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Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Fujifilm FinePix S5100

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Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Digital Camera

SLR 4MP Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Release Date
One industry award
Poor product quality
Poor exposure control
11 Reviews + 1 Award
DP Review Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this camera. This Fujifilm digital camera received a "Recommended" award from DP Review.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 8,671 user and expert reviews (including 192 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag and Neocamera.com the average expert rating of this low megapixel digital camera is 69 out of 100.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Fujifilm FinePix S5100 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Thirteen years ago expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Compact for a megazoom model; 10X zoom lens; fairly extensive set of advanced features; responsive performance; raw mode is more usable than on most consumer cameras” and scored it 6 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two Fujifilm FinePix S5100 owners who purchased it considered that it had good features.


Support

Good Support

One Fujifilm FinePix S5100 owner who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix S5100 considered that it had good technical guidance.


Design

Well Made

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Sam Judge said in his review of this digital camera “It handle locations very well and is durable, I've taken it out in all weathers” and gave this digital camera a score of 10 stars. Sam Judge also wrote “Durable, reliable, power efficient, easy options” in his review.

One Fujifilm FinePix S5100 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Neocamera.com mentioned “Well built, seems v” although they only gave it a score of 1 stars. One person concluded that it was reliable. Neocamera.com wrote “Very reliable focus and exposure” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Easy to Handle

One customer who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix S5100 thought it was easy to handle. Neocamera.com mentioned “Excellent handling”. One person concluded that it was easy to use. Sam Judge wrote on Amazon ten years ago “I bought the Fujifilm S5500 after seeing the great review it got in Practical Photographers magazine (voted best choice”.

Poor Product Quality

One person considered that the product was not good quality. Ten years ago Sam Judge wrote in his Fujifilm FinePix S5100 review on Amazon “The first thing I did was to buy a 128mb card for it enabling me to store up to 969 low quality photos and 128 high quality photos”.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Fujifilm FinePix S5100 owner who purchased it said that it had a good screen. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Digital camera, 4,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 16 MB - XD-Picture Card” in their Fujifilm FinePix S5100 review.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. K. O'rourke mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has a electronic viewfinder for those days when the sun is just to bright to see the lcd screen”.

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Good Zoom

Four Fujifilm FinePix S5100 owners reckoned that the Fujifilm FinePix S5100 had a good zoom. Neocamera.com wrote “Sharp, bright 2.8 3.1 10x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera however they only rated it 17.6 out of 100. Expert review site Dcresource.com said “The FinePix S5100 ($399) is an updated version of Fujis popular S5000 ultra zoom camera”. Sam Judge said ten years ago “The 10X optical zoom works nicely and doesn't produce that much noise in the final image” in his Fujifilm FinePix S5100 review.

One Fujifilm FinePix S5100 reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Picture Resolution

Three Fujifilm FinePix S5100 reviewers agreed that the product had a good picture resolution. Neocamera.com wrote eleven years ago “High resolution, lots of detail”. One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good in terms of colour rendition. Neocamera.com wrote “Excellent color rendition”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Expert website Dcresource.com said “The biggest change here is that Fuji has left the SuperCCD sensor behind in exchange for a traditional 4 Megapixel CCD” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix S5100.

One Fujifilm FinePix S5100 owner concluded that it was able to produce good images.

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Poor Exposure Control

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good exposure controls. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “Exposure compensation is difficult to activate; raw-mode selection buried too deep in the menus; limited JPEG compression choices; fuzzy, grainy electronic viewfinder; included raw converter is almost useless”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The FinePix S5100 has a relatively typical optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_4011841_price] (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00074101411003
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