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FujifilmS1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera
 
4.5

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (69)
  • Image stabilization (58)
  • Good in low light (42)
  • Easy to use (39)
  • Good image quality (39)

Cons

  • Poor flash (9)
  • Lag / shutter delay (8)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Poor in low light (4)
  • No image stabilization (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (69)
  • Landscape/scenery (67)
  • Travel (60)
  • Sports/action (41)
  • Wildlife (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (40), Photo enthusiast (34), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37), Yes (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Camera. Must work within Design li

I purchased this camera for situations where I didn't want to carry my bigger DSLR and because it was among the FEW point-and-shoots that featured an optical viewfinder. Not having an optical viewfinder makes...Read complete review

I purchased this camera for situations where I didn't want to carry my bigger DSLR and because it was among the FEW point-and-shoots that featured an optical viewfinder. Not having an optical viewfinder makes a camera impossible for me to use. The 720P video capture feature was an added plus as I incorporate video in my work.
Fuji has packed a lot into this camera but had to impose a lot of limitations as well. I don't typically use auto settings on any camera. I haven't used them on this camera. I can not offer opinions regarding auto functions.
Pros:
Still image quality is pleasing. Variety of aspect ratios is very useful. Video quality is OK, but not great.
Disappointments:
18x zoom lens is, in my opinion, idiotic and likely the main reason aperture options are so limited. 10x should be the max allowed, period.
Video exposure control appears non-existent. Plan the shot, try to keep all subjects in the same focus plane, and pan slowly. Expect to improve the image contrast and color saturation in post, but don't expect a lot of improvement.
Cons:
I am not going to list "cons", as most I have read in user reviews tend to complain about features that were not in the original design specifications. This camera needs to be understood and used within its limitations. It should then provide very good images. That said, this is the camera I will purchase for my daughter because like me, she has to have a camera she can hold up to her eye. The back LCD just doesn't work for her when taking photos. Unlike me, she could care less about shutter speed, ISO, or aperture. I believe she will be very pleased with this model camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good zoom lense slow indoor performance

The S1800 is a great outdoor camera . I am able to get good close up shots of scenery and animals that a standard point and shoot is not capable of.
My biggest...Read complete review

The S1800 is a great outdoor camera . I am able to get good close up shots of scenery and animals that a standard point and shoot is not capable of.
My biggest concern is the indoor performance using flash. What ever you are trying to take a photo of can not be moving around. It is impossible to get a quick shot of a moving child no matter what the camera setting. Between the slow flash and slow focus the image you actualy get is about 1 to 2 seconds later. If the indoor lighting is good enough the S1800 does OK .
I believe that the only way to get a digital camera that captures indoor images quickly is to buy a good DSLR camera for three times the price of the S1800 . The S1800 is a very good vacation camera when you want to get decent scenery shots near or far away or for composed shots indoors. Also the video is said to be HD but in reality is realy just so so. If any one is going to buy this camera for the HD video capabilities they will be disappointed. There is no HDMI so tnere is no way to view HD video on a HD tv using this camera.

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5.0

Fuji 1800 Great features for the price

By Yes with SM

from Lexington,KY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

This is digital camera that comes packed with features for the price. Great all purpose camera with many features not found in the price range.

Only part that is annoying is that to gain access to the memory card you open the same compartment where the batteries are stored.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 7
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Excellent Camera for the price.

By Birddog

from Pennsylvania

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

    Takes great pictures of scenery as I travel. It has good quality pictures and camera is easy to use.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Good zoom lense slow indoor performance

    By keith 101

    from MI

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • Poor Flash

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

    The S1800 is a great outdoor camera . I am able to get good close up shots of scenery and animals that a standard point and shoot is not capable of.
    My biggest concern is the indoor performance using flash. What ever you are trying to take a photo of can not be moving around. It is impossible to get a quick shot of a moving child no matter what the camera setting. Between the slow flash and slow focus the image you actualy get is about 1 to 2 seconds later. If the indoor lighting is good enough the S1800 does OK .
    I believe that the only way to get a digital camera that captures indoor images quickly is to buy a good DSLR camera for three times the price of the S1800 . The S1800 is a very good vacation camera when you want to get decent scenery shots near or far away or for composed shots indoors. Also the video is said to be HD but in reality is realy just so so. If any one is going to buy this camera for the HD video capabilities they will be disappointed. There is no HDMI so tnere is no way to view HD video on a HD tv using this camera.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    great camera

    By bobby the Alabama fan

    from Caledonia, MS

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

    I bought this camera for my personal use for family and sporting events. My daughter does cheerleading and soccer and I like to take pictures of her. I also like to tail gate at Mississippi State Univ. and the University of Alabama for the college football games. I can not wait till football season starts again for some great on field pictures. All the pictures I have taken so far have been great and I am still finding more options on the camera that I did not know about.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    REALLY!!!

    By KIT

    from NASHVILLE, TN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

    GREAT PANORAMIC APP
    AMAZING STABILIZATION
    FAST FOCUS

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Is good price for this camera

    By Geocinema

    from Tbilisi, Geo

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

    • Poor Flash

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

    Is good but not the best camera for family use.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 5
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Good cam for the money

    By colombia

    from west Bloomfield,Michigan

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

      I am a casual photographer,this cam is easy to use and can shoot good quality pics,battery life is not that great.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      great price, great product.

      By Junior

      from Ocoee, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

      • No battery lition

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

      I buy this product for my dougther. She's loved.
      Is very easy to use. Great performance. Great price.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 7
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      perfect for my engineering business

      By SE & GE

      from SoCal

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

        I selected the S1800 to replace an older digital camera for my engineering business. It's perfect, and I especially like the pnorama function.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Love the Price

        By Hotsaucy

        from Bronx, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Price

        Cons

        • Lens cap flimsy
        • Poor Flash

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

        I brought this camera after seeing a friends. I was blown away whe he told me the price. I was in the market for a new camera, was going for a Kodak. I have an Olympus that I'm not to crazy about. I love the closeups I get with this camera. And shots taken in low light look great. I would recommend this as a step up before you buy that Camera that cost $500.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great camera for prize

        By DEE DEE

        from Huntington Park, Ca

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Poor Flash

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

        This camera takes great pictures during the day, It has awesome zoom and its pretty easy to use for all around daily pictures and amatures. The video is not so great, I am not sure if its just me not knowing the settings or if its the camera, but they arent as crisp and sharp as i thought they would be, could be just me not knowing how to fully use the camera yet like i said. all around im happy with the camera, I would definetly recommend.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great camera!

        By Gina

        from Miami, OK

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

          For the price there are a lot of options. It takes great pictures and is easy to use!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Good first impression

          By horse lover

          from Winters, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Large font on menus
          • Nice software included
          • Optical ViewFinder

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

              I have been so busy since receiving my S1800 that I haven't had time to explore all its features. However, as an older user who finds it difficult to read tiny screens and icons, I am very happy with the large, easily read displays/menus, and the inclusion of a viewfinder. The controls are intuitive, and the camera is lighter and more compact than an earlier Fuji model I've owned previously. [...] Have not found any issues or problems to date.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Love my Fuji

              By RickP

              from Old Hickory, Tn

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

                This is our 2nd Fuji(3rd in the family). We bought our daughter the S700 for college graduation. She absolutely loves it. We bought the S1500 for ourselves when the S700 was discontinued. It worked so well that we upgraded to this S1800 before our upcoming vacation. We have given the S1500 to our son. Now all are happy

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                A good basic digital camera

                By Sid

                from Chicago

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good price value

                Cons

                • No rechargeable battery

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

                I bought this for my 11 yo daughter who has expressed an interest in photography. It is an "SLR-Like" camera with some decent features. Notably, it has a viewfinder and of course it looks like an SLR. The fit and finish is nice and the pics are good. Fuji cut costs by using AA batteries to power it - but, they performed just as advertised (~305 shots per set). We now have lithium batteries in it and they are advertised to go for 700 shots - we'll see.
                It takes a bit of time to take a picture...but I see it as reasonable given the cost.
                All in all a good camera so far. Would definitely recommend it for like applications.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Fantastic Camera

                By Christy

                from North Carolina

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video

                  Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

                  Received this camera as a Christmas Gift. Immediately began taking photos after reading manual enclosed in package. Throughout the Christmas and New Years Holidays I have only used this camera and loved all the photos. Would recommend to anyone thinking of purchasing.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  3.0

                  slow, but a decent camera for the money

                  By getupwithit

                  from kansas city, mo

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Nice Body Color

                  Cons

                  • Lag / Shutter Delay
                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

                  got this camera for my mother, who is semi-arthritic and a technophobe. The camera body and button layout are very good for someone with limited dexterity, and the camera OS is very easy to navigate. the only glaring problem i have found in my limited time with this camera is the shutter lag and blur due to the slow lens; a trade-off for the zoom i suppose.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful Camera

                  By Cinderella

                  from Clinton, TN

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

                    This camera is very easy to use and has a lot of functions. The picture quality is outstanding. It takes wonderful clear pictures.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Nice Camera

                    By CB

                    from New Mexico

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

                      So far, we like this camera. I'm a pro photographer but was looking for an inexpensive everyday camera for my husband to shoot our new baby and to take on family vacations - I wanted something better than the basic point-n-shoot we already have with some manual features for night shots, but obviously don't need all the bells and whistles as my pro camera has that. This is lightweight, easy to use (but then I'm familar with cameras), and takes a nice photo - I'm only looking to put these on the web and maybe print up to 5x7.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      womderful camera that I upgraded to.buy.

                      By Al

                      from NYC, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Fujifilm S1800 12.2 MP Digital Camera:

                        Take care of it and it is not a toy. Do not throw it down. It is a delicate and beautiful piece of equipment that makes me do what I love to do.....Take pix of memories for a life time!

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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