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Old May 20, 2004, 1:16 PM   #1
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My daughter bought a Fuji S3000 last night and the only problem with it I can find is this. When shooting at 1280 X 960 or 1 meg resolution in the macro mode at full telephoto the image get's this split in the bottom right corner ( see attachment ) It works fine in every other resolution and at 50% zoom in the 1 meg resolution. It also works fine out of the macro mode at full resolution and full zoom. Can anyone duplicate this? Is this camera defective? Are you supose to use the telephoto in the macro mode?
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Old May 23, 2004, 10:11 AM   #2
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Just wanted people to know I have had 2 replacement to this camera, (3 total and one from a completely different store ) and all are bad, same stepping as described in my 1st post. Just thought I'd let people know. Either all S3000's do this be fault of design, or there are a lot of defective S3000's out there right now!
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Old May 25, 2004, 8:29 AM   #3
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Just an update Fuji called me and said they can duplicate the problem on cameras taken right out of there stock, so people be aware. They are sending the problem to engineering in Japan, and said they would get back to me.
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Old Jun 14, 2004, 5:13 AM   #4
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tony out of curiousity......has fuji got back to yet....i have a S3000 as well and is keen to hear what they had to say bout it, as others i presume. i have had my s3000 a couple weeks and havn't had a chance to go on macro mode yet. but overall its a very good lil camera to use.........i like it
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 3:02 AM   #5
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I'm very dissapointed to see the same defect on my s3000. Will fuji consider this a camera defect and replace or fix my camera?
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Old Dec 22, 2004, 10:23 AM   #6
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Yesterday, I sent an E-mail to Fuji regarding my problem and I got no response.

I went to Fuji's main office today to show them the flaw on the camera. They saw it and they were able to duplicate the shots on thier stock S3000. We used three S3000 and each one showed the same result when using the 1M, macro mode on full zoom setting.

I told them that they either give me a refund or allow me to upgrade to an S5000 model (i'll add cash of course).
They agreed on the later.

Now I'm $165 (php9,250) poorer but definetely happier with the s5000.

I think fuji should stop selling the s3000 until they are able to resolve this problem.



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Old Dec 22, 2004, 11:51 AM   #7
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I think fuji should stop selling the s3000 until they are able to resolve this problem.
I thought they already had - with the s3500 model :?

Fuji should still sort the s3000's out - to me it looks like a software jpeg compression fault which should be fixable with a firmware upgrade.... assuming thesefuji's are flash upgradable that is.




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Old Jan 15, 2005, 12:14 PM   #8
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Hmmmm ive never ran into this problem with my s3000, but i will try those settings and see if i have any problem with it.
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 11:55 AM   #9
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I have an S3000, same problem. Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention. My 1 year warranty (I think) is almost up so I better get cracking on doing something about it.
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Old Mar 26, 2005, 5:17 PM   #10
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It appears I don't have this problem. I bought my S3000 back in December. With the camera in 1Meg, Macro, full zoom I don't see this effect. Maybe they've corrected it??
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