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Picture with and without flash at the same time

I have heard that the Fujifilm F20 and F30 take two versions of a photo in low light, one with the flash and one without, to make sure you get the best picture. Is this correct, and do any other compacts / ultra compacts offer this, as it seems like a useful feature for me, as I have very little experience if low light photography.

Any help appreciated

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Fujifilm F40fd

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Other Manufactures?

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Hi thanks for the link, however I need the camera in the next few days, as I have a couple of massive events coming up, including a 60th Anniversary black tie dinner that I really want the camera for.

Do any other manufactures offer this in a compact model?


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In reply to: Other Manufactures?

I have not heard of any other camera with this feature.

The Fujifilm F30 lets you easily switch the flash on and off.
You could take a photo with flash and then turn off the flash and take another photo.

Once you take a few shots, you will be able to tell if you should be using flash or not.


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It looks as if its combining the 2

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On the commercial they call it "face reconition" or somthing like that. It looks like they are taking 2 different exsposed shots and combining the 2. Or a flash fill or somthing. It sounds like a good idea if it can be done fast enough.

I have a canon S2 and S3 that has this mode called "bracketing" it takes 3 seperate shots each with a preset exsposure level. The first is say 0 then the second is -2 and the third is +2 the problem is it takes 3 seperate shots. If you or the subject is moving you cant really combine the images to get the best overall shot. There is a lengthy pause between each shot. If it could be set in the camera from the original image it would only need to take 1 shot and then write 2 more to the memory each with the 2 different exsposure levels. I dont see the need for the 3 seperate shots.

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Looks like the F20 / 30 then!

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I have looked on the Fuji website and checked this feature is on the F20 / F30. Cheers again for the help

- PS Fuji have imaginatively titled this feature as 'flash on, flash-off' mode on their website if anyone is looking for it.

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