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Fujifilm FinePix S5700

Fujifilm is pleased to announce the new FinePix S5700, a refinement of its predecessor, the FinePix S5600. The modifications to the FinePix S5700 mean...

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Review of "Fujifilm FinePix S5700"

published 15/01/2008 | rally1998
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Pro Everything, 7.1Megapixel, Advanced shooting options, Price, Optical Zoom, SD Expansion
Cons None at all
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"FujiFilm FinePix S5700, Snap Shot Your Life"

I got one of these as a present for xmas. It's fantastic.

As soon as the package arrives you can't for the life of you believe that it is sold at that price.

Everything about the camera really dose ooze quality for how much you pay for one. A nice matte plastic covers the entire camera, with a soft rubber grip for your shooting hand.

Everything seems to be in the right place on this camera. Lots of people have complained about the On/Off button being in an awkard place but I really really don't see any problem with it. It's a little slide switch located just behind the shoot button, you can't possibly catch it or nudge it as it's in it's own little recess.

The picture quality is second to none, and digital zoom isn't all that noisy (As in those little speckles of colour). The optical zoom runs very smooth, quiet, with no juddering at all and set on auto-focus, it automatically makes the image on the built in 2.5" screen crystal clear and you just know the image your going to take is going to be perfect.

The menus are easy to use. There are a number of buttons on the back of the camera for all sorts of settings and also a round selecting wheel on top of the camera for specific functions. That wheel has 11 pre set functions, which can then be altered using the menu buttons on the back of the camera. There are so many options in SP mode, Night, Portrait, Landscape, Fireworks, Sport, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower and text.

The text mode and Super-Macro mode work beautifully giving you crisp, crystal clear images that are near perfect. I sat at one side of my living room, and using text mode with digital zoom I was able to take a picture of the back of a book and read all the tiny text in superb clarity.

On a decent monitor pictures look absolutely amazing, and with a decent photo printer too...you'll be a right little david bailey in no time! Colours, Sharpness (and softness in the right setting) can make your images look professional with a very little amount of effort to work out what settings you want.

Everything is adjustable, Aperture,Shutter Speed, Focus etc, of course you could just set it to auto and let it do everything itself. You get all the functionality of a full SLR camera packed into a semi-automatic standard digital camera.

This camera is a perfect inbetweeny standard digi-cam and SLR. It's a great mid point camera for those who want advanced features with a simple to use camera.

Battery Life, is amazing, I can't fault it. I had taken 200 odd pictures before the batteries died on me. My old olympus couldn't manage 30 pictures! This camera runs off of 4 AA batteries and the enrgizer ones you get with it last for ages.

Connecting to a PC couldn't be easier to be honest. You already have the option of connecting it to your PC via a usb cable and by using the Fuji software you get ona cd with the camera. The camera also takes standard sized SD cards, so you could have memory of upto 8GB at the moment which is just purely insane! Ofcourse using a memory card means you could just take it out of the camera and put it into a card read on your PC or Printer.

I can't recommend this enough. There is nothing about this particular camera that I would change. It's perfect as it is and at this price is a complete steal.

Hope I've helped convince a few people to buy this as it's worth it!

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  • manlybeach published 31/03/2008
    My husband has this camera too and he thinks its great. Good review
  • DixieChick10 published 15/01/2008
    gr8 review and lovely camera. Looking for one myself but think this is a bit too big. Kirsty
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Product Information : Fujifilm FinePix S5700

Manufacturer's product description

Fujifilm is pleased to announce the new FinePix S5700, a refinement of its predecessor, the FinePix S5600. The modifications to the FinePix S5700 mean it is easier to use than anything that has gone before. It's a faithful companion for every event, from nights out, the kids' school play or sports day, right through to countryside walks and family holidays. It's the ultimate camera for every occasion and perfect for users who always want a camera to hand, but prefer to get creative, not technical, with their photography.

Product Details

Product Description: Fujifilm FinePix S5700 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital camera

Memory Card Slot: SD card, xD-Picture Card

Sensor Resolution: 7.1 Megapixel

Lens System: 10 x zoom lens - 6.33 - 63.3 mm - f/3.5-3.7

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 30 cm

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: LCD monitor - 0.24" - colour

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.6 cm x 8.1 cm x 7.6 cm

Weight: 306 g

Digital Zoom: 4.8 x

Colour: Silver, Black

Flash Memory / Form Factor: xD Picture card; SD Memory Card

LCD Display Size: 2.5

Autofocus: With autofocus

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Manufacturer: Fujifilm

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 7.4

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 10 x

General

MPN: N079390A, NC00130A, P10N079390A, NC00030A, FinePix S5700

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 7.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Effective Sensor Resolution: 7,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 10 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Digital Zoom: 4.8 x

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Black

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 64, ISO 1600, ISO auto

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment

Exposure Metering Zones: 256

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, text, museum, party/indoor, fireworks, flower, sports mode, sunset, beach, natural light, snow, natural light & with flash

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fine, incandescent, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white)

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 4 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Special Effects: Black & White, chrome

Lens System

Type: 10 x zoom lens - 6.33 - 63.3 mm - f/3.5-3.7

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 38 - 380mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 30 cm

Macro Focus Range: 4-30cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 6.2 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.4 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, auto power save, digital image rotation, histogram display, digital image stabilization, digital image stabilization (video mode), highlight point display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: LCD monitor

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.24"

Viewfinder Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card, xD-Picture Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, FinePix Viewer

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later, MS Windows Vista

Miscellaneous

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 27 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card, xD-Picture Card

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M

Image Storage: Fine JPEG 3072 x 2304 : 73 - with 256MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 3072 x 2304 : 146 - with 256MB card ¦ JPEG 3072 x 2048 : 164 - with 256MB card ¦ JPEG 2304 x 1728 : 262 - with 256MB card ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 410 - with 256MB card ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 : 1999 - with 256MB card

Video Capture: AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 247 sec - with 256MB card ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps - 424 sec - with 256MB card

Included Memory Card: 512 MB xD

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 10.6 cm

Depth: 8.1 cm

Height: 7.6 cm

Weight: 306 g

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