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.
Fujifilm Finepix S5600: Point and shoot for proffesional results.
25 August 2011
Summary: I have debated for some time whether or not to review this camera. First although it is still available form a few sources, a newer more advanced model will cost you less. Second I am an imbecile where cameras are concerned. I know next to nothing. But then I decided there must be others with no technical knowledge, who want a simple camera with excellent results.
Pros: Versatile professional results from point and shoot.
Cons: memory card is rubbish, requires high powered batteries, no extras included.
Summary: I got this camera when it was on offer a few years back. I saw it in the shop and looked at its stats and thought it looked pretty good. it looks robust and like it should be a D-SLR but when you use it, it is essentially just a compact in a different guise. it offers plenty of standard options you would exect such as different presets and such, and not much else besides.
Fujifilm Finepix S5600 Zoom: Alls fine with the fuji
4 January 2011
Summary: I've had my Finepix for around 3 years now, and as of yet have no complaints about it. I bought it primarily for the 10x optical zoom (so I could take better photographs of nearby birds), and because I wanted a camera where I could change settings etc. A digital SLR was far too complicated and far too expensive, so this was the next best thing.
Pros: 10x optical zoom, easy to use, intuitive, can change speed and aperture etc, lots of features
Fujifilm Finepix S5600: A decent, affordable easy to use camera
16 July 2010
Summary: I bought this camera to use on a photography trip. I didn't want to get a "touristy" slimline camera but I couldn't afford to get a top of the range slr. This camera only cost slightly more than a basic digital one and had the look and feel of a professional piece of equipment. It is very easy to use, has a range of functions on a simple selection wheel, choice between manual focus and auto-focus, a digital view finder and lcd screen.
Pros: Cheap, easy to use, looks good, very durable and reliable.
Cons: No interchangeable lens so stuck with a small 10x optical zoom, sometimes slow to cycle photos.