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  1. .vr6Love

    .vr6Love TPF Noob!

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    the Sony DCS H5 or the DCS H7, cuz i realized i dont need a super good camera.. and i was lookin at future shop and these 2 cuaght my attention. Any pro's or con's? any opinions?
     
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    18 views and no1 kno's anything?
     
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    Sorry, I haven't used either one. Matter of fact, I don't think I've ever used a Sony camera of any kind. Do a search for consumer reports on both. Read up on them and see if one has some features the other one doesn't (that you either love or really don't need). Go back to the store and test them out and, when it comes right down to it, which is more in your price range?

    Sorry I couldn't be more help. Good luck!
     
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    ya there both around the same price.. but thats what im gonna have to do after work 2day.. go read some reviews and crap.. thanx for the input tho
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here is a side by side

    The H7 looks to be the newer version of the H5 (one year newer). From a quick review, it looks like the H7 has the advantage in most catergorys...except for the LCD screen. It says that the H5 has a bigger & better screen.

    Personally, the thing I look at first is the sensor size...both of these (and 95% of digital cameras) have rather small sensors. If you are planning to spend that much on a camera, I suggest trying to increase your budget and looking at a DSLR like the Canon XTi, Nikon D40, Pentax K100D, Sony Alpha etc.
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Have you tried dp review?

    No personal experience though.

    BOL

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    futureshop.com always has user reviews
     
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    ya i was reading some reviews.. but then i came accross the FinePix S6000fd and read a couple of convincing reviews.. so right now im leaning towards that.

    But does any1 think the Sony would be a better buy then the Fujifilm ones.. maybe based on reputation in the field?
     
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    I can't personally comment on these cameras but in the past I have found Sony charging more than their products are really worth, because it has "the sony" name on it. For all I know tho those cameras could be a great deal, never herd about or used any of them.
     
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    i havent had good success with fuji to be honest... stick with the ones that are known for quality, nikon and canon
     
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    I had a friend who went through two different fuji cameras and ended up getting a Sony before she found one that she was happy with the photos. I on the other hand have been a loyal Sony user (in the point and shoot world) and am seriously contemplating taking back my W55 to get a Canon point and shoot.

    If you can, go to a store and try each one out aqnd take pictures with them, that is the only real way to know if you are going to be happy with one of them.

    Also, I like the name, I am assuming you have a VR6?
     
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    Takes me about a month of shooting to decide if I like the camera I bought or not.
     

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