Canon 10D vs Fuji S2

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Joel Rowbottom, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Hi chaps --

    After much humming and hawing, I've pretty much decided to buy myself a
    digi SLR. It's a toss-up between a Canon 10D, or a Fuji S2 Pro. I've had
    a play with both, and prefer the 10D, but wondered if anyone had any
    tips, hints, or useful "don't buy this it's crap" advice for me before I
    finally made a decision and blasted the best part of a grand on it.

    It'll probably be used for product shots, and also learning to compose
    stuff - after years of being a point-n-click photographer I've decided
    it would be nice to learn further and more patiently.

    Any advice appreciated please chaps ;)

    Joel Rowbottom, Aug 21, 2004
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    Hils Guest

    Joel Rowbottom wrote
    If you're not in a huge hurry, add the Canon 20D to the list.
    Don't skimp on lenses.
    Hils, Aug 21, 2004
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  3. For products, the 10D. The Fuji is really geared for portraits, a lot of
    effort is put into skin tone rendering, and into creating a 12 megapixel
    image size of good quality for large prints. It has a slightly worse
    reliability history than the 10D, and it is not an OEM product, but a
    hybrid created from Nikon parts and Fuji extras, while the Canon is
    entirely Canon down to the CMOS sensor.

    Personally I would use the S2, because I would want the 12 megapixel
    output it produces (from a 6 megapixel sensor, but very well handled,
    and top quality so that it is hard to tell from a non-interpolated
    file). But the 10D has so many other benefits in speed of operation,
    superb high speed setting image quality, etc, that if you do not
    absolutely need that, it's a better and safer choice.

    David Kilpatrick, Aug 21, 2004
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    Ian Pollard Guest

    I have been using a Conon EOS 10D for about six months or so.
    It is superb to use and feels solid in use. It is not plasticky and
    its output is brilliant. I have heard a number of complaints about
    them but my experience is great. I can recommend the 10D for all
    classes of photography. Thats my opinion. Get hold of both and try
    them. I reckon cameras are a very personal thing and what one person
    loves, another hates. HTH

    Ian Pollard, Aug 21, 2004

  5. Not much to choose between these two as bodies ... the S2 has a OTT battery
    system but other than that they're the two 'slickest' 6MP DLSR's available
    right now. Do you know that a 20D ... a 8MP DLSR is about to be released? If
    I was in the martket right now at this price level it'd be a new 20D I'd
    likely plump for. The Canon 'system' as a whole is as much as a draw as this
    new body IMHO
    Simon Stanmore, Aug 22, 2004
  6. Hold your horses, dude; Fuji S3 and EOS 20D on the horizon. I happen to not
    like Nikon AF equipment very much (whilst their MF gear is great).
    Martin Francis, Aug 22, 2004
  7. Hi Joel,

    It will boil down to basically what lenses you want to use. Nikon or Canon.

    I have used the S2 for two years now, and mostly for sports. Whilst it has a
    slow frame rate for sports, if your timing is good and when you get used to
    the camera, the results can be quite good.
    All the pro sport users here use Canon, which is great if your employer is
    going to provide you with say a 600/4 lens.

    Here's an example or two of the S2 in action:

    Good luck!

    Surfworx Photography, Aug 23, 2004
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    SimonG Ltd. Guest

    All my shots here, are taken with my S2 . . . have you thought
    about renting both cameras for a week and having a play ? It's not just the
    cost of the camera that you're committing too but the array of lenses that
    you will end up buying . . . you have to decide which side of the fence you
    want to be on . . . Canon or Nikon . . . .

    cheers, Simon
    SimonG Ltd., Aug 23, 2004
  9. Hi guys --

    Thanks everyone for your advice on all of this. In the end I plumped for
    a Canon EOS 10D, purchased a couple of Canon USM lenses and a Sigma
    lens, and a 420EX flashgun.

    The 20D wasn't "just around the corner" enough for me to be able to
    justify waiting for a while, but was enough to drive the price down on
    the 10D at this particular retailer.

    Speaking of the retailer, I can heartily recommend for
    purchases - very good, and allowed me to pick up in person from Fulham,

    Best wishes and thanks again,

    Joel Rowbottom, Aug 27, 2004
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