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Old 06-26-2005, 04:38 PM   #1
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Picking out a ditgital camera for tanking photos of fish..

After much consideration and suggestion I think Ive decided on the Fuji FinePix S5100,
I was wondering if I could get any input here on other camera options and if not another
camera a better deal on the camera Ive selected..
The deal on the Fuji FinePix S5100...currently ~$306 with S/H
http://www.digitalfotoclub.com/sc/fr...64599176&rf=dt
Does anyone know were I could look for a better deal?
Or a better suited camera in the same price range?
Thanks in Advance!
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Old 06-26-2005, 05:14 PM   #2
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On dpreview there are lots of people very happy with that cam, one thing to consider though (and I haven't looked at the specs) is white balance, shooting in aquariums can really have an issue with the whitebalance of a photo, does it have a setting to allow you to set a manual white balance?

I don't know where you will find a better deal, I've used that company a few times and have been happy with them each time, and they are almost always one of the lowest prices.
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i think the main thing in buying my new camra would be the optical zoom. because digital makes it dark and big pixeled
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All I can say is the Fuji is a fine choice. I just happen to have the 3100 and it's really good for the price. Every pic in my gallery was taken with it.
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Re: Picking out a ditgital camera for tanking photos of fish

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After much consideration and suggestion I think Ive decided on the Fuji FinePix S5100,
Bizarre...same camera make and model I am likely buying in July!
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Old 06-27-2005, 05:45 PM   #6
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Re: Picking out a ditgital camera for tanking photos of fish

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After much consideration and suggestion I think Ive decided on the Fuji FinePix S5100,
Bizarre...same camera make and model I am likely buying in July!
Great Minds I suppose!
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Re: Picking out a ditgital camera for tanking photos of fish

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After much consideration and suggestion I think Ive decided on the Fuji FinePix S5100,
Bizarre...same camera make and model I am likely buying in July!
Great Minds I suppose!
Three great minds???? This is getting scary....LOL
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On dpreview there are lots of people very happy with that cam, one thing to consider though (and I haven't looked at the specs) is white balance, shooting in aquariums can really have an issue with the whitebalance of a photo, does it have a setting to allow you to set a manual white balance?

I don't know where you will find a better deal, I've used that company a few times and have been happy with them each time, and they are almost always one of the lowest prices.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilms5100/
The S5100 has auto/6-position/Manual White Balance.. The S5000 doesnt have have it..
its continuous shooting is a little slower and it doesnt do ISO 800 at all but the 5000 only does ISO 800 at 1MP..
not a big advantage there.. overall I like the S5100 better then its predecessor....
I think that the Fuji's have the most aggressive prices for the options given.. this is just a observation so far..
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This seems compariable to the Fuji FinePix S5100... in features..
http://www.digitalfotoclub.com/sc/pr...p?id=964597562
Konica Minolta Dimage Z3... it has a few more features like a external flash option..
any thoughts?
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I kinda like this about it:

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White balance control includes Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash), Custom.
Wonder what that relates to in numerical form?
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