Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z review

Started Apr 10, 2004 | User reviews
Ryan-O New Member • Posts: 4
Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z review

I bought this camera as it went on sale for $399 from $499 (CDN). The 3.2MP and 6x optical zoom were definite selling features. Anyway I have to say that I am very impressed. It is my first digital camera but it outdoes any analog camera I have ever had.
It works great outdoors and is OK indoors. 3.2 MP is more than enough. I suggest buying a big memory card (xD pic card) as at full resolution the images are +800K. Also buy NiMH rechargeables.
The EVF works great outdoors and is a nice alternative to the LCD.
A good mid-price range camera with an SLR feell.

Problems:

Difficult to us in low light. Autofocus is poor in low light. Must tinker with shutter speed.
Must know the manual settings to use in bright light or in low light.
User's manual isn't that bad you just have to read it.
LCD chews up the battery.
Not very compact and needs a mini SLR case.

Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z
3 megapixels • 1.8 screen • 38 – 228 mm (6×)
Announced: Aug 26, 2003
Ryan-O's score
4.5
Average community score
3.6
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