Excellent camera, even better deal :D I am going to pick my camera up in an hour instore after buying it online last night. I ordered mine with one of the optional extras bringing up my total a bit, but for the camera on its own this is outstanding. This camera is for those looking to make the step to SLR from point and shoot (its not actually an SLR, but its as good as)
Go to the store, add the camera to the basket and press checkout. Then add the code quidcofive and you will get 5% off! this takes the price from £169.99 to £161.49. Then take off the 3% quidco return : £156.65!
Total saving : £13.34
Combining the highly-acclaimed 28-300mm (equiv) Fujinon zoom lens and the award-winning picture quality of the 6.3 million pixel 6th Generation Super CCD, this is a camera capable of stunning picture quality in all shooting conditions. However what really makes the S6500fd stand out is its ultra-fast face detection technology - this camera can tell the difference between a vase of flowers and a human face.
Face Detection Technology
Fujifilm has developed a proprietary face detection technology that automatically recognises faces in the frame, ensuring that the camera knows to focus on the people, and also to ensure that they are exposed properly. it reacts to movement almost as quickly as the human eye, and locks on to faces in a mere 0.04 seconds. Using a special processor-based algorithm that recognises the combination of two eyes and a mouth, the S6500fd can detect faces even when held in the vertical portrait orientation.
28-300mm Lens (35mm equivalent)
Unlike interchangeable lenses, this one's fixed to the camera for ever. Not only will the interior of the camera be protected from dust and the elements, but you also have an incredible zoom range at your disposal. The 13 elements include one hybrid aspherical element, one glass moulded aspherical element, as well as ED glass. Furthermore, photography enthusiasts will like the manual twist barrel zoom control, as well as the manual focusing ring, both giving pinpoint control.
2.5" LCD monitor
The back of the camera is dominated by a large 2.5-inch LCD screen with incredible 235,000 pixel resolution. This enables you to see every detail element in your picture, but also is roomy enough for the camera to be able to display large, legible shooting information.
The autofocus locks on to subjects with a speed that will make you think twice as to whether this really is not a DSLR. With its use of manual zoom ring, dials and buttons for important functions, the S6500fd is designed for photographers who do not want their camera to get in the way of their photography.
The camera offers the top-level 30 fps VGA benchmark, but you can also use the zoom lens during recording, which is a special enhancement of this feature. With the massive onboard media storage, the S6500fd offers extended movie potential, and is a valuable backup to the camera's still image capability.
Megapixel Banding 6 to 6.9 Megapixels
Maximum Image Resolution 2848x2136
Optical Zoom 10.7x
Digital Zoom 2x
Focal Length (35mm equiv) 28 - 300 mm
Storage for Digital Compacts xD-Picture Card
Internal Memory 10MB
Connection Type USB 2.0
LCD Monitor 2.5",
Optical Viewfinder No
Built-in Flash Yes
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Yes
Battery Type AA
Audio Recording Yes
Burst Mode Yes
CCD Size 1/1.7 inch
Exposure Compensation Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Video Out PAL, NTSC,
Tripod Thread Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 130.9 x 97.5 x 128.0 mm
Weight (g) 600g (without battery)
never saw the 10% voucher on this site before. Use JESSOPS10 instead and take the price down even further to £152.99! Oh well, extra couple of quid out of my pocket