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Fuji F45fd (same as f40fd) $105 shipped AR ritzcamera

lzpoof 157 April 10, 2008 at 12:55 PM in Mail In Rebate (2) More RitzCamera Deals
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FREE Epson printer after rebate [ritzcamera.com] Thanks dealfanic

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good lowlight pocket cam that takes SD or xD.

Specifications / Features:

* 8.3 megapixel 6th Generation SuperCCD HR sensor (1/1.6 inch)
* 3x Optical Zoom Fujifilm Zoom Lens (1:2.8-5.1 f8-24mm / 36 - 108mm equiv.)
* 6.9x Digital Zoom
* Store images on xD or SD memory cards
* 2.5 inch LCD - 230,000 pixels - Anti-glare CV film
* Movie mode: Records 640 x 480 at 30fps with sound
* ISO: 100/200/400/800/1600 / up to ISO 2000 on Anti-Blur/Natural Light mode
* High-Definition Real Photo Processor II
* Intelligent Flash
* 300 shot battery life
* 25mb built in memory
* 6-7cm macro mode
* IR Communication
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Does this camera have optical stabilization?
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doesn't need it. The sensor is huge compared to anything from canon that isn't a DSLR. Your low light pictures will come out at much higher ISO.
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I wish I had seen this one earlier. Just bought a sony one that I liked last night.
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$75 MIR Frown will pass
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If you are rebate tolerable, add the epson cx7400 free after $70 rebate. Actually, ritzcamera rebates are pretty reliable.
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Quote from dmanko View Post :
doesn't need it. The sensor is huge compared to anything from canon that isn't a DSLR. Your low light pictures will come out at much higher ISO.
I'm just amazed that people go bonkers over a Canon SD1000 at 140-150 but not this.
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looks, good, I need new all-in-one printer too
anyone can find any reviews on it? One review said that it is the same as F40, F45fd is UK specific model? I'm interested in "Continuous" mode, got to shoot a lot of pictures of people snowboarding...

edit: found F40, review seems great: http://www.dcresource.com/reviews...fd-review/ the only drawback for me continuous mode is not what I need
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Quote from lzpoof View Post :
I'm just amazed that people go bonkers over a Canon SD1000 at 140-150 but not this.
you are so right

(sad thing is, i've only owned Canons because of the stupid xD card. Now Fujis take SD but they dropped the awesome sensor in this camera.)

Edit: Oops, this one takes SD. Dang! Better get one.

TONS of reviews on the right side: http://www.dcviews.com/_fuji/f40.htm
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Quote from lzpoof View Post :
I'm just amazed that people go bonkers over a Canon SD1000 at 140-150 but not this.
For the price of $100, this is a camera worth getting. But it's showing $174 at amazon, and it's garbage at that price. I know we at slickdeals want the best price we can get, and will compromise on quality, but I just can't do it with cameras.... they're my MEMORIES!

This camera does not have optical image stabilization, which I'm sure many of you know. But I'm just putting it out there. It uses a higher ISO to shorten the shutter time. Essentially, that's digital image stabilization, and that's worthless. Now true, when comparing it to the SD1000, it also doesn't have image stabilization. But I would compare this camera to the SD750, which is a beautiful camera that takes excellent pictures. And I think I saw it on a slickdeals post for $160 or less(?) Well worth that price!

Fuji stopped making good cameras after the F31fd, in my opinion. I've been a freelance camera reviewer for quite awhile, and I'm not happy with fujis.

But to be fair: As long as you know the limitations of this camera, $100 is an awfully good price. The low-light ability is not Fuji-worthy, the ISO2000 "ability" is a joke, ISO performance compared to other cameras are not what you'd expect for a larger CCD.

I would take the SD750 over this camera any day. But if you can only afford $100 for a camera, you'll get a decent camera with this.

Bottomline: Don't go gagga over 8.3MP, big CCD, etc. Do some research at least and understand the flaws before buying a camera you don't like. A $100 camera doesn't take good pictures if you never use it Smilie Don't expect much, if any, manual options on this, either.
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Quote from MAK1981 View Post :
It uses a higher ISO to shorten the shutter time. Essentially, that's digital image stabilization, and that's worthless.
I agree with most of what you say, except that above. If you are a camera reviewer, you should know that higher ISO capability is NOT necessarily digital image stabilization (after all, analog cameras always used this for stopping motion). OK, Fuji markets their camera trying to trick you into thinking it has stabilization, but it does have higher capability than Canon at high ISO.

Proof against your SD750: http://www.lesnumeriques.com/duel...=1745&ph=2
Use the scroll down menu at "Etape 3" and the second to last setting is Barbie sans flash. ISO1600 is crazy, but a good comparison.

Maybe Canon is a nice all around camera, but I'd fork out $110 for a good night/indoor camera as a second camera because, quite honest, Canon doesn't cut, even with OIS.

That said, the F31 or even F20/F30 would be better choices for high ISO, but are hard to come by and use the dreaded xD card.
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Just in case anyone is wondering like I was...

Question
What is the difference between the Finepix F40fd and the Finepix F45fd?

Answer
Both cameras feature the same specifications, features, & camera body. The Finepix F45fd is a Ritz Camera exclusive model which features the Ritz Camera logo in the graphic user interface. Both models carry a Fujifilm USA 1 year limited warranty.



Link [fujifilmusa.com]


EDIT: Forgot to mention that since this camera has USA warranty, this is an EXCELLENT deal! Great price for a great camera! bounce
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Quote from lzpoof View Post :
I'm just amazed that people go bonkers over a Canon SD1000 at 140-150 but not this.

Part of the reason is the "brand name". In the general public's eyes, Canon and Sony are like the "Mercedes-Benz" and "Rolls-Royce" of digital P&S cameras. FujiFilm is probably more like a "Toyota".

(NOTE: To those who are easily offended, remember this is meant to be a comparison of the general public's perception of BRAND NAMES ONLY... NOT a comparison on performance! This statement should NOT be interpreted as FujiFilm's performance is inferior to Canon's or Sony's... in fact in many cases it's the opposite!)
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#14
Ordered camera and printer. As long as I get my rebates, I have no reason to complain.
If wife doesn't want to keep the printer, which I should be able to sell for at least 20-30$,
then camera would cost only 75-85$.

Upgrading(I hope) from canon sd600.

Thanks OP and other members for discussion.
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Quote from dlhuss View Post :
I agree with most of what you say, except that above. If you are a camera reviewer, you should know that higher ISO capability is NOT necessarily digital image stabilization (after all, analog cameras always used this for stopping motion). OK, Fuji markets their camera trying to trick you into thinking it has stabilization, but it does have higher capability than Canon at high ISO.

Proof against your SD750: http://www.lesnumeriques.com/duel...=1745&ph=2
Use the scroll down menu at "Etape 3" and the second to last setting is Barbie sans flash. ISO1600 is crazy, but a good comparison.

Maybe Canon is a nice all around camera, but I'd fork out $110 for a good night/indoor camera as a second camera because, quite honest, Canon doesn't cut, even with OIS.

That said, the F31 or even F20/F30 would be better choices for high ISO, but are hard to come by and use the dreaded xD card.

I actually AM in the camp of 'digtial image stabilization' being crap ironically. It's also worth noting that there is more than 1 type of 'digital image stabilization' being marketed, one type is raising the ISO but there is another type that takes 2 images and blends them and possibly even others.

HOWEVER, for 100 bucks you aren't going to really do better. A clunkier fuji A-series with less features might actually take sharper ow ISO pictures but then you're compromising elsewhere. It would be nice if Fuji released 2 firmwares for cameras, one with the noise reduction turned up and one with it mostly turned off. Let the buyer decide how they want to finish their images.

If people want to make comparisons they should try using the same price range, not 180 bucks cameras. there realyl isn't anything around 100 after rebate that competes. I personally have been holding out willing to pay more for a good 6/12 mp camera with OIS from fuji but the F50 and F100 turned out to be mostly jokes.
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