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Fujifilm S2980 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 14MP 18x Apr 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Easy to use
Good quality pictures
111 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This digital camera was given a "Gold" award by review sites Buy-n-shoot.com who thought that this medium megapixel camera was outstanding.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 70 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, hubofgadgets.com, techmagnifier.com and parentesis.com.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 200 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Fujifilm camera is 86%. 66 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Fujifilm Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 8,671 owner and expert reviews (including 1,272 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews. We also found that Fujifilm has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fifty owners who bought it thought it was able to produce good images. Five years ago Lynn gave the product a rating of 6 stars and he said “If you want to be more photographer than happy snapper, I recommend this!”. Katy gave the product a rating of 9 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Great little camera my kid loves it got some ace pics over Christmas lovely pics thanks very much lovely xx”. Kat92 rated this digital camera 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “After only using it once the photos have turned out lovely” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

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Good Video Capture

Four customers agreed that the product was good for video recording. A wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “There are a total of 10 different camera modes and 1 of them is a video mode”. A also wrote “The quality of the videos are good” in their review. Two years ago Graham mentioned on Amazon “You do get a cracking bit of footage from video and brilliant photos from the stills setting”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Ten people thought the product had a good viewfinder. Mr Neil Woollacott gave it a score of 7 stars and he wrote “I purchased this for my wife as she needs a viewfinder when it is bright”. Kenw mentioned on Amazon “Like the electronic viewfinder, very good in bright light when LCD screen difficult to see” in their review of the Fujifilm S2980. Kenw also said “Wanted inexpensive bridge camera with viewfinder” in their review.

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen. Norman scored it 7 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Including aviewer to show the picture when conditions are to bright to see the screen” in his review of this digital camera. Joy wrote on Amazon “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” in her review of this digital camera.

One owner mentioned that the product had an electronic viewfinder. On8 mentioned on Amazon “I love the evf, I use the lcd screen mostly.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Flash

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash. Five years ago Anton scored the product 70.456464489923 out of 100 and he said “The flash is adequate for most indoor shots” in his Fujifilm S2980 review.

Good Quality Lens

Nine customers said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Four years ago Mr S Danby mentioned “Perfect camera for someone that wants a camera with a good zoom and options as opposed to a phone or basic digital camera” in his Fujifilm S2980 review. In the same month Paul Gould said on Amazon “Fantastic zoom for the price”. An anonymous author mentioned on Amazon “The extended zoom is definitely a bonus”.

Two owners who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Expert website Hubofgadgets.com gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm S2980 “A long range lens, excellent zooming capability an”. Four years ago Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good lens, high zooming capability” and rated it 7 stars.

Two owners who bought it agreed that it had a good autofocus. L.brewin wrote on Amazon “It has nice multi-point focus options and it's HD videos are of a decent quality”. Shadow wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon five years ago “So overall nice little camera and I heard that focusing capabilities are better than S2950” and scored this digital camera 7 stars.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-four people thought it was easy to use. Two years ago On8 wrote “The most important buttons are at the front and easy to use without looking at them” in their Fujifilm S2980 review. Four years ago Norman said “It is easy to use and takes good clear pictures” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 8 stars. In the same month Malcolm mentioned “She says it is good to use, takes great pictures”.

Four customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Bazza wrote “Has a host of settings you can use if you are not satisfied with the full auto mode” in their review of this digital camera. K. Gratton mentioned on Amazon “A good all round bridge camera with plenty of settings to suit all abilities” in their Fujifilm S2980 review. Graham said in his review of the Fujifilm S2980 “It has a lot of settings, many options, some I have tried, others I have not” .

One owner reckoned that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago On8 wrote “The weight it fine to hold in one hand” in their Fujifilm S2980 review and gave it a score of 7 stars. One customer thought it was easy to setup.

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen owners who purchased it said that it was good quality. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com said in their review of this digital camera “If you’re at your local store looking for a budget digital camera that won’t compromise on quality, you can rest assured knowing that Fujifilm's line of cameras deliver”. Buy-N-Shoot.com also mentioned “The lower model Fujifilm Finepix S2980 has similar quality and features of the mo” in their review. Kindle Customer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Gives clear pictures of a good quality”.

Nice Design

Seven owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Five years ago Oliver Liwan mentioned on Amazon “I bought this as a gift to my Girlfriend on her Birthday and was pretty amazed by the performance” in his review of this digital camera. Oliver Liwan also wrote “Pretty Good for Beginners” in his review. Wheelie wrote “Look it is so well worth it, I have not had a single problem with it, beautiful piece of technology that is amazing”.

One customer thought it was neat. Andy Harding rated it 7 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very disappointing as it is a neat, easy to use camera”.

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Robust

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Avilion said four years ago “Very high resolution digital eyepiece viewfinder screen thus dispensing with the mechanicals and becoming virtually solid state”. Kai mentioned on Amazon “The pics are high quality and the build is nice too” in her Fujifilm S2980 review.

One customer thought this digital camera was reliable. Cash rated it 7 stars and wrote on Amazon four years ago “Easy to use cheap and reliable”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eleven people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Expert website Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “Available with amazing features” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said in their review of this digital camera “It comes with impressive features in both auto”. Mikrhmelody gave it a rating of 6 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great value for money! It arrived really fast, I am thrilled with the panoramic view feature and it also has other very interesting features” in their review of the Fujifilm S2980.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was quiet. Anton said on Amazon “The zoom works well and is quiet.” in his Fujifilm S2980 review and rated the product 8 stars.

Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm S2980 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm S2980 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers considered that it was a good size. Four years ago Peter Fielder scored it 6 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Nice size easy to handle” in his review of the Fujifilm S2980.

Two customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Stargazer wrote on Amazon “Yet it is light weight and compact”. K. Sweet wrote on Amazon four years ago “Bought this camera for my wife who wanted to upgrade her Fuji Finepix compact AX250 which she had been completely satisfied with” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was tight. L.brewin gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote “I also find the battery and memory card latch (same place) to be a little awkward and tight to close” in their review of this digital camera.

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Heavy

The Fujifilm S2980 is one of the heavier medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera (445 grams) amongst cameras of this age. The lightest camera of a similar spec and age to this digital camera is 20g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

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Support

Good Support

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com rated the product 7 stars and said “Available with 14MP sensor, full manual controls and 18x optical zoom, this latest camera come as another showstopper from the brand” in their Fujifilm S2980 review. Hubofgadgets.com also wrote “The camera works best with both manual and auto modes” in their review. Shadow mentioned five years ago “Still researching on the features because there are lots of manual options” and gave the product a score of 6 stars.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 6.6x. The Fujifilm S2980 has one of the bigger digital zooms (6.7 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Fujifilm S2980 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (504 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. The Fujifilm S2980 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and spec is 4.5mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Fujifilm S2980 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm S2980 has a pretty average optical zoom (18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (20x), or the Olympus SZ-14 (24x) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm S2980 supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Olympus SZ-14, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Olympus SP-820UZ ($261.57).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm S2980 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Olympus SZ-14 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the Olympus SP-820UZ ($261.57), or the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 ($178.00).

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Features Face Detection

The Fujifilm S2980 features face detection, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm S2980 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm S2980 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm S2980 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus SZ-14 is also worth considering.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to consider including the Olympus SP-820UZ ($261.57), or the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 ($178.00).

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm S2980 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

This digital camera's image resolution (4288 x 3216 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

The best image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Five years ago Shadow wrote “Feels good in hand, good battery life and flash is not automatic” in their review of this digital camera. Tj wrote on Amazon four years ago “The only downside is that it has a very low battery life” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 78.130502252763 out of 100. Tj also wrote “Great - low battery!” in their review.


Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Fujifilm S2980 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Fujifilm S2980 features histogram, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Fujifilm S2980 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm S2980 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm S2980 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm S2980 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm S2980 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm S2980 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera which support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Fujifilm S2980 does not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 97 percent, the Fujifilm S2980 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the field of views range from 95% to 100%.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Fujifilm S2980 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm S2980 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm S2980 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras that have been available for more than two years have maximum memory card sizes of between 4GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 36GB.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Fujifilm released the S2980.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm p10nc04980a, fujifilm c1332
Barcodes 00033586894374, 04547410197129, 05052991070536, 08429602006807

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