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Old Sep 30, 2006, 11:53 PM   #1
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Pretty soon i am going to buy a new camera now i need something that can take pictures of people skating boarding and moving and stuff like that now i was looking at the super zoom cameras like the fujifilm s5200 is that agood choice please help me
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 3:02 AM   #2
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I have the S5200. It's a good deal for a superzoom considering:

1. its relatively low price (under $250 online).

2. its short shutter lag (both pre-focused and otherwise).

3. its good low light/high ISO performance (pictures are very good at ISO 400, decent at ISO 800, and usable for small prints at ISO 1600).

There are two common gripes against this camera:

1. It uses xD cards, which cost more than SD cards and CF cards.

2. It doesn't have image stabilization of the sort used by its competitors: the Panasonics, the Sonys, the Canons, even some of the new Kodak superzooms.

Go to a camera shop and see how it feels in your hands.

Good luck!


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Old Oct 1, 2006, 9:57 AM   #3
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thanks for the help but is the s5200 good for taking very fast continous pictures
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 10:11 AM   #4
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The following is taken from page 3 of Steve's review of the camera:
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Options include: Top 3-frame (capture 3 frames at up to 3fps), Auto Bracketing, Final 3-frame (captures up to 40 frames but only saves the last 3 when you release the shutter), Long-period continuous (only available in Auto mode) captures up to 40 frames at a rate of 0.9 frames per second.

I strongly suggest that you read the last page of the review, which has Steve's opinion of the camera with an explanation.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_...s5200_pg5.html
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 10:26 AM   #5
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Yeah thanx for the link do u think u could sned me some sample pics of whatever
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 6:18 PM   #6
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can anyone else suggest any other cameras that could take fast pictures similar to the s5200
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Old Oct 3, 2006, 12:27 AM   #7
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I too have the S5200 and i am enjoyinit to the fullest. i am not professional by any means but i love shooting out dooors, animals, plants and people. here is a pic that i took of my wife at the park while she was running. i had it set on Long-period continuous mode and then my wife stuck them all together on the computer.

i have some other pics on flickr. if you want to chek them out click the link.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

hope this helps

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Old Oct 3, 2006, 4:53 PM   #8
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wow those are good i think now i just made up my mind thanks alot
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