can anyone recomend a fuji s5000 zoom?

hanxslf

Active Member
i'm looking to buy my first digital camera,and i'm drawn towards this model mainly because of the zoom lens.if anyone knows of a better camera in this price range please let me know
 
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matiano

Guest
The 10x optical zoom is essentially the highest zoom available on a digital camera without using any adapters. There is also a kodak with a 10x optical with 4 effective megapixels, as opposed to the s5000 3.2 EFFECTIVE megapixels.
Off the top of my head the model is a Kodak d6490, or something similar.

Personally though I think the S5000 is the best value for money camera available, especially with the secondary chip if you ever did want more depth in the shot.
Outstanding price, I would snap it up.
 

Ikki

Novice Member
My brother in law just bought one and he is made up with it. What I saw of the camera looked impressive. It is a bit big for me though.;)

I have a Minolta Dimage F100. It is 4MP, very small with a lot of advanced features including full manual control and image tracking autofocus. Best of all, the results are superb; I wish that I had gone digital earlier. UK Digital Cameras have them in their shop window for £199 (a bargain), I can't see them on the web site (http://www.uk-digital-camera.co.uk/) so a call would probably be needed.

NB: I can highly recommend Boots Internet developing service.

www.boots.com
 
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crazyasafox

Guest
Waz also thinking of getting either the fuji s5000 or s7000z and while tempted by the 10x zoom on the 5000 was wondering would I be missing out much on the s7000's 6/12MP offering.
Another words what kind of picture size would I start to lose quality on the s5000 with it's 3/6mp capacity
Cheers
 
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Jayde

Guest
hanxslf
how about Minolta DiMAGE Z2 ?
http://www.image-acquire.com/konica_minolta/konica_minolta_dimage_z2/1c.html
and/or
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0402/04021218konicaminoltaz2.asp

£278.. only few quid more than fuji :)

read pro`s n con`s of fuji`s here.. umm
its a good camra, but i dont like to see probs like this..
Image quality could be better -- too noisy and over-compressed; Purple fringing, vignetting also noticeable.

http://uk.pricerunner.com/photography/digital-cameras/166907/reviews

best of 2003 here
http://www.steves-digicams.com/diginews_aug2003.html#bestof2003
 

melliott1963

Active Member
I have to add that I was very pleased with the Fuji that I used to have, and it was let down only by the fact that the jpg images are very highly compressed when stored. Whilst this mean you can get a good amount of shots on your memory card, it also means that the photos are not as 'clean' as they should be, and you do get, particularly in areas like sky, a lot of 'digital corruption' which has been caused by the compression rate used. Even on the top of the range S7000, you have no control over how much the image is compressed unless you store it in RAW format which, of course, isn't compressed at all. Compare this with my Minolta which, as well as RAW and TIF formats, gives me 3 levels of JPG compression.

At the end of the day, however, it all depends on how fussy you are (I'm very fussy!). You may find these imperfections acceptable and, in a lot of photos not even noticable, but if you are like me, you might just find that they start to annoy you.
 
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Jayde

Guest
melliott1963
which minolta is that ?

"a lot of 'digital corruption' "
would drive me crazy !
most camras have there quirks but when it directly affects the pics ......
 

melliott1963

Active Member
I've got the A1, although the A2 is out soon (if not already), but I see that the Minolta Z1 also has 3 levels of JPG compression you can use (but no RAW or TIF). Even the Minolta G400 allows you to select Normal or Fine. I also see that the Minolta F100 (mentioned in one of the replies) has TIF and 3 Levels of JPG compression.

It's a real shame because, apart from this issue, I was really pleased with my Fuji (2800) and was looking at the S7000 as well as the Minolta A1 when I upgraded. I don't think it's just me being fussy. To take a quote directly from 'Steve's Digicams' review of the S7000:-

"we were generally pleased with the quality of the S7000's 6M images even though the JPG files are aggressively compressed and unusually small at approx. 1.5-megabytes. This 'aggressive compression' can be seen as noise in the blue sky areas of our sample pictures."

For lower end cameras this would be acceptable, but when you're supposedly buying a 'top of the range' camera, in my opinion, this is unforgivable.
 
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chachi

Guest
can also heartily recommend the Fuji S-7000 ... I notice none of the jagged aspecting that the review mentions in 12mp mode and the crispness of the photos is stunning (to me anyway)

best £300 I ever spent (bought in states for $512)
 

calscot

Standard Member
I have the Olympus C750 10x zoom and 4mpix. It came top in most of the review sites and I'm well happy with it.

Try
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C750/C75A.HTM

and:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/c750uz.html

and:
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/olympus/c750uz-review/index.shtml

These sites also have reviews of many other cameras and are good resources.

Also have a look at this page:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/WB/WB.HTM?view=dp_long
and you'll see the Olympus is most popular with the site's readers for ultra zooms.
 

alfablue

Standard Member
The Fuji's are well designed, good picture quality, esp in terms of colour. Also, a 10x zoom might be a better prospect than a higher megapixel camera with a shorter zoom, in terms of picture quality achievable.

Also, might be similar to other brands, but I was pleasantly surprised when I clumsily broke my fuji, that the standard repair charge was £80 whatever the damage. (I broke the lens).
 
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cluderi

Guest
I've got a Fuji S5000 which I've used for nearly 4 months and its great. Its well worth a look.

(p.s. the reason I'm selling it in the general classified forum is due to me upgrading to a 300D and not due to not liking the camera :) )
 
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chachi

Guest
quite chuffed with my shiny new s7000 but must admit if it had the 10x zoom the s5000 did it would be the ultimate camera IMHO
 

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