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Old Jun 22, 2007, 6:43 PM   #1
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Hello,

My A 80 is damaged.

Trying to decide either to have it repared of get a new camera.

Really like the 710 IS but find the flash recycle times unacceptable.

I wonder why Camera manufactures keep making cameras with two instead of four batteries.

Can someone please recommend a simular camera for me with inproved recycle times?

Really like the size of the 710IS,IS seems to be a good thing to have,takes very good pictures from what I have seen on this site.

Just can not deal with long recycle times.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 7:34 PM   #2
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Mr. Bear-

You might want to take a good look at the new Fuji S-700 camera. It uses 4 AA sized batteries, and has a lot of features.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 8:04 PM   #3
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I will take at look at this now.

Really want to stick with Canon but can not find anything else from them that is acceptable.

Hopefully the Fuji has IS.

Maybe,

I should get my A 80 repaired until something else comes along.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 8:13 PM   #4
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Ha!

I have not even taken a close look at this Fuji but can already tell that it might be an excellent choice.
Has more featurs than the Canon and looks as though it might as well be a better camera for about the same price.

Many thanks,

Mathew

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what can you tell me about the picture quality?
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 8:41 PM   #5
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All you have to do is to go to the Fuji Folder right on this website, and to click on "S-700 Photos" and you can view many S-700 photos. I really is an economical camera with many features.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 8:46 PM   #6
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Ok,

I did not see this folder.

Will now go there.

Looks as though I can use any four batteries with this camera and it uses a SD card which I just read is superior to Compact Flash.

All I need to know now is what the flash recycle time is.

Will now look for this as well.

Great recommendation,

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 10:46 PM   #7
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Pretty sure the A640 uses four batteries, but doesn't come with IS. We have both the 710IS (for my wife) and the 640 (for my kids). Both have had outstanding results under the right circumstances. I've used both, but not that much, so I can't recall if the flash recycle time is that much quicker on the 640. Perhaps, the on-site review here might have more feedback here.

I really like both for P and S cameras, but, again, really haven't used either all that much. Again, though, both have produced some great pictures. Just wanted to point out that the 640 does, at least to my recollection, use four batteries.
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Thanks, Keith!
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Mr.Bear-

I have sent you a PM so you can find those Fuji S-700 photos.

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Looks as though I can use any four batteries with this camera and it uses a SD card which I just read is superior to Compact Flash.
Anyone that told you that probably shouldn't be trusted. SDs are smaller than CF which is a design advantage in a P&S camera but DSLRs use CFs for there typically greater capacity. Some suggest that capacity increases come first to the CF because their larger package size makes increased capacity easier to implement.

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