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User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1525 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

I'm looking for a point and shoot camera and I'm thinking to the Fujifilm A820.
It costs about EUR 160 and it uses common batteries.
I already have an A350 of which I'm happy, but I want to upgrade to the new model.

Would you buy it or maybe it's better a Canon Powershot?

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User currently offlineDM From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 4692 times:

What do you plan on doing with this camera?

[Edited 2007-06-30 02:42:38]

User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1525 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 4651 times:

I'm not a professional photographer and I only use it for fun and to store my short travels pics.

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

Quoting DM (Reply 1):
What do you plan on doing with this camera?

Take pictures?? Not everyone in the world wants or needs a digital slr body....many that have them don't need them or know how to use them to their full potential.

F.pier, I've seen some photos from a Fuji 7xxxx (not sure which model) that were incredible. The person using it knew what they were doing and I would be safe in saying his photos would blow away many people's on here. There is much more to making a nice looking image then a camera.


User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4622 times:

Quoting F.pier (Thread starter):
Fujifilm A820.
It costs about EUR 160 and it uses common batteries.

Better getting one that uses a lithium battery. Normal batteries don't last 5 minutes. For a point and shoot I would prefer to buy one from Sony's range of cameras to be honest.  Smile


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4598 times:

I used my mate's Canon G7 the other day. I was very impressed. Maybe a little out of your initial price range (?) but worth checking out the link at least! BTW, did I say it has 10MP!!
http://www.dcviews.com/press/Canon-G7.htm
Spencer.



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4578 times:

Quoting EK20 (Reply 4):
Better getting one that uses a lithium battery. Normal batteries don't last 5 minutes.

What he means is that it uses AA batteries....not a proprietary battery like a dslr.....  Yeah sure


User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1991 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4560 times:
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Quoting F.pier (Thread starter):

Would you buy it or maybe it's better a Canon Powershot?

Hi Pier,

On of the best point-and-shoot cameras on the market currently is this one:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_a630.asp

I've used its predecessor, Canon PowerShot 620, for quite a while, and I put quite a few pictures taken with it in the A.net database. I've exchanged it for the 630, here, just for example, is one of the pictures taken with it:

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Photo © Andrei Bezmylov



I'm very impressed with the camera. I do own a DSLR as well now but I'm planning to keep using the 630 for certain situations. One handy feature it has is the LCD screen on a swivel, which allows to take pictures from above your head, from the ground level, and even from around a corner  Smile .

It uses standard AA batteries, and when I ran out of power in the rechargeable ones a couple of times, I was able to buy batteries at the nearest petrol station. The alkaline batteries will still last for 300 to 500 shots.

Cheers,
Andrei


User currently offlineOpso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Quoting Chukcha (Reply 7):
allows to take pictures from above your head, from the ground level, and even from around a corner

around a corner- is that not also known as stalking???  Wink

OPSO1


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4480 times:

Also about right on 160EUR is the Olympus FE230 with 7.1MP and 3x optical zoom. Takes Li-ion batteries and I've not heard of any complaints with the Olympus point-and -shoot cameras at all.

Alternatively, receiving much hype in the UK at the minute is the Panasonic Lumix FX50, at about £240, with 7.2MP resolution and 3.6x optical zoom. More money, but has a Leica lens.

Tim.



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User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2826 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

I've got a Canon Digital Elph SD550 which I bought last year.

Here's a sample pic from the Db taken with it.


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Photo © Stephen Liard



My reasons for choosing the Digital Elph was the sturdiness of it's construction, it's very small size, it's 2-1/2" LCD screen and the image quality.


User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1991 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4457 times:
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Quoting Opso1 (Reply 8):

around a corner- is that not also known as stalking???

I'm mostly stalking airplanes  Smile . But, seriously - my previous camera before the A620 was Canon PowerShot A75. When I found out that the 620 has the "orientation screen", I thought, "Nice, but unnecessary." But it turned out to be one of the handiest features, even if only for all the pictures I took over other peoples' heads at airshows; I wish my DSLR had that.

Cheers,
Andrei


User currently offlineAC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

I've always been a big fan of the Canon Powershot 'SD' (IXUS) series of cameras. Great pics, fit in your pocket, huge LCD, etc.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/

Give them a serious look.


User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1991 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4428 times:
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Quoting AC888YOW (Reply 12):
I've always been a big fan of the Canon Powershot 'SD' (IXUS) series of cameras.

Agree, good cameras. A friend of mine has had those, just kept upgrading. I suspect, it has the same sensors and lenses as the 'A' series (I could be wrong). 'A' series seem to have a wider range of settings, though (I mean the more advanced end of the range, 610-620-630-640), and ithey take 'AA' batteries, which could be either an advantage or disadvantage, depending on personal preferences. And yes, they don't fit in the pocket that easily.

Cheers,
Andrei

[Edited 2007-07-04 03:36:12]

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4414 times:

I own and use a Canon Powershot S2 IS. 5 MP, 12x zoom, rated best in the superzoom category by Consumer Reports. Every one of my A.net shots has been taken with that camera- see here:

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...lex%20McKnight&distinct_entry=true



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User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1525 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

At the end I bought the A820 because my dealer didn't have the Canon at the moment.
First shots are ok, well defined, good colors.

Here are some examples (reduced at 800x600)

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/VBS/DSCF0021.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/VBS/DSCF0026.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/VBS/DSCF0028.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/VBS/DSCF0030.JPG


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Quoting F.pier (Thread starter):
Would you buy it or maybe it's better a Canon Powershot?

Panasonic also has quite few ones.

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/index.html

Alos check:

www.dpreview.com and
http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/lumix/index.html


User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4289 times:

I can recommend the Panasonic Lumix, got myself a DMC-LX2 for the days I don't want to take my SLR with me. They come for a price, but I think they are worth it. Panasonic builds them in cooperation with Leica, the lenses are just great.

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