Windows 7 Digital Camera

seekermeister

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#41
I appreciate your values, but you don't mine. As I stated at the outset, I don't use a camera a lot, therefore I'm not into photography in the fashion that you are. All of the good things about this camera are what I want, but I also require reliability in product and warranty (also stated in the OP). It is beginning to look that a camera meeting my requirements don't exist that I can afford, so I don't know where I stand.

edit: the guy who bought 4 units with lens error probably didn't read about how to turn the camera on. The power switch is the lens itself.
After viewing the short video attached to that review, demonstrating the error, I think you might be right about him, but I'm less sure about the rest of those types of reviews. I understand that the power is controlled at the lens, but if that power isn't turned on, then the LCD wouldn't be powered on either...would it?
 


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seekermeister

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#42
I came across an ad that interested me, but I haven't studied it out, and it may not be the right camera at all. The thing that caught my eye is that it is a SLR for only $300 (hard to think I just said only $300, because that is 3 times more than I started out planning to pay)

http://www.hsn.com/products/fujifilm-hs35-exr-16mp-1080p-30x-zoom-digital-camera/7277343

It has a lot of zoom and the focus range starts at 17.7", so it should do okay with macros....yes/no?

Here it is a little cheaper:

http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Fine...iewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending
 


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badrobot

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badrobot

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seekermeister

Honorable Member
#45
It's not a priority, but the reason that the zoom interested me on the HS 35 is that I thought it would be good to get distance shots of my vehicle at about 125 feet, in case anyone was messing around it. Of course, that would probably only be necessary at night, and requiring IR, but I did see some filters once that were supposed to support IR. Would 30 x zoom get fine enough details of a person's face for legal identification?
 


badrobot

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seekermeister

Honorable Member
#47
You can turn on the LCD to view the photos you took by just pressing the "play" button. You DON't have to turn the whole system on through the lens.
It's hard to judge by the video attachment on the review with the 4 "defective" cameras, because it was taken too closely to see how he was turning it on, but that may well be the reason for his problems, but it can't be for others, because they were accepted and repaired under warranty, and I can't imagine Fuji accepting frivolous claims
 


seekermeister

Honorable Member
#48
If it is on a tripod, yes. The longer the zoom, the shakier and trickier the focus gets. If it has optical stabilization, sometime it works.
I have nothing else to add here. The item you are asking me about is not the one that I would think about getting myself. Plus, you keep changing your mind about what you want to use it for. Define what you want and stick to it. Otherwise, you will not get anywhere wasting your own time. If you want something that does everthing, get a DSLR body, get a macro lens, a zoom lens and an all around fast lens and get ready to pay at least $3000.

Cheers!
A little tolerance please. If I knew exactly what I wanted, I wouldn't have to ask questions. :)
 


badrobot

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seekermeister

Honorable Member
#50
It's not that you can't answer questions outside of your interests, it's that you prefer not to. You may not know all cameras, but I'm quite sure that you know most, if not all of their functions. Still, I can appreciate a need for focus of discussions. I'll try to rein myself in.
 


badrobot

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seekermeister

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#52
Everything breaks. You just need to decide which one you want to break.
If I were to break it, that would be one thing, but buying a camera prone to breakage is another.

Nice collection.
 


seekermeister

Honorable Member
#54
That may be true, but reading is preferable to groping in the dark. After all, I'm reading your posts aren't I?
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#55
Yup, but you listen more to people like this: :)

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seekermeister

Honorable Member
#56
That's a low blow.
 


seekermeister

Honorable Member
#58
Typical of observations made by those who feel that anyone, that doesn't automatically agree with them, must be wrong.
 


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That's just funny right there, I don't care who your are...That's just damned good TV!!!!! :ahaha:
 


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