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Old Dec 5, 2009, 1:04 PM   #1
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Default Fuji S5000 vs. S1500

I am thinking of replacing my S5000 camera (it died) with a new S1500. I am building an experimental aircraft and use my camera primarily to document the construction. All of my photos are taken indoors with flash, close up or 10'-15' away. So far I have been pleased with the quality of photos I was getting with my S5000 and I would like it's replacement to provide equal (or better) quality. Does anybody out there have experience with both these cameras?
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Old Dec 5, 2009, 1:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're glas you dropped by.

The Fuji S1500 would be a definite step down in quality. I would look for a used Fuji S-500 or a S-500 series camera on E-bay. You would get a better deal. If you are willing to change to an SD card look for a Kodak Z-740 which is about the same features and price level of a Fuji S-5000.

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Old Dec 5, 2009, 3:07 PM   #3
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I have an S5100 and have some experience with the S1000 (predecessor to the S1500), so I'm close to your experience requirements...

I would have to agree with Sarah, that the S1500 would be a step down in quality. I would, however suggest you look at the S70EXR. A few dollars more than the S1500, but I think it would be an improvement in image quality over both your S5000 and the S1500. Good luck with your search.

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