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    Fujifilm S5000 and similar

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    Just saw my boss's Fujifilm S5000 and now I'm "gian" to upgrade my DC.

    What I liked was that in addition to the full auto mode, it also has almost full manual (aperture, exposure and focus) mode. There are many other in-between modes and features, in addition to the "standard" features that come on comtemporary DCs. Priced at around S$600-700.

    Quite a nice package for the amatuer photographer who ocassionally wants more control then a run-of-the-mill AF, but not interested in, nor able to afford a full-featured SLR (digital or otherwise).

    I've been surfing some of the digital-camera/photography forums and reviews sites, but it's quite hard to spot other cameras in the same category (features/cost) from the many models available. Can the more experienced photographers list out a few similar models to look at? The basic criteria:
    - Manual mode available.
    - Good macro range.
    - Priced below $1K.

    Many thanks in advance.
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    - Manual mode available.
    - Good macro range.
    - Priced below $1K.


    I think other things to add to your criteria:
    - SHUTTER LAG
    - support external flash/hot shoe
    - aperture priority
    - shutter priority
    - full manual focus
    - exposure conpensation
    - flash exposure conpensation
    - metering modes. (spot + evaluative or partial + evaluative)
    - storage media type (Compact flash is the most cost effective)
    - good focal length (24-200mm)
    - aperture size (how fast the lens is)
    - support ISO modes.
    - resale value.

    I tried using your criteria, on dpreview and got the minolta D7
    anyway, more knowledgable people can help


    * but if I weren't buy a DSLR, I might go for
    Minolta Dimage A1
    olympus C5060 Wide Zoom
    but those are probably out of budget.

    how about Minolta DiMAGE Z1 ? it looks REALLY neat.
    or canon A80.

    anyway, I think you should check out shutter lag first and foremost.

    heh

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    Yeah, agree on the shutter lag and pretty much the rest of the features you mentioned.
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    if you're going to do fish photos, external flash is a must so make sure it has hot shoe. also most built-in macro is not good enough so you ought to be able to add filters.
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