Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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great "semi-pro" camera!!!
Fujifilm Finepix S5800
Member Name: amylw1
Fujifilm Finepix S5800
Advantages: great quality photos, lots of settings, pro-like camera, good zoom
Disadvantages: uses battery power quickly
My husband bought me this camera nearly 2years ago and I LOVE it to bits. I wanted a digital SLR but at the time but due to cost was unable to get 1. A friend who is a professiona photographer suggested i get a "bridge camera", and this is what this is.
I personally like fuji as a make and feel the products are easy to use and good quality but not too expensive. I do have 2 other fujifim camers (Z35 and the A500) which are ok for what they are, and are used by husband and children.
This took a bit of getting used to both in size and capability, having previously only used the above 2 small cameras. It has many more functions and settings. even now i wouldnt say I fully know the camera 100% and i still find new things on it or in magazines.
It has a small internal memory as well as the option for SD and XD cards, which is handy as i have both.
it is a very comfortable camera to hold, with a rubbery hand grip on the right hand side under the button, and it can be used 1-handed with practise. it has the option for wrist and neck straps, i personally would not use a wrist strap as the camera is too big BUT i do have a neck strap, which is slightly padded for comfort.
although it didnt come with the camera the padded waterproof case i bought has been a great help when climbing mountains and trips to the zoo, it has provided proteaction from little knocks.
the photo quality is very good and much better than the smaller fuji models i have. it takes great photos indoors and outdoors. has a wide range of settings including portrait, landscape, beach, snow, party etc. and these DO help picture quality in these types of setting. i have taken many great photos with this camera. distance isnt an issue as the cameras zoom is great and you dont loose quality.
i have had to buy high strength re-chargeable batteries as lower ones didnt seem to last very long in the camera even after a full charge.
Summary: great camera for anyone wanting professional photos at a reduced prce
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