FinePix S8000fd (8.0MP, 18x Optical Zoom) 2.7" LCD Refurb £105.98 delivered @ Fujifilm - HotUKDeals
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I've been frequently checking the refurbished stock on the fujifilm site, as I was looking to purchase either a s5800 or a s8000fd. Granted, these have been posted before, that was a while ago and these popular models have not been in stock for quite sometime!

After careful consideration I went for the s8000fd as it has proper IS (Optical Stabilisation) and a host of other up-to-date features as opposed to the s5800 (eg face detection, multiple shooting modes blah blah)

s5800 is in stock for £65.99 plus delivery of £5.99
s5700 is in stock for £62.99 plus delivery of £5.99

Excellent prices in my opinion, hope other benefit from this :)
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#1
bought one of these a while ago. Very pleased with it. I noticed it was back in stock yesterday, didn't think yo post.Good heads up for people though. Would recommend it :)

anyone considering buying it, don't let the reconditioned note concern you, mine was perfect condition, just get some decent AA batterys and a charger.
#2
It's a good camera. The reason I did not get this one is that I've read in forums the program dial falls off regularely. Hopefully Fuji has corrected this problem with refurbs. Waiting for a s6500.
#3
Bargain, I too have bought from the Fuji Refurb Store before, item comes brand new, all sealed and you wouldn't know it was a refurb, have had many 'New' Items turn up looking worse.
#4
JayJaz
bought one of these a while ago. Very pleased with it. I noticed it was back in stock yesterday, didn't think yo post.Good heads up for people though. Would recommend it :)

anyone considering buying it, don't let the reconditioned note concern you, mine was perfect condition, just get some decent AA batterys and a charger.

what power rating are the batteries youhave for it? Approximately how many snaps can you take?
#5
I don't think its any prob getting over 100 out of 2500 mAh NiMh or 2100 hybrios

I have never flattened batteries in a day - even when the kids grab it and get snap happy
1 Like #6
Comprehensive review of it here for anyone that is interested.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2007/10/23/Fujifilm-FinePix-S8000fd/p1

Hope it helps either way.
#7
I took 400 photos on a site visit in one day with my S8000, flattened one set of 2500 Mah batteries. Can't complain about that.

Mine is a refurb and the only complaint I have is the lens cover supplied didn't fit.
#8
Have a look here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q109superzoomgroup/
The S8100/8000 doesn't have proper image stabilisation, it moves the CCD not the lense. This isn't very good, and stabilistion is critical with such huge zooms. if you can live with that then good value.
#9
Did u have plenty of zoom-action ;)
#10
furi0n;4134623
Did u have plenty of zoom-action ;)


As much zoom as anyone could need.

And with the image stabilisation, it's usable zoom.
#11
Great price, great camera.
#12
Got one of these last year and am very happy with it, great quality pics, great controls, superb zoom and easy to use, next step for me is a full blown dslr. Never had any probs battery wise rechargable 2700 Ni-Mh give me over 300 shots at a time. Hot deal.
#13
pet2000

"It's a good camera. The reason I did not get this one is that I've read in forums the program dial falls off regularely. Hopefully Fuji has corrected this problem with refurbs. Waiting for a s6500."

Good choice, older than this model and with less overal pixels and less powerful zoom, but i think a better ccr, had one for 9 months and love it. This is a great deal tho, compared to the type of compact you could get for this money.

When do the "don't bother with this it's not a proper DSLR" mob get going?
#14
I'm very disappointed by the max shutter speed, could it not allow for any exposures longer than 4 seconds?

Even my C760 Olympus (that I am wanting to retire) does exposures of over 10 seconds :(
#15
can anyone tell ne how long this camera takes to process a picture? ie, after taking a photo, how long is it before the camera is ready to take a picture again?
#16
Moving the sensor OR the lens diaphram, IS THE SAME basically.

So, yes, it DOES have ' proper IS '

Olympus / Sony SLRs do the sensor shift means of IS also.........
#17
zurich
can anyone tell ne how long this camera takes to process a picture? ie, after taking a photo, how long is it before the camera is ready to take a picture again?


read an online review and it will inform you

i would imagine, about 2 secs at most with flash recharge.........
#18
Money Spinning;4134454
Bargain, I too have bought from the Fuji Refurb Store before, item comes brand new, all sealed and you wouldn't know it was a refurb, have had many 'New' Items turn up looking worse.


Why do people get fooled by a few stickers and a pack of new batteries in a new box?
They are not NEW, they are still secondhand and it is a patched up broken one that had been sent back to them.

They may well be well repaired, and in this case probably are.... but as a measure of the company's faith in how "new" they are, they only come with a 6 month warranty which is being conveniently NOT mentioned!

As it happens, this IS a good deal cheaper than new, something like about 60% off the full price and as such probably is a good buy and a far better offer than most refurbs posted on here, but while it may well LOOK new, it isn't!
#19
nihcaj
Why do people get fooled by a few stickers and a pack of new batteries in a new box?
They are not NEW, they are still secondhand and it is a patched up broken one that had been sent back to them.

They may well be well repaired, and in this case probably are.... but as a measure of the company's faith in how "new" they are, they only come with a 6 month warranty which is being conveniently NOT mentioned!

As it happens, this IS a good deal cheaper than new, something like about 60% off the full price and as such probably is a good buy and a far better offer than most refurbs posted on here, but while it may well LOOK new, it isn't!


You are right - they are not 'new' but they are well-repaired; at least mine was there wasn't a single mark on the casing. I got mine last year with a 20% discount voucher so the camera was £106.98 delivered and I upgraded the warranty to 2 years for another £20 or so. The warranty now is £29.99 for 2 years - but does include accidental damage.

I've been very pleased with mine.

My only real issue on the camera is that reds appear washed out - I eventually returned it as faulty but Fuji claim it's acceptable and comparing with a friends S8000 they get similar results.
I also find the manual focus impossible to use.

Regards the questions and comments:-

Image Stabilisation: This works just fine - there's nothing wrong wth CCD shift - I tend to stick to ISO 64-200 and have no trouble at full zoom. (OK I do use a tripod at night but I don't think any IS can handle a 4 second exposure!)

Program dial breaking: I've had no problems, although I have only taken a little over 5,000 pictures so far I do use the program dial a lot and it feels very secure and positive in action.

Shooting speeds: Startup is pretty good considering the amount of lens it has to shove out and the shot to shot delay gives me no trouble - but the 6-8 seconds it takes to store pictures in burst mode is a little tedious! Flash takes a couple of seconds but slows down a little if your batteries are tired. Apart from in burst mode I normally manage to get the shot I want.

4 second maximum exposure a little disappointing but I don't take that many night shots.
#20
Is this SLR?
#21
ReflexReact;4141877
Is this SLR?


It's a Bridge camera
#22
nihcaj
Why do people get fooled by a few stickers and a pack of new batteries in a new box?
They are not NEW, they are still secondhand and it is a patched up broken one that had been sent back to them.

They may well be well repaired, and in this case probably are.... but as a measure of the company's faith in how "new" they are, they only come with a 6 month warranty which is being conveniently NOT mentioned!

As it happens, this IS a good deal cheaper than new, something like about 60% off the full price and as such probably is a good buy and a far better offer than most refurbs posted on here, but while it may well LOOK new, it isn't!


I bought a couple of S5 pros from them and they were certainly indistinguishable from new. No marks or handling on anything, everything was packaged as new. Retail boxes with only the original seals. I honestly think the ones I got were new, and I believe they also sent out some in plain packaging, those, presumably were the refurbs. It would be odd, imo, to repack refurbished products in two kinds of boxes and therefore I concluded that It's luck of the draw. Apple does this too sometimes, sheds stock as a 'refurb' to hide lots of unsold stuff.

The 6 month warranty is mentioned on every camera page. They are hardly trying to mislead. Ah, I see, you mean not mentioned here. Hardly worthy of rant.

On the compacts I think you can take out their 'superwarranty' often for much less than buying the same camera new.
#23
nice little camera, only criticism i would have is the auto mode is poor, regularly sets ISO too high making it noisy, set it to P and set ISO to 100/200 for the majority of pics.
#24
i am unbelieveably tempted
#25
I purchased a refurb S2000HD and have to say it looked brand new-delivery was quick too.

However I was disappointed with the pictures I took on Auto and Manual settings (not sharp and poor contrast) so returned it. Fuji refunded quickly too.

Looking at Panasonic FZ28 now as a bridge camera alternative-I like the idea of a DSLR (eg Nikon D40) but the are bigger/heavier than the bride ones.

Cheers
#26
matthew12
nice little camera, only criticism i would have is the auto mode is poor, regularly sets ISO too high making it noisy, set it to P and set ISO to 100/200 for the majority of pics.


I agree you have to keep a tight rein on the ISO settings - why on earth would any camera choose ISO 800 for a flash picture of a stationary object :?
But it's not too much of a problem; when on the P mode using the "f" button you can limit or set the ISO (for example "Auto (400)") - this limit then gets carried to Auto; Natural etc.
#27
This was out of stock a few weeks ago when I ordered the S8100. With the voucher in December it came to £119 delivered!! Otherwise the 8000 would have been under £90....

Great camera though
#28
had one these s8000's not overly happy with it so i sold it and got a panasonic fz28 see this review at trusted reviews http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2008/08/22/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ28/p1 great camera yes more money than the refurb fuji but brand new and as said a great camera and a panasonic a name i have come to trust
#29
furi0n
what power rating are the batteries youhave for it? Approximately how many snaps can you take?


2700mah uniross batteries, got a charger for charging in one hour too. Easily get 3-400 shots. To be honest I never exhausted them completely, just charge them up before using it. :thumbsup:
#30
leighonigar;4142029
I honestly think the ones I got were new, and I believe they also sent out some in plain packaging, those, presumably were the refurbs. It would be odd, imo, to repack refurbished products in two kinds of boxes and therefore I concluded that It's luck of the draw. Apple does this too sometimes, sheds stock as a 'refurb' to hide lots of unsold stuff.
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I don't doubt your integrity, I have no doubt you DO honestly believe this, but it just does not make sense and I can only assume it is some sort of coping strategy - If you want to tell yourself it is new, then fine, but don't try to tell others that. Retailers are guilty of enough sharp practice themselves, without punters spreading this sort of dis-information for them :-( They are describing it as refurb, so be content on whether it is a good price or not, that is the issue making it a good deal or not.

The condition of the packaging if indeed they are using two types may well relate to the packaging condition as returned in some cases - after all it depends WHY the original was returned, some will be well hammered some won't

Is there ANY company that really sells new gear as refurbs? Plenty sell refurbs as new (or even worse, they sell returns as refurbs) - but not the other way round! For a start, why would a company want to suggest it has piles of returned faulty gear more than they already really do have!
The UK arm of the firm doing the refub will order in new packaging from the factory in the same way it orders in new component and trim for carrying out the repairs. For example new screens come with plastic protection material for example so this all looks very pristine - buy a new mobile phone screen on eBay and you can make your lightly used mobile phone look like new too - I recently did for mine when I broke it!

As for using it to shift old stock, well think about it - all they have to do is sell new stuff on their site at a very small discount ( they already have a retail arm set up, running and able, and they DO sell various new models on there next to the refurbs) and they will roll out of the door, or a common enough strategy is to sell it on to companies that clear old stock - the likes of Morgan for example. There is a ready market for this sort of kit.

Good buys? Yes they can be, when cheap enough, and this one IS pretty good pricing. I have bought gear of the type you mention, and have seen the new packaging with my own eyes, but they are not the give-away you are making them out to be, nor should buyers be lead on to expect that :-(

Of course I am willing, no, HAPPY to be proven wrong, (no, I don't mean just a new box is proof, lots of things look totally unused, and a new box certainly makes it look the part), I mean proof such as that from the company itself - it would certainly mean better deals really are available out there; but like a lot of these claims that border on new urban myths: they just don't stand up.
#31
#32
Oos :(
#33
scorpion1967
had one these s8000's not overly happy with it so i sold it and got a panasonic fz28 see this review at trusted reviews http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2008/08/22/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ28/p1 great camera yes more money than the refurb fuji but brand new and as said a great camera and a panasonic a name i have come to trust


I agree the the Panasonic FZ cameras are great and well worth considering if you have £200+ to spend; then again why not stretch the budget to £300+ and go for a DSLR?
#34
wombat6025
I agree the the Panasonic FZ cameras are great and well worth considering if you have £200+ to spend; then again why not stretch the budget to £300+ and go for a DSLR?


i use the fz 28 as my holiday camera and if i am a rush and need a camera thats quick i also have a dslr which in use as my main camera when i go out on a pre planned outing
#35
leighonigar
...I honestly think the ones I got were new, and I believe they also sent out some in plain packaging, those, presumably were the refurbs. It would be odd, imo, to repack refurbished products in two kinds of boxes...


nihcaj
I don't doubt your integrity, I have no doubt you DO honestly believe this, but it just does not make sense ...
... Of course I am willing, no, HAPPY to be proven wrong, (no, I don't mean just a new box is proof, lots of things look totally unused, and a new box certainly makes it look the part), I mean proof such as that from the company itself - it would certainly mean better deals really are available out there; but like a lot of these claims that border on new urban myths: they just don't stand up.


My Fuji refurb was re-packaged in a new box with refurb printed all over and stating the 6 month warranty. (As I said below the camera was immaculate in appearance)

I would not expect them to use two sorts of packaging - it's highly unlikely that a manufacturer refurbished camera would be returned to it's original box.

While I can't offer any proof one way or the other I can think of one or two scenarios where Fuji refurb may have 'new' stock; for instance a distributor might return an entire shipment of cameras after finding a high failure rate and Fuji on testing may have decided that part of the shipment were good.

I was quite pleased to see my camera in a fresh 'refurb' box - it reassured me they had at least looked at the returned / faulty camera.

As has been said you can always buy the super warranty and extend your product cover to two or three years...


Currently Oos but more may come in....
#36
This is a brilliant camera. Zoom works well especially with the image stabilisation. Had mine for a couple of months now!
#37
wombat6025;4144513
I was quite pleased to see my camera in a fresh 'refurb' box - it reassured me they had at least looked at the returned / faulty camera.


Agreed... I think knowing the reputation of some pretend refurbs that IS more reassuring!
#38
damn i missed it.

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