Fujifilm should make an S6000fd with SDHC, IS & MPEG4

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cube, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. cube macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
    And if we could ask for a more radical change, extend the range to 24mm.

    The Ricoh GX100 does not convince. The current bridges have pathetic sensors.
  2. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    As long as they keep the 6 MP sensor, I would love it. The S6000 is an amazing camera!
  3. cube thread starter macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
    It seems the battery compartment door would also have to be fixed.

    They should also leave the zoom control like it is (more dumbness in newer cameras).
  4. Butthead macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2006
    More radical would be to put the S5 sensor in it (hell, the body is plenty big enough), include in camera CA processing like the new D300/D3 Nikon's do.

    I think in another 5yrs, 'bridge' cameras will become obsolete, or a tiny niche market. Compact PnS will offer enough range and performance, Ricoh's Capilo R6/R7 while not great have 28-200mm lens, and soon there will be a Nikon D30/D20 series that cost the same as the 6000 does now(body only), with newer dSLR 18-250mm 'compact' zooms from Tamron/Pentax adding OIS in the future, bridge cameras will make less, and less sense.

    Ever improving compact, pocketable, PnS; combined with lower cost dSLR's will cause the market for bridge cameras to buckle & collapse, IMO ;)
  5. cube thread starter macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
    P&S and bridge cameras are becoming worse, not improving.
  6. cube thread starter macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
    A D40 + 18-200 (27-300 equiv) VR costs $1200

    An S8000fd (27-486 equiv) costs $350. Assume 27-300 if it had a 1/1.7" sensor, like the S6000fd.

    There's still room for bridges for people who prefer long tele to compacity.
  7. srf4real macrumors 68040


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    My panasonic fz50 is pretty darn handy when I'm not in the mood for carrying gear and getting sand/dust on the sensor is not a concern. I treat it like a cheap p+s and it treats me like a real photographer. Sure the sensor is a noise generating pixel stuffed p.o.s compared to an slr... but I keep it in good light and have 35-420mm equivalent reach, built in flash with hot shoe, 848 X 480 quicktime movies @ 30fps, all the manual setting options, quick auto focus, flip down swivel lcd panel, two modes of O.I.S. and Leica glass to capture whatever I want in raw format, or 10mp jpeg at 2.5 fps. Beat that in dSLR for less than six hundred bucks! It is only a bridge, though, and I have taken up the L1 for my more serious photographic pursuits.;)

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