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Fuji s602 zoom!!!!Help???

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  1. Lightman

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    Hi All,

    Just seen the 602 zoom (not pro model) for £300.

    Any views on whether I should buy this with £300 to spend on accessories OR should I blow the lot on the Minolta A1????

    I will be taking shots in low light levels.


    All advice welcome.


    Thanks.
     
  2. motty

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    i want a fuji myself were did you see it for 300 quid.I have seen it in pc world and dixons for 400 quid.3oo quid seems a bargain and all the reviews i have read have been good except for noise
    because of jpeg compression but thats not a big turnoff.
     
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  4. motty

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    i have heard it is not bad in low light levels but most cameras
    digital wise suffer in low light levels espicially with auto focus.
    I am moving up from a fuji 6800 zoom and want a digital slr
    type camera.

    so go with the 602 or read reaviews on minolta z1 that is supposed to be a top notch mid priced camera,but has trouble
    with movies on 30 fps they seem to be outta sync and will not write to memory.
     
  5. melliott1963

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    'noise' - instead of seeing, for example, a lovely blue sky where the tones of blue blend seamlessly into each other, instead you notice 'dot-like' blemishes. This is caused by highly compressing the file which causes a lot of subtle detail to be lost.

    Noise can also show itself in poor lighting situations, especially in black/dark areas of the photo.

    Whether or not you can put up with it is purely a personal matter.

    I know you are looking for a camera with a wide lense, which is why I recommended the Minolta A1. I would like to stress that, particularly for indoor shots in 'average size' rooms, 28mm is so much better than 35mm. You are able to easily get shots which just aren't possible with a 35mm setting. There is also very little, if any, barrel distortion, which can sometimes be a problem when using a very wide angle lense.
     
  6. applebwl

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    Just bought the S602Z today for £299 ,seems a bargain particulary when the salesman said that Fuji had supplied the pro model in the box, it has the screw hole in the button plus the pc sync connection on the front

    Dealer had another 5 in stock, all pro models @ £299
     
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    Nice one!!!

    Where did you get it????
     
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    I've just seen the Fuji 602 zoom @ www.berridgemail.co.uk for only £273.99 !. At that price it' a bargain.
    I bought mine only 17 months ago for £625. ( Feel a bit Pi**ed off ). It's a very good Camera, but bear in mind it only has a 3.1 megapixel CCD.
    But having said that it does take very good pictures, and I can print mine at A4 size, and they are excellent.
     
  10. applebwl

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    Trouble with www.berridgemail.co.uk is that they do not have stock, I rang them before buying from Digital Depot.
    Price is £279.99 inc delivery but they are renowned for accepting orders and not being able to supply.

    Also its the pro model for £299 from DDepot, and being local is great if any problems develop :)
     

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