Fujifilm Finepix S1730 12MP 15x Super Zoom HD Digital Camera now £134.99 @ Argos (free £10 voucher too) - HotUKDeals
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Was posted originally here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/640149/fujifilm-finepix-s1730-12mp-15x-sup by cruz, then been expired and now it's on again.
Thought it would be useful for somebody who missed those deal.

Don't expect to get any heat tho...

Was £149.99. Cheaper price valid until 13/04/2010

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
why not! I saw it expired found the deal still on and picked up yesterday including the £10 voucher.
#2
The spec looks inexpressive. Any reviews around? I've done a google but there's no 'hands on' info coming up..
#3
I had an S2000HD which looks similar to this and it was terrible. Poor picture quality and everything was over exposed by the flash.
#4
steve1221
The spec looks inexpressive. Any reviews around? I've done a google but there's no 'hands on' info coming up..


steve1221.

There are 38 reviews on the Argos site about the camera..... all of them very good...and it gets 4.7 out of 5 as an average.

I'd say Go for it!! The price is brilliant, and Fuji don't make bad cameras.

For this price ( which is about what you'd pay for a decent compact digital camera ) you get all that...plus some of the benefits of an SLR digital.

Well worth it IMHO.
#5
if this camera was any good, it would cost double the money. Argos website reviews... would not bother too much about them. Most reviewers there would give 9 out of 10 for a black & white tv, commenting it's perfect apart from that picture's somehow lacking colours...
#6
vitek
if this camera was any good, it would cost double the money. Argos website reviews... would not bother too much about them. Most reviewers there would give 9 out of 10 for a black & white tv, commenting it's perfect apart from that picture's somehow lacking colours...


The Panasonic FZ38 is almost twice the price and isn't any good despite all the good reviews - most reviewers would give Panasonic 9 out of ten just for the name :roll:

I had a Fuji s8000fd (which was very good) - so don't write this off just for the name; but I'm always a little wary of the 'store' only versions from manufacturers - no proper reviews and you never know what features are missing from the 'standard' models...
#7
i'm a total photography noob and i bought one of these mainly because of the price, the zoom, and the size, since it can be carried in my uni bag etc. i can't really give a detail and expert review like some users on here, there was a decent one in the old thread which swayed me to buying it, and i've not regretted it to be honest. i've taken a few shots outside using auto, a few macro shots, i'm looking to play around with the aperture (sp?) and shutter speed expousre etc and hopefully get some better results. all in all, as a total noob, and the price you pay, i don't think it's a bad purchase at all, i can see me using this on holiday and everywhere i go
#8
I think its a good deal.

I have an 18x optical zoom Fuji & it does what I need and a lot more.

But I wouldnt say it does everything an SLR will do.
#9
wombat6025
The Panasonic FZ38 is almost twice the price and isn't any good despite all the good reviews - most reviewers would give Panasonic 9 out of ten just for the name :roll:

I had a Fuji s8000fd (which was very good) - so don't write this off just for the name; but I'm always a little wary of the 'store' only versions from manufacturers - no proper reviews and you never know what features are missing from the 'standard' models...


Agree, just about to return my panasonic lumix fz38 to amazon, £258 and the images are very noisey and not that sharp, despite all the good reviews.
#10
Don't mistake this for an DSLR, they are so much more, this is essentially a normal digital camera with an extended zoom. DSLR's are so much more....
#11
Has this got a filter thread on the lens,
#12
I'm no camera expert and wouldn't know 'camera noise' if it kept me awake at night but so far I am impressed with this camera for what is is.......a point and click camera with super zoom and a few more manual options than you bog standard point and press camera. It is not a DSLR and does not pretend to be. All I know is it knocks tens bells out of my old Canon Powershot A530 which cost me nearly a ton 4 years ago

Here's two more pics. The first at normal zoom the 2nd at max optical zoom which isn't bad considering I took it without a tripod and had to try to prevent image shaking in the wind

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2735/4489042369_3a1547746d_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/4489676422_f386fb1bd3_b.jpg

PS. The link for the deal seems broken so try http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5593543.htm

and there's a firmware update for the S series at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/s/finepix_s2500hd/fupd.html
#13
steviecross
Has this got a filter thread on the lens,

No
#14
steviecross
Has this got a filter thread on the lens,


I think it has if its the same as my Fuji S6500. It comes with a fuji lens cap which normally just clip on the lens thread. There is a load of photos and spec on the Fuji site here:
http://fujifilm.co.uk/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/d-slr-long-zoom/finepix-s1730/View

EDIT: post cross over with cruz. I submit to your knowledge cruz. I presume you have one.
#15
I also bought one of these about a month ago. Have to say for the money I'm pretty impressed. About 80% of the photos are razor sharp focused and have found the flash excellent for dark lighting and fill-in.
#16
All,

I bought one of these from Argos 2 weeks ago, very simple to use and get set up.

I am no expert but I know enough that I can take cracking pictures with this camera, 15x optical zoom is excellent, put the £10 voucher towards a tripod and you have a decent camera package for less than a 150 quid.

The LCD screen is amazing, I put a screen protector on mine, if its sunny you just press the EVF button and all the digital settings are then displayed on the view finder.

Auto Setting is self explanatory
Panoramic pictures are a doddle to do.
A lets the user set the aperture
S lets the user set the shutter speed
C is the custom setting and lets you set both aperture and shutter speed.

To be honest I am delighted with mine, the auto and SR Auto do pretty much everything for you and the results speak for themselves.

Don't expect Lord Lichfield quality photos but what you can expect are vivid well defined images.

Also got blink detection, smile sensor, all different flashes.

Takes 4 AA batteries that you will easily get 300 shots from.

HD video is good although you need a coupler to view that HD quality back through your TV

It's well built, a good weight and looks the part, for £150 quid you really can't go wrong.

Hope this has been some help to anyone thinking of buying one.
#17
I wish the lense did have a thread then it could also have a 55mm snap on lens cap rather than the push on cap which is easily knocked off.
#18
I have a Fuji S800fd & picture quality is fine on that , my previous 5600 was great as well .

Depends what you want out of a camera really .
#19
Can you use the optical zoom when filming in HD? If so, is there lots of focus and motor noise?
#20
cruz
I wish the lense did have a thread then it could also have a 55mm snap on lens cap rather than the push on cap which is easily knocked off.


Yes, i will pass on this one then, always put a filter on my cams rather than a lens cap.
#21
steviecross
Yes, i will pass on this one then, always put a filter on my cams rather than a lens cap.


filter? :thinking:
1 Like #22
Filter, such as a UV filter - essentially a piece of glass, which protects the lens and is easy to clean or replace if damaged, so much less hassle than having to remove/replace a lens cap all the time.
#23
chapmania
Can you use the optical zoom when filming in HD? If so, is there lots of focus and motor noise?


I would really like to know this also, so if anyone has one can you let us know please? Thanks!
#24
You can zoom when filming HD and like most camera's you can hear noise from the zoom but it's not really noticable unless you are filming in silence, and that hardly happens I bet

If replaceing a simple lens cap is a bind how do you live day to day? ;-)
#25
I'm not the one who made the original point, but "living from day to day" does not involve sudden photo opportunities where if you have to do two operations (remove cap as well as switch on camera - in the correct order) then you might miss them. Nor does it involve the risk of damaging an expensive lens if you happen to forget to replace the cap once (again, in the right order), or you don't replace it properly.
#26
pibpob
Filter, such as a UV filter - essentially a piece of glass, which protects the lens and is easy to clean or replace if damaged, so much less hassle than having to remove/replace a lens cap all the time.


I get the principle of the filter protecting the lens but unless you buy a very good quality filter you'll be degrading the image quality - plus unless you want to be constantly cleaning the filter you'll still need to use a lens cap...

I've been 'playing' with filters on my FZ38 (circular polarising etc.) - TBH in 'normal' walk and shoot type use filters are way too much trouble; taking them on / off and trying to keep 'em spotles. You can get some great results but miss just as many shots from having the wrong filter in place or the camera setting not quite right for the filter etc.

Don't be put off from push-on lens caps; the one on my s8000fd never fell off unintentionally - in fact it stayed on when I dropped the poor thing onto a marble floor (RIP s8000fd)

pibpob
I'm not the one who made the original point, but "living from day to day" does not involve sudden photo opportunities where if you have to do two operations (remove cap as well as switch on camera - in the correct order) then you might miss them. Nor does it involve the risk of damaging an expensive lens if you happen to forget to replace the cap once (again, in the right order), or you don't replace it properly.


See my points above - but it isn't that much effort to remove a lens cap and won't slow you down as it's very rarely you'll be using this type camera one-handed (in any case 98/100 times the push-on cap on my s8000fd would pop-off when you fired it up).

Edit: sorry pipbob - reading that back it looks like I'm picking on you 'cos I choose two of your posts to comment on - not intended. Just wanted to make the point that there are pluses as well as minuses to push-on caps and filters.
#27
I take your point but on my old Olympus 5050 I fitted a UV filter and never had any problems - the camera takes equally good pics with or without it. Being right in front of the lens, any blemishes are completely out of focus unless you are taking macro pics. But that camera is so slow that taking off a lens cap probably wouldn't have made much difference.
Not feeling picked on, don't worry! :)
#28
pibpob

Not feeling picked on, don't worry! :)

Just having a laugh, albeit at your expense.

Anyway, anyone thinking of getting this camera shake a crafty leg as the £10 voucher deal vanishes tomorrow.

I'm still miffed at being the one who first highlighted this camera and then bought it the day before the voucher deal :x
#29
I already own the Fuji Finepix S5600 which I purchased a coupleof years ago now. That is a 5.1MP camera with fairly similar features to this one.

I purchased this S1730 last week and have since taken over 200 photo's of varying subjects from lakes, mountains, indoors, sporting shots and used almost all of the camera's functions.

In my opinion and after fiddling with several settings, I am extremely disappointed with the photos that this camera produces. In alot of circumstances I tool the same photo with both the S1730 and my old S5600 and was surprised to find that my old camera produced shots with better depth of colour, clarity, sharpness and overall a much better image. Some of the new features on the S1730 are poor especially the panorama mode. The auto scene recognition mode is annoying as I want to be able to tell it what scene mode to use, like on the S5600 and this new model takes away alot of flexibility with the configuration that I have with the S5600.

Needless to say, the new S1730 will be going back to the shop and I will be getting a refund.

I would not recommend wasting money on this camera as you can get better images from a small compact digital camera. The only advantage the S1730 has is the 15xzoom, which also leaves photos looking very grainy for some reason and is very difficult to get a clear sharp image with full zoom unless using a tripod.

There are better cameras out there. This is very poor by Fuji's standards.
#30
Jayanator
I already own the Fuji Finepix S5600 which I purchased a coupleof years ago now. That is a 5.1MP camera with fairly similar features to this one.

I purchased this S1730 last week and have since taken over 200 photo's of varying subjects from lakes, mountains, indoors, sporting shots and used almost all of the camera's functions.

In my opinion and after fiddling with several settings, I am extremely disappointed with the photos that this camera produces. In alot of circumstances I tool the same photo with both the S1730 and my old S5600 and was surprised to find that my old camera produced shots with better depth of colour, clarity, sharpness and overall a much better image. Some of the new features on the S1730 are poor especially the panorama mode. The auto scene recognition mode is annoying as I want to be able to tell it what scene mode to use, like on the S5600 and this new model takes away alot of flexibility with the configuration that I have with the S5600.

Needless to say, the new S1730 will be going back to the shop and I will be getting a refund.

I would not recommend wasting money on this camera as you can get better images from a small compact digital camera. The only advantage the S1730 has is the 15xzoom, which also leaves photos looking very grainy for some reason and is very difficult to get a clear sharp image with full zoom unless using a tripod.

There are better cameras out there. This is very poor by Fuji's standards.


Up to now all my shots have been good

This camera is exempt from the th'argos money back guarantee and can only be returned if faulty. Would your reason be deemed as a returnable fault?

That's if you got it from there of course
#31
cruz
Up to now all my shots have been good

This camera is exempt from the th'argos money back guarantee and can only be returned if faulty. Would your reason be deemed as a returnable fault?

That's if you got it from there of course


The store would be hard placed to argue against a return; you take it back saying the photos aren't of acceptable quality and the product not fit for purpose. How can they prove the camera is OK? - they can offer you repair but you don't have to accept...
#32
Is this camera better than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ65?
#33
Why not do your own research on somewhere like dpreview.com? All cameras have their strengths and weaknesses and it depends to a great extent what features are important to you.
#34
I always read reviews before i decide on a camera or other electrical items. I do find however that reviews are not always that accurate, i have read many reviews on cameras then purchased the one that is raved about only to be disapointed. As good as the lumix range from panasonic you will find some good and some bad comments. Best thing is decide what you are looking for and go into currys and try it for yourself.
#36
Fantastic camera, i have it, i use it everyday for profession head shots, its brilliant
#37
Umm, this thread is nearly a year old, and - and I'd have thought that would be the last type of camera you'd use for professional portrait photography.

Edited By: pibpob on Feb 12, 2011 10:47

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