Is this camera good?

Rugaby

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IMO if his is your first camera and learning I wouldn't get or pay for Dslr. Start simple. Three hundred dollars will get you a decent digital camera and you can see if 1. You like it 2. How much you use the camera.
After that then make the upgrade.
 

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IMO if his is your first camera and learning I wouldn't get or pay for Dslr. Start simple. Three hundred dollars will get you a decent digital camera and you can see if 1. You like it 2. How much you use the camera.
After that then make the upgrade.
For the $300 on the Fuji, he will be getting a very decent camera ;)
The term DSLR may not technically apply to this camera. Not sure if it uses a mirror to project the image to a pentaprism then to the eyepiece or not. Then again it does use a single lens and it is a digital camera, so DSLR may fit. The non removable lens on the Fuji S9600(9100 in the USA) covers from 28 - 300mm which is an excellent coverage for sure.
I would rate this one much higher up on the list than a typical point and shoot camera. Guess this was more aimed for the OP, but already quoted your post. Lol

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Lol very true.
I wasn't discouraging him one way or the other. And re reading I see that's what it read like. Don't want him to spend money on a camera and then it sit and not get used.
For 300 yes it is a good deal.
And I believe it is a mirror that reflects the image in the Dslr.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Certainly food for thought. I don't think it's actually a DSLR rather a digital camera with the features and look of an entry DSLR but at the right price point.

If I like it, I can then upgrade to a higher spec model. Thanks for the review site too, I'm so new to this! Lol


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I am big into photography. And just remember any time u have a question look it up. I do it often and there are tons of people out there that have the answer you are looking for
 

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Rugby, oh I understand what your saying. Almost like someone asking what's a good computer / phone / anything for me to get. LOL
Depends on what you really wanna do with it. Sure go out and buy a Canon Mark III and then find out your not into taking photos that much. Ouch...(especially if you did 'waste' the $$$ on a Mark III, not that it's a waste but ya get my drift.

I'm 'married' to Olympus at the moment myself. But maybe that's another thread? Don't wanna hijack it from Nija.

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Yes exactly. Lol
I am married to my cannon S5IS
Love it. Since I got it three yes ago five of my family members have got it. Simple to use. Good learner. Not expensive. Durable. And takes good pics.
 
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There's a certain, inexpensive digital camera I've seen someone posting a pictures he took with that were absolutely gorgeous and amazing He's someone in my Google+ friends but I don't remember his name at the moment. I am going to research, find out, and let you know. I'd wait till you see that camera!
 

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It's not the camera. It's the different techniques you have to learn. All cameras that have manual settings do the same things. Some may have higher specs than others but it all comes down to the owner. A professional with a P&S can get better shots than an amateur with a top of the line camera. If you want to get into photography, learning the right techniques is going to be your first step. There are tons of books and websites out there to read.