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Kyocera Finecam S5 4 to 5 Megapixel
Submitted by GHG3333 a Expert
Date Reviewed: September 18, 2003
Strengths: Very sharp Lense, Good flexability,
Very good feel for a small camera. Battery
life is very good.
Weaknesses: Files are just Jpeg. Flash is a bit weak.
Does not seem to work with Sandisk cards.
This camera is very easy to use. The settings can be made without the use of the manual, it is extremely user friendly.
Low light focusing is better than my Nikon 5000 and pictures are just as good.
Blowups can be made to 13X19 and still retain good quality. The size will make you want to take the camera places you would leave home an SLR.
Price Paid: $499.00
Purchased At: Fishkin Bros
Similar Products Used: Nikon 5000
Submitted by Contax a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: April 23, 2003
Strengths: Smallest 5MP camera out there (with optical zoom). You'll take this camera along with you when you'd leave a bigger camera at home. Beautiful LCD display, usable in daylight is especially appreciated. New electronics and a higher capacity battery allows over 150 shots on a charge.
Weaknesses: Lens a tad slow when zoomed out to 3X. Kyocera no longer supplies a SD card reader or the nifty drawstring soft case as they did with the original S3. Self-timer cancels after each shot.
Purchased this model to replace a Kyocera S3 which I was quite happy with. The S5 updates the S3 nicely. The S5 sports a 3X (35mm-105mm equiv.)optical zoom and up to 4X digital zoom. Solid metal construction, SD/MMC storage, lots of user selectable options, and several resolution choices. Best of all, it takes wonderful pictures and is simple to use. Camera comes with software, USB cable, video and audio cables, and a 16MB SD card.
Price Paid: $500.00
Similar Products Used: Kyocera S3.