Fuji Finepix F50fd

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Rich, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Hi,

    My wife's looking around the £130 for a holiday camera. I'm thinking the
    Fuji Finepix F50 FD may fit the bill, but before she spends my hard earnt
    cash, does anyone on here have any bad points about this camera ?
     
    Rich, Jul 12, 2008
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  2. Rich

    Bruce Guest


    No bad points. The good point is that it uses a larger than normal
    (for a digital camera) sensor. This gives much better performance and
    especially low noise - even at higher ISO settings.

    If you can find an F41fd, an F40fd or even an F30, these have even
    better low noise performance because they have fewer pixels crammed on
    to the same size of sensor, and you don't need 12 million pixels in a
    compact digital camera. They should also be cheaper to buy, as they
    have been discontinued.

    The F40fd and F41fd have 8.3 MP and the F30 has 6.3 MP.
     
    Bruce, Jul 12, 2008
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  3. Rich

    Woody Guest


    Slight correction there. In the UK there was never a F41fd, but there
    was a F31fd, and of all of them the 31 was arguably the best. It was the
    F30 with face detection added.

    The F40fd was pink and you bought it anywhere, the F45fd was blue and
    from Argos only, and the F47fd was silver and from DSG outlets only, but
    they were all the same camera inside.

    I have a F47fd and it is brilliant for party shots with the face
    detection working (although setting it active is easy to overlook.) From
    a picture quality standpoint in daylight I prefer my Ixus60. The Ixus 70
    is still around at the right price and is very similar to the 60 but
    with added face detection and a bigger screen. If buying now I know
    which I would choose.
     
    Woody, Jul 12, 2008
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  4. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Thanks for the speedy replies. I chose the Finepix F50fd. Just charging the
    battery now !
     
    Rich, Jul 12, 2008
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  5. On Sat, 12 Jul 2008, Rich wrote:

    R>
    R> Thanks for the speedy replies. I chose the Finepix F50fd. Just charging the
    R> battery now !
    R>

    I have the 31fd and am very pleased with it. I also have the waterproof
    case which is good not just for diving but for on the beach and generally
    larking about in the water.

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    Alan

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    Alan Clifford, Jul 13, 2008
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  6. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Alan,

    How much can I expect to pay for a waterproof case ? Are they model specific
    ? I really fancy being able to take pictures whilst snorkelling.
     
    Rich, Jul 15, 2008
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  7. Rich

    Trev Guest

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    Trev, Jul 15, 2008
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