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Purple Fringing

by pdxmatts / December 7, 2006 12:57 PM PST

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

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Purple Fringing
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 11:13 PM PST
In reply to: Purple Fringing

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.

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playground pic
by pdxmatts / December 8, 2006 3:28 AM PST
In reply to: Purple Fringing

I did say that it was the pic of the playground. It was 100% that I was looking at. I scrolled to the right and up to the trees. Could you take another look? Thanks

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Purple Fringing
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 8, 2006 8:27 AM PST
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Yes, that is purple fringing and it is occurring where it usually occurs.
It is not a problem to most people.
When viewing the image at normal size, you will not notice it.

If it bothers you, choose another camera.

The Canon SD700IS is a good choice and produces very good photos.

Which is better....SD700IS or F30?

It depends.

They are very equal until you want to take photos in low light.
Then the F30 will do better.
If you want less purple fringing, the SD700IS will do better.

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Thank you
by pdxmatts / December 8, 2006 9:13 AM PST
In reply to: Purple Fringing

Thank you Snapshot, you are right. I guess the more you research, the more you find flaws and it makes choosing even more difficult. Over anylizing I guess. Just my personality, I am looking for the best I can get for the money and size. I received the sd700is yesterday and the Fujifilm F30 today. I really like them both, but the Fuji somehow is more appealing to me (long battery life, manual and auto settings,high ISO,IS and a clear bright lcd screen) not to mention a $50.00 rebate. I hate to give up the viewfinder and the 4xoptical zoom, so I will have to make a choice and return one of them. I will let you know which one:o)

My main goal, like everyone else is excellent quality pics and durability.

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My decision
by pdxmatts / December 11, 2006 12:10 PM PST
In reply to: Thank you

I went to DPreview and looked at the sample pics there and saw the purple fringing on another pic. I just could not live with it, so I took back the Fujifilm F30 (regretably) and kept the Canon SD700IS. If the F30 did not have this problem, I would have kept it for sure.

Also, the Image stabilization of the SD700IS was excellent when taking pics of my kids in action and the overall feel, look and quality sharp sample pics won me over.

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