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Fujifilm S2980

£113.84
buy-n-shoot.com Gold
A good value for money and award winning bridge camera, good for wildlife photography
Bridge 14MP 18x Yes Apr 2013
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Fujifilm S2980 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good reviews, we have ranked the Fujifilm S2980 number 159 across all digital cameras.
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205 Reviews + 1 Award
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Very Good
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Average Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has very good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 76%, based on 205 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Gold" award from Buy-N-Shoot.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Fujifilm digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, is easy to use and good picture quality.
The S2980 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Has a built-in flash
Heavy
Does not support Wi-Fi

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 wildlife photography, ranking number 122 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 127 in sports photography cameras as well being average for portrait photography, ranking number 158 in portrait photography cameras.
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Fujifilm S2980 Video Reviews


How Big is the Fujifilm S2980?

The Fujifilm S2980 is 118mm wide and 99.8mm tall. It is 80.9mm deep and weighs 445g.

Fujifilm S2980 front dimensions

Fujifilm S2980 size in context

Fujifilm S2980 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This digital camera was given a "Gold" award by website Buy-N-Shoot.com who decided that this camera was superb.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 70 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, buy-n-shoot.com, hubofgadgets.com and techmagnifier.com.

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User Reviews Are Good

S2980 owners on average rated this digital camera 86 out of 100. Over 85% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

24 people who reviewed the Fujifilm S2980 considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

17 people said in their reviews that it was easy to use and two owners considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

20 customers who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce good images.

  • Really love this camera, very easy to use, takes excellent pictures and they print out really well…
    Pat (Amazon) - August 2013
  • One tiny thing is that you must have a memory card before taking photos or they don't save.
    Kat92 (Amazon) - May 2013
  • This was bought for 12 year old girl and has worked wonders! The pictures it takes are great…
    TJ (Amazon) - May 2013
  • My knowledge of photography is pretty limited…
  • It is simple to use, self explanatory and produces fantastic pictures…
    Stargazer (Amazon) - December 2013
  • Great camera easy to use excellent pictures ordered 2 clicking all the time well worth the money no regrets…
    June Mcneill (Amazon) - September 2013
  • You do get a cracking bit of footage from video and brilliant photos from the stills setting…
    Graham (Amazon) - June 2015
  • Leave it on auto and it takes pictures, detects faces, knows when someone blinks…
  • Picture quality was not good…
  • The camera allows a complete novice to take decent photos…

Fujifilm Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 11,158 expert and owner reviews (including 2,689 verified purchases), Fujifilm has very good reviews for its cameras. Fujifilm also has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six owners who reviewed it thought it had a good viewfinder.

  • It's so nice to have a viewfinder option, which we use all the time…
    Pat (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Either screen or viewfinder operation which is great for all conditions…
    Paul Gould (Amazon) - December 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…
    Graham (Amazon) - June 2015
  • 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) - January 2013
  • Wanted inexpensive bridge camera with viewfinder…
    KenW (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The facility to change from live view to eye level viewfinder is a real bonus…
  • The electronic view finder is also a useful addition in bright sunshine…

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Six customers concluded that this digital camera was good quality.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Six owners wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm S2980 had good features.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

  • The quality of the videos are good…
    A (Amazon) - July 2012
  • There are a total of 10 different camera modes and 1 of them is a video mode…
    A (Amazon) - July 2012

Users Report Nice Design

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Six owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom and two owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good lens.

  • A long range lens, excellent zooming capability an…
    Hubofgadgets.com - February 2014
  • Good lens, high zooming capability…
    Techmagnifier.com February 2013
  • Perfect camera for someone that wants a camera with a good zoom and options as opposed to a phone or basic digital camera…
    MR S DANBY (Amazon) - August 2013
  • Fantastic zoom for the price…
    Paul Gould (Amazon) - December 2013
  • The zoom is fantastic, being able to zoom in so close that you can see the hairs in the birds nostrils as it flies high over head…
    Graham (Amazon) - June 2015
  • Lens Error…
  • The zoom is very effective…
  • The zoom works well and is quiet.
    Anton (Amazon) - July 2012
  • The extended zoom is definitely a bonus…
    Anonymous (Amazon) - August 2012
  • In particular the lens cap barely stays on which means that if you put the camera in a bag the cap invariably pops off leaving the lens vulnerable to scratches…
    E. A. Parr (Amazon) - January 2015

Users Report Great Battery Life

Four owners agreed that this digital camera had a good battery life.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £113.84 it is cheaper than 86% of cameras.


Features

Average Megapixels

The Fujifilm S2980's sensor megapixels of 14MP is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Fujifilm S2980 of 18x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm S2980 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Fujifilm S2980's minimum aperture number of 3.1 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavy

The weight of the Fujifilm S2980 of 445g is quite heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The weights of digital 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 Fujifilm S2980 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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4288 X 3216 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm S2980 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This Fujifilm digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 4288 x 2864 pixels, 4288 x 2416 pixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels plus 5 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm S2980 does not support Wi-Fi, although keep in mind that 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of view of the Fujifilm S2980 of only 97% is in the narrowest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The field of views of digital cameras range from 1.5% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x. The Fujifilm S2980's digital zoom of 6.7x is in the biggest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Fujifilm S2980 of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Fujifilm S2980 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Fujifilm S2980 of only 8GB is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm S2980 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Fujifilm S2980 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Face Detection

The Fujifilm S2980 features face detection, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Fujifilm S2980 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

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The Fujifilm S2980 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Fujifilm S2980 of only 230,000 pixels is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Fujifilm camera was released in April 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm c1332
Barcodes 00033586894374, 04547410197129, 05052991070536, 08429602006807

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Fujifilm S2980

Better user reviews
Bigger optical zoom
13% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
£14 More Expensive
£19 Cheaper
Three more awards
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Smaller digital zoom

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