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This review is from: Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Digital Camera - (14MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3-inch LCD (Electronics)Since 2-3 month I was looking for bridge camera with super zoom and I was confusedly between Fujifilm finepix S4000, HS20 and HS10. HS20 is the best in itself, but it is having almost double price then S4000. HS10 is also better but it is having 10 Megapixel. I also went through other brands and I found Olympus SP-800UZ similar to S4000 but it is too small and not more functions like S4000. So after research I decide to buy S4000.
14 MP + 30X zoom + lower price only in S4000.
On 05/04/2011 I received this camera from Amazon and
4 X AA type alkaline batteries, USB - A/V cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens cap + cord, CD-ROM, Manual (in English)
System requirement: Windows 7, Vista, XP Home, XP Pro, Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.6
The qualities of the pictures are crisp and clear. It is also a double macro option for crisp close-ups. camera has many functions. That are automatic and Manual but on most there is an option to customise which is great.
S4000 having following functions:
Zoom Bracketing: Which takes 3 shots of different zoom
Natural & Flash: Camera takes shots one without flash and one with
Natural Light: Capture natural light indoors, under low light
Smile & Shoot: The shutter is released automatically when Face Detection detects a smiling face
Sport: For moving subjects. Faster shutter speed.
Other Functions are Portrait, Baby Mode, Landscape, Night, Night(Tripod), FireWorks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text.
It is Having SCENE RECOGNITION AUTO The camera automatically analyzes the composition and selects the appropriate SCENE MODE according to the subjects and shooting conditions which is great.
In Motion Panorama: You have to take only 1 picture and other 2 automatically takes by camera just follow the on screen instruction (just match the + sign on the screen) It ia really great. It is also have PROGRAM AE which camera sets exposure automatically, if you wish you can choose different combinations of shutter speed and aperture.
In Movie Mode there is 3 options
HD 1280 (1280X720p): Clip length 9Min 41Sec
640 (640X480p): Clip length 29Min 5Sec
320 (320X240p): Clip length 61Min 16Sec
I had taken Many pictures and movie, clarity and crispness are fantastic. Even if at fool 30x zoom, clarity of pictures are very nice with full megapixel, there is not any blur at all.
In zoom there is two options, if you select digital zoom then is not noisy at all but if you select optical Zoom then it is bit noisy. If you selct digital zoom for movie mode it is better without any noise.
I have inserted SanDisk Ultra 15MB/s SDHC 8GB class 4 card which is working very good. I have inserted 7dayshop Rechargeable Ni-Mh Batteries - AA Size (2900mAh). Which is works very great.
Overall this is superb camera in this lower price.
Regards by REX
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Initial post: 30 Apr 2011 09:48:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 May 2011 09:33:03 BDT
The user reviews I've seen for this camera have all been very positive. The only expert review I've seen for Fuji's HS20, touted as its flagship camera, has been lukewarm in its praise. It would be ironic if this camera, which is considerably cheaper than the HS20, not only outsells it but turns out to offer better, or at least comparable, image quality! I'm hoping to read some professional reviews of the S4000 sometime soon.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2011 21:11:12 BDT
Peter Piper says:
Me too! My friend can't decide between this and the HS10 and to be honest I don't know which to advise. I like the fast sensor of the HS10 and trick screen, but this one has the high-res screen and a few more useful features.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2011 19:25:46 BDT
I think S4000 is better then HS 10 with this price. It is having high resolution as well digital and optical zoom option so you can choose one.
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