Excellent camera for beginners, incredible value for a low price.
7 June 2012
Summary: This is my first camera that is not a point and shoot and it has worked very well. I has lived up to my expectations because I was aware I was not spending big bucks on a top end camera. It has pretty cool features and it will help you out in most of the situations by using its own set ups. Pictures are not the best quality all the time, however every now and then you'll be surprised of the quality pictures it can take when set up properly in the appropriate lighting.
Summary: This camera is fabulous! I purchased it a year ago and have used it for pro shoots -see my work here simplicityportrait.weebly.com( I am just now upgrading to a T3i.) The picture quality is clear and colorful even on auto focus. It is a little slow-- though that is to be expected in a point and shoot. I highly recommend this camera!!
Pros: Looks like a DSLR, Fantastic zoom and image stabilization, Wonderful photo quality, Easy to navigate, Lightweight
Cons: Grainy images in low light, Plastic body, Slow
Summary: My daughter took the camera with her on a vacation to Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, California, etc. She took a few pictures, trying to figure out the full use of the camera, but what she took was quite nice. I intend to use it on my vacation to Israel. Anyway, (quite by accident)I took, what my daughter says was, a great picture where I got a crisp and clear shot of some tree limbs outside of my window, while having a hazy pic of a buildings across the street and in the...
Summary: I haven't used it that much but the picture quality apppears decent. I knew when I bought it that it wasn't a high-end product so I wasn't expecting the best photos. You can obviously spend much more on a similar camera but I was looking for something simple and cheap and that's what I got.
Summary: I have been around Photography about 45yrs. and have had allot of excelent equipment(Nikon)so I feel qualifyed to make these comments. I say that honestly not arrogantly. I was looking for a camera that had the capability to do what I require of it without allot of weight to carry around. I resarched this camera for two months bofore I ordered it in Dec. of last year.
Summary: Im really happy with this camera. good starter camera. this is a keeper. I needed a new updated camera that i could use both casual and professional. only thing i dislike about the camera is that it uses AA batteries and not its own battery with charger. the whole bundle with the camera was GREAT.
Fuji FinePix S4000 is a great middle of the road camera
28 January 2012
Summary: I bought this camera a few months ago and am pleased with the results. It is a great little camera for the price but does not replace my SLR for special trips and artsy shots. The 14 mega pixel photo size gives sharp photos, overall. (Use the largest file setting for this sharpness.) I love the 30x zoom and even took a nice photo of the moon, which even showed the craters quite well. My favorite settings are the SP "with/without flash", "super-macro", and "sunset".
Summary: Any news reporter who is out covering crime, traffic accidents, fires, city council meetings, or any other news location, often can't be in the right physical position to "fill the frame" with relevant subject matter. The Fuji FinePix s4000, with its 30x zoom, puts the reporter "in position" 95% of the time.