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Fujifilm FinePix S5100 4 to 5 Megapixel
Four megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom, VGA-quality movie mode, and high-speed continous shooting.
Submitted by thedill a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: February 17, 2010
Strengths: Small and compact
Good image quality
I purchased this camera for my daughter as she is learning photography at school. It's a neat compact little camera resembling a DSLR. The zoom lens is fixed to the body and is not interchangeable. There is no filter thread on it so you can't attach a protective filter which was disappointing. The build quality is good considering the price. After 5 months of light usage it developed a fault. Horizontal purple lines appeared across the viewing screen and the resulting prints. It was returned to the supplier who said the cost of repair exceeded the current value of the camera and I was offered a replacement which should be arriving within the next few days.
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $200.00
Purchased At: Purely Gadgets
Type of photography: Other
Submitted by earthwaterwindfire a Beginner
Date Reviewed: July 22, 2005
Strengths: - Zoom
- Very user friedly camera (very easy to chage between modes and settings
- Rigth weight
- Tele (1.5x) and Wide (0.29) extensions
Weaknesses: Small CRT
Focus in Macro
A great camera for this price. Can be used as Point and Shut or Beginner (A, M, S, P Modes) with a lot of features
Price Paid: $350.00
Purchased At: PhotoGal -Haifa
Submitted by jlpryan a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: March 15, 2005
Strengths: Lots of features, easy to use.
Great camera for sporting events, fast focus and great zoom.
Price Paid: $399.00
Purchased At: Ritz Photo
Submitted by jar_e a Casual
Date Reviewed: February 2, 2005
Strengths: -Very crisp, 10X lens with options to put screw on lens ons
-Great 4MP with CCD
-Excellent Movie mode (30 fps)
Weaknesses: -Very limited, hard to adjust Macro
-RAW is limited
-Lack of lenses available
Great little camera for a relatively great price. I was stuck between the S5100 and the Canon S1 IS, but I chose this and I'm glad I did. With such a great zoom and awesome manual settings, it's quite the camera.
Price Paid: $540.00
Purchased At: Audiotronic
Similar Products Used: Nothing similar used, but I have tried a Canon S1 IS, and I greatly choose the S5100 over the Canon.
Submitted by drz01 a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: November 23, 2004
Strengths: This little baby has a 10x zoom to get you close to the action. It focouses very quickly. It can be used as a point and shoot for the amature or in full manual mode for the more advanced user. The pictures are colour perfect without much noise. comes with a lense extender for ad-on lenses. Its movie mode is above average. It uses AA batteries so if your rechargables (NiMH) run out you can pick up alkaline batteries in a pinch.
Weaknesses: The memory cards only come up to 512k. Raw converter limited
Great Zoom with fast focousing.
Price Paid: $455.00
Purchased At: Canada Computers
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