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    You didn't mention what your budget is, but be...

    You didn't mention what your budget is, but be aware that the fuji s9000 has an expected price of ~$699.95. That is significantly more than the S2($460) or FZ20($420).

    I know this since I've been...
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    Thanks for the info Sarah :) As you know from my...

    Thanks for the info Sarah :) As you know from my other posts, I was looking at the S2 and the FZ5. Judging by the way things have been looking on the horizon though, I may just be putting off my...
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    I *would* like a small camera, but I'm currently...

    I *would* like a small camera, but I'm currently in the market for an ultra zoom so "small" isn't really an option. As long as the camera takes quality pictures, I say the smaller the better.
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    No problem Joe :) I guess I can understand about...

    No problem Joe :) I guess I can understand about the movie angle of it....I've never really been into video too much so I guess that's why it's kind of a non-issue to me. I just threw that out...
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    I'm in the same boat on this one. Although I...

    I'm in the same boat on this one. Although I can't make the decision for you, I figured I'd throw in my 2 cents anyway. Here are the main points that are keeping me on the fence:

    Purple fringing...
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    euphoriuhh, I just wanted to point out that the...

    euphoriuhh,
    I just wanted to point out that the F-10 would be well within your budget of 350-400. Check the sites at the bottom of the dcresource review here:

    F-10 Review at dcresource

    I...
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    Thanks for the replies :) I was just asking...

    Thanks for the replies :) I was just asking because I've been looking at the canon S2 compared to the FZ5/20 and found that Canon's stabilization doesn't work when the camera is held vertically.
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    JTF, From what I've seen online, the Panasonic...

    JTF,
    From what I've seen online, the Panasonic FZ5 or FZ20 have NO issues with purple fringing (PF) to be noted. According to the FZ5 review on this site, it is due to Panasonic's "Venus Engine II"...
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    FZ5/20 Image stabilization question

    Could someone please tell me if Panasonic's image stabilization works in these 2 cameras when they are being held vertically? As opposed to only working when they are held horizontally that is...
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    PhilR, Thanks for the tip on the Kodak...

    PhilR,

    Thanks for the tip on the Kodak cameras! There is a computer site that sells new & refurbished items(compgeeks.com) and I think I've seen some inexpensive Kodaks listed in their e-mail ad...
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    Oh, sorry for the confusion, I *did* see that...

    Oh, sorry for the confusion, I *did* see that post.... I was just remarking on the F-10 because you posted the second picture.
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    Yes, I saw that image in another thread you...

    Yes, I saw that image in another thread you replied to. Now, if the F-10 was an ultra zoom it would be on *my* list, and if it was $100 it would be great for my grandfather.

    Unfortunately, it...
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    Thanks for the link Sarah, you are a real asset...

    Thanks for the link Sarah, you are a real asset to these forums :)

    I'll look into the cameras at the link you provided, and yes, I've seen that photo from the f-10. Very nice depth and saturation!
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    Camera for someone who is 90

    Yes, that is right, my grandfather is 90 years old. He would like to get a digital camera preferrably on a ~$100 budget. He would like to take photographs of vegetables from his garden & probably...
  15. Thread: 12x Zoom?

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    Hi Sarah, Yes, I *did* take your advice and...

    Hi Sarah,
    Yes, I *did* take your advice and looked through the perpetual flower thread (just posted an image there today).

    I was *overwhelmed* though by the excellent images from *expensive*...
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    Sticky: This is from my Olympus D360L. Handheld, no...

    This is from my Olympus D360L. Handheld, no processing just resized down from 1280x960.

    http://home.adelphia.net/~niteshade/360/macro1.jpg
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    The 4 cameras that you mentioned are the exact...

    The 4 cameras that you mentioned are the exact ones that I've been looking into lately.

    You've pretty much nailed down the details & characteristics of each one, and I can add that (from viewing...
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    Before I decided that I wanted an ultra zoom model, the F-10 was actually a camera that I was looking at. Could please you comment on the F-10's macro mode vs. the Canon S2's macro mode?
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    Good point. What I should have said is that it...

    Good point. What I should have said is that it would be nice to have a reply or replies from people who have tried both cameras and could comment specifically on the macro & clarity abilities of...
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    Thanks for the reply Sarah :) I was hoping for a...

    Thanks for the reply Sarah :) I was hoping for a few people who have both to reply, but it seems everyone's tired of the "vs." threads. Completely understandable though.

    Maybe I just haven't...
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    Macro & overall sharpness, FZ5 or S2 IS?

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    Which is better for macro shots and has sharper images overall?

    Long version:
    I'm just a novice/hobbyist, but I think I've been able to get some awesome pictures out of my old...
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