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FinePix S5500 Digital Camera


Fuji

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35 Reviews  

Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Pat Shaw

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I got my Fujifilm S5500 in 2005. It's a great camera. very easy to use for the amateur photographer like me. It can take great shots and make you look like an expert!!
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Serdar S. Yap
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member since: 6/8/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
NOT TO BAD
6/9/2006 1:36:37 AM
 
Manos Peponas
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member since: 6/3/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
excellent one
6/3/2006 7:55:46 AM
 
Naomi 

member since: 5/4/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love this camera! I only wish that the ISO went higher. This has been a great camera to learn about settings on. There are also many extras available such as lens, filters, etc.
5/8/2006 10:54:40 AM
 
Tom Alexander Gavriel
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member since: 5/1/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
i think this camera brill, i know theres better out there, my friend let me borrow it for a while and i found it really good.
5/2/2006 10:59:11 AM
 
Marion Hughes
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member since: 12/12/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
The Fuji FinePix S5500 is a great little camera if you want to take serious photos but do not like the idea of having to change lenses but want the control that a SLR camera has. It can be used as a point & shoot or you can use it in manual mode. The 10x zoom is great and when it is set up properly, it takes a great photo.
3/23/2006 11:48:15 PM
 
Sophie Kerridge

member since: 3/22/2006
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Great camera! Excellant quality does everything I want it to
3/22/2006 1:50:44 PM
 
David Priest

member since: 2/27/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent camera, quality shots with good colour and clear results, the only downside is that it doesn't have a pc sync adapter port for external flash.
2/27/2006 3:52:54 AM
 
Carris Prior
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member since: 3/25/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
this camera takes some pretty good pictures, its good for those who have no idea about camera's, althoguh maybe a little confusing at first. also it has some awesome functions for the expert photographer. or for those who acually know how ot use them.
2/24/2006 3:11:51 PM
 
Jade  L. Martin

member since: 1/23/2006
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Rating: 2 out of 5
The Fujifilm S5500 digital camera is easy to use and has little but great features. This is my 2nd Camera so i would love to have something a little better to work with however the S5500 is doing a great job for now.
1/23/2006 9:21:47 PM
 
Alice Simbun
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member since: 12/6/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
kinda cool... quite cheap for digital... i used this (my fren's fujifilm) before i get my own camera...
12/6/2005 4:52:01 AM
 
Sohrab Kasraian

member since: 11/29/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
It's Easy to use and Profesional. i realy like it.
12/1/2005 2:21:44 PM
 
Adrian Wajda

member since: 5/23/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
GOOD PRICE GOOD PHOTOS
11/19/2005 9:54:03 AM
 
Adrian Wajda

member since: 5/23/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
GREAT!
11/19/2005 9:38:14 AM
 
Wayne Tifflin
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member since: 11/1/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
This is my first digital camera. I am very happy with it so far. However, I am sure that as I learn I will find some shortcomings.
11/1/2005 3:21:31 AM
 
Kevin Lazarz

member since: 10/31/2005
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
I think its to complicated to handle manuell focus and alll the other settings in manual mode.
10/31/2005 6:15:33 AM
 
Popa Gheorghe

member since: 6/7/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
i low this camera.i want to win a photo contest.
10/30/2005 1:07:04 AM
 
Kristy Smale

member since: 10/29/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
One thing i've found a problem with this camera is initially learning the manual overide of autofocus, however, once learnt, its easy to do.
10/30/2005 12:06:48 AM
 
Chandru Ganeson

member since: 10/26/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
wonderful 10 x zoom manual features best price for the features provided noise bad low light photos clumsy manual focus
10/26/2005 5:25:50 AM
 
Debbie Roberts
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member since: 10/13/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I love the way that my camera captures color. I do find however that it sometimes lacks clarity.
10/13/2005 7:08:44 AM
 
Rui Oliveira

member since: 10/12/2005
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
I'm a beginner in Photography, so there's not much I can say... Up to this moment, I find the camera quite versatile, but I'll just classify it Medium grade.
10/12/2005 1:22:52 PM
 
Veronique Labordus

member since: 9/20/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Like the zoom
9/22/2005 5:01:36 AM
 
Garnet S. Dart

member since: 9/13/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
a little tricky to work out but simple to use if you stick with the basics
9/13/2005 2:28:05 PM
 
Aszelan Tokinin

member since: 8/17/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I think it's the best price for the features
8/19/2005 8:22:02 PM
 
MOHAMAD ZAKUAN  ABU BAKAR

member since: 8/16/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
i think this is the best camera with the price and features
8/18/2005 1:55:15 AM
 
Matthew J. Calcinai

member since: 8/8/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I've had the camera a couple of weeks and I'm still getting to grips with the settings. This is my first digital camera and I'm enjoying the ease of use from my antiquated Olympus.
8/9/2005 5:58:42 PM
 
Kristan B

member since: 5/22/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent beginner Camera!
7/29/2005 3:36:41 AM
 
Campbell Morris

member since: 7/22/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
New to Digital photography (and photography in general)not qualified to say there are any bad points. I love my Fuji
7/24/2005 3:52:38 PM
 
Jonathan Garde

member since: 6/24/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I think this is an awesome camera. Easy to use, lots of functions and all inclusive with a mad 10X zoom black and white option combined with chrome setting or plain old colour. Durable ive dropped it a few times and it just bounces right back nothing wrong this is because of its durable shell.
6/24/2005 1:43:25 AM
 
Yusri Yusoff aka YusreeF the gummersbacher
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member since: 6/21/2005
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
The 10x zoom give me advantage to shoot better photos.
6/23/2005 1:42:50 AM
 
Yusri Yusoff aka YusreeF the gummersbacher
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member since: 6/21/2005
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
The 10x zoom give me advantage to shoot better photos.
6/23/2005 1:41:43 AM
 
Moelker 

member since: 6/15/2005
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Rating: 2 out of 5
This camera seems to have it all. The AF assist, SLR-like body, little shutter lag etc etc. Hunderds of reviews give all the credits to this camera. However after having bought this S5500, I was very dissapointed and confused: the picture quality was very poor with little depth. At full telezoom there is lots of pincushion. Also the pictures seem to have a misty grey layer. I finally switched to the Olympus C-765, being of the same price, which shoots bright and warmly coloured pictures with loads of details and a stunning macro function, enabling you to get as close as 1 inch from your object.
I took similar shots with the Fuji S5500 and a olympus C-740 ( a previous C-model). The photos taken with the C-740 where far better than the S5500, although is it already somewhat dated This Fuji Finepix is definitely a no-go for me and suggest you to buy a Olympus c-765. It has only minor con's wrt the S5500 but with the picture quality as your final goal, you'd better check out this Oly.
6/15/2005 6:57:55 AM
 
Martins W. Vanags
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member since: 4/27/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
For me the best of non-SLR cameras.
6/15/2005 1:23:15 AM
 
Chris Hardy
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member since: 5/24/2003
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Purchased for the 10x zoom option,the quality of results and the price - discounted to little over 200. Once you pick up this camera,it feels "right"-compact but with an excellent grip and solid feel. The EVF once you get used to its pale blue glow (!) reminds you of your old SLR,and how much easier it is to frame images in a viewfinder rather than on a LCD! Battery life is excellent - better than any digicam I've owned. Criticisms? I haven't really got any! Ok,so it won't took away in the pocket and requires a small camera bag. It's 4MP CCD won't please everybody,but the enhanced zoom range makes this less of an issue,allowing 10x8's with room to spare.
6/1/2005 4:39:44 AM
 
Brian Cassar
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member since: 4/25/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Keeping in mind the price, it's a camera which have nearly all features an slr would have. With the only exeption of lacking hot shoe. I noticed noise on high ISO so I keep in mind to use the lowest which I can.
5/5/2005 10:14:20 AM
 

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