for the buck with the S-6000.


skaterdude Oct 2, 2006 8:10 PM

so my best choice whould be the s6000 cause its a much better camera

mtclimber Oct 2, 2006 8:13 PM

The is a very true statement.


skaterdude Oct 2, 2006 8:16 PM

do u think i could still get good pictures like from people skateboarding for example with the s5200 or is it not fast enough because that is mainly what im using it for

robbo Oct 2, 2006 8:41 PM

If you take pictures in mainly during the day on sunlight days, the S5200 is more than fast enough. Its pictures up to ISO 400 are good.

If I had $450 to $500, I would get the S6000sd. For less than 300 bucks, the S5200 is hard to beat as a low light superzoom.

kenbalbari Oct 2, 2006 8:56 PM

s6000 vs. s5200
6.3 MP vs. 5.2 MP
2.5" LCD vs. 1.8" LCD
28mm-300mm vs. 38mm-380mm
100-3200 ISO vs. 100-1600 ISO
21.2 oz. vs. 13.1 oz.

The S6000 is a bigger camera, more megapixels, nicer LCD, wider angle lens, better high ISO performance, has "face detection" focus and metering, intelligent flash (scales flash back to act as fill flash with higher sensitivity settings), and costs twice as much.

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