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  1. #1
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    Nov 2004
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    Looking for a compact camera - comparable to the A95

    This will be my first digital camera. I read a lot of good reviews about the Canon A95, but some people prefer the A80 because of purple fringing. I now see that the A80 has the same problem. I'm looking for a camera in the $400-$500 price range, or close to it. I need something that will be automated but can easily be switched to manual if I ever decide to get creative. I basically need the A95 without purple fringing. I like the size and feel of it. I would need at least 4 MP with at least 3x optical zoom. I would prefer a stylish camera. The most important is the quality of the picture...I know, I know...I want a $2000 camera for $400. Do you have to try hard to see purple fringing in the A80 or A95? Can software take care of it?

    Thanks
    Gabriel

  2. #2
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    Nov 2004
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    I would like to add that I will be shooting indoors and outdoors. Will do my best to avoid direct light, but you never know.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Co. Meath, Ireland
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    Talking Fuji FinePix E550 or Konica Minolta DIMAGE G600?

    Have you looked at the Fuji FinePix E550 or an Konica Minolta DIMAGE G600? I am looking at this and the A95. I have looked at the pictures from the A95 in great detail and the purple fringing isn't really that massive a problem for me, but I am more of an amateur. I have heard the A95 does really well in low lighting photo's whereas the E550 is quite poor, but has a 4x Optical and 6Megapixels. The A95 has a neat tilt/swivel screen which would be good for high or low shots...

    I am still undecided and after reading a lot about the A95 there is an issue with Canon's warranty. The A series have a slight problem with fatal errors (E18) which Canon claim is through user abuse and refuse to fix the problem under warranty, but at cost - this is nearly the price of new A95 too... Even if the camera is only 1 week old and looked after...

    I personally need a night capable camera so it looks I may get my future A95 insured for "All Risks"

    BTW: My first camera was a Nikon Coolpix 2000 (Easy to use, but lacked real night photo capablities) and I am looking to upgrade to an auto/manual camera, but I have enjoyed it all the same.

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