Fuji S5200 vs Canon S2 IS???

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by jazu, May 16, 2006.

  1. jazu

    jazu Guest

    I morrowed to this two models.
    Which one would you advise me to buy?
    jazu, May 16, 2006
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    russell Guest

    Neither.. The S3 is a much better camera.

    russell, May 16, 2006
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    Steve Guest

    I can only comment on the s5200 as thats what i have.
    The only fault i found with the 5200 is the macro no being great
    but if you do alot of macro then a lens can be purchased to
    counter that.

    i like to shoot 3:2 too which the canon appears cant.
    And ISO upto 1600 on the 5200 does come in handy occiasionally.

    Canon is still a nice piece of kit though.
    Steve, May 16, 2006
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    russell Guest

    Well I think its much better than an S2. And I have all 3.
    I know the improvements may be small over the S2, but the important things
    to me is the sport mode and the black body and lens. I still use the S1 and
    love the S3 but will never use the S2 again.

    russell, May 17, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    The previous model (S5100) also had a Top Three and Final Three
    limit. The older S5000 provided more than three. I was surprised
    to see the Long Period Continuous Shooting has slowed to 0.9 seconds
    per shot. The S5100 is faster, capturing images every 0.6 seconds.
    Why do you say this? The old xD cards seem more than fast enough
    for these cameras, and any lack of speed seems to be due to the
    camera design, not a card limitation. I think that the old M type
    xD cards were rated at about 40x or 45x. For shooting video at the
    greatest frame rate and resolution, I haven't noticed any skipped
    frames or other problems using M type cards.

    The newer H type (High Speed) xD cards have been mentioned here
    before, but I haven't checked any stores or ads so I don't know if
    they're currently being sold or not. They'd probably be the cards
    to get for the better, more demanding DSLRs that use xD cards, but
    I'd be surprised if they'd result in any greater performance if used
    in current P&S cameras.

    It would be nice if the next Fuji implemented IS, but Fuji's
    approach using a more light sensitive sensor can be advantageous in
    certain situations. With sufficient light, IS does a good job since
    it's effective in reducing the blurring effect of hand/camera
    movement. In low light situations, while it still helps reduce
    camera movement, it works by allowing slower shutter speeds, but
    since in low light the necessary shutter speeds are already fairly
    slow, lengthening shutter times can greatly increase blur due to
    subject movement. In situations where a tripod is used, IS no
    longer provides its advantage. As you say, what's important to you
    is what counts, and both (S5200 and S3 IS) make good choices. The
    main deficiencies I've found in the S5100 are poor manual focusing
    (greatly improved in the larger S9000) and the lack of a hot shoe.
    A larger LCD would also be nice, but the relatively small size is
    offset by the great magnification that's possible on playback.
    ASAAR, May 17, 2006
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    russell Guest

    Unless you buy an S3 you will never know....
    russell, May 17, 2006
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    russell Guest

    True, but if I listened to you I wouldn't have the S3, and I am for sure,
    glad I spent the money on it.
    Anyway, , I don't know how expensive they are in your country, they don't
    cost an arm or a leg here.
    In fact less an a weeks wages...


    russell, May 19, 2006
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    russell Guest

    russell, May 20, 2006
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