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Old Dec 28, 2005, 4:57 PM   #1
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Hello, I currently have the Fuji F420 and am underwhelmed with the image quality.

I am just wondering what is the best camera in terms of image quality around the Fuji F11's Size?

I don't mind something a little larger or smaller but I just want a camera which can take good shots.

My budget is anything up to £200, which is around $380 (USD)

I am going to Rome soon and so want some pictures of the sites.

Is the F11 my best bet as I can't find any sample images from it anywhere!

The F11 is around £50 more expensive than the F10, is it worth it?


Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 6:10 PM   #2
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I didn't realise the F11 was available. it promised to be better (with the inclusion of more manual controls). Definately buy it in preference to the F10.

around the same size (or smaller) with great quality are all the Canons. people rave about them. hard to go wrong there.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 6:14 PM   #3
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Ok, thank you very much for that.

So your choice would be....

What I don't understand is that I will be paying around £240 for the F11, but the Fuji S7000 which is one of the best cameras available is only £239 at Amazon?

Why is this? How superior is the picture quality from the S7000 over the F10 or F11?
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 6:41 PM   #4
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the s7000 is certainly not the size of the F11! unsure how the pics compare.

a friend just bought the Pentax s6. he raves about it. MPEG-4 movie mode as well. I believe it operates fairly slow, however.

For me, I'd buy the F11, given the choice. I own a F10 (bought 2 months ago).

The Canon A620 is probably a sure bet if you dont need the Fuji's low light abilities.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 7:43 PM   #5
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The picture quality between the F11 and the F10 should be identical, since it appears that Fuji hasn't changed the lens, sensor or processor. The major changes are: a 33% increase in LCD pixel density, the addition of aperture and shutter priority, and a slightly closer macro focusing ability...oh yes, and the F11 is not available in North America (???).

The S7000 was announced 2 1/2 yeas ago...a dinosaur by digicam standards. The F11 is brand new...maybe that's why the price difference.

Good luck with your choice.

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Old Dec 29, 2005, 6:41 AM   #6
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Ok, thank you for that again.

Is the picture quality of the F11/F10 comparable to the S7000?

And I'm guessing that everyone thinks that it is worth it to pay the extra £60 and get the F11 over the F10?
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do a search for images from the cameras on pbase.com and judge for yourself.

no idea why you even mentioned the S7000. it is huge compared to the F10.

buy a Canon A620 if you want to take great photos for a good price.
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I would go with the F11 over the S7000 and F10. I have an F10, and my friend has an S7000. The 7000 is slow, limiting in some ways, such as ISO, and has a much older generation Super CCD. I have the F10, and it is great, but I wish I had the extra manual controls of the F10, and the larger pixel density would be nice as well. Otherwise no complaints. Compared to the F11/F10, the S7000 has fewer ISO choices, and those it has have more noise than the same settings on the F11/F10. The only real benefit of the S7000 is the larger zoom, and CF capability. Otherwise, the better picture quality, speed, and battery life of the F10/F11 make it a better choice than the S7000.
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 2:31 PM   #9
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Hello, many thanks for all the replies.

I have decided to go with the Fuji F11, even though the quality of the pictures for the F11 on PBase.com was shocking...


Anyone predict any price falls for it?

The cheapest I can find it at the moment is £229?
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I think with all the cameras, the price of F11 should come down in another couple of month's time. In the mean time, why not consider Sony's DSC P200, or for a really cheap alternative with loads of feature, Samsung V800?
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