Fuji or Canon?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Eric, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Eric

    Eric Guest


    I realize that each persons preferences are different, yet I still can't
    find some concrete advice. The new Canon A80 and the Fuji 35000 both seem
    awesome. From what I've read, the Canon has great picture quality, but the
    Fuji has an awesome (I assume) 10x optical zoom for approx the same price.
    Am I missing something? The Fuji seems too good to be true. Any advice
    from anyone who's seen both? I already have a Compact Flash 256 memory
    card so the Canon is helpful there, as the Fuji has that proprietary xD
    thing. By the way, I am a basic novice, point and shoot guy.


    Eric, Nov 22, 2003
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  2. Eric

    it Guest

    Picture quality should ALWAYS be the #1 priority. To compromise that
    is foolish (when comparing similar dollar for dollar cameras). If it's
    that important to you, I know the A80 will accept lens attachments.
    it, Nov 23, 2003
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  3. Eric

    Eric Guest

    Eric, Nov 23, 2003
  4. Eric

    KS Guest

    I realize that each persons preferences are different, yet I still
    Eric, I was looking at the Fuji S5000 too, but ended up walking away from it
    for three reasons.

    (1) was it seemed so toy like in my hands. The photos of it looks great, but
    holding it in my hands, I felt I was going to break it.

    (2) was I read some not so flattering reviews on the image quality, and the
    very aggressive jpg compression Fuji use.

    (3) was the xD card, yet another new technology for me to buy more equipment
    to be able to use.

    In the end, I decided to forgo the 10x lens and went for a Minolta DiMAGE
    7i, which has a 7x lens. I figured my life would be able to carry on,
    without the extra 3x zoom factor :)
    KS, Nov 23, 2003
  5. Eric

    Eric Guest

    Yes, sorry about that.


    It certainly did. Thanks for your advice MarcusJ and the rest.
    Somehow, all your opinions broke down all the junk and put it all into
    perspective for me.

    Thanks again,

    Eric, Nov 23, 2003
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    rat Guest

    I don't see how its a tough choice. Just the fact that the Fuji is
    only 3M pixels is a major reason not to get it over the A80. The
    normal and macro focus range is much better in the Canon. I won't
    bother getting into the flip-out screen and etc etc.....
    rat, Nov 23, 2003
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