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Old May 3, 2007, 9:49 AM   #1
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Hello all
I am wondering if anyone has any experience with this camera? I need to get a new digital camera and so far this is the one I like best, but I would like to get more feedback before I buy.
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Old May 3, 2007, 11:28 AM   #2
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What is your budget? What do you want to take pictures of?


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Old May 3, 2007, 11:45 AM   #3
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My budget is between 500 and 1000. I take pictures of my friends and family, sporting events (basketball and fights) and some outdoor still life type shots.
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If you are saying between $500 and $1000 (US), I would say that you could afford a much better camera than the Fuji S3100. For starters, I would recommend the

Fuji S5200 (almost phased out, superzoom, pretty good in low light)

Fuji S6000fd (superzoom, about $300 online, very good in low light)

Fuji F31fd (about $250 online -very good in low light)

Others will recommend DSLR's .

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Benjamin,

I don't know where you've been shopping, but the Fuji S3100 is a dinosaur in digicam terms. It was announced by Fuji in 2004. It has been superceded by the S5000, S5100, S5200, and now the S5700. Digicam technology is moving ahead very rapidly, and it's rare that a camera model is not superceded by the manufacturer within a year.

For the money you're willing to spend (500 - 1000), and the type of photography you're interested in (indoor sports action), I think you should consider A DSLR. You won't be able to buy a great camera and lens combination for that amount of money, but you will probably happier than with one of the megazoom P&S cams. If you want to buy a meagazoom, consider one which has a good, proven high ISO capability such as the Fuji S6000FD.

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Sorry robbo,

Didn't see your post.

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Old May 3, 2007, 6:28 PM   #7
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Hun,

Your advice is right on.
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