I have done loads of homework before ordering this camera, and ordered yesterday, then price dropped today (they are honouring the new price for me!), absolute bargain.
2% Quidco on the preVAT price (tracked straight away)
The Fuji Finepix S5700 is an advanced camera featuring excellent optics, 7.1 megapixel resolution and ease of use. It gives you as much technical control as you want, while retaining automatic and program modes.
At a glance:
-10x optical zoom, giving an equivalent of 38-380mm
-Large 2.5", 230 000 pixel LCD display with wide view filter so it's easier to share your on-camera images
-1cm macro focusing
-xD or SD card compatibility
-Picture Stabilisation mode, which increases the ISO automatically up to 1600 with minimal noise
-Increase to 7.1 million pixels (over 5 million on the S5600)
-"Real Photo" Processor to deliver first-rate colour reproduction, image sharpness, low noise and excellent tonal response.
-User modes to increase creativity, such as Fuji's own "Natural Light with Flash" which takes 2 photos (one natural light, one with flash) and leaves you to decide which is better. Also, Fuji Intelligent Flash Technology assesses the ambient light and general scene information to carefully balance exposure to avoid the washed-out appearance of so many flash photos.
-Image stabilised movie mode at an excellent 30fps at 640x480 resolution with zooming and exposure adjustment while you shoot. You can take up to 35 minutes of footage on a 2GB memory card.
-TTL 256-zones metering
-Aperture priority, shutter proirity and manual exposure modes plus 12 scene modes
-Preset, custom and automatic white balance