Fujifilm Finepix S6500fd Zoom digital camera for only £152.99+ 3% Quidco! (156.65) at Jessops - HotUKDeals
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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.

Fast Responses
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.

Movie Mode
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
Lens Zoom
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
- Diekund
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Can go out looking like Peter Parker with one of these!

£152.99 delivered with 3% quidco in my post = £148.40
That's a good price, you can also get them direct from Fuji, albeit refurbished with warranty, for £136.


They are out of stock, but for an extra tenner or so I would go with the Jessops deal.

Great cameras, I've had one for 6 months or so. Excellent quality.
Reviews here:



Seems it can take RAW mode which is good for people who want to take quality pictures.

It uses 4 x AA batteries but I prefer Lithium Ion. If you have no problem with using AA batteries then fine.
Fuji stopped using Lithium batteries with the 4900z if memory serves.

They were getting too expensive and lack the longevity of AA.

When you're appealing to a consumber market it makes more sense to offer the use of batteries which are available in every local shop rather than a more expensive harder to find one.

The FUJI cameras I have all work fine with 2700 rechargeable AA batteries. Just did 430 photos this morning WITH flash on one set of 4 batteries.

That was with a 9600S.

Not bad going. I swear by the Finepix range. Really good cameras.
It is a great camera if you dont want to go the full DSLR route. But if you still want the functionality but with easier use then the S5600 is still great (I have one) and has been on offer around the forums a few times for about 110 or so quid.
Good price for the 6500 though!
£152.99 delivered with 3% quidco in my post = £148.40

£150 at dixons


I got 1 and love it, got mine from pcworld (with bag+1/2 gig xd card) for £195.
Does this have manual focus?
Good reviews here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilms6000fd/

Conclusion - Pros

* Excellent resolution & sharpness
* Very good results up to ISO 400, ISO 800 perfectly usable
* Class-leading high ISO performance; might not be fantastic, but it's the best you'll get
* Very low shutter lag
* Comprehensive photographic controls
* Excellent battery life
* Highly versatile 28-300mm zoom range
* Low distortion lens with excellent edge-to-edge performance
* Good flash performance
* Decent movie mode, can zoom whilst filming
* CCD-raw mode and decent raw conversion utility
* Fairly fast focus (especially towards the wide end of the zoom range)
* AF illuminator
* Fast, effective face detection system (bit of a novelty for the serious user)
* Large clear screen
* Threaded lens for optional wide / tele convertors
* Good value for money

Conclusion - Cons

* Really needs optical image stabilization
* High contrast tone curve tends to clip shadows or highlights
* 3-shot limit in continuous mode
* Electronic viewfinder not great - low resolution and quite dim
* Noise reduction and JPEG artefacts (when viewed at 100%) at all settings from ISO 200
* ISO 1600 / 3200 JPEGS not as good as F30 (can be solved by shooting raw)
* JPEGs slightly over-sharpened, can look a little 'over-processed'
* Battery compartment doesn't lock - can pop open (well, mine did)
* Plastic tripod mount
* Control system for manual exposure modes a bit fiddly - needs a command dial
* White balance, metering, raw mode and other options hidden in menus
* xD-picture card not as popular or capacious as SD or CompactFlash
Does this have manual focus?

yes it does

just picked mine up now. dont have a clue how to ue it yet haha. ill give it a bash after work and post later
Just bear in mind you'll need to add £20-£25(ish) for a 2GB XD card as it doesn't come with one (go for the H card for movie capture;-) ). Damn good cameras though. Also Fuji do a FULL 3 year warranty for about £50 that includes accidental damage etc so its actually worth the money:thumbsup:
i bought one three months ago for £185. It's a craicing camera, brilliant for videos too. Manual focus takes a while to get used to, but after you have got used to it, it is much easier that auto focus. good find!
It was pretty funny how I ended up getting one of these;

I have a Canon 350d DSLR but with just the kit lens that came with it. I was looking around for a lens with more focal range (18-200mm or something) and came across the Fuji.

After reading the reviews, decided to get one as £150 (which I paid - Curry's) is about half of what I would pay for a decent lens!

These Fuji bridge cameras have many benefits - full manual control, framing with a 'proper' lens rather than push button zooming in steps, manual focus, RAW mode, a HUGE focal range (upto 300mm).

Image quality is very, very good. It's no DSLR, but almost as good.

What don't I like about it?

Viewfinder screen is very poor - resolution isn't that great
Can't change batteries with tripod shoe attached
RAW write time - pretty slow.

That's about it. it's a good camera.

Here are a few sample shots I took:


(Most shots here are taken with the Fuji.)
just read my receipt. Guy said £30 for 3 year cover, great deal, so i went for it. He charged me £35. Camera case i got with it is half the size of the camera. 2gb mem card box has a 1gb mem card inside. They have also sent my warranty information to the wrong adress. I am going to burst :@
just read my receipt. Guy said £30 for 3 year cover, great deal, so i went for it. He charged me £35. Camera case i got with it is half the size of the camera. 2gb mem card box has a 1gb mem card inside. They have also sent my warranty information to the wrong adress. I am going to burst :@

Thats Jessops for you:giggle: Hope that wasn't their own warranty.

Edit. Actually I was wrong its 5 years warranty(total) inc accidental damage upgrade for the normal first year for £59.50.

Fuji Superwarranty
Thats Jessops for you:giggle: Hope that wasn't their own warranty.

Edit. Actually I was wrong its 5 years warranty(total) inc accidental damage upgrade for the normal first year for £59.50.

Fuji Superwarranty

it was. Is it not worth it? £60 is quite a lot :\

what does damage upgrade mean?

Depands what Jessops actually offer on their warranty. With Fuji you get the normal 1 year free then buy extra that covers just about everything apart from theft. So if you drop your camera in the river, in theory, you should be able to send it to Fuji and have it repaired/replaced within 72 hours. The 1 year that comes with the camera only covers general faults but if you take out their warranty they add the damage cover onto the first year as well as a bonus. If that makes sense? It's worth having because i've heard from a friend that it cost more than the 5 year cover just to get the contacts in the card slot sorted if you manage to damage/wear them out:?

For what its worth this is the only item i've bought in the last 10 years that i've bothered getting an extended warranty on, and thats because it would be so easy to bash it about and end up with nothing and the t&c's on the warranty are actually favourable to the purchaser and not full of get out clauses and acts of god bs:thumbsup:
ok i returned it, complaned and got loads of extras lol. New case and mem card + cash back. Genius. Great camera. Just wish i knew how to use it

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