Fujifilm FinePix S2980 Digital Camera (14MP, 18x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD Screen
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- 18x Fujinon Optical Zoom
- 3 Inch LCD Screen
- High Resolution Electronic View Finder
- Quick Response Auto Focus
|If you purchased the Fujifilm Finepix S2980 Digital Camera from Amazon UK before 20th November 2012, Fujifilm would recommend you install a firmware update due to issues relating to the lens. Please use the link to install the firmware update at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/s/finepix_s2900_series/index.html|
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Introducing the FinePix S2980
With a generous 18x Fujinon optical zoom lens, the S2980 really packs a punch, especially when matched with its 14 megapixel sensor, large 3.0" LCD screen and 720p HD (30fps) movie capture.
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Electric powered Fujinon 18x zoom lens
The S2980 sports an impressive 28mm - 504mm high precision Fujinon optical zoom lens. Simple to operate with an electric powered zoom lever, the huge zoom range means that you can capture all the detail, even when you're at a considerable distance away. You can even operate the zoom during video shooting. Unlike a bulky D-SLR, bridge cameras allow you great versatility of zoom, without the hassle of carrying a bag of lenses.
With its easy to use Panoramic shooting mode you can get creative on the S2980, however basic your skills, and rest assured that you will not risk shooting uneven landscapes or shaky horizons. The camera enables you to take three successive shots with a helpful tool which automatically releases the shutter once the images are fully aligned to seamlessly stitch the shots together in-camera. It's so easy and the results are impressive.
The FinePix S2980's highly effective CMOS-shift and high ISO image stabilisation ensures that your shots stay extra-crisp and clear, even at the full 18x zoom.
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Sharp, clear shots
Even at the longest zoom settings or in the most challenging of lighting conditions, the S2980 is able to produce crisp, clean results. With its mechanically stabilised 1/2.3", 14 megapixel CCD sensor, and high ISO sensitivity settings, Fujifilm's Dual Image Stabilisation technology combines to reduce the blurring effects of both hand-shake and subject movement to provide superb pictures.
Advanced HD capabilities for Both Movies and Stills
For the complete viewing experience, the FinePix S2980 is HD enabled and can therefore play-back both HD stills (Full HD) and movies (720p) in superb quality on any HD ready TV. It's yet to become the standard method of viewing photos, but it's certainly not to be knocked. And given that this camera has a mini HDMI port it's very quick and easy to connect it up to a HD ready TV* and play back your photos on the big screen.
*Mini HDMI cable required (not included)
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Frown or blink and the picture's spoilt
Not anymore! With Fujifilm's Smile and Shoot mode the camera can recognise the exact moment your subject smiles and releases the shutter only when this happens, ensuring that all your photos are happy ones!
Facebook/YouTube Easy Web Upload
Fujifilm's Easy Web Upload function allows you, in-camera, to tag pictures for speedy upload to Facebook and YouTube once you connect to a PC and launch MyFinePix Studio. A great time saver, it allows you to organise your photos when you're on the move!
Preserve your memories for longer by creating a Photobook!
The S2980 allows you to select in-camera the images you want to feature in your Photobook; this task is particularly simple if you have already star-rated your favourite photos! You literally tag the images that you want to have in your photo book & select which one you want for the front page and then when you are ready to order the book it's a much quicker, easier task. You can also simply enjoy viewing the selected images in an in-camera Photobook with pages that turn! Great fun.
4xAA Batteries<BR>Shoulder strap
USB cable-A/V Cable
Lens cap and lens cap cord
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Top Customer Reviews
After reading the reviews on this camera and the excellent price on offer I took the plunge.
I was horrified by the first couple of shots in the fully automatic (Point n Shoot) mode, they were very grainy and not a patch on the Minolta.
I went to the other modes and took control of the ISO setting and thank goodness it solved that problem. It produces good images at ISO 64 - 400 settings. If anything the inbuilt software tends to overdo image sharpness, but one click in my editing software cures that exuberance.
The zoom works well and is quiet, but in the movie mode it tends to refocus too easily but possibly altering the autofocus settings will cure that.
The panoramic facility is a doddle to use and produces great results.
The flash is adequate for most indoor shots - but I seldom use it.
If you're looking for your first digital camera then I don't think you'll find anything better than this. Yes, it points and shoots in SR mode (Scene Recognition) but it also has manual, shutter and aperture priority and the little gift of a Panoramic mode. The results are in and it's great. I've shot about 500 photos now and I'm staggered by the results. It also feels like a good, solid SLR and there's even a viewfinder for days when it's too sunny to see the screen, or for those of us who just prefer to use a viewfinder.
If you haven't had a camera since the SLR age, then get this one. There really is nothing to fear!
My only reason for not giving five stars is that the flash is too harsh in most situations. Putting a small piece of tissue over it helps diffuse the light a little. But in every other respects the results (compared to my old SLR cameras) are remarkable. AND you can take movies with it! The results are fine for home movies but there's a lot of hiss and the focusing can be erratic. Use it for the kids, though, and it's fine.
There's a Quick Start manual, enough to take you through the basics but the rest of it you have to download. It's clear, though, simple and logical and describes all the features you'll soon find yourself experimenting with.
Go on, treat yourself. At under £100 (at the time of writing) you'll be glad you did.
It lets you take great pictures with a small amount of effort, the zoom is very effective and doesn't suffer from focus issues when you max it out.
The panorama setting is brilliant, you can take great landscape shots with it as long as you follow the on screen instructions to the letter.
It has a basic continuous shoot mode which offers, 3 to 20 frame capture which works well with moving objectives when selected with sports mode or if you whack the shutter speed up yourself.
The only real issue I have with this camera is that it can take an annoyingly long time to reset between shots, meaning you do miss the moment sometimes.
Still a great camera at a great price, highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unfortunately when you zoom in on any picture to full size there is a lot of strange texture changing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by fred mc veigh
"Average" not as good as some reviews claim. cosmetically excellent and great value for money as a simple point and shoot and for holiday snaps. but not a serious camera . Read morePublished 13 months ago by T Lock
I did the easy step from a point and shoot to this bridge camera as I could not afford an SLR but I wanted to try and get the hang of using settings on a camera instead of... Read morePublished 14 months ago by graham
This is the first camera I have ever bought. I won't pretend to be an expert on cameras because I am not. Read morePublished 18 months ago by ON8