Re: comments on Fuji Finepix S7000

From: Jack Fulton ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/16/04-05:46:34 PM Z
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        I know nary a thing re Royal and was more doing Gord a favor by
hunting stuff down for him. AND, the reason I had no manual was that
the Olympus distributor loaned me the camera. The Royal people say the
packaging is new and complete. Phone 'em and ask to see what actually
is provided.
        Frankly, I like the camera. The only glitch is the finder is video.
Their premier camera, the E-1 is really a nice instrument. It is also
being loaned. We ran a comparison and noted the E-1 is both sharper and
provides slightly better contrast and tonal separation. However, I feel
the quality of the 8080, being able to make nice 13x19 imagery easily
is a fine buy anywhere near $600 . . even $700.
        The Canon Rebel is the one to beat, really. But, to obtain the most
from it one should purchase the good Canon lenses and they are
expensive. If there is a caveat to what I write, the rumor, from
Olympus, is that they wish to bring forth this Fall a "Rebel Beater". i
shall wait and see. Meanwhile, i work w/the 8080.
        Jack Fulton

On Jul 16, 2004, at 4:03 PM, Denny wrote:

I read a great review of the Olympus, and I'm almost ready to buy one,
but I noticed that the price at RoyalCamera is REALLY low.  Do you know
anything about the company?  It sounds like a greymarket price
(especially if you didn't get a manual...)

From: Jack Fulton []
  Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 11:01 PM
Subject: Re: comments on Fuji Finepix S7000

On Jul 15, 2004, at 10:42 PM, Gordon J. Holtslander wrote:

One of the cameras I'm considering is a Fuji Finepix S7000. Its in the
same price range and has similar features to the Canon Powershot G5,
Coolpix 5400, Olympus C5060, except that the Fuji is a 6 megapixel
while the others are 5 megapixel.

However one review I read was very critical of the image quality of the
camera, and none of the camera shops I went to have print outs to
image quality of each camera.

1st, looking @ web prices, the Fuji can be purchased for $485 @
RadioActiveDeals. I have not checked but you might need to buy the
battery or CompactFlash card. The cards can be purchased cheaper @
However, consider the Olympus 8080 for $560 @ The rep
has let me 'borrow' one for the past month and it is excellent.
Magnesium body, 2 cards, RAW files,
28-140mm equivalent to 35mm zoom + additional digital zoom.
It's easy to use . . I have nearly mastered it w/out being provided w/a
manual. The images easily blow up to 12 x something w/no sharpening. I
do use some nifty sharpening methods to make it look snappier.
Buy both and return the one you don't want. That is what credit cards
are for.
Jack Fulton
Received on Fri Jul 16 17:47:03 2004

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