Coolpix 7900 or Fuji F10

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by yoosnet, Sep 1, 2005.

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    yoosnet Guest

    I'm on the verge of buying a p&s camera and am torn between the Nikon
    Coolpix 7900 and the Fuji F10. I'd appreciate any and all opinions and
    advice please.
    yoosnet, Sep 1, 2005
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    yoosnet, Sep 1, 2005
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    l e o Guest

    I don't know what you use the camera mainly for. If I were you, I'd pick
    F10. ISO400 is bearable. I think you'd appreciate the fact that you can
    crank up the ISO and speed up the shutter to capture your swift kids or
    dogs or taking photos at dust or dawn or a gray day with sufficient
    shutter speed.
    l e o, Sep 2, 2005
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    yoosnet Guest

    Thanks for that. I'll investigate the Pana. Only problem is I live in
    the UK and the list price is going to be £350 which is approx $600!

    yoosnet, Sep 2, 2005
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    yoosnet Guest

    I want to use it for general snappery. I'm a bit new to photography
    and I want something that I can just use for the time being. I suspect
    that if I get something easy to carry around and use I might be drawn
    in further but if it's initially difficult or lumpy it may put me off.
    So it's a noob camera that encourages me that I'm after!
    yoosnet, Sep 2, 2005
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    ThomasH Guest

    And of course, this Sony is inferior noisy product compared
    to the Fujifilm F10, which is nothing short of sensational
    with its low noise and sensitivity up to ISO 1600!

    If you like to photograph in available light and in low light
    conditions, there is nothing coming even close to Fujifilm's
    super CDD sensor. If not, you preferences might vary!

    ThomasH, Sep 2, 2005
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    Nostrobino Guest

    I'd go for the Coolpix 7900 without hesitation. (I have the 5900,
    essentially the same camera but 5 megapixels instead of 7, and I love it.)

    One thing about Fuji cameras that puts me off is the xD memory card, which
    seems to me a serious design mistake. Small Nikons like the 7900 use the SD
    card, which is pretty much the standard, especially for compact and
    ultracompact cameras and for many other devices as well. A big advantage to
    this is that there's a lot of sales competition, and SD cards are almost
    always available at very good sale prices and/or with hefty rebates. The xD
    cards on the other hand are invariably more expensive and offer no obvious
    advantage (xD cards are a little smaller, but SD cards are already so small
    it doesn't matter). And eventually you probably will start accumulating
    memory cards.

    The Nikon Coolpix 5900/7900 cameras are well built, light and easily
    pocketable, make excellent photos (judging by my 5900, and surely the 7900
    is at least as good), are extremely easy to use if you're a beginner and
    still offer a great deal of versatility when and if you want more control
    over what the camera is doing. I have about twenty digital cameras including
    several compacts and ultracompacts, and while I love most of 'em, it's
    almost invariably the 5900 that gets slipped into my pocket when I want a
    camera to carry in that way.

    Nostrobino, Sep 2, 2005
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    yoosnet Guest

    Thanks for that. I've read that the Nikons have problems focussing in
    lowlight conditions. Have you found this a problem at all?
    yoosnet, Sep 2, 2005
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    yoosnet Guest

    Yes, thanks. It's all grist to the mill. I'll go and have a look at
    the Canon too. I thought I'd narrowed it down to two :)
    yoosnet, Sep 2, 2005
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    Nostrobino Guest

    Occasionally, yes. But only a small percentage of the time, and other
    digital cameras I've used in low light have had occasional autofocus misses
    too. Much depends on the subject. When I take several indoors shots of
    unimportant subjects *trying* to come up with a miss, I can't. I've had a
    few autofocus misses of people at a table outdoors at dusk, and indoors by
    candlelight. Had the same problem (or a bit worse) with my Minolta F300,
    which is the other camera I've mostly used for indoors stuff.

    Of my compact cameras, I have a sense that the Canon A95 and S60 may be
    better focusing in low light because on the LCD they *look* like they're
    focusing with authority--the one or more focus indicating squares that
    appear promptly (if somewhat erratically) on various parts of the subject
    that the camera "likes," for want of a better term. But I haven't really
    done enough low-light shooting with either to say for sure, and I'm not too
    sure I like the Canon approach anyway, at least at the default auto-select
    setting. Often they choose some part of the subject that seems odd and would
    not be my choice. Interesting thing to watch, though. And of course, you can
    manually select the focus point.

    Nostrobino, Sep 4, 2005
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