I wish you had stated which picture you are referring to.
There are several photos with trees.
I checked one and saw only a hint of purple fringing.
If you see purple fringing, it is usually when you do some pixel peeping (looking at the photo expanded to 100% size).
It usually occurs when a very bright sky is behind very dark objects.
Tree limbs in a tree on a bright sunny day is the most common.
It is not considered a problem unless it is intrusive and stands out like a sore thumb. It is something that reviewers like to talk about, because it is very difficult to design a digital camera to remove all traces of purple fringing.
I went to steves digicams website and looked at the sample pics of the Fujifilm F30. I picked the picture of the playground. When I clicked on the picture, it brought it up in a big size and I scrolled over to the trees. The trees had very noticable purple fringing. It worries me alittle because I bought the camera. I receive it tomorrow. Can you look at it and let me know if that is what you call purple fringing?
I also bought the SD700 IS, because I could not decide on the two. I was going to compare them and see which one I liked best. The sample pics on steves site show some of this purple on the trees on the same picture, but not as bad. Could you help explain that to me and also your thoughts on which camera is better would help me out alot. Thanks