Compact Digital Pocket Camera Question from Jeffrey Dach

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Jeffrey Dach, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Jeffrey Dach

    Jeffrey Dach Guest

    In terms of digital pocket cameras, so far I have owned and used the
    Fuji V10, an F40 for my son which he used and liked, but then lost,
    and recently based on the specs, I bought a Fuji F50 for my daughter
    who is in art school. All from B and H by the way. The F50 became
    available only in September, and we bought one the first day it came
    out.

    My daughter emailed me a few of the photos from her new Fuji Finepix
    F50 and they are very high resolution, and sharply focused. One thing
    that appealed to me about the camera was the low light capability of
    the camera with the hi speed CCD chip. I am actually considering
    replacing my V10 with another F50.

    No, I don't work or shill for any camera companies. My question is,
    should I be looking at the Canon, Sony, Casio, Nikon, Minolta, Leica,
    Panasonic or any other lines for a pocket digital camera which might
    rival or exceed the Fuji F50 in terms of compactness and image
    features? I also have a Nikon D70 digital SLR with two lenses. But I
    consider the large Nikon body too fragile and bulky for travel or
    candid spontaneous photos.

    In the years past before digital technology, I have used film cameras
    such as Pentax, Minolta and Nikon. I really liked the Minolta
    autofocus film camera but I accidentally dropped it and that was the
    end of it. Same thing happened to my Nikon 28-105 zoom lense which I
    really liked...I dropped it last year on a plane and that was the end of
    that. I replaced it with the standard digital lense. Any other
    suggestions?

    I must say I have been impressed with the progress in the compact
    digital camera technology over the past 5 years. The cameras are
    getting better and cheaper, sort of what we have seen with computer
    technology in general. The image quality and ability to take good
    pictures in difficult conditions has dramatically improved. What do
    you see happening over the next few years? Can we expect even more
    improvements, and what types of improvements should we be expecting?
    I can be contacted at the web site listed on my profile page. jeffrey
    dach www.drdach.com
     
    Jeffrey Dach, Oct 26, 2007
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  2. Jeffrey Dach

    ray Guest

    Won't do you any good to consider Minolta - they sold out to Sony a year
    or two ago - the Sony Alpha is a Minolta - even takes Minolta lenses.

    My suggestion would be to drop bye a few retailers: walmart, officemax,
    staples, bestbuy - what ever is in your area and take a look at what's
    there. FWIW - I bought a Kodak P850 from the Kodak online store last fall
    and am quite pleased and impressed - it has an outstanding feature set.
    The P series has now been discontinued, and it's probably larger than what
    you seek, but some of the Kodak models are pretty decent.
     
    ray, Oct 26, 2007
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  3. Jeffrey Dach

    The One Guest

    I must say I have been impressed with the progress in the compact
    Well thats good then, im glad you gave your valuable judgement on that. I
    dread to think what i'd do if you wasn't impressed.
     
    The One, Oct 27, 2007
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  4. Jeffrey Dach

    ggomezphoto Guest

    You need to work on your English.
     
    ggomezphoto, Oct 27, 2007
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  5. Jeffrey Dach

    The One Guest

    Well, well, well a frustrated school teacher. It is never to late to change
    career, if its so important to you....
     
    The One, Oct 29, 2007
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  6. Jeffrey Dach

    ggomezphoto Guest

    It is never too late for you to try to learn the language.
     
    ggomezphoto, Oct 29, 2007
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  7. Jeffrey Dach

    The One Guest

    It is never too late for you to try to learn the language.

    Indeed to try to try to try to.

    I bet the spell checker didn't pick that one up. Idiot.
     
    The One, Oct 30, 2007
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  8. Jeffrey Dach

    ggomezphoto Guest

    "I dread to think what i'd do if you wasn't impressed."

    You are my teacher.
     
    ggomezphoto, Oct 30, 2007
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  9. Is the Fuji compact the best one...that remains the question.
     
    davidepstein9, Nov 18, 2007
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