f.pier
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Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:11 am

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?
 
DM
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:37 am

What do you plan on doing with this camera?

[Edited 2007-06-30 02:42:38]
 
f.pier
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:31 pm

I'm not a professional photographer and I only use it for fun and to store my short travels pics.
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:25 am

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.
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:58 am

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
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:43 am

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
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:12 pm

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
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:40 pm

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
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:13 pm

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

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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:40 am

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.

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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:59 pm

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
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:02 am

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.
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:19 am

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]
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:33 pm

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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f.pier
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:52 pm

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
 
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:56 pm

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
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RE: Looking For A Point And Shoot Camera

Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:35 pm

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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