Fuji S5000 Opinions Please

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by yup, Nov 7, 2003.

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    yup Guest

    Hi Guys,

    anyone have an opinion yet on the Fuji S5000 ?

    any feedback greatly appreciated

    yup, Nov 7, 2003
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    Kirk Davison Guest

    Overall people here do not like it but I have had mine for a month and LOVE
    it. A friend of mine has an Olympus 740 something or the other and I like
    the feel of the Fuji allot better. The pictures are very similar in quality
    (both our daughters are on the same soccer team so we have allot of similar
    pictures to compare. The zoom is great as is the sports mode. The finepix
    software takes some getting used to but is all right. The flash is very
    powerful and with no red eye at all. the lens is very fast for such a long
    zoom (f-2.8) shutter lag is a pain unless you use the 1/2 way down button
    trick then it is not bad at all. I have played around with the 6 mp setting
    but it does seem any better than the 3mp. any other questions?
    Kirk Davison, Nov 7, 2003
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    yup Guest

    Thanks for your reply Kirk,
    Two things attracted me to this camera, the price (£329 UK) and it seems to
    have quite a lot of functionality. I have learned quite a lot over the last
    12 months about photography and am now starting to demand a little more from
    my pictures. But ultimately it is overall picture quality that is most

    Thanks again

    yup, Nov 7, 2003
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    Bill Guest

    Once again, "shutter lag" is NOT inclusive of auto-focus time. It is the
    time from when the shutter is FULLY depressed until the shutter actually
    opens. ALL auto-focus cameras, film or digital, need some time to set the
    focus. It varies by model and conditions. But it is NOT part of shutter lag.
    By the way, if you do a lot of soccer shots, have you tried using any the
    continuous modes? In these modes, you need only prefocus once, and the
    camera uses the same focus for all the quick shots.

    Bill, Nov 7, 2003
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    Kirk Davison Guest

    I have used the continuous mode quite a few times and have great results
    from it. The only flaw is that the 128 card I have get full fast on
    continuous. I need to go to Costco and get the 256 they have for $75
    Kirk Davison, Nov 7, 2003
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    Phil Guest

    Did they give reasons? I have just read a glowing review in the UK
    Digital Camera Magazine.

    But they had one gripe:
    "The S5000 seems to have lost ground to Fuji's older but larger 3rd
    generation CCDs, as found in the S602, say. Up close you notice
    speckly digital noise and, while the S5000 does not display 'ghosting'
    around outlines that most in-camera sharpening algorithms cameras
    produce, it does produce and odd fractured 'broken' look to some

    On the accompanying CD, sample images were supplied of a girl's face
    and a test chart taken with the Fuji S5000 and the Olympus C-750. The
    sharpness of eyebrows and hair were very similar but the Olympus
    displayed a distinct pink/magenta cast in all images. Compared with
    the 6mpix Canon EOS 300D (also on the CD), both cameras,
    understandably, had inferior resolution. However the difference was
    less that I would have expected.

    Phil, Nov 9, 2003
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    Phil Guest

    How did you calculate that?

    Phil, Nov 10, 2003
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    Phil Guest

    Okay, I understand. But this does not necessarily mean that image
    quality of the Olympus is better than the Fuji. The later is only a
    3mp camera which claims to have a 6mp end product - achieved by
    internal software. This creates digital noise and fractured edges.

    Phil, Nov 14, 2003
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