Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Fujifilm Finepix S5700
Member Name: dab654
Fujifilm Finepix S5700
Date: 03/12/11, updated on 06/12/11 (15 review reads)
Advantages: great lens, great features, good quality
Disadvantages: video quality, battery life
When I was looking for a camera, I knew exactly what I wanted, I wanted a compact camera, packed with features and with the zoom capabilities of an SLR. This is exactly what I got when I bought this camera, I was so impressed I even managed to persuade my brother and dad to buy one too!
Being a Fuijfilm this camera is built to a very high quality, all the moving parts feel secure and very well built, I've even managed to drop mine from a considerable height on a number of occasions and it still works perfectly. I often take mine to party's and on nights out because of the great photo quality even when in unsteady hands, it makes ever picture you take look great even in the hands of someone who has no idea about photography.
The main feature of this camera is the lens and zoom capabilities it provides which are excellent! It gives up to 10x optical zoom which is very very far. I go travelling alot and have found that you can zoom in close of objects up to 500m away and still have clear photos which is great for sightseeing when you can't get close to what you're looking at. This is a great camera for travelling actually as it's cheap, robust and takes great photos.
It also allows for manual exposure, aperture and shutter speeds bringing it level with alot of SLR cameras except you can't swap the lens. Along with all these great features it has several 'scene' settings which adjust how the camera works to suit environments like sunsets, snow and portraits so you can always get the best photo.
The flash is great giving even lighting and removing red eye nearly every time.
The video quality is good but not amazing, you can take reasonably high quality videos but the autofocusing is slow and the resolution is also pretty low. It can deal with most things but I wouldn't imagine it's very good for videoing sport or suchlike.
Unfortunately it only take AA batteries which don't last as long as the built in lithium ion ones but with a few rechargeable sets you shouldn't have any problems.
There's also a small problem with the lens which I believe is a universal problem with the camera. It's very difficult to notice but it's slightly 'flared' at the top and bottom and the picture looks slightly curved in these areas, I believe more information can be found but I've never considered it a problem and I think only professional photographers would notice it.
The screen also holds fingerprints on it very easily, if you even brush it with your finger it leaves marks and they are difficult to remove. With a little care you can avoid getting marks on it but if this sort of thing bothers you I would avoid this camera!
Overall a great little camera that's cheap and won't disappoint!
Summary: Overall a great little camera that's cheap and won't disappoint!
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