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Good digital camera -Fuji finepix S5800 ?

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Hey well i want to buy myself a digi cam but i dont want a normal looking wanna i want an slr one

Min specs

10x optical
8mp
good lens
price - under £150
black or silver
with rechargeable battery not norm ones

Like the look of the Fuji Finepix S5800 8.1mp at £129.99 from ebuyer
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131849
But im not sure if its good or not or worth the extra step up from the s5700

we have a panasonic lumix tz3 which we won and tis amazing but my mum won it and i want my own camera
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
They are bridge cameras you are looking at, not true slrs. The fujis5800s and 5700s are good for the money but I prefer the 6500s/9500s (they are quite a bit bigger and you rotate the lens barrel to zoom like on an slr). The 5700 is £105 at amazon, the 6500 £150 (its been cheaper elsewhere before though, its an old model now but still in many ways superior to the 5700/5800).

If you are really keen, consider saving up for a base line SLR (under £300 these days). Second hand lenses are available relatively cheaply of ebay (dirt cheap if you use old manual focus lenses) and you can be more creative.
#2
jah128
They are bridge cameras you are looking at, not true slrs. The fujis5800s and 5700s are good for the money but I prefer the 6500s/9500s (they are quite a bit bigger and you rotate the lens barrel to zoom like on an slr). The 5700 is £105 at amazon, the 6500 £150 (its been cheaper elsewhere before though, its an old model now but still in many ways superior to the 5700/5800).

If you are really keen, consider saving up for a base line SLR (under £300 these days). Second hand lenses are available relatively cheaply of ebay (dirt cheap if you use old manual focus lenses) and you can be more creative.

Ok but i just bought the Finepix s5800 for £123 off currys delivered
Anyone recommend a decent case for it
Also buying a mem card will it take an 8gb card sdhc?

dcx_badass
Those fujis aren't SLR they just look like them, have you looked at the Panasonic Lumix TZ3? 7mp, 10x optical and its fairly compact, I have one for sale for £140.
nah my mums got it i dont want the same one and i want it to look like an slr - plus the viewfinders a plus
#3
£123 sounds good value, you should have fun. Don't know of any great deals currently on cases, asda is worth a look if you have a big one locally and i guess its worth popping into jessops (although their normal prices are not good), otherwise check sites like amazon and ebuyer i guess. Not sure if its 8GB compatable, but you can probably download the manual of the fuji website and it should say in there. Enjoy :)
#4
jah128
£123 sounds good value, you should have fun. Don't know of any great deals currently on cases, asda is worth a look if you have a big one locally and i guess its worth popping into jessops (although their normal prices are not good), otherwise check sites like amazon and ebuyer i guess. Not sure if its 8GB compatable, but you can probably download the manual of the fuji website and it should say in there. Enjoy :)


Yeh good price - have posted it as a deal and bidding on a case on ebay

Good idea about the memory but i thought sdhc compat cameras can read up to 8gb
#5
Just a point, the fujis use 4 x aa batteries not Li-Ion batteries, so make sure you get some high powered rechargables for it otherwise you'll spend a small fortune on batteries.

(If you want 'disposables', the Morrisons Long life ones are supposed to be about the best for the money)
#6
social lurker
Just a point, the fujis use 4 x aa batteries not Li-Ion batteries, so make sure you get some high powered rechargables for it otherwise you'll spend a small fortune on batteries.

(If you want 'disposables', the Morrisons Long life ones are supposed to be about the best for the money)


Yer thats the only tiff with this camera is i gotta get rechargeable battery x4 but only like £10 for the cahrger and batteries so no probs

Also on the issue of 8gb card doesnt say will have to try it out
#7
Using AA's can be a bonus really, its easy to always have spare batteries. The only bad thing is Ni-MH is about 50% bulkier and heavier for the same capacity, but then your not after an ultra-small camera. Make sure you get good quality Ni-MH (as high capacity as possible but at least 2000mAH). It says it takes SD-HC cards so this would hopefully include 8GB versions (I think the SD-HC specifications are designed allow for a lot more than 8GB).
#8
I've got the s5700, the battery life is amazing, the batterys that came with it lasted ages! I got some good high capacity rechargable batterys from scan for really cheap on the deal of the day, so keep an eye out for them coming back on.
As for the case, i bought one from ebay for about £20 which stated it was for this camera, it was a strange shaped one and it was a real squeeze getting the camera to fit in it and rubbish quality so i ended up buying one from wilko for £4.99 and its much better, quality is suprisingly good and loads of room for camera, filters, extra memory and batterys etc. its available online here http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/invt/0239867
They also have a slightly smaller one which fits this cam nicely for £3.99 available instore but not online. Worth a look if you have a wilko store near you.
#9
I'd definitely consider getting some of the new Hybrid type rechargeable batteries, Eneloop or Hybrio are the barndnames. At first glance they don't look as good as normal NiMH (2100mAh against 2700mAh) but they are far superior, especially if you won't be using the camera all the time. normal NiMH batteries lose their charge over time very quickly, so if you don't use the camera for a while you'll find the charge drops and it may even be out of power when you come to use it again. This is far less likely with the hybrid batteries.
#10
Mike73
Normal NiMH batteries lose their charge over time very quickly, so if you don't use the camera for a while you'll find the charge drops and it may even be out of power when you come to use it again.


And that's a total pain. I've got 4 sets for my 6500 and they're always dead when I go to use them. Saying that though a 2100mah will do about 600 pictures :w00t:
#11
I've got to admit that I haven't read the whole thread but I would whole heartedly recommend the Fuji s6500fd as a bridge camera. It's only 6mp but if you read the review and compare the detail with an 8+mp camera you will see that the image quality is just as good. Because the MP is lower, each pixel is bigger which means it can get more light so the camera works better in lower light conditions than higher mp equivalents (+ the particular super CCD is rated very highly. It's the same one that is used in the f31fd)

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