Fuji S5600/S5200

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Signal, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Signal

    Signal Guest

    I have got a Nikon 775 and would like to upgrade to somethng offering
    a bit more creative control - have been offered a good deal on the
    above. What do people think of this camera?
     
    Signal, Mar 18, 2007
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  2. Signal

    ASAAR Guest

    The S5500/S5100 (which I use) is a good camera, capable of
    producing good sharp, high quality images. The S5600/S5200 has
    improvements in several areas besides the obvious (higher resolution
    sensor). They both are very efficient, battery-wise. For outdoor
    shots (or indoors if the flash isn't needed) the S5200/S5600 can
    take nearly 1,000 shots from a set of alkaline AA batteries, and can
    take even more per charge using NiMH batteries. It has a better
    lens design than the S5100/S5500 in that the lens is non-extending,
    making the lens more rugged and able to mount filters and wide or
    tele conversion lenses without needing to use the adapter ring/tube
    provided with the S5100. It auto focuses fairly quickly and
    accurately, even in dim light, and in that dim light the electronic
    viewfinder provides a brighter view than the S5100/S5200. On the
    other hand, like most P&S cameras it doesn't easily do manual
    focusing. It allows full manual control, and any shutter speed and
    aperture adjustments are easily made and can be seen without taking
    your eye from the viewfinder. It's also small and light enough to
    be carried all day without any strain.
     
    ASAAR, Mar 18, 2007
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  3. Signal

    Signal Guest

    i picked it up. Like the feel in my hand (not likely to drop this) and
    am impressed with battery life. Like the fast start up and operation.
    Good zoom - pity there aren't more steps. Photos with plenty of
    natural light are excellent. Very disappointed with low light indoor
    shots - much noise. Moving up ISO's just switches one type of noise
    for another. What's with the manual WB? You can't see it til post
    capture! I'm going to miss the macro feature of the Nikon, and it is
    less versatile - moslty an outdoor natural light camara it seems, but
    in those situations it works great - I can't quibble at the price.
     
    Signal, Mar 19, 2007
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  4. Signal

    Signal Guest

    IF you have any good low light indoor shots without flash I'd love to
    see those. I'm struggling to get good results there! Or any of your
    favourites would be interesting. Email is autobluff AT google DOT com.
     
    Signal, Mar 19, 2007
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  5. Signal

    Signal Guest

    Sorry, my error, should have said autobluff AT googlemail DOT com.
    Thanks for trying.
     
    Signal, Mar 19, 2007
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  6. Signal

    Signal Guest

    So what I got in my inbox was a picture of a girl (clothed), probably
    13-15yr, posing provocatively in a computer room full of junk.
     
    Signal, Mar 20, 2007
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  7. Signal

    Signal Guest

    LOL! OK, she looks younger than her age in that pic. Thought there was
    something dodgy going on there.
     
    Signal, Mar 20, 2007
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  8. Signal

    Signal Guest

    Heh.. had an inklin if you mentioned this it would make her smile :)
     
    Signal, Mar 21, 2007
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  9. Signal

    Signal Guest

    Typical. Hadn't heard of this revision - it's only about to hit the
    market. Presumably the S5600 is to be discontinued then.

    I don't feel too miffed though.. it's £40 more, doesn't have SuperCCD
    (unlike S5600s) or IS, looks worse ergonomically (don't like the
    control position), visually, and I know it's not a major point but...
    it's ugly. Worst of all from my POV, espcially if the manual WB is as
    unfaithful as it is on the S5600.. doesn't output RAW. On the upside
    it takes SD cards and has a bigger (higher res?) screen.

    The Kodak looks good (what are the pictures like?).. pity it doesn't
    take AA batteries.
     
    Signal, Mar 21, 2007
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  10. Signal

    John Turco Guest


    Hello, Kinga 202:

    I knew you'd see the light, eventually. :)


    Cordially,
    John Turco <>
     
    John Turco, Mar 24, 2007
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