HP 850 does not focus sharply

After comparing the fuji finepix s602 and the olympus 5050 (due mostly to the optical zoom) I started looking at the HP 850 with the fuji lens system and the 8x optical zoom. I was in a local circuit city store talking to the camera manager who spent an hour talking me out of the HP saying that HP discovered a significant noise proplem with this model and "fixed" it by modifying the usit so that it gives a relatively "soft" focus ie if you take a picture of grass you will not see the individual blades of grass but rather a sea of green.


As he was not on commission and I did not buy a camera from him (Iam still considering the fuji 602 ) which locally one can purchase with a 5 yr warranty for $150 less that the 5050.
I was wondering if any of you have noticed this? I do not see it noted in Steve's review.

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Probable answsers

If you read DPreview HP 850 review you'll see that HP850 is one of bester digital cameras for noise reduction... I have HP 850 since 2 months 1/2 and it's really a good camera My gallery : http://photos.chatterie-koolkat.com ...

Thanks for the info Cedric! And make sure to post the outcome of the Olympus try-out

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