Find us on Facebook
More keeppies by Review Summary
Fujifilm Finepix S5100 4MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

You are considering to buy this product but can not go over hundreds and thousands of reviews? This is just because there are too many of them. Would you like to have review summary with all positives and negatives presented on a single page? Here you are! We have developed a unique algorithm summarizing thousands of user reviews and presenting you with a product report. We hope this report will be useful in your decision. Enjoy!

Top of the page

Fujifilm Finepix S5100 4MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom
Report Date: 09/20/2015
Based on 68 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 1.5%

Buy on Amazon

Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Price5.0   above average
Quality4.7   above average
Video4.7   above average
Image4.2   average
Size4.2   average
Zoom4.2   average
Battery3.8   above average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Battery

Battery:
"It is a replacement for my other S5100 Camera that the battery compartment broke on."
_
"Other inconvenient is that the batteries are really consumed very fast."
_
"The only problem was that the battery compartment got broken a couple of years ago and right now i have to use a lace to keep the batteries from falling out."
_
"The downside is the long startup time, and its hunger for batteries."
_
"But beware - use only high quality digital batteries."
_
"), way good enough for a computer monitor,AA batteries, no proprietary, rechargeable, short-life-span batteries to worry about."
_
"Since its purchase the camera has been superb in many aspects, great color with out much fuzzyness, decent to good battery life (I think I took 2 days of heavy use hmmmm maybe around 40-50 shots before the batteries got to low to function), and it was light weight."
_
"*Get rechargeable camera batteries...this camera uses remarkably little battery juice, but at 4AA a shot they can get expensive! "
_
"Other postive aspects, it does not drain battery and it uses AA batteries, which means when you run out, you can pretty much purchase them anywhere and get back into action."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Image

Image:
"Long distance inside pics with ok or dark light dont come out very well, unless you set it for nightpics, and have a tripod."
_
"The colors fade a bit at full zoom, so you won't get the same terrific, sharp images as at lower magnifications, but it still beats the heck out of the point-and-shoot 3x optical zoom cameras."
_
"[...]Now the PROS:Let me get to the point, the camera is good with a excellent feature of being able to take RAW(equivalent to Negative on regular FILM)images."
_
"Software included is minimal at best, almost useless, I still haven't found and easy way to download pic's from card in camera to PC, I finally gave up and bought a xD card to USB adapter (about $24), which I recommend getting (it is easy this way)."
_
"It's so easy to use and the pics are instant classics."
_
"I am definitely an amateur who just happens to love shooting pics."
_
"I purchased a 1 GB card that can hold several hundred pics, as well as decent, good quality video."
_
"It has great zoom, nice clear pics on 4MB selection, nice video too."
_
"The software is easy to use and has nice photo viewing and editing capability."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Light

Light:
"Long distance inside pics with ok or dark light dont come out very well, unless you set it for nightpics, and have a tripod."
_
"One other thing that I have trouble with is that if the settings are not perfectly adjusted in some low light situations, the pictures come out blurry."
_
"Minus's; (and they are very disappointing;) In dim light view finder and LCD panel are incredibly dim almost useless (even with the light switch and finder brightness adjustment set at max in the settings menu), unless you shoot in daylight only you will not enjoy this camera."
_
"This is particularly hard to do in low light."
_
"This works well when there's lots of light."
_
"Takes good photos except in odd or low light conditions - then they are very grainy."
_
"The camera is so easy to use and is light but sturdy."
_
"*Very light and easily fits in my small hands."
_
"Low light shooting is excellent as is the red eye reduction."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Photo

Photo:
"But it does take really great flash photos and some settings make the night look like daytime."
_
"I love this camera and the quality of the photos is near professional."
_
"Great for photos of the talent show without distracting the performers with a flash."
_
"I figured that I could slowly learn how to use the more advanced functions while still being able to take photos."
_
"It's hard to take incognito shots, because the camera makes a lot of noise (beeping when it turns on, and an artificial film-camera-type click when it takes a photo).That said, I love this camera and would buy it again."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Price

Price:
"For the price i'm amazed with the quality."
_
"Great price! "
_
"It is extremely durable as it is mounted to an Ultra-Pod II and I carry it over my shoulder (I don't keep it in a bag).It provides me OUTSTANDING QUALITY POHOTGRAPHS (close, far or fast: work or play) at a very reasonable price."
_
"However, for the amateur looking for room to grow, this camera is a great value for the money."
_
"For the price, this is about as good a deal as one can hope for."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Quality

Quality:
"But beware - use only high quality digital batteries."
_
"For the price i'm amazed with the quality."
_
"I purchased a 1 GB card that can hold several hundred pics, as well as decent, good quality video."
_
"I love this camera and the quality of the photos is near professional."
_
"I have had both the S5000 and the S5100 I was disapointed when my S5000 power switch stopped working after 18 months, but I was happy with the picture quality."
_
"I first looked for pic quality and durability."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Size

Size:
"The only caveat is that the size makes it too bulky to take along everywhere so it can only be used in planned outings, not something you carry around with you daily, thus stripping you of your random photo op."
_
"The 5100 has certainly delivered, with a couply of relatively small compromises."
_
"I love the size, features and cost of this camera."
_
"They took away so many of the great options and quality that the S5000 had...so now I just use a small Fuji pocket digital camera and this one sits on the shelf."
_
"*Very light and easily fits in my small hands."
_
"This is not a beginners camera but Fuji has made it easy enough for the interested novice to get excellent results with a very small learning curve."
_
"If you want to just mess around and take snaps for your blog, website, or a school newspaper or project, the 128MB comes at a great price and offers decent storage size."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Video

Video:
"Pros:*Excellent zoom for the price*WILL work with 1gb xD cards, but not recommended with the movie recording feature (camera may overheat)."
_
"Still takes great pictures and video, I have a 256 mb card and never run out of space."
_
"I purchased a 1 GB card that can hold several hundred pics, as well as decent, good quality video."
_
"It comes with FinePix software which allows you to make a Video CD, DVD, etc.. which is nice for special occassions."
_
"It has great zoom, nice clear pics on 4MB selection, nice video too."
_
"It takes reasonable video (considering my 35mm took none at all).It is easy to use and learn (even for an old 35mm guy).It is lightweight and power usage is not an issue (NiMH is the way to go).I take close to 20,000 pics a year for work and play."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Zoom

Zoom:
"The colors fade a bit at full zoom, so you won't get the same terrific, sharp images as at lower magnifications, but it still beats the heck out of the point-and-shoot 3x optical zoom cameras."
_
"Pros:*Excellent zoom for the price*WILL work with 1gb xD cards, but not recommended with the movie recording feature (camera may overheat)."
_
"Also, some kind of image stabilizer would have been a nice add on but it isn't too hard to get a clear shot while zoomed in all the way."
_
"It has great zoom, nice clear pics on 4MB selection, nice video too."
_
"On the plus side, choice of black and white and chrome mode is very nice feature, and the built-in zoom has a very decent range and performance on stationary subjects."
_
"I don't know a lot about cameras and I mainly wanted something that would be easy to use with a decent zoom."
_
"The zoom is incredible, and 4.0 megapixels is just perfect."
_
"If you're looking for a camera with great detail, self contained 10X zoom and can be used by anyone in your family, novice or not...for the price you can't beat it."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon
Comments: