Fujifilm s5000

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Ante, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Ante

    Ante Guest

    Anyone tried this one? I'm thinking about getting one but since I really am
    an amateur I know nothing about what to look for. I want a camera with a lot
    of zoom, quality enough to make paper copies of my pics and also something
    that is in some way as an ordinary film camer.

    I also wonder if you can by extras to it, such as filters etc and make them
    fit?

    Please, someone?!?

    //Ante - Sweden
     
    Ante, Dec 4, 2003
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    Bill Guest

    Yes you can use wide angle and tele- adapters and filters. Fuji makes them,
    and also some third parties do. Why not go to www.fujifilm.com and read
    about the S5000?
    Bill
     
    Bill, Dec 4, 2003
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  3. Ante

    Ante Guest

    Thanks Bill,
    I didn't think of going to the international website. I've only looked into
    the Swedish one and it says very little about the s5000.
    Thank you very much again.

    //Ante
     
    Ante, Dec 4, 2003
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    There is a very interesting review of that camera on www.dpreview.com.

    I was going to get that camera but bought the Kodak DX6490 instead because it
    had better image quality and a higher resolution.

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    Ben Thomas, Dec 4, 2003
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  5. Ante

    Ante Guest

    Thank Ben, I haven't seen that camera before but I will look at reviews of
    that one as well before I buy anything. I've looked at some quick info about
    it and it seems better. Not at least when you look at the shutter speed
    where the FUji has 2 sec as max and the Kodak has 16 sec. That's quite a
    difference!

    //Ante
     
    Ante, Dec 5, 2003
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    KS Guest

    Thank Ben, I haven't seen that camera before but I will look at
    Ante, excuse me for butting in, but I went through the same exercise as
    you're going through now ! I looked closely at the S5000, Kodak DX6490,
    C750 - they all seemed to be similar. Each with advantages and
    disadvantages.

    What swayed me was batteries (AA rather than proprierity - sp?), storage (CF
    as I already had a CF reader) and a good lens.

    Ultimately I ended up with neither and brought a Minolta DiMAGE7i !! haha.
    And it's great. Mind you, any of those other ones would've been ok I guess.
    I mean, it's not as if lives depend on high ultra quality.

    But I reckon looking at those cameras, as you are, you really can't go wrong
    with any of them.
     
    KS, Dec 5, 2003
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  7. Ante

    Ante Guest

    Thank you KS, at least I know someone has been in the same situation I am
    now. Well, I think I have decidede to buy the Fujifilm and the only
    thingthat bothers me about it right now is the shutter speed, but WTF, am I
    ever going to take these cool nightshots of cars passing by creating a
    pattern of light from their rear lights or am I ever going to shoot at new
    years eve, trying to illustrate how good those fireworks looked? No, I don't
    think so so I guess I will soon be a proud owner of a s5000.

    I would love to buy the Minolta DiMAGE 7i but unfortunately I can't afford
    it right now. :-(
     
    Ante, Dec 5, 2003
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    KS Guest

    I would love to buy the Minolta DiMAGE 7i but unfortunately I can't
    I understand. I was very lucky to be able to buy one second hand that was/is
    in outstanding condition.

    Total landed cost was $1,100 cheaper than the current prices being charged
    here in New Zealand. A worthwhile exercise.

    But S5000 is still a very capable camera, for the cost spent.
     
    KS, Dec 6, 2003
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    No worries Ante. I hope you enjoy your new camera. I've had tonnes of fun with
    mine. My wife gave birth to our first child 7 weeks ago so I've had plenty of
    chances to take photos. All I can say is that the Kodak DX6490 produces superb
    images but flash photos tend to be overexposed but the available manual settings
    allow me to compensate for that in-camera, instead of having to edit the
    pictures using a computer.

    Personally I think 4MP is the minimum acceptable for good quality 8x10 prints.
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    Ben Thomas, Dec 7, 2003
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