Summary: I've had this camera for a while now so I'm able to give a more detailed review. I really liked it in the beginning but the cons are that it doesn't take very good photos without flash- pretty much all pictures I have taken without flash come out like a big blur. It records video but it isn't very good quality.
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.
Summary: I bought an earlier version of this Fujifilm camera because of my wonderful experience with the Fujifilm S5700. I wanted the wider 28mm zoom on this model, and so I thought I was "upgrading". The S2950 uses AA batteries, which are easy to find. Someone who takes only 300 or 400 photos each year could put in a set of AA lithium batteries, and only change batteries once a year.
Summary: I got this camera as a birthday gift from my sister. I was very excited at first because it has similar features as my Panasonic which I like it very much, and this one even includes a PANORAMA function that I thought was awesome. However, after I tried it out I found out why it is selling with a much lower price than the other similar models: The indoor shots are of very poor quality (as the other reviewer has mentioned, including the consentaneous comment attached to...
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.