Fuji Finepix S5200 or Canon Powershot A610

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by michel guimond, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Hi folks!

    I've narrowed my choices to the two cameras above.

    The camera will be used for different types of subjects (scenery, closups of
    flowers, landscapes), but mostly to take pictures of our nephew (two year
    old). So It needs to start-up fast and take pictures quickly. Also I need to
    take videos on occasion (sound capture would be nice but not essential).

    Which of the two will do the job better ? The price difference here in
    Canada is about 50$CA (450$ for the A610 and 499$ for the S5200).

    The priority has to be in the quality of the pictures rather than the choice
    of functionalities.

    michel guimond, Nov 25, 2005
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  2. For occasional videos, the expense and complexity of a separate video
    camera may not be justified - the simple videos from the better non-DSLR
    cameras may be quite adequate, and they can provide sound as well.

    Some cameras have a fast start-up and focussing speed without needing to
    go to the expense of a DSLR, which of course can't do videos in any case.

    David J Taylor, Nov 25, 2005
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  3. Unless the OP is on a less restricted budget, he may need to choose
    between video and still, depending on his needs. That's why I think of
    the still camera with video capability as representing a good compromise.

    I have been reasonably pleased with the speed of both my Panasonic FZ5 and
    Nikon 8400, both of which have features to reduce the shutter lag compared
    to similar models. Of course, they are not as fast in absolute terms as a
    DSLR (lens changing excluded!), but they are nothing like as expensive
    either (as a DSLR, plus video camera, plus comparable lens range). I
    haven't looked at the Ricohs.

    "You pays your money and takes your choice."

    David J Taylor, Nov 25, 2005
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