I just received this camera after perusing the internet for months, searching for the perfect camera for my price range and ability. I have only taken about 20 pictures, and they have come out fantastic. It is easy to use and has wonderful options. I love the panorama feature!
Finally bought the camera I've wanted for years. The camera is easy to use and takes unbelievable pictures! Some suggestions: view the introductory disc and read the very extensive manual that comes with the camera. I take a lot of pictures in Landscape mode and have found the different ambience modes easy to use and very helpful. I've experimented with all the different menus and find they are easy to understand. Already considering buying better lenses to really take advantage of all this camera can do! Novice or professional, this is a great camera to have.
I already knew I wanted a Fujifilm but what type was another story. I researched for a week and decided on the FinePixS600. This camera takes excellent, clear photos. Plus the panorama is an added plus for me, plus I like the force flash feature. This Fuji camera is my third one. I'm sold on this brand.
Some have problems getting clear sharp focus. Through testing I've learned that if the subject is within a certain distance when in zoom, the camera cant catch up. It also zooms out so far that any movement can blur the shot. Put the camera neck strap around your neck and push the camera outward away from you to create tension to steady the shot more. Also the cameras weight is so light that even changing your mind about composition creates movement to blur the shot. Im going to get a replacement tripod screw/bolt and push it up through a 20oz soda bottle lid so i can suspend a full soda or water bottle from the tripod hole to more than double the weight to add stability for the long shots. Looks strange but gets the shot. The strap trick along with the full water bottle will help the stabilization even more. If you want more clear focus closer than zoom then you have a lot of scenes in the "SCN" area from the mode dial on top to set. For the sun glare on the screen ive cut the ends off a pop tart box to use a a sun shield. Not many will bother but it really works on bright days.
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