Fujifilm FinePix 6800 Zoom review

Started Jun 24, 2003 | User reviews thread
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Sean Creech
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Fujifilm FinePix 6800 Zoom review
Jun 24, 2003

Purchased in June 2001, I've taken over 6000 images. In the beginning this was the best digital I've ever had, images were simply superb, and overall a very easy camera to use, packed full of features.

Battery life pretty good, 100 pics easily obtained on a 5 hour full charge.

Superb macro shots, and good zoom. Excellent prints obtained at A4 size.

Overall very happy, until problems started....

Problems:

After almost a year picture quality degraded, with black lines very faint at first on some images, but dealer thought this was a result of 6mp enhancement. A year later the images were so bad I contacted them again, they said the same thing, but Fuji said it was a problem. Taking it to the repair centre, the price to fix was almost half the original purchase price, so not worth fixing.

Other problems, mode dial turns easily on exit from case.

Lens can retract inside the case, when the camera accidentily is turned on somehow, gets the camera hot and in a strange state.

Dead pixel on LCD screen appear overtime.

Battery low level indicator doesn't give very much notice.

Poor quality images in wide angle mode, much barrel distortion.

Poor images indoors without flash in auto mode. Flash not powerful enough in many situations. No external flash option.

Does not allow saving of manual settings.

Focus hard to judge with macro at times.

LCD screen doesn't work too well in bright light.

Sean Creech's score
4.2
Average community score
4.3
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