FedexL1011 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 168 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
I am getting a new camera to temporarily fill in my spot for a Slr and i have made a decision and it the Finepix s1500. I would like opines and advice or recommendations for a better point and shoot and my budget is $200
Dlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3006 times:
Looks like a pretty good camera for the price. It's got a pretty long zoom and stabilization, which will make it easier to use the zoom at the long end. It also seems to have full photographic control (i.e. aperture, shutter, etc..) which makes it a great place to start learning the skills you'll need as you progress.
The bad news is that the sensor is still tiny (causes lots of noise), and the super-zoom lens means the image quality won't be the greatest (especially towards the long end), so don't expect to be taking too many photos that would make it here (under ideal conditions, it MIGHT be possible though).
But again, it certainly looks like a good place to start for a beginner.
Conoramoia From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 500 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
I have used a similar fujifilm starting off, Dana has hit the nail on the head with regards to the camera.
One thing you should know is that after a while of use,no matter how much care you take, you will likely get chromatic aberration as with all point and shoots.
I assumed more suggestions weren't needed. My apologies for not being able to divine your true intentions. Perhaps I'll let someone else who can better interpret your intentions from your posts answer.
In the meantime, I suggest doing at little bit of the leg work yourself, and this website is as good a place as any to start.