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Considering a Fuji S5500. What elase should I consider @ around £200.

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Mark Ward, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Mark Ward

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    Looking for a decent sub-£200 Camera.

    This is for a birthday gift (my Dad's 70th) and my limit really is £200. I've always liked the photos from my friends 3.2 MegaPixel S5000 and have found an S5500 for a shade under £200.

    What other cameras should I consider? Needs to be a Semi-Serious camera, not a point & click compact. "SLR Type" preferred, I'm aware the S5500 isn't a true SLR.

    Any suggestions? There's only 4 in stock where I saw the S5500 so I want to act soon.

    Cheers,

    Mark.
     
  2. Miyazaki

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    Might be worth considering the Canon A95, slightly higher that your limit price, but probably available for close to it if you shop around.

    Camera has an option for full manual control as well as point and shoot :)
     
  4. MarkE19

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    Would you consider a second hand camera?

    I'm going to sell my old but good Minolta Dimage 7 for about the price you are looking to pay. It will come in the box with all the supplied accessories, another 64Mb CF card, 3 sets of rechargeable batteries & charger, protective lens filter, Samsonite case.

    The camera is in excellent condition and was service about 4 months ago, so is in full working order.

    Mark.
     
  5. Mark Ward

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    Hi Mark,

    For a birthday present I'd really rather buy new. However let me do a bit of research as I'm also considering updating my Canon S-40 "point'n'click". How much exactly would you be asking for that lot?

    Cheers,

    Mark.
     
  6. MarkE19

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    I'd be hoping for as close to £200 as possible as the service cost me nearly that.

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    Personally I can not recommend my Fuji enough.

    I have the previous model to this and it take stonking pictures.

    I'll try to up load a couple tonight
     
  8. Mark Ward

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    I'd be interested to see your pics.

    I found the S5600 very cheap on MYDV.co.uk but subsequently Googled "MYDV.co.uk" and I'm glad I did. Nothing but problems, US company pretending to be UK, charging wrong amounts etc.

    Plenty of places have the 5600 around the £240 mark though.

    Even though it's over my limit I can't help feeling it'll be worth the extra. The user review on eBuyer points to a brand new Olympus out in the next few days that has more features for the same money.

    "If you want a good point and shoot with more manual function then this camera could offer you what you want - but be aware. There are the Olympus range out next week and offer much more functionality for the same price."


    Any ideas what model that may be?

    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
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    If your interested I have a mint boxed as new ( used only once ) Fuji S602 Pro Zoom

    This was a special edition S602 that was supplied with a 1GB Microdrive ( as well as the 16meg flash) , high capacity Ni-Mh AA rechargeble batteries and a overnight battery charger.

    It features an all-black finish , PC sync socket for connection to studio and external flash systems and manual (threaded) cable release socket

    Details here :-

    http://www2.fujifilm.co.uk/digital/....php?lpage=/digital/cameras/range.php&flash=7
     
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    I'm fancying the Fuji S5600 too. Just waiting for some reviews to appear. :)
     
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    If you are prepared to go up to around £240 you can get a panasonic DMC FZ5 for around this price and its a stonker of a camera read the review below.The oly S500 should be around £200 or so when available but it does not have image stabilisation which is a must with long telephoto lenses.

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicfz5/
     

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