|2005-07-03 02:51 (UTC)
|We bought a Fuji FinePix E550
The E550 uses the same CCD as the Pro-grade S2. It interpolates at 12M, and shoots native at 6MP.
At any rate, it ended up being about $400, IIRC. Didn't we get it before you left? With a 1G xD card, it'll shoot 20 minutes of video or 167 12MP images. I think it fits something like 500 at 6MP.
Problems with it:
* no autofocus illuminator, so autofocus has problems in dark situations.
* The compression is kinda high on 6MP and lower images, although I haven't been able to tell in the prints from it.
* FAST! Power to shooting (without flash) is about 1.5 seconds.
* Disk-length movies. We shot a movie of Lance's first haircut - about 10 minutes of video. We've taken longer movies since.
* Super-high resolution