andy10

andy10

Joined on Dec 11, 2011

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  • I think fuji have lost the plot. They are way behind in the travel zoom market, with their rivals producing 30x zoom models compared to the F series 20X. Apparently canon are to produce a large ...
  • Hi I currently use fuji bridge cameras. I have been looking at the canon sx700 and a sony equivalent (SX60?). They seem pretty robust and the 30X zoom is fantastic for the size. However, I still ...
  • In answer to your questions: I have a s8200, and am reasonably satisfied with the videos I have done, though I haven't used a camcorder so I can't compare. It will record sound I think - mine does. ...
  • I have used HS25 on safari. Continuous shooting useful, camera recovers quickly from a burst. EXR DR mode worked well, though camera needs -1/3 setting. Check exposure preferences for HS before ...
  • I was going to say something similar. Wants more dynamic range then describes the EXR that provdes it as a gimmick.
  • Thezoom is a modest(these days) 30x. At full zoom the fuji's tendency to overexpose seems increased, so I change the exposure setting from my usual -1/3 to -2/3. In terms of image quality a lot ...
  • I had one of these cameras many years ago, and currently own a HS25. In between I tried a couple of cameras in between, which had longer zooms but worse images. The 5700 was good in it's day.
  • I think companies lack attention to detail, these days. It's not just the expense of buying another camera when they go faulty, but I just like to feel satisfied with what I've purchased. I'm ...
  • Hi I'm a refugee from the fuji forum, owning a HS25 which I have liked but but is currently being repaired again. I will continue using it assuming they can repair it, but looking ahead, I think it ...
  • Thanks! Maybe I was just looking for a bit of sympathy....
  • Created discussions Unlucky with fuji?
    Originally had a Hs20, liked it a lot, especially the Dynamic range EXR mode. Best pictures I'd had.  Out of warranty but less than 2 years old a smudge appeared at the same position in the ...
  • I currently own a HS25 and an S8200. I bought the latter for a cut down price of £150 as a substitute to use on a bird watching holiday while the HS25 was being repaired under warranty. The HS25 is ...
  • I took the s8200 out today birding and it reminded me once again how annoying it is to use in continuous shooting mode. This may not be an issue with you, but if you intend to use continuous ...
  • I currently own a HS25, and also an s8200 which I bought (£150) as a cheap reserve camera for use when the HS25 was being repaired recently. I have shot quite a lot of pictures, including on a ...
  • Replied in FinePix S8500
    Sorry, have just seen you said DIGITAL zoom doesn't work in SR auto. If you look at the very end of the manual pdf, in the mode restrictions chart, 2nd bottom line, it shows that intelligent ...
  • Replied in FinePix S8500
    I recently bought an s8200 and don't have the problems you have. I suggest you reset the camera. Just use menu,then select the set tab, then reset, then reset ok. This will delete any changes you ...
  • I use a HS25, if your camera has similar characteristics and you just want to point and shoot, I suggest set to EXR DR but change the exposure setting to -1/3. The -1/3 setting will be retained ...
  • Please look at my post on the current S8200 thread for my comparison of the S8200 and HS25 if it is helpful to you. A
  • Hello Maybe I can offer a good perspective. I own a HS25 as my main camera, but recently it had to be repaired under warranty just before I went on a birdwatching trip to Spain, so I bought an ...
  • +1 If you are in a situation where the lens is getting dusty/takes a few rain drops, then you can brush/clean quickly without worrying about any damage. Hoya are a decent but inexpensive brand.
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