Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z

Announced Aug 26, 2003 •
3 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 38 – 228 mm (6×)
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Bought this camera as I liked the shape and fit to the hand as well as the longer than normal zoom. I should have taken more test shots in the store to check image quality. Far too many shots are not to my liking. Shutter lag is ridiculous on this camera. I always seem to end up with a picture of what came one second after I was viewing when pressing the shutter release. After a few months of frustration, I gave this to my kid to play with and bought a descent camera; Panasonic FZ-20. ...

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I had been very pleased with my Fujifilm Finepix 1300 and decided about 2.5 years ago to "upgrade" to the S3000 Z. This time I had shopped around a little, but my good fortune with the Finepix 1300 meant that I was leaning towards a Fuji product. I perhaps should have done some more research on the particular model I selected. Initially, the construction and features impressed me; however I soon realized that the images I was getting, even with double the effective pixels, were not that much ...

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You definitely get what you pay for. Poor quality photos, hardly considered a camera in low light. This camera had a once avid photo-taker not even wanting to take pictures. Pictures taken outside are somewhat acceptable. Indoor photos find walls and carpets in focus and the subject out of focus almost 100 percent of the time. Never again. Problems: see above

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BAD CAMERA. This camera replaced my earlier fuji finepix model, which I loved. The S3000 cannot focus except in full daylight. No matter how I adjusted the setting, every picture was blurry. If the flash is used in any low light situations the picture ends up completely washed out. Manual settings do very little to alleviate this problem. I took approximately 10,000 pictures with my s2800 and they were all excellent. I have taken about 6000 pictures with the s3000, and have been almost ...

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Camera has a delay between when you shoot picture and when it captures image. The image captured on the viewfinder is not the image captured on the media. This works fine for landscape shots, but if there is any movement, you will not get the shot you want. Problems: Lag Time between shot and image capture

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I have to admit that it did not take too long for my Dis-Ease with this camera to set in.I could only take shots outside on a sunny day.My wife thought that I had developed some form of Tremens.All the rest of my shots were awful.A greater disappointment was the fact that there were no controls that I could adjust to make things better.The best thing this camera did was to propel me forward to greater things(FujiS5500)AHHHHH!BLISS. Problems: What can I say? Owning this camera is a problem or ...

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I am changing a few opinions about this camera because of the time I have had to use it. At first use the camera seems very lightweght with a cheap plastic feel. I wouln't reccomend buying the camera if you are looking for a simple point and shoot because compared to ALOT of other point and shoots in the same price range, especially now, are alot better in build and price. Although in outdoor or high light situations, the camera takes great pics, in low light or indoor settings where there is ...

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This camera is GARBAGE, but good for a first time user. However if you ever had a taste of a better camera... this is garbage. Why you may ask? One simple reason. The auto focus on this camera is a piece of garbage. There's no IR illuminator to help the camera focus in dark situations and you just can't get a good photo like that without some IR built in. In otherwords, you can't use this camera in anything but bright light. Sure, your picture might come out if you manually adjust your ...

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Camera in use for 3 month camera grip well placed EVF very usefull in bright sunlight Very poor at low light level (indoor and 6x zoom) It's a pitty that this nice looking and feeling camera is equiped with an low sensetive ccd sensor and bad firmware Problems: At low lightlevel no autofocus and slow shutter times create blurry pictures No + and - signs in battery compartiment No auto popup flash. No continues picture count. Only 1 fixed jpeg compression rate Poor whitebalance, color of ...

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