Kyocera Finecam S5R

Announced Aug 8, 2003 •
5 megapixels | 1.6 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)

In fairness, mine seems to be defective. I'm posting because I noticed that there seems to be a flood of these on the market at very low prices lately, and I fear that Kyocera or some middle man has dumped a bunch of bad ones. It exhibits horrible horizontal bands across the image. It's like every tenth or twelfth row of pixels is dark brown. Otherwise, the camera seems to be sturdy, and its controls react fairly quickly to input. It starts up quickly, and this was one reason I bought it. ...

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I gave it to my wife for Christmas as a substitute for her film compact. After more than three months with the cam we are really dissapointed. Half of the pics turned out being out of focus, the other half shows a heavy red eye problem we never had with the film compact. A construction problem is the settings wheel in the back which is very easily turned by accident. I really can´t recommend the cam. My wife went back using her old Canon fim point &shoot. Problems: Out of focus pics, red eye ...

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