F31fd would be great for natural light shots in museums,cafe or castles interiors. Since F31fd only cost $499, use the balance for a photobank. You are all set now.
Last edited by cpuer; 18th April 2007 at 12:13 PM.
A Lumix LX1 served me quite well on my last trip. Compact to carry; small, quiet, and discreet for street photography. Nice, wide angle for landscapes. Plus, you can shoot RAW.
I know the LX2 gives you 10 megapixels, but I find that a little too noisy. 8 is enough if you don't intend to print big.
When I was taking photo for my friend's wedding, I use D80 as main cam and Fuji F20 as backup (I owned F20 first, found it too big, sold off and bought the Z5), there is world of difference in quality between P&S and DSLR. When you first look at the picture from P&S, you like it, but when you compare the result with DSLR, you will know the difference. There are people who say that F31fd picture is as good as DSLR, I leave it to each and individual to decide, to me, there is a big gap difference.
When I want convenient, I use P&S, but when I want good photos, I use DSLR. The decision is up to individual, that is why DSLR and P&S are all selling well.
Last edited by poh6702; 18th April 2007 at 06:44 PM.
when in doubt buy both
“How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler
The fact is that the TS wanted a compact camera. I said that I carry the F31fd with me ALL the time does not mean that I have no use for the S2Pro... It just mean that F31fd is very convenient... Hope this clears the air for you.
Come on guys, as said in the title, TS is looking for Compact Camera Comparison.
Can we please drop the topic of 'dslr' here and give more advise on Compact Camera COMPARISON?
Let not try to confuse the TS further with input like why you want compact cam over dslr, or why you have compact cam and dslr..... etc. etc.....
Do you consider Fuji S9600 as P&S or compact?
Isn't D40 with kit lens compact? I like the new term compact DSLR
The thread starter is having budget of $800 and looking for compact camera. Must it be limited to P&S?
Last edited by raincool2005; 19th April 2007 at 02:02 PM.
raincool, great photo, I like the 3rd !!!
thanks for sharing the POWER!!!
I'm new to this forum. I'm also looking for a new digicam and read some of the threads here where fujifilm f31fd seem a very popular choice. I read the review at dpreview but found that it doesn't meet my requirements in the following:-
1) Noisy focus, macro focus can be very slow (low light focus also slower)
2) 3-shot limit in continuous mode - and slow too
3) bulkier frame (looks bulky, i haven't seen it in real life yet)
I'm a simple user, more of P&S but will tend to take outdoor scenes (such as landscape, sky etc), moving objects (people running) and macro shots (of food etc.). Also, compact is key.
My current digicam is a canon S40 which i find too bulky & heavy for lugging around in my handbag.
Based on my simple needs, do you think f31fd is still suitable for me ?
Or any other recommendations ?
my budget is hopefully below $500.
Was also looking at the following:-
- canon ixus 850is
- canon ixus 75
- sony t100
Would appreciate any advices/recommendations.
Thanks in advance!
The fuji f30 and f31fd are indeed lovely camera, but why not check out its latest sibling in f40.
And strangely there seems to be no mention of any Sony Cybershots.....are they that bad???
I find the Sony that my wife uses tyrns out pretty decent shots too, though that just me.
i am not sure what is your definition of 'compact'.. yes the f31fd is smaller than your s40.. but its nowhere as small as those 3 that you had stated. (ok, the 850IS is close but still thinner slightly)
functionality, price and size are your concern, maybe you want to consider ease of use too? since you are a canon user, you might find an Ixus easier to use than say, a Sony?
and 1 thing also, the 3" LCD on the Ixus 75 and Sony T100 is v.attractive indeed..
just my 2 cents.