Hi, The right camera depends on your photo needs. What subjects and under what conditions do you shoot? If you don't mind reading a bit, see: http://www.neocamera.com/guide_choosing_basics.html It explains what factors are important. From your suggestions, the Fuji S6000fd is the most appealing to me because I do architecture and low-light photography which take advantage of the wide-angle lens and high-ISO performance of the S6000fd. Between the others, which would be more suited to wildlife and macro photography, the Sony H5 stands out with better image quality than the others except the Fuji. Good luck choosing! - Itai..
I"m a huge Fuji fan as a starter camera plus great quality cameras. Switched to the Nikon D series but still have my S7000 camera. Hope this helps..
To Itai and Sean, Thank you very much for your advice. I think I would start taking picture of persons on different occassions (party, indoor, outdoor, parks, etc). I've tried to read reviews, and the results confused me from one internet site to other site. But most of the sites favor your choices and also the Canon S3 IS. However, I am concern in capturing images of persons on different light conditions. Can I ask you again? 1.) Is the S6000 superb in capturing images of person or in objects (from structures to small objects) compare to S3 IS?.
2.) I also want to know what S6000 lacks, compare to other DG cams mentioned above? Thank you again for you opinions. It really helped me. Regards, Geof..
Hi again, The S6000fd is a very good at capturing a variety of subjects due to it's great lens which goes from wide-angle (great for architecture and landscape) to telephoto. As for differences with the S3: The S3 goes further in telephoto reach but does not have the wide-angle. If you like wildlife photography, that is an advantage for the S3. If you like architecure, that is an advantage for the S6000fd. The S3 also has a better macro mode which means it can focus closer. Finally, the S3 can shoot continuously faster and for longer.
On the other hand, the S6000fd's image quality is quite a bit better, specially in low-light. Hope this helps, - Itai.
Hello again, I think camera functionality and image quality is a two different category that every one should be noted. Please correct me if I misunderstood with what you've said. Conclusions: 1. For camera functionality, S3 IS wins. Because of it's telephoto, macro and shooting capability over Fuji's wide function. 2.
No matter what focal length (wide - telephoto), S6000fd produced better image quality over S3 IS. We're almost at the bottom, on which DG cam should I buy. Thanks, Best Regards, Geof..