Fuji Finepix S5100

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Bruce Coryell, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Just bought one of these. Not a D70 to be sure, but still a very nice
    camera. 4 MP is plenty for my usage, in fact, I use it at 2 MP most of
    the time.
     
    Bruce Coryell, Mar 14, 2005
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  2. Bruce Coryell

    BillB Guest

    After you've given it a real workout, I'd be interested in how
    well it performs and any quirks it might have.
     
    BillB, Mar 14, 2005
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  3. Bruce Coryell

    BillB Guest

    What I asked. How well it performs compared to similar cameras
    (not compared to DSLRs which have significant advantages). AF
    focusing speed, shutter lag, ease or difficulty of use (ie, are
    controls reasonably laid out or would it help to have three hands to
    operate?), how well does it focus in low light? In other words,
    it's a relatively new camera and first impressions are one thing.
    I'm more interested in how impressions might change after really
    getting familiar with the camera, and how it might compare with
    other cameras most similar to it, which would immediately exclude
    DSLRs.
     
    BillB, Mar 15, 2005
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  4. Can't say I've given it a real extensive workout yet, but so far, my
    impression is favorable. The controls are easy to get at, and it seems
    to take reasonably good pictures in various lighting situations. The
    thing is FAST compared to the Nikon Coolpix 800 I used before this one
    and I really like the 10X zoom. One thing it does not have though is
    image stabilization, which becomes more of an issue at high zoom/ low
    light situations, I guess I'll just have to get used to using a tripod.

    A comparative camera that does have image stabilization, the Canon S1
    F1, is getting criticism for its image quality, so that makes me feel
    better about that.

    I knew, going in, that it's not a DSLR, just a step closer in that
    direction until I can afford the real thing.
     
    Bruce Coryell, Mar 15, 2005
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  5. Bruce Coryell

    RogBaker Guest

    Let me know how you like it. I may get one soon. Can you send me a
    couple of indoor pics, say where the subject is 10' to 15' away from
    the camera.
    Thanks,
    Roger
     
    RogBaker, Mar 15, 2005
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  6. Bruce Coryell

    lefty Guest

    What would you like to know..? It's a great camera for the price..
    had mine for awhile now. It's almost a DSLR without the removal
    lense. Key word almost.. but does have alot of flexibility. Only
    draw backs I have noted are the plastic battery door and the lack of a
    solid detent of the mode selector.
     
    lefty, Mar 16, 2005
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    Mark Guest

    Mark, Mar 16, 2005
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