Summary: The camera included in the "S4500" is not an S4500. The camera is an S4200-not a big difference, but still. The accessories are fine and all-in-all, still a fairly good deal except for the camera model difference, which is basicly a shorter zoom. I'd recommend it as long as the buyers know that the advert is misleading. As a tip, ignore the Amazon description and scroll down to the end of the product description on anything you buy from amzon from now on.
Summary: the camera looks very professional, quality materials, making it tough, has a good zoom and many modes and scenes to take photos, but ultimately the quality of the photos is not as good, the photos do not have bright colors, is seen as opaque even have photos of cameras compared to other brands that are less professional and these are more alive and better quality, for the price I think it's okay but not as good as it looks.
Excerpt: The camera is compact, light and very handy. The auto-focus requires lots hard work since it confined to backdrop variations. The 18x optical zoom is awesome for shooting still objects but if you are planning to take pictures of a sports even or birds it is rather slow.The viewfinder is extremely good. The camera is extremely user friendly with a good power management. A pack of duracell alkaline batteries could give you 100 to 150 shots if you are using flash.
"Good camera for the money; but rather spend more."
9 August 2011
Pros: Excellent features but on first try the link to Youtube failed. It kept saying my username and password were incorrect even though I could log directly into Youtube, just not through Fujifilm's software.
Cons: NOISE - very bad when shooting movies. The location of the mic allowed every single sway of the camera lens to be picked up. There is no external jack for a remote mic.
Summary: I have yet to put my new S2950 to the test by actually using it in real field conditions, so perhaps I'm way premature in commenting; however, there are a couple of things that, had I been aware of them before the purchase, would have been deal breakers for me. The aperature ranges that I've seen published for the S2950 are F3.1-F6.4 (wide) and F5.6-F11 (tele).
Excerpt: At first glance, the Fujifilm Finepix S2950 is really a very well designed compact superzoom. It sports a nice to hold DSLR-esque body which is also nicely compact in frame. Upon using it, one will find a considerably user-friendly interface which is unfortunately laggy at times. As for taking pictures, the camera is capable of taking good shots, but there is a big question mark over the success rate because it does have its problems such as slow/inconsistent auto-focus,...
It suits the needs of a casual photographer that wants a little extra.
20 September 2011
Summary: I bought this camera to take with me on holidays. I will not be happy if it is lost but at this price I'm sure I will be over it in a week or so. You can get some nice quality shots under the right conditions. Pictures come out looking smooth most of the time but some detail is missed. Well it is OK as far as digital cameras go but definitely a low end DSLR camera.
Summary: This camera gets excellent reviews in various camera magazines so I purchased one as being a cheaper version to the HS10 which I had tried and liked. This one has a lower zoom range and is motor driven as opposed to the manual on the HS10. The S2950 is a compact little camera that feels quite comfortable and has a lot of control to it - even to be able to set up whether you are using rechargeable cells or not (can anyone actually afford to run these cameras on...
Summary: we got this camera four days ago, delivered within three days, excellent service from amazon as usal! first impressions of the s2950 were ok, thought it was a tad bit small, but very easy to use. i did read other reviews before buying product and there were a few complaining about the picture quality etc, and unfortunately i have to agree, not every picture is bad, but there are a few settings where the picture quality does not represent 1080p pictures what so ever, but...