Friday, October 5, 2007

Fujifilm FinePix S5100 / S5500 Review

Announced in July 2004, the Fujifilm FinePix S5500 (sold as the S5100 in some territories) is an update to the S5000 offering the same 10x (37-370mm equiv.) optical zoom, SLR-like styling, comprehensive feature set and aggressive price point. The most significant change is the replacement of the rather controversial 'Super CCD' sensor used in the S5000 with a conventional 4 megapixel CCD offering an extra million effective pixels (the S5000's SCCD sensor used 3.1 million effective pixels to produce 6MP output images). Other welcome improvements include a better movie mode, manual (custom) white balance control and improved viewfinder/LCD screen coverage.

  • Fujinon 10x optical zoom (37-370mm equiv.)
  • 4.0 million effective pixel CCD
  • Aperture priority, shutter priority and manual, plus program modes
  • RAW format option
  • High quality movie capture (640 x 480) at 30 fps with sound
  • Electronic Viewfinder and 115,000 pixel LCD screen
  • Powered by 4 x AA batteries
  • PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing without a PC

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