Excerpt: This is a great camera which I bought a while ago for about 200 euro, it’s a great little camera, vey compact and easy to carry around. It offers an incredible optical zoom of 10x for 5.1 megapixels. The pictures come out really clear even from very far away. I would totally advise to buy this, it’s very easy to use, all functions are pretty simple to understand and in my opinion it’s great for someone who wants to start to learn photography.
Summary: Unlike Canon's and Nikon's digital high end cameras, the S5000 series FinePix cameras are light weight. They are full featured enough for the professional yet easy to master by the novice. The manuals are well written and easy to follow. This series is anywhere from 6 to 10 years old but used ones that are in good condition because these cameras are owned and cared for by serious photogs and are not bought by the casual snap-shooter.
Summary: This has to be one of the best budget cameras around. The image quality is second to none, and for the price, there are a lot of useful features. I own more expensive cameras than this model and this is right up their with them in terms of picture quality. It is also very easy to operate, most of the features are self adjusting, but there are many useful tweaks available in custom modes.
Summary: I've had my 5600 for about three months now and taken over 3500 photographs with it. I have found it to be extremely versatile with good macro capabilities, adequate optical zoom for most purposes, and the camera works well in all lighting conditions. The video function is superb. My only criticism is that the auto focus is not always the sharpest when using the optical zoom to its capacity, but this has not been a major problem and can be overcome by manual focus.
Summary: I am very happy with the Finepix S5600. I had a small budget (just over £100), and ideally wanted a "proper" digital camera for the price, and I was amazed to be able to get such a full featured camera from Amazon for this price (just over £110, plus shipping). I know there is now a new version, the S5700, but I would have had to pay extra money for it, which wasn`t available! I have experimented a lot with this camera, since it arrived about 6 weeks ago.