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    Fuji F50 or Cannon SD900?

    I think I have it narrowed down between the Fuji F50 or Cannon SD900, any suggestions on which would be a better choice?

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    I like the SD900 take a look at my blog from my recent Roatan trip.
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    That is a very good trip report, I have never been to Roatan , but would like to go sometime in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scubakraut View Post
    I like the SD900 take a look at my blog from my recent Roatan trip.
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    Nice images... great topside shots...

    I see some unwater strobe shots.... what strobe?

    I think there are several differences, that amount to how much thinking you want to do.

    Out of the box, the SD900 will take nice pictures... but it is limited in a lot of the range and manual settings.

    Fill flash is difficult with any P+S, and it is is even more difficult with an auto camera..

    I would see this as:

    1. The potential image quality is better with the F50...but auto sucks big time.

    2. The range of settings.. if you use them, is much bigger with the F50.

    3. Controlling the output is easier with the F50.

    4. But having an easy to use camera does have it's advantage. It is quick to learn... does not require a lot of practice....

    As a comparison, here are some F11 images (the same basic camera, with a lower res sensor and no anti-shake):











    These are all really compressed images - the originals are much better.

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    I have a Cannon SD1000 and housing. It works great underwater, and out. I am no expert photographer, so I needed something small and easy. I didn't even realize the video capabilities of this thing until recently. It's a sweet camera. I got mine, all new, off EBAY. The Cannon site has alot of info to check also. Cannon makes a trillion models. Many models would have worked for me, I'm sure. Somehow I decided on the SD1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grin View Post
    I have a Cannon SD1000 and housing. It works great underwater, and out. I am no expert photographer, so I needed something small and easy. I didn't even realize the video capabilities of this thing until recently. It's a sweet camera. I got mine, all new, off EBAY. The Cannon site has alot of info to check also. Cannon makes a trillion models. Many models would have worked for me, I'm sure. Somehow I decided on the SD1000.
    You demonstrate one of the great aspects of any purchase choice.. the camera you have exceeds your needs, and is more than worth what you paid.

    I would not be happy with it, but who cares as long as you are.

    I like macro shots... some don't... I like fill flash shots, many don't care...I guess to each their own.

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    Those pics are really good, and those with taken with a Fugi, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRACI View Post
    Those pics are really good, and those with taken with a Fugi, correct?
    Those were taken with the older, not as good Fuji...I have both, just not gotten the F50 wet (in less than 2 weeks). You get anti-shake and better resolution in addition to what I have.. you loose some of the high ISO quality..but the turn on and shoot in auto sucks...but setting it up is not that big a deal.

    Fuji's have an autofocus light that works in macro, so close up images are easy.

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    Here is an example of the image quality:

    Big picture:



    Just the fish:


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    Are your pic's taken with just the camera, or are you using other accessory's , like filters, strobes? I can't afford any other accessory's right now, so I was needing a camera and housing that I can use for a Coz trip in January that will take pretty good pics without having to make any additional purchases.

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