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Fuji FinePix SL100,
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I bought this product because of its zoom capabilty. However, on a recently holiday to Florida the camera was disappointing.
I found several minor issues which sadly affected the overal camera use. Firtsly when you wanted to zoom in on a subject, say a bird in a tree, the view screens went black whilst the camera adjusted to the different light conditions meaning you lost the subject in the view finder. This happened with the eye view screen or the 3" back screen. Once you had found the subject it was out of focus and so by the time you had sorted all this out the bird had flown off. I even bought a mono pod to help stabilise the camera but this did not really help. You would really need a tripod.
Also I found the small circular control on the back of the camera hard to get on with. I kept bringing up the wrong screen or trying to delete pictures by mistake. It is not user friendly.
Lastly because of the extreme zoom capabilty I found that you could not zoom in on a subject that was relativley close to you with out it being out of focus. During a visit to a bird park I took loads of pictures of flamingo, spoonbill, etc and most had to be deleted when I got back home after I transferred them onto my i-pad. On the smaller screen they looked fine but when down loaded they were out of focus. Anything at distance is fine, Anything mid range and you may be dissapointed as I was.
I think the camera would be fine for someone who is using it each day when the subjects are at a distance. For a general all round camera I was dissapointed.
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Initial post: 3 Jun 2013 22:57:50 BDT
Colinmac, I had the same problem re things relatively close to the camera with an earlier model. The problem was solved by using macro and zoom together - try that and see if it works.
Posted on 4 Aug 2013 19:03:15 BDT
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