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Fujifilm FinePix 2800 2MP Digital Camera w- 6x Optical Zoom by Review Summary ,  Dec 31, 2015

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Fujifilm FinePix 2800 2MP Digital Camera w/ 6x Optical Zoom
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 151 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 6.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Color5.0   above average
Quality4.9   above average
Video4.8   above average
Photo4.7   above average
Setting4.6   above average
Price4.3   average
Size4.3   average
Image4.2   average
Zoom4.1   average
Battery3.9   above average
Flash3.8   above average
Light3.6   below average
Indoor3.1   below average
Lens3.1   average
Shutter3.1   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"The only complaint she has is the camera eats batteries like there's no tomorrow...one way to avoid that problem is to not use the LCD screen to take photos."
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"You should also get a battery charger - it will save you money in the long run (only negative point about camera is that it goes through batteries quickly)."
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"The only downside the batteries finish quickly, but the pictures are efficient."
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"The viewfinder and short battery life are the negatives."
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"I haven't had any problems with it eating batteries, since I bought some good high capacity NiMH rechargables."
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"I would also recommend rechargeable batteries!"
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"Rechargeable batteries are a great asset to any digital camera owner ."
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"The camera does work longest and at its best with rechargeable nimh batteries but they too are worth the price."
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"just make sure you pick up some rechargeable batteries and a larger memory card before you start having fun."
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Button

Button:
"The only problem I have is that the on off button is right where the 'take a picture' button is on other cameras, which means that I have turned the camera off, instead of taking a picture on at least 4 or 5 times."
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"I do have three issues with this model, however.1) the placement of the on off button and the shutter are easily confused."
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"One reviewer complained that the power button and shutter are easy to confuse."
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"The auto focus is right on and the pre-focus option, (holding the shutter button down halfway) is a nice touch."
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"I do have three issues with this model, however.1) the placement of the on off button and the shutter are easily confused."
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"One reviewer complained that the power button and shutter are easy to confuse."
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Color

Color:
"Beautiful color recovery and nice focus."
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"But a plus of this camera is how well it captures light and color."
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"Colors with the Fuji were also more accurate, and with better saturation."
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"Pluses:- 6x Zoom- Great color and image."
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"The pictures are crisp, clear and with vibrant colors."
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Flash

Flash:
"Everything was going pretty well with it until suddenly, it can't take a good picture when the flash is required."
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"The problem however, is that flash makes harsh unnatural ugly color composition photos."
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"I read complaints about low-light situations, but have had only two photos that disappointed me and that may have been because I might have suppressed the flash."
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"As long as the camera is kept still, it performs well in low light conditions and the flash is more than adequate."
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"Flash gives good compensation in dark, so the quality of picture is not affected."
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"If there wasn't something wrong with the flash on this camera I would probably give it a four, maybe even five stars, but I am fored to wait until I return home from this country until i can get it fixed, which is really annoying."
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"Macros work great for the close ups and the flash is excellent."
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"If you disable the flash, images come out nice and colorful."
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Image

Image:
"BUT, here's the kicker, I have had the camera since Christmas, and today, I get ZOOM ERROR when zooming in to take a pic."
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"I couldn't even print pics because they were not clear and could only be printed in snapshot size."
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"My only complaint so far has been the delayed shutter speed, not very good for taking pics of animals that don't stay still long, but I can live with this."
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"If I've missed something here, and there is a way to do image sequencing on this camera, please email me!"
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"The camera comes with a 16MB, I bought a 64MB, and on my week in Fla., I ended up lowering the quality to accommodate more photos, and when I viewed my pics at home, I saw a difference that didn't please me."
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"Canon's photo stitch technology is also a nice touch for super-wide panorama shots."
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"I also bought a card reader, and it makes transferring the pics to my computer really easy."
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"The 2 MP file size is ideal, giving an perfect balance of image quality and quantity."
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"The prints I get back are not grainy at all - they look just as good or better than the pics I take with my old Nikon 35mm SLR."
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"Those pluses aside, I feel the Fuji FinePix 2800 is the overall superior camera for the reasons I have stated above and should be on your short list if you're looking for a simple to use, point-and-shoot digital camera capable of taking razor-sharp pics at a reasonable price."
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Indoor

Indoor:
"The autofocus can be annoying sometimes when indoors, but other than that I love this camera."
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"Others complain about the viewfinder being too dim indoors, and this is also true, but like another review pointed out, the film is cheap while you experiment."
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"Make sure you can get as much light on as possible while filming indoors or the 60 sec film looks terribly dark & bleak."
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"As far as not being able to see through the viewfinder at night or indoors, it is true, but you can almost always see something distinguishable, and in no time, one gets used to it."
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"It doesn't work well for me when taking indoor pictures."
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"It is great indoors and out, snow water pets people - it takes great pictures."
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"It was taking good pictures except those issues with indoor and pictures at night."
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"The autofocus can be annoying sometimes when indoors, but other than that I love this camera."
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"This makes taking pictures indoors or at night pretty much a guessing game."
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"Neither does the Lumix take such good indoor fotos as the FujiPix."
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Lens

Lens:
"Fuji if your listening, fix your low light problems, thread your lenses, and I'll probably buy your next version as well! "
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"Now i suddenly get this zoom error and my camera refuse to retract the lens."
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"However, I too now experience the same problem as listed by a couple other reviewers that the zoom lens now fails to retract and as a result the camera is now inoperable."
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"But the first time its lens was not able to retract, I was able to get it fixed under my credit card's extended warranty."
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"I set mine down on the seat in my boat and it fell while turned on, and the lens twisted, giving me ZOOM ERROR."
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"The image is being viewed thru the lens, not thru a clear glass like non-electronic viewfinders."
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"Also can be held with one hand if desired.6X Lens -- Great range, allowing for perfectly framed pictures of most subjects."
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"Fuji if your listening, fix your low light problems, thread your lenses, and I'll probably buy your next version as well! "
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"You need to press the shutter half way down to focus but it is a nice feature for me since if the lense is covered in the photography mode, the camera does not try to focus on nothing which bothers me a lot when I was using a olympus with aoto focus."
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"I suspect the reason for the difference lies in the lens, the larger Fujinon being way superior to the Panasonic Lumix Leica lens."
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Light

Light:
"Autofocus doesn't do well in low light."
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"EVF -- it is nice to know you will be taking an image of exactly what you frame up in the view finder, however...Minuses:Low light performance of EVF -- There is no way around it, the Electronic View Finder does not function well in low light (like during an evening wedding reception)."
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"Fuji if your listening, fix your low light problems, thread your lenses, and I'll probably buy your next version as well! "
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"Some problems at low light condition for view finder but fine for a digital camera since you can take as much as you want and delete them if you do not like them."
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"The comments about the dark viewfinder are true - it is very hard to see in low light."
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"Considering this cameras large aperture lens, it is surprising that this camera's main drawback is it's display performance in low light situations."
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"As for the Eve LCd screen , I haven't had any problem with lighting in my house and I didn't turn on the lights during the day or open blinds and I had no problem using the lcd screen."
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"As long as the camera is kept still, it performs well in low light conditions and the flash is more than adequate."
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"As well noted, this camera has trouble in low light situations, specifically the EVF and LCD."
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"But a plus of this camera is how well it captures light and color."
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"It is difficult to take photos inside if the light is low, however I've found it easier to just turn on an extra light."
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Photo

Photo:
"I read complaints about low-light situations, but have had only two photos that disappointed me and that may have been because I might have suppressed the flash."
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"I took some photos at night and they are all OK.4.I have a complain: Fuji should include charger re-chargable cells AC-adapter in the package even they raise the price a little bit."
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"I have been very turned off by the grainy resolution of digital photos that my friends get from their digital cameras so I was PLEASANTLY surprised to see that I get NONE of that."
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"If you follow their directions about taking zoom photos, you can capture what you are trying to without missing much in the process."
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"The size and shape of the camera took some getting used to but I absolutely love it now.... Also, I have found that it is more cost effective to take my smartmedia out to print my photos or upload them to an online photo center."
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"With some practice however I found that with good lighting the photos are crisp and clear."
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"with the 128MB smartmedia card at 1280x960 resolution, you get an amazing 398 photos before having to clear off the card."
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Price

Price:
"I think this is junk camera with some cheap parts."
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"I took it to Wolf Camera and they said it will have to be sent to Fuji....I would NOT reccomend this camera if you don't have time and money to hassle with repairs if the camera breaks."
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"It's not perfect, but the features (and price) far outweigh the negatives for me."
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"You should also get a battery charger - it will save you money in the long run (only negative point about camera is that it goes through batteries quickly)."
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"I was always frustrated with it and this gives me the perfect excuse to buy another brand - I'm just very upset that I lost all the money I paid for it 6 months in! "
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"This camera seems great -- affordable, awesome optical zoom, and compact -- but there are more than a few problems with it."
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"After reading many reviews, I decided to go with this one based zoom capabilities, personal recommendations and of course, price (which was about $50 more when I bought it 6 months ago! )"
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"Even at that price, I have no regrets whatsoever about purchasing this gem of a camera."
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"I might as well buy a new one for that money (not a Fuji though)."
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"One of my friends was so impressed with mine that he ordered one yesterday, (and Amazon still has the best price)."
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"Those pluses aside, I feel the Fuji FinePix 2800 is the overall superior camera for the reasons I have stated above and should be on your short list if you're looking for a simple to use, point-and-shoot digital camera capable of taking razor-sharp pics at a reasonable price."
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Quality

Quality:
"I can't complain about the picture quality - sure, it's not as good as other cameras, but I doubt I'll ever look back and regret having used this camera to document my year."
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"Flash gives good compensation in dark, so the quality of picture is not affected."
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"I bought this camera before my trip to Australia because I really liked how it felt and the quality of the pictures it took."
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"The 2 MP file size is ideal, giving an perfect balance of image quality and quantity."
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"The sound quality is great for the movie footage and voice captioning."
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"Very good quality even at the lowest setting."
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Resolution

Resolution:
"with the 128MB smartmedia card at 1280x960 resolution, you get an amazing 398 photos before having to clear off the card."
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"The pictures were sharp, and of decent high resolution."
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"If you want a great camera, amazing zoom, enough resolution and [inexpensive] memory - nothing can beat this camera."
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"The color and resolution in the photos are excelent."
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"Also my son has an older fuji digital that has taken some great pictures with less resolution so I thought this would be a great starter camera."
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Setting

Setting:
"LCD is hard to see in darker settings."
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"Even on 1MP setting, I was able to take sharp and colorful photos for printing at home."
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"The Fuji 2800Zoom has 2 megapixels, which at first I thought might be a drawback since 5 megapixel cameras are now available, but now I see that the photos are very clear and sharp at the 1M Normal setting, so that is not an issue."
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"The auto settings are usually great unless you're doing something artistic."
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"Very good quality even at the lowest setting."
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"I keep it on the lowest megapixel setting to be able to email more pictures, otherwise it is too big to send."
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Sharp

Sharp:
"Even on 1MP setting, I was able to take sharp and colorful photos for printing at home."
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"I was able to take super sharp pictures of honey bees on the flowres."
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"In summary, if you are looking for a simple to use, point and shoot camera, with a great zoom, sharp pictures, and a few additional nice features, get this camera."
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"Pictures are clear and sharp."
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"Some of the positives of this camera include, a killer 6x Optical Zoom, Sharp and Crisp Pictures, extremely easy to use menu system, 60 second video with audio, and it can double as a webcam."
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Shutter

Shutter:
"My only complaint so far has been the delayed shutter speed, not very good for taking pics of animals that don't stay still long, but I can live with this."
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"I do have three issues with this model, however.1) the placement of the on off button and the shutter are easily confused."
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"One reviewer complained that the power button and shutter are easy to confuse."
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"The auto focus is right on and the pre-focus option, (holding the shutter button down halfway) is a nice touch."
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"You need to press the shutter half way down to focus but it is a nice feature for me since if the lense is covered in the photography mode, the camera does not try to focus on nothing which bothers me a lot when I was using a olympus with aoto focus."
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"The interface with my computer is quick and painless and I had a beautiful shot, from shutter to printed copy, in less than 5 minutes."
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"I do have three issues with this model, however.1) the placement of the on off button and the shutter are easily confused."
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Size

Size:
"I couldn't even print pics because they were not clear and could only be printed in snapshot size."
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"I have a couple other problems with it:*It is a little larger than most cameras, and even though it is pretty light and the zoom compacts down pretty far and it is comfortable to use, it is cumbersome in the fact that it doesn't fit easily into a small purse, and it is hard to find a small case for it."
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"It is a perfect size, and takes beautiful pictures."
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"The 2 MP file size is ideal, giving an perfect balance of image quality and quantity."
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"The camera is easy to use and small and has the video feature which is very convienient."
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"i just bought the fuji finepix 2800, is the best camera you can find for 400$, the zoom is great, the closest competitor is the olympus C-700 the price of the olympus is higher, as well as the zoom is bigger, but the rest of the camera is pretty much the same : 2.1 mp, video&sound, size etc.... so if you are thinking in buying a digital camera, I highly recommend this one."
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"I will have to say, even though this camera is small and cute, its not meant for putting in your pocket or shirt pocket (unless you want this big lump on your chest)."
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Sound

Sound:
"No camera case at this price is no big deal either, along with a 6* zoom and 60 secs of movie with sound why sell on as it will be missed as the first you have tried?"
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"The sound quality is great for the movie footage and voice captioning."
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"i just bought the fuji finepix 2800, is the best camera you can find for 400$, the zoom is great, the closest competitor is the olympus C-700 the price of the olympus is higher, as well as the zoom is bigger, but the rest of the camera is pretty much the same : 2.1 mp, video&sound, size etc.... so if you are thinking in buying a digital camera, I highly recommend this one."
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"Excellent results with the movie mode, which has sound."
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"mpeg playbacks and sound bites are fantastic."
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"The movie feature has decent quality video (for a digicam) and good sound."
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Value

Value:
"Overall, this is a great value in the ever changing world of digital cameras."
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"To date, I am extremely please with my purchase, as I have found this camera to be an excellent value for the money."
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"For the money this camera is an excellent value."
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"All in all a great value for money and a good buy for enthusiasts who do not want all manual controls but do desire a lot more zoom power."
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"Its excellent value for money."
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Video

Video:
"No camera case at this price is no big deal either, along with a 6* zoom and 60 secs of movie with sound why sell on as it will be missed as the first you have tried?"
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"It has one of the best zooms in its price range, you can take movies 60secs long with sound."
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"Now the movies still turn out good but I do reccommend some lighting when shooting those."
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"The camera is easy to use and small and has the video feature which is very convienient."
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"The sound quality is great for the movie footage and voice captioning."
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"i just bought the fuji finepix 2800, is the best camera you can find for 400$, the zoom is great, the closest competitor is the olympus C-700 the price of the olympus is higher, as well as the zoom is bigger, but the rest of the camera is pretty much the same : 2.1 mp, video&sound, size etc.... so if you are thinking in buying a digital camera, I highly recommend this one."
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder:
"But the viewfinder does take getting used to, and the pause in the viewfinder screen during autofocus is a bit annoying."
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"Others complain about the viewfinder being too dim indoors, and this is also true, but like another review pointed out, the film is cheap while you experiment."
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"However, the big down fall is Fuji failed to incorporate an optical viewfinder."
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"The comments about the dark viewfinder are true - it is very hard to see in low light."
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"The image is being viewed thru the lens, not thru a clear glass like non-electronic viewfinders."
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"As far as not being able to see through the viewfinder at night or indoors, it is true, but you can almost always see something distinguishable, and in no time, one gets used to it."
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"I bought it mostly because it has a through-the-lens viewfinder, but I also enjoy all of the many features I wasn't even expecting."
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"I had no problems with the viewfinder as others stated they have, perhaps because I didn't take any night shots but inside shots were no problem."
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"In low light you cannot see your subject the way you would be able to if you just had a see through or glass viewfinder."
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"Images thru the viewfinder and LCD screen are dark unless in very well lit area."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"----2004 ReviewI have come back to edit my raving (3 year old) review because, after using for nearly 3 years I also got the dreaded zoom error."
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"BUT, here's the kicker, I have had the camera since Christmas, and today, I get ZOOM ERROR when zooming in to take a pic."
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"I was shooting pictures and suddenly zoom error came on and the camera refused to work."
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"Now i suddenly get this zoom error and my camera refuse to retract the lens."
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"The Fuji 2800Zoom has 2 megapixels, which at first I thought might be a drawback since 5 megapixel cameras are now available, but now I see that the photos are very clear and sharp at the 1M Normal setting, so that is not an issue."
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"The last time that I powered it up, the lense housing extended at a crooked angle, and I got a zoom error message."
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"After reading many reviews, I decided to go with this one based zoom capabilities, personal recommendations and of course, price (which was about $50 more when I bought it 6 months ago! )"
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"It has great zoom as well as close ups."
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"No zoom, with just under 1mp, took decent pictures for a no frills camera."
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"The Fuji wins hands down with a 6x optical zoom versus the Canon's 3x optical zoom.4) Ease of use."
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