The Fujifilm FinePix S5000 offers superb performance in a stylish and efficient form. It incorporates Fujifilm's 4th-generation Super CCD HR (High Resolution) sensor. The camera, which has 3.1 million effective pixels, provides digital camera users with increased resolution, sensitivity, and color reproduction, and produces high-quality images with 2,816 x 2,120 recorded pixels. The FinePix S5000 includes a lens adapter ring for optional telephoto and wide-angle conversion lenses. This camera offers movie and specialized scene modes to handle a variety of shooting situations. Its easy-to-use menu interface and unique one-touch Photo mode button make the Fujifilm FinePix S5000 simple to operate, despite all of its advanced features.
Product Title: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 3.1 Megapixel Bridge Camera - Black
Power Score: 3.8 | 59 Reviews
Product Reviews (15)
programmed to fail
Strengths: works good for just over one year
Weakness: unreliable after one year
The Fuji S5000 has a memory chip in it which retains the day/date/time information, but after 12 months to 2 years this chip losses its capacity to hold a charge therefore losing the date/time. Fuji wants $250 to replace the chip! My camera failed a few weeks out of warranty. Each time I change batteries, I have to reset date and time. What a pain in the neck!
By anonymous; - Oct 19, 2007
Strengths: lightweight, super easy to operate, the sharpest,best pics I've ever taken were with this camera!
I have taken pictures for a few weddings where I was NOT the hired photographer and the pictures I shot were used in wedding albums we gave as gifts. My pictures turned out better with this camera than the hired photograhers!
We have tons of family pics, this camera is so easy to grab and go! We've had it for over 2 years now and never had a problem!
By elainmir - Mar 13, 2006
I spent $411 on this camera less...
Strengths: The reason I chose this camera over other digitals is because it feels most like an SLR and I thought it would make the trasition to digital easier.
Weakness: Power went out and I had to mail it to the repair center in New Jersey. Very inconvenient. Slow shutter speed on auto making it susceptible to camera movement.
I spent $411 on this camera less than a year ago. It quit working on Easter, so I got no photos of our family gathering. The only way to get it replaced or repaired is to mail it in, which I find very inconvenient. There is a long delay after pressing the shutter button, making it virtually impossible to get candid shots of people. The shutter is slow, so it is easy to get blurry photos due to...
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I spent $411 on this camera less than a year ago. It quit working on Easter, so I got no photos of our family gathering. The only way to get it replaced or repaired is to mail it in, which I find very inconvenient.
There is a long delay after pressing the shutter button, making it virtually impossible to get candid shots of people.
The shutter is slow, so it is easy to get blurry photos due to camera movement. (Never had this problem with a "regular" camera.)
The monitor is on the small side. I would choose the largest monitor on my next purchase.
The mode selector is "loose" and moves from the chosen setting very easily.
I bought this camera because I wanted zoom and it does have that. I would like something with a wider angle, though.
I also wanted a camera that felt like my old SLR. Now I wish I had bought something more compact, as this camera is a bit unwieldly. I could have the same or better features on a campact digital camera.
By planetpippa - Apr 5, 2005
The cost of repair for the short...
Strengths: Takes good pictures, Zooms in very close.
Weakness: Expensive to fix. I used it only to take 100 pictures and it broke after the warranty was over. With the Zoom you need to hold the camera very still.
The cost of repair for the short life of this camera was not worth the purchase. It broke in cold temperatures in the single digits. I believe the camera cannot take cold temperatures. It took great pictures.
By DavidSchuler - Feb 4, 2005
i am so pleased with this...
Strengths: the over all looks ...and grip... looks and holds like a slr... can use one or both hands during picture taking....
Weakness: no zooming while in movie taking mode.. but takes very good movie clips
i am so pleased with this camera..takes great pictures and is so light weight.. so easy to use... batt. life is very good. i took a great picture of the moon with out tripod and turned out great.. hardly need to use flash at all... on most pictures.. i highly recommend this camera to anyone.. its a great looking and very easy to use camera.. .. im glad i bought it.. and you will be to.....
By jhwebster - Dec 13, 2004