Thinking of buying Fujipix S5600, any others I should consider?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by tinnews, Nov 29, 2006.

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    tinnews Guest

    I'm thinking of buying a Fujipix S5600, are there any other digital
    cameras around this price and ability that I might also consider?

    The things that specifically attract me to the S5600 when compared
    with other similar cameras are:-

    It uses standard AA batteries and I'm well stocked up with those
    and have nice portable chargers for them that can be used in car
    on 12v as well as the mains.

    It's pretty light compared with some of the competition and the
    reviews I have read say it's comfortable/easy to use.

    The minor downsides are:-

    It's only 5.1 megapixels but I suspect that for what I want this
    will be quite adequate, I'm not aiming to try and take pictures
    for printing huge enlargements.

    The wide angle end of the lens is only 38mm equivalent, I used to
    find 28mm on my OM-2 was a bit limiting, 38mm really isn't very
    wide at all. However there are few alternatives that I can see,
    there are some cameras which manage 28mm equivalent but they
    mostly have other more significant disadvantages.

    Are there any other cameras I might consider in the same sort of price
    area? The S5600 can be had for a bit less than GBP150 but I'd consider
    up to GBP200 or so for something that offered more of what I want. I'm
    not necessarily fixed on the 'super zoom, pseudo-SLR' format but it
    seems to offer more of what I want at a given price level. I might
    consider a good 'compact' as weight and portability is a significant
    consideration. I do specifically want:-
    Fast shutter response
    Uses AA rechargeables
    Viewfinder of some sort (i.e. not just screen)
    Some wide-angle[ish] ability
    tinnews, Nov 29, 2006
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    Trev Guest

    Look at the Fuji S-6500 shopping around you should find it at not much more
    and 28 mm to boot
    Trev, Nov 29, 2006
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    tinnews Guest

    It's a possibility, though it's significantly bigger/heavier. I can't
    see it at less than £234 so it's almost £100 more too.

    Thanks for the idea though, I'll add it to my shortlist.
    tinnews, Nov 29, 2006
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    A.Lee Guest

    Not really much help to you, but I bought a Fuji 5500 last year, and
    cannot fault it. I only use it for web based pics, so it doesnt get
    stretched far for quality, but 5megs's is plenty I reckon - there are no
    differences between a film pic and this 5500's at 7x5.
    A.Lee, Nov 29, 2006
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    Flying Rat Guest

    I also bought a S5500 last year :)

    Great little all-round performer for a well featured snapper when you
    compare it to some of the others in the price range. The S5600 is the
    update and I've seen a few of the hobby snappers at the airport using
    theirs quite happily.

    It can also work in RAW format which is a bonus.

    Flying Rat, Nov 29, 2006
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    tinnews Guest

    Thanks for the comments so far, very useful.

    I think I simply need to decide between the S5600 (smaller, cheaper,
    lighter) and the S6500fp (28mm effective WA, a bit more resolution).
    tinnews, Nov 29, 2006
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    Flying Rat Guest

    I like the twist barrel on the 6500, if I was thinking of one I'd lean
    towards that model.
    Flying Rat, Nov 29, 2006
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