Old 07-10-2005, 05:17 AM   #1
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Default Fuji Finepix S5100

I was just wondering if anyone out there had any experience with the Fuji S5100 digital camera. I am considering acquiring one to replace the crappy digital camera I have right now. So far I have seen good reviews on it, but just wanted to get a few more opinions before I commit to it.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:48 PM   #2
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I am wondering the exact same thing.
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Old 07-10-2005, 02:55 PM   #3
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I can tell you that unless you have perfect sunlight, the quality of the photos is lacking.

All of my photos prior to Jan 05 were taken with that model. And there is an obvious difference between that and my Canon 10D. I completely stopped bringing the Finepix when I railfan; I gave it to the wife for trips and such.

I would suggest saving a little more money (if that is a concern) and consider buying a used, if not new, Canon or Nikon DSLR.

Don't get me wrong, if you are going to be using the Fuji for family snaps, with a flash, it will do the job. If you plan on using it primarily for railroad photograhpy, upgrade further.
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I use the S5000 (the older model) and for the value, its a great camera. Its worked pretty well in less than favorable lighting conditions-
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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I use the S5100, as does Robert A. Shook. All of Shook's pictures come out crystal clear with it. Some of mine are a little fuzzy with it but that's most likely because I aint the greatest person with a camera yet. My pics are in my signature of pics taken with it.

Shooks with S5100:
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I use the S5000 (the older model) and for the value, its a great camera. Its worked pretty well in less than favorable lighting conditions-
Must be operator error on my end. Thinking back, the manual settings were limited compared to higher-end cameras, so I kept in the preset areas. RAW did lend some quality to the images. And I was a less than discriminating photographer, out in all conditions that hamper quality pictures.

I still stand by my first comment of spending a little more to get a lot more. And if I remember correctly, the S5100 series is a 3 MP camera, but with the technology, Fuji considers it a 6 MP camera.

My hat is off to Shook and Guilford.
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