24th May 2005, 10:00 PM
24th May 2005, 11:11 PM
25th May 2005, 02:53 AM
25th May 2005, 03:10 AM
25th May 2005, 03:45 AM
Cause I Canon supporter and I'm using A85.
Originally Posted by Fumio
25th May 2005, 03:50 AM
25th May 2005, 04:01 AM
25th May 2005, 12:26 PM
There are many people who likes the warmer colours, generally lower noise and less hard sharpening of Fuji. The Canon is pretty good, too, but I am inclined to Fuji. Best to look out for actual samples and decide for yourself. Harvey Norman, Best Denki, Cathay Photo, Alan Photo, TK Photo are places whereby they are quite obliging to testing the cams, especially during off-peak hours.
25th May 2005, 05:54 PM
25th May 2005, 06:11 PM
I wld choose the E550 over the A95 becuz:
1) E550 has a higher resolution than A95 ( You can see from the resolution charts at dpreview.com).
2) Faster speed of operation. The E550 is a faster camera than the A95. The E550 has faster start-up, focusing, and shot to shot speed. The Canon A-series' focusing speed can be quite slow.
3) ISO performance is better. Check the reviews from dpreview.com. The E550 can go up to ISO 800 ( only at 3MP), and it is very useable.
4) RAW mode. Some users of E550 (some of them are D-SLR users) said that if u process the RAW files using third-party software, the results can rival 8 MP prosumers. There is one very popular free RAW converter software, called s7raw. Very easy to use, with graphical user interface.
However, there's one disadvantage for the E550. The E550 has a longest shutter speed of 3 secs, compared to A95's 15 secs.
Last edited by stann; 25th May 2005 at 06:20 PM.
26th May 2005, 12:19 AM
Hi Stann, your view is very detailed and informative. I appreciate very much! I can now decide which camera to get
Originally Posted by stann
(ps: actually wanted the E550 since my fren already have a A95, therefore we can compare our photos)
26th May 2005, 09:55 AM
Eh one more thing. The E550 only has a fine quality setting for the 12MP resolution setting. Its has normal quality setting for all the resolution.
That means there's only normal 6MP setting (ard 1.5 MB in filesize). There may be some compression artefacts. To get around these artefacts, u need to shoot at least in 12MP normal, and then downsize it to 6MP. The 12MP normal can be seen as the same as 6MP Fine, if it existed. Even the filesizes would be ard the same.
Actually, 6MP normal setting is enough for normal usage. But if u wan the best in image quality, shoot in 12MP Fine and downsize it to watever resolution u wan, max at 8MP.
26th May 2005, 10:32 AM
what is the price of fuji E550? you considered the fuji F10?
26th May 2005, 12:36 PM
Yes, i think F10 better in many reviews, however, i want more manual control to play with. F10 autofocus only i think. According to dpreview the price is comparable to A95, but have not asked any locally (no point asking cos wanna wait until PCshow to decide).
Originally Posted by wind30
Last edited by Fumio; 26th May 2005 at 11:09 PM.