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Old Jul 12, 2006, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hi

I am trying to decide between the F30 and S5600/S5200 (UK/US) and really can't decide between the 2 - although I am confident that either one would be a good purchase for my needs.

The camera needs to perform ina fewmain areas. I am going travelling soon and so it needs to be fairly easily transportable; I'll be takign pics of scenery etc and so the view finder and x10 optical zoom of the S5600 fits the bill.

BUT I also take photos of friends bands at pubs / on stage etc. The light is always very low (despite the stage lights) and so I need a camera to really deliver on low light occassions. This is primarily why I have been considering the F30. (I get farily near the stage so the x3 zoom would be ok)

I'm completely confused as to which one to get. From what I can see the F30 has the edge on image performance; but I'm thinkign the S5600 has an ISO of 1600 so would be good for low light too?

Both deliver on being point and click with a few manual over-rides which is what I want.

Any advice most gratefully received - I'm too confused!
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Old Jul 12, 2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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I actually own both the F-30 and the S-5200 and travel a lot. Both are very capable cameras. However, in actual practice I take the F-30 much more often than my S-5200. Just my personal experience, your mileage may vary.

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Wow thanks for the speedy response!

In your opinion does either perform better in low light situations?
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The low light champion is clearly the Fuji F-30.

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Old Jul 14, 2006, 1:12 PM   #5
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There also could be a future answer for you as well in the soon (October) to be released S-6000fd. This camera is bigger than the S-5200/S-5600, and the S-9000, but it will use the Fuhi F-30 imager with the S-9000 lens (10.7X optical zoom).

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