FinePix in the Dark
For those of you who might want a new small camera, this one seems like a great next purchase. I am really excited about it... and as far as switching brands, I always admired fugi's consistent ability to create both filmstock and cameras that produced really punchy colors especially great for reds and greens.
I shot all Martin Gore's solo pics with fugi film. The camera does not come out until June but it seems worth the wait. I can't tell you how many times I wish I had a small compact camera that would take shots in low light.
For instance, that camera that you sometimes shove down your pants to sneak into a concert... then when you take it out later you end up having to produce flashes of light that totally give the fact that you have a camera away.. it sometimes gets you in trouble with security. I know that most of the time those backstage pics would look a hell of a lot better without flashes. The majority of rockstars look better in dim lighting, you know?
Also. I like that the photos are of a reasonable size. Not too large.. like I sometimes feel like mine are. I often size them down for uploading to flickr. They are still massive, but just not insanely massive.