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For Sale: Fuji Finepix 6500fd bridge camera £150.00

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Bought this camera to use at Duxford Air Museum last year. Perfect tool for the job, the low light photos came out brilliantly (very little noise at iso400, iso 800 is far better than any other point …
JoYork Avatar
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month agoFeedback:1 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Bought this camera to use at Duxford Air Museum last year. Perfect tool for the job, the low light photos came out brilliantly (very little noise at iso400, iso 800 is far better than any other point and shoot i've used and the camera is quite usable at iso1600). It's the perfect "bridge" camera, taught me a lot about photography, am having to selli due to buying a DSLR (the lenses for SLRs cost more than the cameras, sob)

I believe there is still approximately 6 months warranty left.

Photos I've taken with the camera:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/1072335152_421cbe00f0_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/1677786666_b1cb36cfec_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1014/1243130773_0aa55ba16b.jpg?v=0
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1189/1243844180_3db7908497_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1039/1233016677_00ed988769_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1076/1098070367_3a2fd1c0ef_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1331/1084862102_a2b543987e_o.jpg (iso 400)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1312/1010547626_f68e561d06_o.jpg

Some reviews I found off the web:
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/fuji/finepix_s6000fd-review/
http://www.phototropic.co.uk/notebook/view/reviewfujifilm_s6500fd_with_sample_images
http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/fujifilm_finepix_s6500fd/review.html

Camera comes complete with box, cables, CD, lens hood. I also bought a 2 gig XD memory card for £30 which I'll throw in as well.

£150 delivered.

If you have any questions just ask.
Shipping/Payment:
Bank transfer preferred, will use Paypal if necessary
JoYork Avatar
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month agoFeedback:1 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#2
This is a superb camera, i have it myself and taken some fantastic shots with it, i got it as a step up from compact camera on the hope to move onto DSLR in the future, its a good inbetween step!
#3
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#4
Agree good camera but maybe a bit optimistic on the price unfortunately.
#5
I agree i paid £150 for mine brand new!
#6
What do you think it's worth?
#7
would this be good for holiday photo's and real close up zooms for ebay items etc
#8
Yes, dub1 - it has a macro mode and a super macro mode, so you can photograph things up to 1cm away from the lens.

The lens is very versatile, at 28mm it's fairly wide angle (the equivalent to about 17mm on a DSLR) and extends all the way to 300mm, in other words a 10.7x zoom.

If you were going to sell a lot of things on ebay I'd recommend you build yourself a cheap DIY lightbox (consisting of a cardboard box, a sheet and a couple of lamps), but you don't need to go through all that faffing around if you don't want - just point the camera at what you're selling and pull the trigger.
#9
JoYork
The lens is very versatile, at 28mm it's fairly wide angle (the equivalent to about 17mm on a DSLR) and extends all the way to 300mm, in other words a 10.7x zoom.


And it's worth mentioning that it has the same lens as the more expensive 9500/9600 model. One of the best Fuji do according to users in the know ;-) In actual fact apart from not having a CF slot its virtually the same camera. As for the price, couldn't tell you tbh. PC World last sold them at £140 (think it's discontinued now) and dvd.co.uk sell the cards at about £20. If it's got an H type then thats a better selling point imho AND it shouldn't be overlooked that this makes an excellent digital video camera in 640x480 mode. No 'exotic' lossy codecs here (like most cameras with video recording) as it uses standard HR MJPEG:thumbsup:
#10
Shengis
And it's worth mentioning that it has the same lens as the more expensive 9500/9600 model. One of the best Fuji do according to users in the know ;-) In actual fact apart from not having a CF slot its virtually the same camera. As for the price, couldn't tell you tbh. PC World last sold them at £140 (think it's discontinued now) and dvd.co.uk sell the cards at about £20. If it's got an H type then thats a better selling point imho AND it shouldn't be overlooked that this makes an excellent digital video camera in 640x480 mode. No 'exotic' lossy codecs here (like most cameras with video recording) as it uses standard HR MJPEG


You on commission ? :p
I was going to make a stupid offer for this camera but now it's been hyped up so much I don't stand a chance !!! :whistling:











Seriously though I have the s7000 and I think the 6500 isn't far off it, superb camera IMO.
JoYork did you really take that photo of the wasp and if so was it a live specimin or dead ?
Be honest now ! :whistling::thumbsup:
#11
Ah right. I'm not trying to rip anyone off, I paid £170 (or was it 179, think it was 170) from PC World last August I tihnk. Quickly checked with Froogle and the cheapest I saw was £155...

Forgot to mention, the camera also does RAW so if you want to mess around with an SLR-like camera, but don't want to pay SLR-like money then this is ideal.

Plus the video mode, as mentioned, is very good. [email protected] and you can zoom in and out while filming :)

Willing to bring the price down, although if nobody's interested I'll keep it as a backup. Just wanted to sell it to put the money towards a decent tripod.
#12
All the pics I linked to are mine, from my flickr site. The hoverfly was just sitting there on the pavement, not moving. I got the camera right up to it and it didn't move... I thought it must be dead, but I'm not sure.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=95107051%40N00&q=hoverfly&m=text pics are here, feel free to check the exif info - they really were taken with this camera (by me!)
#13
lol your word is good enough !

Superb picture, excellent !!
#14
What type of tripod you after ? I've got a Miranda Pro-Video 1 I might be interested in getting rid of as well as a monopod amongst other bits and pieces !!

Regards :)
#15
Still looking at the mo - although one which has been recommended to me is the catchily-titled Manfrotto 055XProB, and I think I'm right in saying you don't even get a head when you buy it, just the tripod!:oops:
#16
Flippin' heck £150 + for a tripod !!!!

So you won't want to be spending a tenner on my one then ? lmao
#17
Hehe, been there, done that. Got a couple of plaggy tripods which are ok indoors but still wobble even then when you press the button. Waste of time using them outdoors, a breath of wind and its blurry photo time.

OK changed my mind - nobody buy this camera, it will lead to you remortgaging your house to pay for your hobby :D
#18
£100 i can offer...
#19
id go £110
#20
£110 and it's yours. Do you want to PM me and we can sort out payment and delivery? :gift:
#21
I'm interested in this but need to see if i can actually afford to make the jump from point and shoot (have been wanting to for ages)

Opps looks like a deal has been struck, let me know if it falls through
#22
Hi harib0uk - this isn't a true SLR camera as you can't remove the front lens, but I wouldn't class it as a point and shoot either. I think the moniker "bridge camera" suits it best. I've owned point and shoots before but never really understood what was going on until I bought this. I learned so much about aperture, ISO settings and whatnot. Have a look thru the reviews - I'll post back here if Dub1 doesn't want it.

Cheers.
#23
if u can pm me your details and we can sort payment
is paypal ok??
#24
JoYork
Hi harib0uk - this isn't a true SLR camera as you can't remove the front lens, but I wouldn't class it as a point and shoot either. I think the moniker "bridge camera" suits it best. I've owned point and shoots before but never really understood what was going on until I bought this. I learned so much about aperture, ISO settings and whatnot. Have a look thru the reviews - I'll post back here if Dub1 doesn't want it.

Cheers.


Bridge camera, is what i'm looking for to learn and see if i'm really going to use it before going the whole DSLR route, much as you have done!
#25
sorry JoYork gonna have to pull out my paypal account has been limited by stupid paypal
ive uploaded all they have requested but understand if u can wait a few days
#26
My interest is still on the table and i'd be doing bank transfer.
#27
if it does fall through with haib0uk (i no i dont deserve a 2nd chance lol) but paypal have said it will be sorted with in 48/72 hours
so if the above deal dont happen keep me in mind
#28
Not your fault paypal suck!!!
#29
yea but its weird as ive had the account over a year now and they say id made X amount of deposits/withdrawls and then just limit the account untill i show them what they needed (which ive now done)
#30
Hi guys,

I'll PM harib0uk with my bank details and if for any reason the deal doesn't come off I'll sell it to you, dub1

This is one of the reasons I prefer not to deal with paypal (and ebay in general).

Thanks for your interest, folks :)
#31
Yea i no what u mean JoYork but the thing is i liek most people use ebay so much (as there is no real alternative) and so having paypal is nearly forced on you esp as now u cant list certain items now with out accecpting paypal :(
#32
Yep... it does suck, they're practically a monopoly :(

I was put off using them a few years back when they froze a guy's account and he couldn't get his money back. They're acting like a bank but don't want to be bound by banks' rules.

We have one which we use as a last resort but the last few transactions I've had with people (buying and selling) have been done by UK bank transfer, at least that way there's a proper audit trail if someone does a runner!
#33
Jo could i ask some of your advice - i have this camera, just starting out with it, not bought it long ago and only done general shots with it, but i want to start playing about with RAW and the ISO etc is there a good magazine or online guide that i can look at??? I am 110% complete beginning with anything other than a point and shoot job

Sorry for side tracking ya thread :)
#34
No worries - I'll see if I can dig out some links. In the mean time I'll give you a few tips I learned last year...

Basically ISO is another word for sensitivity. Instead of having to pull out a roll of film and put a more sensitive (faster) film in, digital camera owners can change their ISO speed at any time.

If you're out shooting in the day time then you'll probably have your camera set to ISO 100. Your shutter speed will probably be between 1/100th of a second and 2,000th of a second which is plenty fast enough to make sure you get nice crisp shots.

However, sometimes you're shooting in conditions where you either don't have enough light OR you're shooting something which is moving really quickly. In either case you'll get camera blur, and that's usually bad because there's nothing you can do to sharpen up the image once you've taken it.

ISO to the rescue! Say you're taking pictures of your family pet outside under a fairly dull grey sky. You might only be getting a shutter speed of about 1/50th of a second... many of your pics will come out blurry, even if you have a steady hand. So you increase the ISO value from 100 to 200. Now your shutter speed has doubled - you're now getting 1/100th of a second.

Let's say you're indoors and want to take a photo of a bunch of flowers. You have several options - 1, use flash (not always desirable as you may get an ugly shadow on the wall), 2 use a tripod (if you have one to hand!) or 3, increase the ISO. Say you're on ISO 100 and your shutter speed is only 1/25th of a second. If you have steady hands you may be able to get away with increasing the ISO to 200, which will double your shutter speed to 1/50th of a second. Or you may want to increase it to ISO 400 which means your shutter speed is now 1/100th of a second - easily fast enough to get a photo of the flowers without blurring the image.

This all sounds wonderful, so what are the downsides?

Well the main problem is noise. Most point and shoot cameras get very noisy once you increase the ISO above 100. I have a lovely little Canon Powershot A630 which takes lovely photos in the day but as soon as you increase the ISO past 400 it gets very noisy - looks like there's snow on the lens lol

The Fuji handles ISO noise better than any other point and shoot camera I've used before - I was never afraid to use ISO 400 because I knew it wouldn't affect the image too much, ISO 800 was visibly noisy but you can run your images through noise-reduction software which can do a pretty good job of zapping a lot of it.

I basically kept the ISO at 100 or 200 most of the time and only increased it when my shutter speed was lower than I could easily handhold. If I was taking a fairly wide-angle shot then I'd go as low as 1/30th of a second, and zoomed in I'd go for 1/250th or less. The ISO button is located very convenienty near your right thumb, so you can change it and get instant feedback from the camera about what the shutter speed will be when you take the shot.

Another tip is to shoot in Aperture Priority mode - that way you can tell the camera to use a low f-number (e.g. f/2.8) which let a lot more light in, therefore giving you a faster shutter speed.

My advice is to try it - it sounds complicated written down like this but next time you use your camera, keep an eye on the shutter speed, change the ISO then look at the shutter speed again. Now zoom in and watch how the shutter speed reduces. Now change the aperture settings - the higher the f number the smaller the aperture, therefore the less light you're letting in, therefore the slower the shutter speed.

Once this "clicks" inside your head it's quite exciting actually... or maybe it's just me being sad, hehe.

OK you also asked about RAW mode. If you put the camera into RAW mode then you have ultimate control over your images. RAW means you're taking a reading directly from the camera's sensor and YOU decide how the image will look, not the camera. That means you have control over the white balance (so if you shoot in tungsten lighting, or flourescent lighting and forget to change the white balance it doesn't matter). You get more control in bringing out the highlights, concentrating on the shadows, you even bypass the camera's inbuilt noise-reduction algorithms so you decide how much detail you want vs how much grain.

Anyway I've waffled too much, I'll see if I can dig out some links which can no doubt explain things far better than I can!
#35
Wow thanks ever so much for the information, i got my camera out and taken some shots in the house tried from highest ISO to lowest! Once i hit it about 200 it was spot on, the light was perfect and it was nice, crisp and clear shot.

I have taken a couple of my son in black and white and colour as well which i love, gonna get them blown up and framed i think! Just need to catch the other 4 lads to get nice pics lol
#36
Excellent :D

You'll be a pro in no time I'm sure :)
#38
Wow the one of your hubby came out very sharp!
#39
I Have made a part payment for the camera this morning via cash deposit, On receipt of the camera I will make full payment.

Thanks for the advice Jo will be good for me too!!
#40
The camera arrived Yesterday, and having had a play all is well and has been well looked after!

The second half of the payment has been made today and should arrive on the 25th

many thanks Jo and Jon! will leave you some feedback!

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