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Old Oct 25, 2006, 1:58 PM   #1
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Hi

I already have a D70s, but want a p&s to carry all the time, DSLR is just too big. Id also like it to be able to take nice very sharp shots, macro-ish. The smaller the cam the better;-)

£200 Budget.

I have looked at the fuji f30, has anyone any shots taken with this cam???

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Old Oct 25, 2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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I know there will be a lot of replies on this one.
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Old Oct 26, 2006, 5:08 AM   #3
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http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilmf30/page12.asp

Taking shots then having to post them at 640x480 resolution may not do justice to the camera. Anyway the link above compares the F30 to the competition.

The real strength of the F30 lies in low light photography (indoors without using flash). The performance at ISO 800 by the Fuji is comparable to the ISO 100 to 200 of other P & S cameras. This would be a major advantage if you are taking pictures of kids at play wherein you do not want to distract them with the intermittent flashes of the camera. As for outdoor/well lit photos I would imagine all the cameras in its class are comparable in capability.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilmf30/page14.asp

This link compares the F30 to the Nikon D50 (a dSLR!) at ISO 800. Other than the diminished red color, the quality is more or less close.

A test pic of my F30 camera bag using the 0.3 MP (640 x 480) mode. Bag is not modified other than the aluminum biner attached to it.
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Old Oct 26, 2006, 5:21 AM   #4
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Here is a 3MP pic resized to 2MP using IrFanView
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Old Oct 26, 2006, 5:22 AM   #5
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Here is another 3MP pic resized the same way.
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Old Oct 26, 2006, 7:53 PM   #6
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The smaller the better huh? I have a Pentax Optio S5i that will fit inside of an altoids can. It is a really nice camera and I have taken a lot of very nice photos with it. Here is one of my best. It was converted to B&W in Photoshop. This one on of those very lucky shots that i will probably never get again.

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Most (if not all) of the conventional P&S digital camera(s) have superb macro modes.

I do know of some compact digital cameras that have terrific macro modes though >>>

Canon PowerShot A610

Canon PowerShot A620

Canon PowerShot A700

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot A710 IS

Canon PowerShot A630

Canon PowerShot A640

Canon PowerShot G7

Sony DSC-H5

Sony DSC-H2





















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