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FujifilmFinePix S2800HD Digital Camera
 
3.8

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large clear LCD (4)
  • Good image quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (3)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Spend little but enjoy very

The Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD is perfect for advanced amateur photographers like me who want an affordable, step-up digital camera that will still fit in the palm of their hand.I love the fact I have...Read complete review

The Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD is perfect for advanced amateur photographers like me who want an affordable, step-up digital camera that will still fit in the palm of their hand.I love the fact I have paid little for a product that offers me so much, is the HD movies or the 14-megapixel image, panoramic mode, finally, the S2800 is a perfect camera for people who want a lot but don't have a much money for it. Until today I could never find something that bothered me about the camera, so that's why I recommend this product to anyone. The S2800 surely revolutionized my memories!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Biggest camera mistake I ever made

Slow to focus. Poor controls. The view finder is so slow and of such poor quality it is useless. If one of your requirements is a viewfinder skip this one. I could handle...Read complete review

Slow to focus. Poor controls. The view finder is so slow and of such poor quality it is useless. If one of your requirements is a viewfinder skip this one. I could handle some of this if the final image quality was acceptable, which it is not.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not quite as expected

By Charlie

from Ohio

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

I bought this as a backup P&S and the photos are great, movies in high def are good too, but forget the telephoto in movie mode. It is motor driven and the motor noise overwhelms the sound of the movie. Just be satisfied with point and shoot video and still photos.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 3
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely wonderful & easy to use

By Sunshine

from Abingdon, Maryland

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 features
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Short Lag Time

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

    As an avid scrapbooker my camera isn't far from my side. I love the ease of the camera always being ready for any shot. I have used it from surprise parties to random wilderness shots. What is even more convenient is not having to rechange batteries, you just have to carry a fresh set or AA's with you or purchase them. There is nothing I don't like about the camera; the price was below yet comparable to the cameras I had been looking at within my price range. It does take some getting aquainted with but just keep using it and everything eventually becomes second nature.
    I own another Fujifilm (underwater) camera which I love.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    3.0

    Not so user friendly

    By Kitty

    from West Warwick, RI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

      I bought this camera for a friend to use to take photos of my upcoming wedding and also for my hobby. I mainly photograph landscape shots.

      I like results of the pictures i take for the most part. however the user interface is far from easy to use.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 4
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      The Worst

      By Creative Guy

      from Los Angeles CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Flimsy construction
      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Poor Image Quality
      • Poor Image Stabilization

      Best Uses

      • none

      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

      Love my old Fuji F30 for detail and low light shots, and thought this would be a step up. Big mistake. Flimsy plastic housing, seriously poor, muddy detail at 14MP, so slow to react and respond I couldn't believe it. Think they just put some cheap electronics in a fake-SLR-looking package and hoped for the best. Panorama was the only feature that worked even marginally well. Bought it because of a daily deal price -- no connection to B&H --and when I called up to return it, I was told they'd been getting calls all day about it. So please, avoid this one by all means possible. Wait for the F500EXR release next month.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 3
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      FinePix S2800HD

      By serkonom

      from turkey

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

      a very nice machine. optical zoom is great. the perfect gift.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      excellent product

      By stargazer

      from san antonio, tx

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

      small,compact,easy to use, fits the bill!

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Camera for Beginner

      By Dave

      from Gretna, La.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Esy to use
      • Great quality shots

      Cons

      • none at this time

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

        I'm an amature photographer, this is the simplest SLR camera i've ever used.. it might not be good for a professional, but you can't beat the quality for the price..

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice camera

        By tom

        from tampa fl

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

        simple to use

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fuji Camera is Awesome

        By BMoore

        from Dayton, OH

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

        This is a great family camera. It takes HD videos and sharp pictures with 14 megapixels. It came with batteries, but it did not come with a memory card. We thought this would be standard.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Camera for Beginner or Advanced

        By LynneDM

        from Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

        I am an advanced amateur and was asked to purchase a camera for a friend who is all thumbs with photography. I have used Fuji cameras for quite a while, now, and like them very much.

        Pro: In making my choice, I was impressed with the capabilities of the unit and the 18X zoom, no need to carry bulky lenses. My friend can use the camera and take great shots while he's learning more about it. It's user friendly. Priced right, a very good buy.

        Con: SD card is not included, surprise. I thought I was buying an extra one, but if I hadn't bought it the camera would not have come with any storage.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A Christmas Present

        By LTB88

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good features

        Cons

        • Poor instruction manuel

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

          We bought this camera for my mother. It seems to be easy enough for her to use, despite being easily intimidated by electronics. And it has good features like a flash that's on top rather than on the side and a good zoom. I think she will be very happy with this camera.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worst camera purchase I have ever made

          By judge94

          from Raleigh, NC

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

          This camera is slow to react slow to focus and the picture quality is extremely poor. The body is a weak plastic that makes it feel like its disposable. Which is what I am going to do with it since it is too late for me to return it.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Spend little but enjoy very

          By Barbara Bracci

          from São Paulo, SP

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Appearance
          • HD mode
          • Panoramic Mode
          • Picture Quality
          • Zoom

          Cons

          • There is no cons

          Best Uses

          • Family
          • Hobbie

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

          The Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD is perfect for advanced amateur photographers like me who want an affordable, step-up digital camera that will still fit in the palm of their hand.I love the fact I have paid little for a product that offers me so much, is the HD movies or the 14-megapixel image, panoramic mode, finally, the S2800 is a perfect camera for people who want a lot but don't have a much money for it. Until today I could never find something that bothered me about the camera, so that's why I recommend this product to anyone. The S2800 surely revolutionized my memories!

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible Camera For The Price

          By Photo-Scooter Ron

          from Spokane Valley, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ease of operation
          • Monster Zoom
          • Uses 3 types of batteries

          Cons

          • No Trimming Mode

          Best Uses

          • For All Around Photos

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

          I am an advanced amateur photographer and I just upgraded to the S2800HD from the S1000fd. The 18x optical zoom is incredible!!! I like the fact that I can take indoor shots using the SR AUTO mode without a flash and the pictures turn out great. Also, I can use 3 types of batteries with it. Alkaline, NI-MH and Lithium. I have only had it for a few weeks but it is superior to my old S1000fd in every way. So far I have had no problems with it.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Camera for the Price

          By Del

          from Winter Haven, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Hold
          • Large screen
          • Lots of metering settings
          • Nice images

          Cons

          • A little slow in metering
          • No shoe for flash

          Best Uses

          • Vacation and fun

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

          I am a professional photographer and I did serious shopping to find a camera that was easy to use and produced good images for my daughter to use. She takes photos of custom hats she makes for high fashion models and for personal vacation trips. (See samples at [@]) She loves it. She is getting really great images for her web site and she does not have to learn manual settings to produce the images she needs.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome camera for the price.

          By Photo-Scooter Ron

          from Spokane Valley, WA

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

          I am a advanced amateur photographer. I just upgraded from the Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd. I have only had the S2800HD less than a week but it has proven superior to my old camera. I like the fact that it takes great indoor shots without having to use the flash. The 18x optical zoom is incredible!!! I hope to get some great shots with it this winter. So far no complaints.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great camera for the price

          By Shelley

          from Danbury, CT

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

          This is my second FiJi! My last one lasted 5 years. I really loved it and decided to get another FiJi. This one is even better for me because I use it to shoot my paintings and the camera has the ability to shoot 14 megabyte images.

          (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent

          By billo

          from new york

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

          Excellent Camara

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Biggest camera mistake I ever made

          By judge94

          from Raleigh, NC

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Digital Camera:

          Slow to focus. Poor controls. The view finder is so slow and of such poor quality it is useless. If one of your requirements is a viewfinder skip this one. I could handle some of this if the final image quality was acceptable, which it is not.

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