? about a Steve's Digicam review on FUJI A310

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Samduhman, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Samduhman

    Samduhman Guest

    Im want to buy a new camera to replace my aging Fuji 1400 1.3
    megapixel. When reading through Steve's reviews I notice(mostly Fuji
    camera's) he makes this comment "The Fujinon 3X optical zoom lens
    produces sharp results throughout its range, with some barrel
    distortion at extreme wide angle and pincushioning at full telephoto."
    How bad is this? Is it reason enough not to buy this or any camera
    where he makes this statement? What camera would you recommend for
    around $200 to $250.

    Samduhman, Nov 12, 2003
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  2. Samduhman

    mark herring Guest

    Mark Herring
    Pasadena, CA, USA
    private e-mail: say no to "No"
    Canon A60---successor to the A40. 2Mp, 3x zoom, easy to use
    mark herring, Nov 12, 2003
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  3. Samduhman

    Samuel Paik Guest

    Since essentially all zoom lenses have a little barrel distortion at
    the wide end and a little pincushion distortation at the telephoto end,
    you have to evaluate the actual amounts for yourself. Check the amount
    of distortion he measured (I don't remember if he actually measures
    them or not) and look at the sample images. Then compare with the
    Samuel Paik, Nov 12, 2003
  4. Samduhman

    Don Coon Guest

    Except the Fuji A310 is a 3MP camera -- not 2MP. The A70 matches up best.
    About the A70, Steve says: "There is a little barrel distortion at full wide
    angle but almost no pincushioning at full telephoto."

    IMHO, the A60/A70 series beats the Fujis in this price range as far as
    features and performance. I did own an A60 for a short time before giving
    it to a daughter (to make sure I got regular pictures of our grandchildren
    now far away : )

    Buydig.com now has the A70 for $269 shipped although a few places have it $5
    cheaper. Buydig also has the A60 for $178 shipped. You should also read the
    reviews at www.dpreview.com to get another viewpoint.

    Best of luck!
    Don Coon, Nov 12, 2003
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