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Old Jan 24, 2007, 9:15 PM   #1
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I'm very into vivid colors, and I'm looking for a pocket size camera with the most vivid colors. I previously had a Panasonic FX9, at a 80 ISO shot amazing colors, but once they started to increase colors started to fade aswell the image to deteriorate. I was currently looking at the Fuji Finepix F30, seems like a great camera for quality pictures, but the colors don't drive me too crazy. I'll be willing to give up a little quality for better colors! What do you think? Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance!
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 10:16 PM   #2
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Kodak is known for saturated colors. You might want to give those a look.

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Old Jan 25, 2007, 6:31 PM   #3
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Some cameras (Canon, Fuji, maybe others) allow you increase color saturation in the camera. On my Fuji S6000fd this mode is called "Chrome".
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That is very true. However, in all fairness, Kodak seems to have the lock on those really great and vivid colors. We have seen that first hand with our Kodak C-875 digicams.

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That is very true. However, in all fairness, Kodak seems to have the lock on those really great and vivid colors. We have seen that first hand with our Kodak C-875 digicams.
Good point, Sarah. The Kodak color, while extremely saturated, is not over-the-top like Fuji's "Chrome" mode.

I find it interesting that in the space of about a month, I had the chance to live with the 3 brands I hear/read the most about in terms of having specific color qualities: Canon, Kodak and Fuji. I less often encounter comments relating to color characteristics of, say, Sony, Nikon or Olympus. When I view my couple-thousand or so pictures I have taken over the past two years, I can usually determine the camera very quickly based solely on the color attributes. A few years ago I never would have considered there could be such a variance in "good" color! Yet, I cannot actually say whose color I prefer; it seems to vary based on my mood, and is adjustable at whim via Photoshop.

The OP's quest is a little unusual, as I have never encountered someone who would give up image quality - and by quality I'm assuming the OP means detail, as color reproduction is another aspected of image quality - for vivid colors.

And as a final, curious aside: I just read Jeff's review of the Panasonic FX9 over at DCResource, and he mentioned the color looked a bit washed out!
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Chris-

I too, came across several comments about the Pansonic FX9 loosing color intensity or depth as the ISO was increased.

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