Fujifilm Finepix S1730 12MP 15x Super Zoom HD Digital Camera now £134.99 @ Argos (free £10 voucher too) - HotUKDeals
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Was £149.99. Cheaper price valid until 30/3/2010

Between March 26th and April 6th Argos will give you a free £10 voucher when you buy this camera

Camera also comes with a half price case if you click on offers and select them together

Here's a link to the fuji site about the camera http://fujifilm.co.uk/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/d-slr-long-zoom/finepix-s1730

Fuji Site claims this camera is not out until April but it's seems to be an Argos exclusive

12 mega pixels.
Plastic body.
Fujinon lens.
Zoom lens 15x.
Wide angled lens 28mm.
15x optical zoom.
6.3 x digital zoom.
23MB internal memory.
3in LCD screen.
PictBridge compatible.
Dual image stabilisation.
In-camera red eye fix.
Face detection, 10 faces.
Continuous shooting, up to 10 frames per second.
In-camera red eye fix.
Memory card format supports SD/SDHC.
Movie capture with sound.
High definition movies, 720.
Cables supplied for output to TV.
Maximum ISO 6400.
16 scene modes.
Intelligent scene mode.
Manual over-ride.
View finder.
Smile shutter.
Self timer.
Built-in flash.
USB connection.
Tracking auto focus.
Auto scene recognition.
Panorama mode.
Instant zoom.
Includes 4 x AA batteries, USB cable, strap, lens cap and cord, CD ROM software and instruction manual.
Weight 335g.
Size (H)7.3, (W)11.1, (D)8.1cm.

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#1
Very similar specs to the S2000. Just hope the photo quality is better but can't seem to find any reviews.
#2
Same, just looking for reviews myself. Can't find any.
#3
I brought one of these a few weeks ago again from Argos at a similar price, I found it good value for the money and very simple to use, my only advice would be make the most of those deals on AA batteries at PC World or Currys if they have any left as it eats them for a past time . . . .
#4
I have 2700mah AA rechargeables

Argos also sell the Finepix S2500HD 18x zoom camera for £179.99 which Amazon aren't selling until April 5th and then the price is £199.99
#5
These fuji cameras are usually good cameras
#6
Is it worth getting the Argos S2500HD with 3x more zoom but for £45 more?
#7
lots of reviews on Argos site but I'm always dubious about them!
#8
nellybarnes
I brought one of these a few weeks ago again from Argos at a similar price, I found it good value for the money and very simple to use, my only advice would be make the most of those deals on AA batteries at PC World or Currys if they have any left as it eats them for a past time . . . .


I'm using Sanyo Eneloop 2000mAh rechargable batteries on a Fuji S1500 and I get at least 350 shots from them. Would recommend getting some of those batteries.
suspended#9
cruz
Is it worth getting the Argos S2500HD with 3x more zoom but for £45 more?


3x more zoom isn't going to make a large difference.
So i would say this one would be fine, and then use the £45 on a nice leather case or something :thumbsup:
#10
Looking to get an sd card for this. Seen an 8gb class 4 card or a 4gb class 6 card for roughly the same price of around £9

Which would be the best option?
suspended#11
cruz
Looking to get an sd card for this. Seen an 8gb class 4 card or a 4gb class 6 card for roughly the same price of around £9

Which would be the best option?


It depends on what kind of photography you will be doing.
If you require fast data transfers when shooting pictures, then go for the Class 6.
If you are just taking amatuer pictures then go for the Class 4.
#12
Just bought it from local Argos and about to try it, heat added. Very good price for their brand new model. I used to have a 7MP zoom camera from Fuji a couple of years ago similar to this and that worked brilliantly. Surprised that Argos seem to be the only place with it, only downside is it does eat the batteries, but at least they are readily available as AA.
#13
Very impressed with the image quality, features seem excellent as well, plenty of options to control the shots and a brilliantly solid feel to it, have just bought this battery pack and charger to accompany it:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0013HHDY0/ref=oss_product

£13.90 for 4x Uniross AA 2700mAh plus charger
#14
Looks like a really nice camera at a nice price. Not sure if it's worth saving for a DSLR though.
#15
Ipswich772
Looks like a really nice camera at a nice price. Not sure if it's worth saving for a DSLR though.


Well DSLR will cost you a lot more in the long run once you bite the photographer bug and start buying lenses.
#16
Any one know if this has a decent macro? My missus wants a new camera with a decent macro for flowers. A Panasonic Lumix and Canon 350D have been found wanting (a macro lens for the Canon is far too expensive).
#17
I've just ordered one of these from Argos for my partners birthday next week, we are going to New York in 6 weeks, I bought a dslr camera last year a canon eos 450d which he is totally obsessed with so bought this so he has a toy to play with and he will keep his mitts off mine. A bargain price :-) It would be really helpful if anyone has got one of these and could tell me if the image quality is really good?

Many thanks

Steph xx

EDIT: Davester try camerabox I got an amazing flash for my 450D really cheaply. HTH
#18
Macro will be very good on this model. I have the much older 5700 (7mp) it's nearly the same build and the macro is very good on that.
One thing to note, be careful with the flash system, Mine had broken, it wont flip up on it's own and when manually raised it just falls down, this newer model seems to use the same system. Be careful not to get any dirt or grime near the flash mechanism.

I've put the broken old model on Ebay, and i'd still consider buying this one. :)
#19
cruz
Looking to get an sd card for this. Seen an 8gb class 4 card or a 4gb class 6 card for roughly the same price of around £9

Which would be the best option?


Go with the bigger card, don't think you will notice the speed difference. I use 16GB Class 4 Play.com own brand cards.
#20
Catalogue number: 559/3543
1 Like #21
I can recommend this case from ebay. Item number 260434747838

I bought it before I got this camera. In fact the case came two ays ago and I've only just picked this camera up today. The camera is a nice snug fit in the case but still plenty of room to fit the strap.
The case is really nice and it came within 2 days of buying it
1 Like #22
just got one and been told its exempt from the 30 day money back guarantee unless faulty so fingers crossed
#23
harny
just got one and been told its exempt from the 30 day money back guarantee unless faulty so fingers crossed


That's why the price has the little cross by it on the website. In fact it seems a hell of a lot of cameras at Argos have this
#24
Have been using it since yesterday, been comparing macro and various shots against my previous Samsung camera, have to say very very pleased with the results. Took some shots yesterday evening and didnt even use the flash, the lens lets in plenty of light to cope with numerous conditions.

Plenty of features, and the panorama stitching mode is very good as well having quite a bit of fun with that. Also used to have a 5700 7MP which always pulled impressive shots, and this so far seems like a brilliant upgrade from it. Been comparing shots against my 10MP Samsung and so far very pleased, both capture a lot of detail, but the Fuji colour capture seems much better, again i think the larger lens helps here.
#25
Macro very pleased with, has Macro and Super Macro modes for maximum closeness, colour reproduction and the image stabilization features seem to work very well at this level.
1 Like #26
Also bought one last week and for the money you can't really complain. Photos come out clean even at ful zoom. The macro mode produces great photos and theres even a super macro mode.
Videos are OK but not up to camcorder quality. The case on offer fits it perfectly. Buy a memory card somewhere else ie http://www.mymemory.co.uk/SDHC/Integral/Integral-8GB-Ultima-Pro-SD-Card-%28SDHC%29---Class-6 which has just gone up £2.
#27
All i can say is ive got a fuji s5 pro so NER NER ..NER ..NER ...NER.. these bridge cameras are ok but will leave you craving a proper dslr ..especially when you take a nice shot and wonder how much better it would be on a dslr,my advice is to go for secondhand dslr and jump straight in at the deep end ! :thumbsup:
#28
davester2k
Any one know if this has a decent macro? My missus wants a new camera with a decent macro for flowers. A Panasonic Lumix and Canon 350D have been found wanting (a macro lens for the Canon is far too expensive).


There's a trick you can do with your Canon (well any slr really), buy a couple of cheap old prime lenses on ebay. Put the lens on and fix a step up filter adaptor to the end. Fit another adaptor to the other lens and glue the two adaptors together.
#29
leighbeef
All i can say is ive got a fuji s5 pro so NER NER ..NER ..NER ...NER.. these bridge cameras are ok but will leave you craving a proper dslr ..especially when you take a nice shot and wonder how much better it would be on a dslr,my advice is to go for secondhand dslr and jump straight in at the deep end ! :thumbsup:


That's good advice. Plus if you don't get on with it you can sell it for what you paid for it, or more if you take good photos and write a nicer description.
#30
Hiya,

Been looking at several of these recently either a s2000HD or S2500HD but this one ticks loads of boxes as well. Can anyone tell me if this lets you zoom whilst using the movie function ? I know the other two models I've mentioned do, so this would really help, as I'd find this feature most useful.

Thanks
2 Likes #31
I was involved in testing these cameras for Fuji a while ago and can confirm that they are indeed very good cameras. As with all Fuji stuff it is basically Nikon bodies and glass with Fuji electronics inside, so absolutely nought wrong with that.

The faster cards are not worth buying with this kind of camera as it won't be able to take photos as fast as a DSLR and as such does not need the faster data transfer, in fact even a Nikon D2X on fast multi shot will take about 100 shots before needing to pause to write to card.

The Image quality will be just fine, I used an old Nikon Coolpix 3700 (similar body and features but only 3mp) a couple of years ago whilst out in Cuba and got some shots which are now blown up to poster size and were for sale in a gallery. Don't get too caught up in numbers 3 mega pixel would cover most circumstances.

With that size of camera and inherent lack of stability massive zoom is wasted, and once you get into the digital range and out of optical zoom range it all gets a bit fiddly from the shot steadying, focusing point of view.

I have a raft of expensive cameras and lenses for work, but sometimes the best shot comes from a quick point and shoot to grab the moment, this camera is a good lead into full on digital photography. Its limitations will be on fast action shots and arty shots where you seek to artificially throw things out of focus (due to lack of F-stop/aperture range).

Finally remember it's the person behind the camera that dictates how good the images are. It can only capture what you point it at,.Expensive gear does not make you a photographer in many cases it just means your wallet is bigger than your ability. Capturing captivating and inspiring images does however, and this camera is more than capable of that if you know how to use it.

The other option is any cheap DSLR even something ancient like a Nikon D100 is a capable robust well built camera that bought in a package with a couple of lenses should roll in at a couple of hundred quid or less, but its a lot more to carry about and much less instantly user friendly.

Hope this helps someone.
#32
c1v1c
Hiya,

Been looking at several of these recently either a s2000HD or S2500HD but this one ticks loads of boxes as well. Can anyone tell me if this lets you zoom whilst using the movie function ? I know the other two models I've mentioned do, so this would really help, as I'd find this feature most useful.

Thanks

The 2500hd does so I'd assume this does as well as did many older models. Only complaint people have is the noise of the zoom can be heard on the video's when there isn't much other background noise going on
#33
Yes you can zoom while videoing and there is a slight noise from the motor if there is no background noise.
Can't understand why people compare this to an SLR. It's not one and doesn't pretend to be. It's an all-round point and shoot with some manual settings for the more advanced photographer and a long zoom that doesn't weigh a ton.
#34
Happygeorge
I was involved in testing these cameras for Fuji a while ago and can confirm that they are indeed very good cameras. As with all Fuji stuff it is basically Nikon bodies and glass with Fuji electronics inside, so absolutely nought wrong with that.

The faster cards are not worth buying with this kind of camera as it won't be able to take photos as fast as a DSLR and as such does not need the faster data transfer, in fact even a Nikon D2X on fast multi shot will take about 100 shots before needing to pause to write to card.

The Image quality will be just fine, I used an old Nikon Coolpix 3700 (similar body and features but only 3mp) a couple of years ago whilst out in Cuba and got some shots which are now blown up to poster size and were for sale in a gallery. Don't get too caught up in numbers 3 mega pixel would cover most circumstances.

With that size of camera and inherent lack of stability massive zoom is wasted, and once you get into the digital range and out of optical zoom range it all gets a bit fiddly from the shot steadying, focusing point of view.

I have a raft of expensive cameras and lenses for work, but sometimes the best shot comes from a quick point and shoot to grab the moment, this camera is a good lead into full on digital photography. Its limitations will be on fast action shots and arty shots where you seek to artificially throw things out of focus (due to lack of F-stop/aperture range).

Finally remember it's the person behind the camera that dictates how good the images are. It can only capture what you point it at,.Expensive gear does not make you a photographer in many cases it just means your wallet is bigger than your ability. Capturing captivating and inspiring images does however, and this camera is more than capable of that if you know how to use it.

The other option is any cheap DSLR even something ancient like a Nikon D100 is a capable robust well built camera that bought in a package with a couple of lenses should roll in at a couple of hundred quid or less, but its a lot more to carry about and much less instantly user friendly.

Hope this helps someone.


awesome post, that helped me a lot, i've been keeping an eye on the s1500 s2000 for a long time to drop in price and was unaware argos was selling the new models. this post helped me a lot, i think i'll be going to buy it 2moro after my exam. thanks! rep + 1
#35
Bin lookin at the s1500 for a while and this looks like an upgraded version cant seem to find any reviews apart from Argos
#36
For everyone who is thinking of getting this camera you will get a £10 voucher as from tomorrow (friday 26th) until april 6th

Can't believe I got mine today and I was thinking of putting it off until Saturday too :-(

Voucher deal
#37
cruz
For everyone who is thinking of getting this camera you will get a £10 voucher as from tomorrow (friday 26th) until april 6th

Can't believe I got mine today and I was thinking of putting it off until Saturday too :-(

Voucher deal


That's a really good point - sorry you missed out on it. Might put a few nectar points towards it too. Some amazing posts btw. Thanks to all. :thumbsup:
#38
A great point and press here if this camera is too bulky for you

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/641154/panasonic-lumix-dmc-tz65-digital-ca?
#39
Hot :thumbsup:
#40
bought it earlier, also got the £10 giftcard in which i used to buy rechargable batteries in a separate transaction. just can't wait wait to finish uni and go home and play with my new toy :)

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