Very nice camera with a few problems. Buy a couple if you like the 1st one
10 December 2013
Summary: Bought one new. Loved it. They have a problem w/chip burnout. Bought two more used ones after the first one died because we love em. They DO have a delay in the shutter which causes some missed shots. Try to shoot just BEFORE you want the shot for best results. Better zoom than many cameras costing more.
Summary: I like the camera but some of the pictures I'm taking seem blurry. Also the seller said that the batteries would come along with the camera but the didn't and the memory card size would have been some good knowledge to know.
Summary: I purchased this camera knowing that it was inoperative, and after receiving I thought it may be an easy fix but found that camera would cost more to repair than the value of a workable like item. I then sold this item for parts to someone that used the parts to repair another like item. End of story.
Summary: I bought my camera over a year ago, I have had noproblems at all with it. Its similar to that of a real DSLR in the fact u can adjust allot of the settings, and the body style. But it keeps the point and shoot ideas by having a fixed lense. The 10x zoom is amazing. my only complaints, would be the shutter speeds are limited to 2 seconds. I would like to have had a bulb setting. I wish it did have a detachable lense so i could fit many more lenses and filters among it.
Summary: I purchased this camera as an upgrade from my Fuji 3800 and while that was a good camera, the s5000 is a great camera. This camera is truly about the zoom, all 10x of it! I can easily zoom in on the blue jays in my neighbors trees and when looking at the photo you would think I was right next to them instead of in the next yard over. I have heard complaints that photos others have taken with the zoom fully extended have turned out very blurry.
Summary: Strengths: price! Functionality! High ISO 800 (although at 1M);takes filters;movies smoothness Weaknesses: auto focus and shutter lag are better than average, but still too slow for spontaneity; cumbercum to navigate the menu; manual focus extremely difficult to use;poor build quality;no true wide angel Summary: You can't beat the price-functionality ratio of this thing. ... High ISO comes in handy for indoor photography.
Summary: I love this camera, but it's one major flaw gets in the way of total enjoyment. That flaw is the overly aggressive jpeg compression on standard shots. Great things about this camera: The movie mode is surprisingly high quality, though low-res at 320*240. I took it to a concert with a huge xD card and the video and audio quality were very good. (I listen to a lot of bootleg audio.) It does take very, very good shots.
Summary: I selected this model because of the fine word of mouth and magazine reviews. I found that the learning curve for the camera, despite many complex features, was very low and easy to navigate. The photo quality is excellent. The focal range of the lens offers opportunity for shots other digitals don't give, as well as the number of apeture choices. The reason I rated the camera at four stars versus five is the finepix software for downloading the photographs.
Summary: I have had this camera for around 11 years give or take a few months and its images have consistently acquired high praise from pro dslr users I know. For the era in which this Camera was released it was a mid range, mid spec point and shoot and it still performs well today. XD cards are a thing of the past due to lack of memory and ease of use of its SD cousin but XD's still knock around and are cheap.
Summary: Had this camera for 10 years with no problems takes excellent photos of all types. The tele photo is useful when out walking and at sea. The battery life is longer than I expected a set of rechargeable batteries last all of our 2 week holdidays without charging. The only slight downside is the time between pressing the button and the photo being taken makes action shots difficult.