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The Fujifilm FinePix S6800 Digital Camera features a 16.2M BSI-CMOS sensor to produce high quality imagery with notable low-light sensitivity. A Fujinon 30x optical zoom lens expands the range of expressive possibilities. You can enjoy the high speed performance, such as fast continuous shooting speed of 8.0fps at full resolution (max. 10 frames) and an auto focusing speed of 0.3 seconds. SR AUTO (Automatic Scene Recognition) can automatically determine the scene type you are working in, and choose from one of six pre-determined sets of exposure profiles to optimize your images. Image composition and playback is possible on the rear 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor.
Fujinon 30x Optical Zoom and Super Macro FUJINON zoom lenses have fast apertures of f/3.1 to f/5.9. With 15 elements in 11 groups, the lens combines aspherical and ED elements to good effect for reduced aberration and superior image quality. With Super-Macro Mode capturing subjects as close as 2cm from the lens, the FinePix F6800 seamlessly covers an enormous focal range with no need to ever change lenses.
16.2M BSI-CMOS sensor and Quick Response 16.2M BSI-CMOS sensor supports for sensitivities as high as ISO 12800, the high-sensitivity sensor makes even dark scenes bright for high-quality images. The SL1000 also features autofocus speed of 0.3 sec., start-up time of 1.0 sec., a 0.5 sec. interval between shots and a continuous shooting speed of 8.0fps at full resolution (max. 10 frames).
FULL HD Movies Movie recording is as easy as taking pictures, with a dedicated Recording button to start recording instantly. The high resolution, 1080i movie capture at 60fps and slow-motion capture at 480fps is superb when played back on HD TV screens.
Versatile Shooting Modes and Scene Recognition Auto The mode dial makes choosing a shooting mode easy. P, S, A, and M modes can be selected at the twist of a dial for sophisticated photographic techniques using manual exposure control. In addition to a wide range of shooting modes, the FinePix S6800 offers a selection of versatile scene positions that ensure optimum results no matter what the scene. Framed scenes are automatically detected and selected into appropriate camera settings: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, and Backlit Portrait.
Side-lever zoom control You adjust zoom with your left hand while the index finger of your right hand rests on the shutter button, ready to take the shot and choose from three zoom speeds, or use “auto back zoom” for long zoom photography.
Share your images with built in social networking Don't wait until you get home to start choosing which pictures to upload to Facebook. Start the process in the camera by tagging the pictures you want to share. The next time you connect to your home computer, your images will upload automatically. The same goes for movie clips, too, which can also be uploaded to YouTube.
This review is from: FUJIFILM FinePix S6800 Red 16.2 MP 24mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output
Pros: This review is after using the camera for 5 days and taking 500 pictures and 5 videos with it. The camera does come with a very basic user manual but I wanted to get all the benefits so I printed off the pdf manual which is on the accompanied CD. In order to see just how good or bad this new Fuji camera was I put it through the ringer every day. I used every setting and made comparison shots in full sunshine, shade, low light, motion and anything else I could throw at it. I was coming from a pro camera with a viewfinder so the LCD screen on the back took an hour or so to get the hang of. After shooting 100 photos of every conceivable type each day I would download them to my computer in the evening. At the end of 5 days I can honestly say this is an amazing camera in every way. The pictures it takes are beyond what I was expecting. The digital camera I have been shooting with for the last 10 years took good pictures but not as good as the Fuji S6800. Out of the 500 pictures taken, only 4 were blurry shots. Those blurry shots were taken the first hour of shooting as I was busy trying out all the different settings. With this camera you can take pictures in about any setting imaginable and expect to get great results. I am not a professional photog by any means, so if I can do it, any adult should be able to do it. Most of the settings are accomplished by using the "Selector" dial. Quite easy, really. I was not expecting much when I took my first video on day five. The camera has a dedicated video button. You can be shooting a video and take a still shot, all at the same time. Just press the shutter while the video is recording. Again, I was blown away by the quality of the 15 minute video. There was absolutely no hint of jerking or blurriness. It was smooth as silk without using a tripod. I shot a group of horses who at one point were running toward me from 100 yards away. I have a $500.00 dedicated video camera that does not take videos as good as this S6800. I was surprised that the audio sounded so good. I was using an 8 GB, Class 4 SD memory card each day for all tests. I never got even close to filling it up. The camera came with 4 alky batteries which lasted for about 350 pictures. I then popped in a set of rechargeable NiMh batteries on day four. I expect to have even better results with the NiMh batteries. My original Nikon digital camera cost $1200 from Newegg ten years ago and this new Fuji S6800 cost $226.00. The quality of the pictures far exceeds what I was getting from the old Nikon in every way. Another benefit is the learning curve for the Fuji is much, much less than the Nikon. The Fuji has numerous scene selectors which I found to be an asset. If you are so inclined, you can even custom adjust the speed and aperture of this camera. This camera really works for you with very little effort. It won't make phone calls home for you and you can't surf the internet with it, but it does take exceptional pictures.
Cons: The latch for the battery chamber gave me a few problems the first couple of times I changed batteries. It is kind of quirky until you get the hang of it.
Other Thoughts: All in all, I am very pleased with the S6800 and would highly recommend it to anyone who expects great pictures and videos without spending a ton of money. Since it is a brand new camera from Fuji, it has no track record yet from users.
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