New camera

Discussion in 'Photography' started by tony cooper, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    It's a Fuji F600exr. (I think I typed 660 before, but I just got it)
    The letters "GPS" are on this hump at the top of the camera.
    Instructions for "Recording GPS Data with pictures" is on page 59 of
    the online manual. The box shows it has GPS:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/64147677/fujibox.jpg

    I was looking for a pocket-sized camera with manual A,S,M setting
    capability, a decent zoom, and RAW. This does.

    Frankly, I skipped over the part of the reviews that discussed the GPS
    and movie functions. They weren't important to me.
     
    tony cooper, Jul 5, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    OK! You did type F660EXR before, and that made a contribution to the confusion.

    The F600EXR and the F660EXR are two different animals. The F600EXR does
    have the Fuji "Landmark Navigation" which some in the forums are not
    over happy with. I have no experience with that system so I cannot
    comment beyond what I have read.
    < http://www.dpreview.com/news/2011/08/11/fujifilmf600exr >
    < http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_finepix_f600exr_review/ >
    <
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/came...f600exr/fujifilm-finepix-f600-exr-review.html
     
    Savageduck, Jul 5, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    No, read my later post. It came from Amazon, anyway. Here's the
    review from PC Mag:
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395870,00.asp

    You gotta buy what is important to you, not to the reviewers. Flaky
    GPS? Finicky flash release? Low light performance? I bought this as
    a carry-in-the-car camera in case something photographable is seen
    when I don't have my Nikon on board.
     
    tony cooper, Jul 5, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    what I have about the Fuji GPS in the manual, it seems that if it works
    as advertised it would be very useful indeed.
    I have a feeling that most of the reported troubles others have
    experienced with the Fuji GPS are due to the camera user's reluctance
    to leave the GPS permanently on and a failure to use it consistently.
    Instead they only turn it on when they think they might need it, and as
    a result get poor satellite locks and location data. There might be
    some cost to battery life by leaving the GPS permanently on, but I
    believe the frustration level would drop.

    Having said all that, I think you should at least play with the feature
    a bit and see what sort of results you get. It is just a feature you
    have paid for, and might just surprise you.

    ....and us. ;-)
     
    Savageduck, Jul 5, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    As you might have noted, all my comments have been made on the
    assumption we were talking about the F660EXR as you first posted. Now
    we know it is the GPS enabled F600EXR.
    I have posted some comments regarding that camera in a couple of later posts.
    All in all it seems like a decent "carry at all times" camera.
    A tool for every purpose, and this seems to fit the purpose you need it to.

    That is why I have my G11. That does not have GPS on board, but I can
    add location data tags with LR, iPhoto, or Picasa.
     
    Savageduck, Jul 5, 2012
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    Chemiker Guest

    This may be silly, but why not download it to your Kindle? I have most
    of my Nikon user manuals on mine so they're accessible when I
    travel.... Um, you DO have a Kindle, don't you?

    Alex
     
    Chemiker, Jul 5, 2012
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    Chemiker Guest

    Ah, but young men see visions and old men dream dreams. And, after
    all, wasn't she worth the memories?

    Alex
     
    Chemiker, Jul 5, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    No matter what anyone else says:
    Enjoy your new toy. Hope to see lots of good images from it.
     
    PeterN, Jul 5, 2012
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    Max Guest

    Yes, she is. But I don't need GPS for that. ;-)
     
    Max, Jul 5, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Hell! he could download it to any smartphone, iPhone or Android, or
    even an iPad, but I don't think they are on Tony's agenda.
     
    Savageduck, Jul 5, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    On 7/4/2012 8:58 PM, tony cooper wrote:

    <snip<

    < Alligator meat is a bit too chewy for
    I have found calamari is chewy when overcooked. Same for gator.
     
    PeterN, Jul 5, 2012
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    Mort Guest

    Hi,

    I print out my electronic-sourced manuals, then get them bound at the
    local Fedex/Kinko store with what they call a comb binding, which is
    sturdier than a spiral binding. I get a clear first page, so that I can
    read the title page. It's handy.

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Jul 6, 2012
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    Max Guest

    Cost?
     
    Max, Jul 6, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Yes! Several years ago i used that service to bind some WordPerfect
    macro manuals. They did good job.
     
    PeterN, Jul 6, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    Just an update on this new Fuji F600exm I just bought.

    I tried some candid "street" stuff yesterday and today. Much more
    difficult than I thought.

    I'm used to turning the barrel of the lens to zoom in or out, and a
    compact has a lever that does this. Nowhere near as precise. It
    jumps from zero to sixty and is very difficult to stop at the right
    framing.

    It's considerably slower than using my DSLR...not because of shutter
    lag or start-up time, but because fiddling around getting the image
    framed in the LCD and setting the zoom takes much, much longer than it
    does using a DSLR with an optical viewfinder. Also, I'm still not
    used to framing an image holding the camera out in front of me.

    I guess I'll get used to it, but I'll still rely on my Nikon.

    Took this yesterday in a Wendy's. I forget to set the camera to
    continuous, so I didn't get one with the hand away from the face.

    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/Other/Candids/i-vJq3TVd/0/XL/2012-07-05-33-3G-XL.jpg
     
    tony cooper, Jul 6, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Of course not. You would get an iPad. Right? (And it has ----- you
    guessed it: GPS!).
     
    Alan Browne, Jul 6, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Can LR tag photos from a GPS recording (say in NMEA or GPX format)?
     
    Alan Browne, Jul 6, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

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    Savageduck Guest

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