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Fujifilm FinePix S2980

£113.84
Fujifilm FinePix S2980
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Fujifilm FinePix S2980 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Fujifilm FinePix S2980 number 347 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
232 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 75%, based on 232 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Gold" award from Buy-N-Shoot.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Fujifilm digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, it is easy to use and good picture quality.
The FinePix S2980 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
E some bridge cameras sacrifice the wide-angle part of the zoom range to get extra reach at the telephoto end, the s2900 series gives you the best of both worlds, starting with a very useful 28mm (equivalent) wide-angle zoom sett
T just rely on flash in low light: adjust the sensitivity all of the way from iso64 to iso6400, according to shooting conditions. or use a higher ISO value in good light to ensure that shutter speeds are fast enough to freeze any act
High ISO sensitivity (max. iso6400)
FinePix s2900 series tackles this head on by combining high ISO sensitivity with sensor-shift image stabilisation great for photography indoors without using f
Ra shake at long shutter speeds can ruin an otherwise golden moment with image b
Dual image stabilisation
14-megapixels you ll not be left wanting more when it comes to resolution. the finepix s2900 series produces JPEG files measuring up to 4288x3216 pixels, which is big enough to produce prints larger than a3, or allow creative cropping on your home PC without loosing quality. the fujifilm CCD sensor captures the world around you in vivid colour and stunning clar
14 megapixel resolution for great image quality
8mm you ll be able to take in those big-sky landscapes, shoot interiors in great detail and cope easily with large group sh
28mm wide angle
Has an image stabilizer
8x fujinon optical zoom provides the equivalent of a 28-504mm lens on a full-frame digital camera, but at a fraction of the size and weight! the wide-angle end focal lengths will be popular with those shooting landscapes, street scenes and interiors, while extreme telephoto settings will get you closer to the action when shooting sports or wildlife. experiment with intermediate zoom settings when shooting portraits, still life and travel photogra
From wide angle to extreme telephoto at the flick of a switch
-megapixel CCD sensor delivers large, high-resolution images, while a 18x optical zoom gets you close to the act
14-megapixel resolution and 18x optical zoom
Ddition to the same core specifications of the previous s2950, the s2980 also features a brighter LCD screen, faster startup time, longer flash range and a shorter time between sh
Ect for those looking to step up from a basic compact to a camera with more features. the finepix s2980 camera has a generous 18x zoom, 14-megapixel resolution and an electronic viewfinder to compliment its LCD view scr
iso3200 and 6400, number of recorded pixels is limited to a maximum 3 megapixels. at full resolution (14 megapixels), sensitivity is limited to a maximum iso1
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 216 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 228 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 228 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Fujifilm FinePix S2980 Video Reviews

How Big is the Fujifilm FinePix S2980?

The Fujifilm FinePix S2980 is 110.2mm wide and 81.4mm tall. It is 73.4mm deep and weighs 341g.

Fujifilm FinePix S2980 front dimensions
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Fujifilm FinePix S2980 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This digital camera received a "Gold" award from website Buy-N-Shoot.com who concluded that this Fujifilm camera was superb.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, techmagnifier.com, buy-n-shoot.com and hubofgadgets.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 70%.

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Good Owner Reviews

FinePix S2980 owners on average rated this digital camera 82%. 128 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

38 customers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

31 people who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S2980 considered that it was easy to use and four customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

41 customers who bought the product said that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report Great Technical Features

10 owners considered that the product had good features.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

12 customers concluded that the product had a good zoom and two people who purchased it concluded that it had a good lens.

Fujifilm Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 11,007 owner and expert reviews (including 2,718 verified purchases), Fujifilm has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.

  • It's so nice to have a viewfinder option, which we use all the time…
    Pat (Amazon.co.uk) - August 2013
  • Either screen or viewfinder operation which is great for all conditions…
  • After 2-3 holidays l found this camera to be very easy to use and it also has a viewfinder which is great in sunny weather when screen becomes hard to see…
  • Wanted inexpensive bridge camera with viewfinder…
    KenW (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2013
  • The facility to change from live view to eye level viewfinder is a real bonus…
  • This was perfect & the large screen on the back makes it very easy for you to look at the pictures or videos you have taken…
    Joy (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2013
  • The view finder is nice and easy to get my eye near, although it could have been better with a little bit of a rubber surround so that my face wasn't constantly pressing on the screen…
  • The electronic view finder is also a useful addition in bright sunshine…

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was neat.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Three customers reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Three people who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix S2980 mentioned that it had a good flash.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £113.84 it is cheaper than 87% of cameras.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix S2980 in April 2012.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the FinePix S2980 of only 14MP is in the lowest 29% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix S2980 has a maximum image resolution of 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm FinePix S2980's optical zoom of 18x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 33% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix S2980 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix S2980 has an image stabilizer. 78% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The FinePix S2980's minimum aperture number of 3.1 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 77% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Fujifilm FinePix S2980 of 6,400 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 56% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The FinePix S2980's weight of 341g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 67% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The FinePix S2980 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the FinePix S2980 of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 8% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The FinePix S2980's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 504mm is in the longest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm FinePix S2980 has an HDMI port. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the FinePix S2980 of 28mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 90% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The maximum memory card size of the Fujifilm FinePix S2980 of only 8GB is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 91% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The FinePix S2980's field of view of only 97% is narrower than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have field of views of between 92% and 1,000%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the FinePix S2980 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The FinePix S2980 has a tripod mount. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The FinePix S2980's digital zoom of 6.7x is bigger than 80% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the FinePix S2980 of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 57% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The FinePix S2980 features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the FinePix S2980 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 41% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm FinePix S2980 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The FinePix S2980 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

fujifilm c1332

Barcodes:

00033586894374, 00610708905660, 00846875436748, 00846875436755, 04547410197129, 05052991070536, 05053252180995, 08429602006807, 09632587412719

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