Fujifilm FinePix S5800 (Refurb) - 8.0MP, 10x Optical Zoom - £72.98 delivered (£66.18 using code) @ Fuji Shop! - HotUKDeals
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If you cant decide whether to get a compact or a reflex camera, then the FinePix S5800 is just what you need! With the FinePix S5800, you can have the best of both worlds! This camera comes with a host of unique Fujifilm technologies, such as an 8-megapixel CCD sensor, ISO 1600 light sensitivity and a 10x optical zoom for pin-sharp shots even when you're taking photos of moving subjects. The S5800 is also great for picking out details in the distance because its has a focal range going up to 380 mm, meaning everything from close-ups of flora and fauna to wide, sweeping landscapes are within its reach. You can access its range of scene modes and settings directly on its 2.5" LCD screen, and record all those special occasions such as graduations, weddings, family holidays and school sports days in complete confidence!


* 8.0 million pixel CCD
* Real Photo Technology
* Compact lens with 10x optical zoom
* Intelligent Flash
* Easy operation Mode Dial selector
* Super Macro Mode
* Enhanced 2.5" LCD display
* 12 flexible Scene Modes

Price is £67.99 + £4.99 delivery, but is still a fantastic price for a very good camera. I own one of these bought at a higher price refurbished from the same shop and have had no problems whatsoever, it is a fantastic camera which I would recommend to all for the price and value for money!

****** CAN ALSO USE CODE P24OCTOBER FOR AN EXTRA £6.80 DISCOUNT BRINGING TOTAL PRICE INCLUDING DELIVERY TO £66.18 *******

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#1
bargain, heat from me, but im holding out and saving up for dslr now me thinks
#2
awoodhall2003
bargain, heat from me, but im holding out and saving up for dslr now me thinks


I used to own a Nikon D40 but didn't get along with it too well, so sold that and got this instead. It's a fantastic camera for bridging the gap between DSLR and standard point-and-shoot cameras with its 8mpx and 10x optical zoom!
#3
i've got this camera and paid full price when it first came out, this is a bargain. Great camera! hot, hot, hot
#4
NOT a lot more NEW from Amazon [SIZE=4][COLOR=#990000]£84.99[/COLOR][/SIZE]

or dixons
#5
rizla01
NOT a lot more NEW from Amazon [SIZE=4][COLOR=#990000]£84.99[/COLOR][/SIZE]

or dixons


£84.99 new or £66.18 refurbished. Personally I would say that the refurbished is a better deal, being 22% (£18.81) cheaper. It comes straight from the manufacturer so you can be sure it has been refurbished well, and you still get a standard warranty with it so I don't see how the extra 22% for a new one is warranted.

Only my opinon though!
#6
Does this have a live view?
Also does it have a lot of manual control? Like can you alter the shutter exposure / speed etc?
#7
mark_dumpleton
I used to own a Nikon D40 but didn't get along with it too well, so sold that and got this instead. It's a fantastic camera for bridging the gap between DSLR and standard point-and-shoot cameras with its 8mpx and 10x optical zoom!


I will probably get Sony A200 or something similar, ive had a bridged camera like this before back in the day, a s3000, but im after something a little better, however for the price i am tempted, very tempted.
In comparasion my shots from my s3000, 6MP in some shots against my new pentax a30 10MP(point and click) is actually better and clarity is spot on.
#8
MCH1
Does this have a live view?
Also does it have a lot of manual control? Like can you alter the shutter exposure / speed etc?


Yes, it has live view via either the main LCD or the viewfinder (can switch between the two by using the EVF/LCD button next to the viewfinder).
There are different settings using the rotary knob to choose the level of manual you require - Auto, Priority, Shutter Speed, Manual (I think)
The manual mode lets you control both aperture and shutter speed, and the other modes let you control just one of the two, with many more different settings being able to be changed.

HTH

Mark
#9
awoodhall2003
I will probably get Sony A200 or something similar, ive had a bridged camera like this before back in the day, a s3000, but im after something a little better, however for the price i am tempted, very tempted.
In comparasion my shots from my s3000, 6MP in some shots against my new pentax a30 10MP(point and click) is actually better and clarity is spot on.


Yeah I know what you mean, the D40 I had needed a LOT of work/knowledge to be done before decent photos that were symbolic of the cameras quality were shown - I normally end up with better photos using the S5800 now than I did with my D40, mainly due to lack of knowledge and when photographing things like wildlife it's much easier to point-and-shoot!

I can't understand why people would pay 22% more just for the label of the product being 'new' ... This comes direct from the manufacturer and mine had no signs of any use whatsoever - it was new in my opinion! But all to themselves, etc.

HTH
MK
#10
mark_dumpleton
I used to own a Nikon D40 but didn't get along with it too well, so sold that and got this instead. It's a fantastic camera for bridging the gap between DSLR and standard point-and-shoot cameras with its 8mpx and 10x optical zoom!


may i ask why you didnt ge ton with the nikon d40? (ive never used a nikon for any length of time btw)
#11
"I can't understand why people would pay 22% more just for the label of the product being 'new' ... This comes direct from the manufacturer and mine had no signs of any use whatsoever - it was new in my opinion! But all to themselves, etc.

HTH
MK"

i agree, id save money buying refurb everytime if i could.
#12
awoodhall2003
may i ask why you didnt ge ton with the nikon d40? (ive never used a nikon for any length of time btw)


Bit of a lazy reason really - I found it too much work when trying to photograph things such as wildlife (where you could really use a point and shoot camera) and because it was simply too heavy and bulky to take around with me when I wanted to go out somewhere by foot. I also found that I wasn't using it enough to warrant the money I had spend on it. However, the shots I took of stars and my astronomical shots were simply amazing, and if I would have had more use for the camera chances are I would have learned to use it properly! Saying that though, managed a cracker of a shot of the full moon last night on my S5800!

It's the main reason why I chose this camera really - fantastic zoom and it was much lighter than the D40!
#13
Would anyone recommend replacing my panny fz3 with this.
Tempted because of the price but I can't find a way of comparing.
Definitely prefer black to my silver though.
Panny is 3.1Mp but I wonder if that is SO important.

Does a re-furb come with 12 Mth warranty. Normally only 3-6 Mths?
#14
mark_dumpleton;3452378
£84.99 new or £66.18 refurbished. Personally I would say that the refurbished is a better deal, being 22% (£18.81) cheaper. It comes straight from the manufacturer so you can be sure it has been refurbished well, and you still get a standard warranty with it so I don't see how the extra 22% for a new one is warranted.

Only my opinon though!


I would suggest that for the reasons you quote, it is a rip-off! However it is worse than that! The warranty is only SIX MONTHS! A secondhand camera that was previously used bust & patched up might be a bargain if it was about 40% of the full price. The reason these companies can palm off old junk is the willingness of the public to accept it :-(

Am I right in thinking that Fuji online sales are not UK based either? Someone mentioned this a while back, although not being daft enough to chuck money away like this I have not tried it! If so, the foreign warranty is effectively worthless anyway, and even if they are being cooperative, the postage involved will be high if a problem arises.

A bit of hunting around, for little more than the quoted new price, you will find this camera new with 2 year warranty too, making the OP even less of a bargain.
#15
On the site it says warranty would last until nov 2009, thus 12months, and also its only £29.50 to get a further 2 years thus carrying you till nov 2011 for just over £95. That sounds good to me.
#16
awoodhall2003;3452908
On the site it says warranty would last until nov 2009, thus 12months, and also its only £29.50 to get a further 2 years thus carrying you till nov 2011 for just over £95. That sounds good to me.


https://secure.fujifilm.co.uk/shop/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/d-slr-long-zoom/finepix-s5800/View

SIX MONTHS!

https://secure.fujifilm.co.uk/media/dContent/10057/stockItemThumbnail.jpg FinePix S5800 (Refurbished)
Package Contents:
Camera Manual, Approx.26MB Internal Memory, 4 x AA type alkaline batteries, shoulder strap, lens cap, USB cable, A/V cable, CD-ROM, 6 Month Warranty.
#17
mark_dumpleton
Bit of a lazy reason really - I found it too much work when trying to photograph things such as wildlife (where you could really use a point and shoot camera) and because it was simply too heavy and bulky to take around with me when I wanted to go out somewhere by foot. I also found that I wasn't using it enough to warrant the money I had spend on it. However, the shots I took of stars and my astronomical shots were simply amazing, and if I would have had more use for the camera chances are I would have learned to use it properly! Saying that though, managed a cracker of a shot of the full moon last night on my S5800!

It's the main reason why I chose this camera really - fantastic zoom and it was much lighter than the D40!


Yeah i can imagine weight difference and size, this is why i brought my pentax a30, its tiny, 10MP 3x opt zoom, and does some amazing photos (even though some of my old s3000 shots are great) and it got great reviews, and its a solid aluminum body unlike some other cameras i have seen/used. But this is why im thinking of keeping my pentax for fun, everyday shots, and then get slr for more specific shots, and when going places that the size wont bother me too much (or the weight!).

Cheers, id be interested to see some of your shots if thats ok?

Andre
#18
nihcaj
I would suggest that for the reasons you quote, it is a rip-off! However it is worse than that! The warranty is only SIX MONTHS! A secondhand camera that was previously used bust & patched up might be a bargain if it was about 40% of the full price. The reason these companies can palm off old junk is the willingness of the public to accept it :-(

For a start, a refurbished camera doesn't have to have been "used, bust and patched up". Someone may have bought one for a present, brand new, and the recipient not wanted it. That's what refurbished is. I HAVE ORDERED ONE PREVIOUSLY from the Fuji shop, I have owned it for nearly 8 months and have never had a single problem with it. It is certainly not old junk.

Do you post this sort of stuff on all deals for refurbished items? This is HotUKDeals, and this is a good deal - cheap for the money!

Am I right in thinking that Fuji online sales are not UK based either? Someone mentioned this a while back, although not being daft enough to chuck money away like this I have not tried it! If so, the foreign warranty is effectively worthless anyway, and even if they are being cooperative, the postage involved will be high if a problem arises.

A bit of hunting around, for little more than the quoted new price, you will find this camera new with 2 year warranty too, making the OP even less of a bargain.


Well my parcel was delivered from the UK to my UK address, and the warranty slip given to me was a full 6 month UK warranty, so I don't see how the store could be non-UK based.

To some people, a 22% saving on the 'New' price for something which is practically new is a damn good deal. Some people would love the chance to save £20 off the 'new' price of an item on something that is just as good, and has no problems with it whatsoever.
As a student i'd certainly take up this deal if I didn't already own one, i'm just a bit sad that I bought this from them when the price was £85!

MK
#19
awoodhall2003
Yeah i can imagine weight difference and size, this is why i brought my pentax a30, its tiny, 10MP 3x opt zoom, and does some amazing photos (even though some of my old s3000 shots are great) and it got great reviews, and its a solid aluminum body unlike some other cameras i have seen/used. But this is why im thinking of keeping my pentax for fun, everyday shots, and then get slr for more specific shots, and when going places that the size wont bother me too much (or the weight!).

Cheers, id be interested to see some of your shots if thats ok?

Andre


If you want to see shots from my S5800, I have a few links here:
http://2e0ncg.jalbum.net/Digi%20Photography/slides/DSCF1524.JPG
http://2e0ncg.jalbum.net/Digi%20Photography/slides/DSCF1526.JPG
http://2e0ncg.jalbum.net/Digi%20Photography/slides/DSCF1527.JPG
http://2e0ncg.jalbum.net/Digi%20Photography/slides/DSCF1423.JPG
http://2e0ncg.jalbum.net/Digi%20Photography/slides/DSCF1390.JPG
http://2e0ncg.jalbum.net/Digi%20Photography/slides/DSCF1274.JPG

Will add other pictures from my Nikon D40 soon and will send you links via PM?
#20
Try looking at this link by the way - http://hotukdeals.com/item/254587/finepix-s5700-10x-zoom-digital-came/
167 degrees and was £75 for the model lower down to this ...

Strange this is so cold!
#21


Excellent cheers.

1st shot is my favourite. well might be an idea to mention to my girl, and get this camera then for xmas!
screw the a200 atm!
#22
mark_dumpleton;3452959

Do you post this sort of stuff on all deals for refurbished items? This is HotUKDeals, and this is a good deal - cheap for the money!



mark_dumpleton;3452959

Well my parcel was delivered from the UK to my UK address, and the warranty slip given to me was a full 6 month UK warranty, so I don't see how the store could be non-UK based.

MK


No, some refurbs are decent deals, or are the only way a product is available.
Very few are bargains though, because the usual rule is 75 to 90% of the full price, which beggars belief, but people DO still buy them, as you seem proud to announce!

Whether the recon work is carried out by the manufacturer or Santas toyshop elves makes no difference as far as I am concerned, it is still an an old damaged piece of kit for virtually the full price, likely with cannibalised conmponents from other defective units taken in, polished with silicone spray and a new shiny sticker or two stuck on - but it is the fault of customers for encouraging this. If it was a low enough price, say under 45 quid I would be buying it myself, as this is no.1 in the list of cameras I am wanting to buy, and even at 90quid with a 2 year warranty, plus a freebie, I am still unsure :-(

I was asking the question about the UK status, as it has been mentioned before, and not very well discussed, so I was hoping the person that mentioned it would comment again to the expand the point.
#23
Well of course i'm proud to announce I bought it and own it - i've had it for 8 months with no problems whatsoever and it's a damn good camera for the money, even better at this price!

Refurbished DOES NOT mean that it has definately been broken in the past - some of them may have been, but they've been fixed and have PASSED QUALITY STANDARDS and are just as good as new.

Do you have a vendetta against the Fuji shop or something selling refurbished goods because you seem hell bent on putting everyone off this camera.

Think about it this way - people buy reconditioned phones for about 80% of the full price, and they're much more likely to go wrong!

£66 for a 10x optical zoom, 8mpx camera....sounds like a good deal to me, even if it is refurbished.
Excuse me for thinking I could be helpful and share this with other people who may be grateful for it.
#24
mark_dumpleton;3453152
Well of course i'm proud to announce I bought it and own it - i've had it for 8 months with no problems whatsoever and it's a damn good camera for the money, even better at this price!
Refurbished DOES NOT mean that it has definately been broken in the past - some of them may have been, but they've been fixed and have PASSED QUALITY STANDARDS and are just as good as new.
Do you have a vendetta against the Fuji shop or something selling refurbished goods because you seem hell bent on putting everyone off this camera.

Think about it this way - people buy reconditioned phones for about 80% of the full price, and they're much more likely to go wrong!

£66 for a 10x optical zoom, 8mpx camera....sounds like a good deal to me, even if it is refurbished.
Excuse me for thinking I could be helpful and share this with other people who may be grateful for it.


Me, a vendetta?
I have given my warning to people who might be tempted by the apparent bargain it appears to be without further checking, and would have left it at that; in fact I have only continued to make the point because of the excessive zeal of this thread! It has been you that keeps replying, with increasing claims! In fact I was thinking of it more in reverse and wondering why there is so much enthusiasm about someone's previously broken & bodged secondhand camera?! You claim they are not as I say, and are actually NOT previously broken - I am interested why such a stunning camera would get sent back if it was not broken? I can't see why I would be sending one back if it wasn't, as I would hardly stand a chance to get a better one! Perhaps people send good cameras back for replacement all the time, seems a bit unlikely to me.

If they were as "good as new," they would be selling them as new, thankfully there are laws to stop this sort of con, and of companies making this sort of clam themselves, so we are left with people like you to make these untrue claims for them!

There are many that would call posting untruths to elicit a response as Trolling, but I can take it in the vein of youthful enthusiasm from the tone of your other posts.

The truth is, the camera model is EXCELLENT, and far from putting off people, I would suggest they DO buy one! The "deal" however is in the eye of the beholder, I say it is not a good one because it is a "refurb," (that word itself I have issues with, as it is nothing more than a euphemism for a broken return which has been patched up for sale), it has a very short warranty, and is at a price which is so little below the price of a new one as to make it a poor deal. A bargain is always relative to what price something is elsewhere. If you only have the money to buy the refurb, & that is all someone has to spend, then fair enough, it is as good as you can get for the money; but a new one with four times the warranty for little more is aalways going to be better value, or a better deal.

Now you can argue (with someone else, not me) all day about the "value" in it, and the sense of buying "refurbs" but making untrue statements like "good as new"is is another issue entirely.

As it happens, A 5800 is what I will probably buy, I had almost settled on it, until along came the S9100fd such a good buy now at about 130 quid just this week, so it has left me wondering if I should spend the extra - but it is nonetheless a cracking camera, we agree on that, but whichever I get, it won't be someone else's cast-off, unless I can get one of those at a real bargain price.
1 Like #25
mark_dumpleton
.....
Excuse me for thinking I could be helpful and share this with other people who may be grateful for it.


I have to agree with nihcaj - I think you are being a little too defensive (and trying to argue the case too strongly for refurbs). At the end of the day some people would prefer brand new for less than 30% more, especially as a present - I have no idea if anybody has posted the equivalent deal for the new model from Dixons (including Quidco etc). If they did at the current price I am sure it would be hot too. Thanks for your post but I would rate it as lukewarm - others obviously disagree!
#26
personally i cant believe how much controversary people have on this subject. For me its black, white and grey (hope the cameras not tho!):
People who dont like to buy refurbs
People who dont mind buying refurbs
People who will consider refurbs if price and conditions are right.

Can we all agree to disagree?

We are all opinionated for a reason, otherwise this life would be boring...imagine us all agreeing! :S
#27
awoodhall2003

Can we all agree to disagree?
:S


No! :thumbsup:

....Seriously - can anybody comment on whether the battery life on this camera is okay. I currently have a compact that recharges via the mains (and lasts ages) - will this camera require a change of batteries after a couple of hours use? I also assume everyone would advise using rechargeable batteries?
1 Like #28
Alfie!
No! :thumbsup:

....Seriously - can anybody comment on whether the battery life on this camera is okay. I currently have a compact that recharges via the mains (and lasts ages) - will this camera require a change of batteries after a couple of hours use? I also assume everyone would advise using rechargeable batteries?


on my old fuji s3000 you use alkaline and it eats them for breakfast! Then i brought some energizer 2500mah and they lasted for like at least 400 shots. Thats an older camera though, so not sure about this one.
#29
nihcaj
A 5800 is what I will probably buy, I had almost settled on it, until along came the S9100fd such a good buy now at about 130 quid just this week, so it has left me wondering if I should spend the extra.....


I cannot find many places that sell the S9100.. has it been on HUKD?
#30
Alfie!;3453995
I cannot find many places that sell the S9100.. has it been on HUKD?


No, I must have cut and pasted the wrong text!... I was meaning the S8000fd which was posted somewhere this week at 130quid... Dixons I think
banned#32
rizla01
Would anyone recommend replacing my panny fz3 with this.
Tempted because of the price but I can't find a way of comparing.
Definitely prefer black to my silver though.
Panny is 3.1Mp but I wonder if that is SO important.

Does a re-furb come with 12 Mth warranty. Normally only 3-6 Mths?


A difficult one. Do you notice your panny suffering with 'hunting/twitching' at the telephoto end. I've seen a couple of reviews stating that's an minor issue. 3.1mp should not present a problem for 5 x 7, but the Fuji would be a nice upgrade. The colour of Fuji is more vibrant than the panny, you either consider this a plus or minus. IMHO it represents a sensible, affordable upgrade provided that you have owned the panny for over 2 years. I wouldn't worry about refurb from fuji. It will be like new.

Also if anyone wants one of these

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_20&products_id=104873


One of the very few classic compact digitals to date.
#33
Hi, Lyrrad,

Thanks for the advice.

I haven't suffered any probs with the Panny and as you say it's good enough for most uses.
The only upgrade, as far as I can see is the higher pixel number.
I would probably only be considering the Fuji 'for the sake of it', so I think I'll stick unless there are any real benefits.
Esp since mine cost £199.00.:(
Also not so keen on AA power.
#34
Lyrrad

Also if anyone wants one of these

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_20&products_id=104873


One of the very few classic compact digitals to date.


A little overpriced dont you think for the spec though? I paid £150 a year ago for my pentax, and thats smaller, and in my opinion better.

Also only one in stock.
#35
The only thing putting me of this camera is the Image stabalisation, unlike the S8000fd which has this, I think this model doesn't. I'd like to know the views of the owners of this camera. Also for the owners how are night shots? Or pictures taken in concerts etc. The long zoom range on this would be perfect for those.

At this price its a cracker of a deal.
#36
Great little semi-pro camera i have this same one (refurb) from same place last time they had a code, good auto mode for the beginner and lots of manual settings to play with if you are in the know.

it is a refurb but mine looked like new when i got it :)

it has Image stabalisation :thumbsup:
#37
phatboy123
Great little semi-pro camera i have this same one (refurb) from same place last time they had a code, good auto mode for the beginner and lots of manual settings to play with if you are in the know.

it is a refurb but mine looked like new when i got it :)

it has Image stabalisation :thumbsup:


It has electronic IS and not mechanical IS. How many pictures can you store on say a 2gb SD card? I think this model can accept SDHC cards after a firmware update.
#38
exStudent
It has electronic IS and not mechanical IS. How many pictures can you store on say a 2gb SD card? I think this model can accept SDHC cards after a firmware update.


surely at this price your not expecting OIS?
#39
awoodhall2003
surely at this price your not expecting OIS?


Most deffo not, I was just wondering how it fairs without OIS? and how the EIS performs.
#40
exStudent
Most deffo not, I was just wondering how it fairs without OIS? and how the EIS performs.


ah did wonder! :thumbsup:

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