Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Great Camera For The Keen Beginner
Fujifilm FinePix S4200
Member Name: Wiggo
Fujifilm FinePix S4200
Advantages: Octical zoom, battery life
Disadvantages: No battery Pack
I only took up photography when I asked for a camera for my birthday. And from from i recieved I have never looked back. This camera for me was the best introduction into photography I could of had. I caters for all different needs of a photographer with its extensive variety of features.
The FinePix S4200 is designed for users who want maximum reach without hindering image quality or ease of use. I first noticed the quality of image at distance when i visited the rocky mountains in canada, capturing some amazing quality nature pictures. The high-quality 24x Fujinon optical zoom lens allows for this maximum reach, aswell as offering other advanced features in a compact, robust, easy-to-use body.
The Optical Power Zoom lens makes this camera model ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, keen travellers
The camera's lens has the Fujinon level of expert engineering to minimise any hand shaking or distortions.
The FinePix S4200 also features a 'Super Macro' mode that focuses to just 2cm for detail-filled close-ups particularly good for wildlife and plants.
The FinePix S4200 Fujifilm embeds the unique 1/2.3-inch 14 megapixel CCD sensor offering the renowned image quality that has made fujifilm the company it is today.
I found I was taking quality picture after quality picture with this camera, never having to look back and delete any due to distortion or bad quality due to lighting. So fo this camera hasnt had a fault with me.
Althought video camera was something i would be less interested in, never the less it still proved to be up there at the top with quality.
The camera offers 720p HD movie capture at 30fps for smooth movies and short videos. Watching the video is achieved when the S4200's HDMI output is used to connect the cameras to an HD ready TV for instant playback.
Users of these S4200 can choose between composing their pictures using the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), and the 3.0-inch LCD screen on the rear of the camera. Personally i found the 3.0-inch LCD screen easier to achive the better picture due to the ease of use and abilitly to observe more of what picture you were actually taking. The cameras rear screen has an improved brightness compared with previous models, enhancing details and colours appearing more realistic.
The option to Date Stamp images came in very useful when I visted canada as it allowed me to picture each day and categorise when I returned home.
Considering the size of the camera, it has been ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the user's hand even throughout long shooting sessions
For convenience, widely available 4x AA batteries power this model, making it ideal for travelers or holidaymakers. However I would prefer having a chargeable battery so the cameras feels more a solid unit.
Overall this camera has served its purpose since i have had it. The quality of the pictures i have obtained are unquestionable. Top Buy for any picture snapping enthusiast.
Summary: Great first buy for a camera
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