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Old Jul 19, 2006, 4:07 PM   #1
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So I'm leaning towards getting the Kodak P850 (which would be my 4th Kodak...never any problems, just upgrading!). But I would like tobrowse and compare some other digitals that are very comparable/similar to this particular camera. Can anyone help? I've been researching cameras for hours and my brain is on overload at the moment, lol! :?

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Old Jul 19, 2006, 4:38 PM   #2
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Certainly you should take a look at the Canon S-2 or S-3, the Sony H-2 or H-5, and the Fuji S-5200 and S-9000. They are the direct competitors to the Kodak P-850.

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Old Jul 19, 2006, 4:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the information MT!!



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Old Jul 24, 2006, 9:45 PM   #4
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I was leaning towards the P850, but after much research and reading both pro and user reviews, I opted for the s5200.

It's coming later this week, so I'll post my thoughts once I receive it.

Main reasons I bought it over the P850:

1) Kodak has low capacity, proprietary batteries vs the s5200 4xAA. I have a stash of rechargeables left from my A70 that last roughly twice as long.

2) Macro function appears to be markedly better on the s5200.

3) The s5200 is faster between shots.

4) Ths s5200 is significantly cheaper (Buy.com has it for $235)

The only negative aspect of the s5200 is xD memory, but this is not such a big deal.

We'll see what the "real world" results are, but on paper it seems like the s5200 is the better camera for me, personally.


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IMHO you made a good choice. The only better camera with similiar features will be the Fuji S-6000 due out this Fall.

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