81 of 82 people found the following review helpful
Great Camera & simple to use,
This review is from: Fujifilm FinePix S4000HD Digital Camera - (14MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3-inch LCD (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I deliberated long and hard before I purchased this camera. I did try out one of the earlier versions but found that the macro was terrible in anything other than perfect light. As this is what I really needed the camera for, I was slightly worried that I would be dissapointed with this - but the reviews generally seemed promising.
I've now used it on several occasions and have found it a dream to use. Nice and easy to understand and you don't really need to read the instructions. The macro options are great! You get lots for your money here and I'm so pleased that I did not go and spend more. It's not too big and so its nice to take out and not feel that you are carrying a brick with you. I love the option to view through the eye piece or the LCD screen - it;s extremely useful to have both options.
I've not had any problems with the automatic focus and all images have come out nice a crisp. The smile detection surprised me in that it worked! I was not expecting that, but you do need to make sure that you have good light for this.
I have not given it 5 stars - because of the problems with the software. I put the software onto my computer and had so many problems with it that I took it off (which itself was not easy) and just used Windows for downloading. It really was not worth the trouble. All in all, the camera is great - but the software is problematic, but still a great buy.
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2011 03:43:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Apr 2012 18:18:18 BDT
I agree the software that come with Fuji cameras is crap. I use Google Picasa 3 which is free and works very well. when you connect your camera or insert your SD card it automatically imports your pictures, you can also edit them too. Best to use lithium and/or rechargeable batteries. PE
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2011 22:14:14 BDT
Iain S. Palin says:
I agree, software slow and clunky, why bother with it?
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