Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Fujifilm Finepix S4000
Member Name: Jessiejo
Fujifilm Finepix S4000
Advantages: Looks fantastic is easy to use and not too bulky to carry around all day
Disadvantages: Slight delay when taking the photos
I wanted to buy a camera as my old one had bitten the dust but I couldn't afford to buy a Nikon or Canon so with the help of my parents who are keen photographers we came upon the Fujifilm Bridge camera as a good compromise until finance improve.
I really love the look of the Fujifilm it is not too big and bulky or heavy to carry around. I have also found that the different settings on offer are easy to use as I am not as well clued up on the ins and outs of photography as my parents. They are easy to use because when you select a setting you get a full description of the use by way of the viewing screen of through the view finder depending on the option you have selected to take your photo. Having the option of using either the view finder or the display screen at the back to take a photo is excellent because depending on what your doing you have the option. I would say that if taking photos outside in bright light then the display screen is difficult to use so having the option of the traditional view finder is perfect for such occasions.
The zoom is fantastic as you are able to take those lovely scenic shots from a good distance. There is also the panoramic option which I have played with a little bit but need a bit more practise with.
The quality of the photos is excellent being 14 mega pixels.
There is also the option to use as a video camera to capture those special moments.
My only negative would be that there is a slight delay when taking the shot which is only a problem when I am trying to take a photo of my daughter as she dosen't always sit still for long so sometimes that perfect shot that was there when you pressed the button is not quite what you get as the end result but this is typical of a bridge camera.
I would rate this camera as great for starting out or if finances cannot stretch to the more expensive Canons and Nikon digital camera's
Summary: Excellent buy for a starter camera
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