Fufi Finepix E510 thoughts and comments requested

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by John, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Hi all,

    I am considering buying the E510 and have read a couple of reviews on
    this camera. They seem to be mostly positive but one said it had poor
    low light capability and another said it's lcd screen was hard to see
    in sunlight. I was wondering if anybody had any real world experience
    with this camera (or the E500/esentially the same camera) they'd be
    willing to share. Any comments would be appreciated.

    John
     
    John, Nov 26, 2004
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  2. John

    John Guest

    Mike,

    Thanks for the reply even though you are obviously not a fan of this
    camera. The low light issue you mention was pretty much what I had
    read in one of the reviews. The random exposure is more worrisome. I
    wonder if it could be unique to your particular unit or if it's a
    problem with the model. Have you heard of anyone else with this issue?

    The "No Burst Mode" complaint isn't really an issue for me (at least I
    don't think it would be).

    I plan to use the camera mostly for vacation shots when I don't feel
    like dragging around my SLR (an old Nikon I've had for 20
    years/heavy/bulky but incredible optics).

    My wife would be the main user of this camera, using it for taking
    candid family type shots. The wide angle seemed like a bonus there.
    One of the things that drew me to this camera is it seemed to have
    fairly easy point and shoot capabilities that my wife would appreciate
    and yet have full manual control that I could utilize when I used it.
    It has a nice big LCD for our less than youthful eyes and I liked the
    shape of the camera for ease of use.

    All that said the main reason I was asking about this camera is that
    my wife works at a department store that sells only a few different
    models of digicams. She gets anything they sell at cost price and this
    was the best camera that they sell. The rest are 3 megapixel and lower
    point and shoot types. At cost price, this camera is priced about the
    same as most 3 megapixel cameras I see in other stores. With two kids
    in university, price is definitely an issue. I totally agree with you
    on the xd memory being expensive. I didn't realize it was slow. I just
    assumed because it was more expensive it would be better. How dumb is
    that?

    Thanks again for all your input. Anything more you have to add would
    be greatly appreciated.


    John
     
    John, Nov 27, 2004
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