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Camera to replce the Finepix F50 which has grainy photos - see my fuij forum post too
I have had a finepix F50 for a week and had trouble with grainy photosI intend to return it but need advice what I should buy instead please.

I want just a point and shoot on auto that will give me great photosNikon Coolpix S210,Pentax Optio S12, Panasonic LUMIX DMC- Or another?.

How many megapioxels do I need ? My old camera has 5...

Comments (9)

Set the AUTO ISO to a max of 800...

Comment #1

Hi It was on that when I bought it The shop put it on 400 after I complained No difference.

I have posted a message on the fuji forum and had suggestions to return it as no way is it a point and shoot as it was sold asSo seeking help buying one that is lol..

Comment #2

One or two samples would probably help....it's a p&s camera and they all inhibit some noise over a certain ISO range. Fuji with it's super-ccd has done better than others traditionally but they're still a far cry away from dSLRs for example.Olympus E-510 w/ dual kit lenses (28-84mm/80-300mm equiv. 35mm)Canon XTi 400D w/ dual lenses (28-88mm/120-480mm equiv. 35mm)..

Comment #3

How do you view your pictures? I looked at a picture someone posted for you in the other thread and it looked good enough at 50% of it's original size. Of course, the 100% detail crops don't look so good but you will not see that on a common 4x6 print. Don't expect any of the current point and shoot cameras to do better either..

If your goal is to view the pictures at 100%, I wouldn't go beyond ISO 100. Even film didn't do that well but the difference is that most everyone never got the chance to look at a negative up close..

If you really want to replace your camera, an old Fuji F31 or the new F100 would do better than the F50...

Comment #4

As far as noise goes, Fuji's F## cameras are still considered best in class. The problem is in forcing to compete in the MP race , even these cameras have lost a bit of their edge..

If you want excellent high ISO performance these days, you ideally need a larger APS-C sensor. This essentially means either a DSLR or Sigma DP1. (the latter isn't necessarily the best in lowlight though)..

Comment #5

Mar2 wrote:.

I have had a finepix F50 for a week and had trouble with grainy photos.

What were the conditions? Inside, outside? Flash or available light?.

I want just a point and shoot on auto that will give me great photosNikon Coolpix S210,Pentax Optio S12, Panasonic LUMIX DMC- Or another?.

What kind of photos do you take?.

How many megapioxels do I need ? My old camera has 5..

How big do you print or how much do you crop? 5 is enough for 11x14..

Erik..

Comment #6

Thanks for all the help folksi have returned the camera and searching for another maybe..

Comment #7

Mar2 wrote:.

Hi It was on that when I bought it The shop put it on 400 after Icomplained No differenceI have posted a message on the fuji forum and had suggestions toreturn it as no way is it a point and shoot as it was sold asSo seeking help buying one that is lol.

For nice AUTO results also check into the Canon PowerShot A720IS, Nikon Coolpix S51c, Olympus Stylus 840, and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3..

Kelly Cook..

Comment #8

I have now bought a Nikon Coolpix S210 Lovely little camera and very clear photos.

So quite happy with it...

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