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Which is the better camera???

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Am wondering if anyone out there knows which is the better camera?

Am looking at either the Nikon D40 (which a friend is getting) or the Fuji FinePix S9600, the Nikon is a little more expensive but has £50 cashback at the moment so there's not alot in it. Technically I would say the Fuji is better as it's 9 megapixels rather than 6 but I know that isn't the only thing that matters. I've used the Fuji a few times as I'm pretty sure it's the same model my mum's got. I've been very happy with the results, it's slightly bulky and the zoom is slightly less than I'm used to but still very good. Most important thing I'm interested in is response time (shutter lag). I want photos to be taken immediately when I press the shutter, no lag like standard cameras. I think both of these would be near instantaneous.

Any ideas guys???
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Not much between them... but I've always been a fan of Nikon myself.

That said, I'm hanging out for better deals on the Canon 400d!
#2
Just noticed the Nikon has a rechargable battery where as the Fuji I think you use your own (ie can carry loads rather than buying expensive nikon ones). Think that may have just swung it for the Fuji, there's nothing worse than running out of battery!
#3
More megapixels, a flexi screen to take funny angle shots, I've used it before so I know I like it, no bother about claiming cashback, it's cheaper in the first place. the Fuji it is!

Plus my mum paid several hundred quid for it so I'll take great delight in telling her how much it cost me!!!
#4
The Nikon D40 DSLR is by far the better camera but if the S9600 meets your needs then you'll not go wrong with it.
#5
stora
The Nikon D40 DSLR is by far the better camera but if the S9600 meets your needs then you'll not go wrong with it.



Thanks, if you could go into a little more detail for me I'd be very grateful. I need to take photos like I've taken in the recent show your photos thread. Basically quite a few close up photos as well as animals. Most important thing for me is to be able to take a photo quickly. Nothing worse (other than running out of batteries!) than pressing the shutter and the camera takes a photo after the thing's flown away!

If you could say why the Nikon is better that'd be great. I would've thought the Fuji is better because of the things I've listed above???
#6
With the Nikon you are buying into an extensive system that will grow with you. I would look at that not just your current specific needs
#7
5757alan
With the Nikon you are buying into an extensive system that will grow with you. I would look at that not just your current specific needs


I don't ever want to have to upgrade it!!! I'm a simple point and click man on auto settings mainly! Maybe the Fuji is right for me then?
#8
Check out the reviews and if any, the lens tests,Then go into a shop and get a feel for them both alongside each other. Get the one your most comfortable with ....I'd still be thinking of extra wide lenses, long zooms, macros, big aperture standard lenses, which would all direct me to Nikon, Canon, or Pentax though ... lol
#9
Benjimoron
I don't ever want to have to upgrade it!!! I'm a simple point and click man on auto settings mainly! Maybe the Fuji is right for me then?


Yes, I think so - SLRs bring many advantages due to the interchangeable lens system and larger sensor but on the other hand they need more of a commitment both financially and time to really get the best out of them. However the Nikon will be faster, the Fuji may look more like an SLR but in terms of speed it's much the same as a compact cameras so you'll have the typical delays when taking pictures whereas SLRs are usually very fast.

I wrote up some thoughts on the SLR vs bridge cameras here:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1107936&postcount=10

If you're definitely going for a bridge camera I'd also consider looking at the Panasonic cameras as they have image stabilisation with the Fuji S9xxx series lacks. On the SLR side I'd also look at the E-410 or E-510 dual lens kits, the kit lenses are actually very good and with a 28-300mm combined focal range you have a flexible system out of the box.

John

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