Fuji V10, F40, F50 Camera Question by Jeffrey Dach

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Jeffrey Dach, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Jeffrey Dach

    Jeffrey Dach Guest

    In terms of digital pocket cameras, so far I have owned and used the
    Fuji V10, an F40 for my son which he used and liked, but then lost,
    and recently based on the specs, I bought a Fuji F50 for my daughter
    who is in art school. All from B and H by the way. The F50 became
    available only in September, and we bought one the first day it came
    out.

    My daughter emailed me a few of the photos from her new Fuji Finepix
    F50 and they are very high resolution, and sharply focused. One thing
    that appealed to me about the camera was the low light capability of
    the camera with the hi speed CCD chip. I am actually considering
    replacing my V10 with another F50.

    No, I don't work or shill for any camera companies. My question is,
    should I be looking at the Canon, Sony, Casio, Nikon, Minolta, Leica,
    Panasonic or any other lines for a pocket digital camera which might
    rival or exceed the Fuji F50 in terms of compactness and image
    features? I also have a Nikon D70 digital SLR with two lenses. But I
    consider the large Nikon body too fragile and bulky for travel or
    candid spontaneous photos.

    In the years past before digital technology, I have used film cameras
    such as Pentax, Minolta and Nikon. I really liked the Minolta
    autofocus film camera but I accidentally dropped it and that was the
    end of it. Same thing happened to my Nikon 28-105 zoom lense which I
    really liked...I dropped it last year on a plane and that was the end of
    that. I replaced it with the standard digital lense. Any other
    suggestions?

    I must say I have been impressed with the progress in the compact
    digital camera technology over the past 5 years. The cameras are
    getting better and cheaper, sort of what we have seen with computer
    technology in general. The image quality and ability to take good
    pictures in difficult conditions has dramatically improved. What do
    you see happening over the next few years? Can we expect even more
    improvements, and what types of improvements should we be expecting?
    I can be contacted at the web site listed on my profile page.

    jeffrey dach www.drdach.com
     
    Jeffrey Dach, Oct 26, 2007
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  2. Since this is posted in at least one other digital photo group, and this
    one is about DSLRs, it makes sense to congregate replies in r.p.d.

    Also, it's better to judiciously cross post than multipost.
     
    John McWilliams, Oct 26, 2007
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  3. Jeffrey Dach

    Jeffrey Dach Guest

    Ok thanks for the suggestion.
     
    Jeffrey Dach, Oct 26, 2007
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  4. Jeffrey Dach

    RichA Guest

    There are no other P&S cameras that can match the Fuji. They all use
    crappy little sensors so they stink when it comes to image quality and
    show noise, even at 80 ISO.
    Olympus's E-410 and it's highly compact, solid for a plastic camera
    and has high quality 14-42mm kit lens that will beat any P&S.
    The elimination of the reflex mirror system in DSLRs for high
    resolution LCDs. Improvements in noise reduction (though not a the
    chip level).

    Can we expect even more
    Better speed of response from P&Ss. An end to the megapixel race.
     
    RichA, Oct 27, 2007
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  5. Thanks for the info on the Fuji being the best compact camera.
     
    davidepstein9, Nov 18, 2007
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