Fuji S1730 12MP Compact Digital Camera - £99.99 @ Argos
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Fuji S1730 12MP Compact Digital Camera - £99.99 @ Argos

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Found 20th Apr 2011Made hot 20th Apr 2011
+ £10 Voucher when Spending £100

Fujifilm's S1730 digital camera offers 15x superzoom for more flexibility and zoom range than a normal compact.
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•12 megapixels.
•Black.
•Plastic body.
•28mm wide angle Fujinon lens.
•15 x optical zoom.
•6.3 x digital zoom.
•3in LCD screen.
Features:

•PictBridge compatible.
•Dual digital and optical anti-blur.
•Face detection up to 10 faces.
•Continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second.
•Red eye reduction.
•Memory card compatibility: SD/SDHC.
•720 high definition movie capture with sound.
•Maximum ISO 6400.
•16 scene modes.
•Intelligent scene mode.
•Manual over-ride.
•Viewfinder.
•Smile shutter.
•Self timer.
•Built-in flash.
General information:

•Accessories included: USB cable carry strap.
•Batteries required 4 x AA (included).
•Weight 335g.
•Size H7.3, W11.1cm.
•Depth of camera when switched off 8.1cm

26 Comments

Strange, I can't see any mention of this camera at DPReview or Steve's Digicams.
I don't see any mention of image stabilisation on the product information - that would be a serious omission on a camera with 15x optical zoom.

Spod

Strange, I can't see any mention of this camera at DPReview or Steve's … Strange, I can't see any mention of this camera at DPReview or Steve's Digicams.I don't see any mention of image stabilisation on the product information - that would be a serious omission on a camera with 15x optical zoom.



Probably the usual "exclusive" version that Argos and Tesco direct have which means its difficult to compare with the standard models, They do it with Beds, cameras, laptops, allsorts:-(

All you can do is look at the specs of the closest Fuji standard model, and of course take it back if need be!
It looks like it MIGHT be the 1700 model:
fujifilm.co.uk/con…700 bu I haven't spent much time comparing it so check, it could be the S1600!
Edited by: "nihcaj" 20th Apr 2011

Just checked the Fujifilm site it has both the 1700/1730 but they seem to have the same spec.

The Fujifilm site says that it does have image stabilisation, so that would make it a very good deal.
Strange that Agros don't mention that.
Edited by: "Spod" 20th Apr 2011

Very good value. Hot.

If you click 'larger image and zoom' then watch the video it states it has duel image stabilisation.

nihcaj

Probably the usual "exclusive" version that Argos and Tesco direct have … Probably the usual "exclusive" version that Argos and Tesco direct have which means its difficult to compare with the standard models, They do it with Beds, cameras, laptops, allsorts:-(All you can do is look at the specs of the closest Fuji standard model, and of course take it back if need be!It looks like it MIGHT be the 1700 model:[url=http://fujifilm.co.uk/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/d-slr-long-zoom/finepix-s1700]http://fujifilm.co.uk/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/d-slr-long-zoom/finepix-s1700[/url] bu I haven't spent much time comparing it so check, it could be the S1600!



Not sure if it's an Argos exclusive as Very also have it at £99??
very.co.uk/fuj…prd

Seems good to me....how does this compare to an slr camera?

sandmanNI

Seems good to me....how does this compare to an slr camera?



Honestly? Terrible if image quality is your highest priority.

Naughty Argos! They mention it was available at £109.99 - but not that it was previously available for £74.99! Which was when I got one. Good camera, though.

hotukdeals.com/dea…549
Edited by: "PopeSock" 20th Apr 2011

sandmanNI

Seems good to me....how does this compare to an slr camera?



Poorly.

sandmanNI

Seems good to me....how does this compare to an slr camera?



A DSLR will have a much larger sensor. There are 3 things which greatly affect image quality and they are sensor size, lens quality and the image processing software on the camera. A DSLR will be better on all 3 fronts, but it is the sensor size which will make the biggest difference and there the DSLR is much, much better.

how does this compare to a Panasonic TZ8?

Do you think that this is better than a Nikon D40?

lowercase

Honestly? Terrible if image quality is your highest priority.



Hardly a shock, a very cheap DSLR is 300 quid or much more, now it's hardly going to be beaten by a 90 quid Bridge camera now is it!?

That said I have an even more basic Fuji Bridge camera than this, and won't have a bad word said about it, for it's price - convenient and cheap with better results than compact cameras, not TOO big to carry about, and can be used by novice or expert and anyone in-between auto or manually.

Picked mine up this afternoon and so far I'm impressed. It's better than my Canon 480 Powershot but the colours aren't as vibrant as a Panasonic TZ8 (however that camera is £80 more).

The only issue I have is when recording a 720P HD movie to SD card it only records for 10 seconds then starts storing the video, I can't see an option to set it to continuous. Any advice guys and gals?

elrasho

Picked mine up this afternoon and so far I'm impressed. It's better than … Picked mine up this afternoon and so far I'm impressed. It's better than my Canon 480 Powershot but the colours aren't as vibrant as a Panasonic TZ8 (however that camera is £80 more).The only issue I have is when recording a 720P HD movie to SD card it only records for 10 seconds then starts storing the video, I can't see an option to set it to continuous. Any advice guys and gals?



Is the SD card fast enough? Cheap cards can be very slow.

Sorted it by formatting the sd card within the camera. Took some shots with it today aswell as a TZ8, they look identical really so Im happy. Got the case from Argos too which fits snuggly. Will post some sample pics over the weekend

great price, have just orered one cant wait to pick it up thanks

Well took this to a wedding and must say I expected better from it. Some pictures are too dark, grainy, out of focus... my Canon A480 can do a better job than this! I tried pretty much all the different settings the camera has to offer but no luck. Cant send it back to Argos so it's going on that auction site, I'm gonna get an SLR instead.. shame though as this camera is quite nice to hold

great deal considering the price and the functionality, image quality won''t be great as expected though

Was £74.99 2 months ago. See old listing using search. So not half price!!

zippy22

Was £74.99 2 months ago. See old listing using search. So not half price!!



this has already been mentioned...
Pretty impressed with some of the functions and agree its not like a SLR camera but doesnt have the same price tag as one of them either

So far I've found this camera is great outdoors under natural light, as soon as you bring it indoors it suffers. The best pictures are with custom setting - flash at full - and apperture adjusted - fast shoot on, this will give the best indoor results but even then they not that good.

My camera is the utterly ancient 3.2MP Fuji S5000 superzoom. It's so old you don't get cards any more (thanks Wikipedia).

Even now, it's a great camera, for my needs, but..the SLR shape has caused me problems in public. Took this to a few gigs and security INSIST it's an SLR and I'm getting turfed out if I don't put it away..while everyone else merrily records/snaps pictures around me.

Not a major problem but something to consider. To be honest, in hindsight it's a tad too bulky for me.

HI, i have a really simple camera and im looking for somthing that takes nice, good quality pics... This ones in my price range and i really want a bridge camera, so is it the one ror me, or would you recommend somthing else?
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