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Old Oct 19, 2005, 3:58 PM   #11
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OK, Rinnie-

Here is ISO 800 sample.

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Old Oct 19, 2005, 3:59 PM   #12
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Here you go, Rinnie-

This is the ISO 1600 sample.

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Old Oct 19, 2005, 4:35 PM   #13
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Photos look good at those high ISO settings.

I am also strongly leaning towards picking up a S5200 camera for my wife and I. So I will also be looking forward to all the information and pictures that you post.


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Old Oct 19, 2005, 7:11 PM   #14
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I've owned a Fuji S5200 for a couple of weeks now, and I can confirm that it's very fast. It takes super pictures, so whether or not you need the extra resolution of the 9000 is a personal decision. Of the two, I think the 5200 is the fastest, most likely because the files it generates are smaller. The 5200 is an excellent camera in almost every way. It's controls are a bit confusing at first, but a careful reading of the user's manual should take care of that. I think you'd be very happy with it - I haven't put mine down since I bought it.
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Old Oct 19, 2005, 8:46 PM   #15
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ultra,

Thanks for the pictures. I'm a little confused...did you take both of those pics?

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Old Oct 19, 2005, 9:50 PM   #16
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Sincethere doesn't seem to be any way to access EXIF info from pics posted here, I should have mentioned that the picture I posted above was taken in the Natural Light mode at ISO 800, with a Fuji S5200.Not bad, huh?
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If you don't plan on enlargements bigger than 11" x 14" the 5MP S5200 should be fine, the speed of operation should be considerably better then older cameras and close to the S9000. The only advantages of the S9000 are, a real wide angle (28mm equivalent), a hot shoe for an external flash, a manual zoom and (of course) the higher resolution. For the casual photographer these factors would probably be of little value, the S5200 still offers a great deal of advanced control,it allows shooting in RAW mode for advanced users,it is smaller and it can be fitted with a Fuji wide angle adapter which gives you the wide end (the telephoto range is already over 300mm so it is not an issue).

I have an S7000 and I find that many of the issues people have with Fuji image quality are based on pixel peeping, viewing at 100% on a computer monitor and looking for flaws. Prints made from my camera are excellent and I believe the S5200 and S9000 will also prove to be great print makers.

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Old Oct 19, 2005, 10:17 PM   #18
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Hi Ira-

My conclusion is that it is a lot of camera with many features at a low price.

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Old Oct 20, 2005, 5:43 PM   #19
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The dcresource review of the 9000 mentioned a metal underbody on that camera. Does anyone know if the same is true for the 5200/5600?
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B1ue-

I cannot tell exactly, but it appears to me, on examination, that the S-5200 does not have any metal underpinnings.

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