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Old Apr 15, 2005, 6:53 PM   #11
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Hey Ken,

After reading your last post, I'm ready to go out and buy a Fuji S5100...wait a minute...I already own one!

You're right, the S5100 is a real nice camera for the price. The only thing you failed to elaborate on was how great the S5100 is on batteries. A set of NiMh's lasts a real long time in my camera, and I have been doing a lot of experimenting with zoom, flash, and movie mode. I haven't really tried to keep track of how many pictures I can take with a set of batteries, but I'd say at least 350, 4 MP pics (with 2400 mAH Nexcell's). I've yet to have the camera shut down due to an exhausted battery condition, and I've only seen the low battery warning indicator once.

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Old Apr 15, 2005, 10:39 PM   #12
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You're right about the batteries Hun. The CIPA rated the the S5100 at 200 shots with Alkaline batteries and 400 shots with NiMH-2300's.

No matter how you use the camera, 200-400 shots off a set of batteries is one heck of a lot of pictures!
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 10:17 AM   #13
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Ok I am really leaning towards this camera....Fuji FinePix S7000

But it doesn't have the shake stablizer. Do you find when using the zoom this is a problem? Or in low light?
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CCWKen and hakaplan

Every review I read and every forum I log onto has nothing but good to say about the S5100. The only real criticism I can find is that this camera is cumbersome to use in manual mode. What is your experience of this camera in manual mode?
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Old May 17, 2005, 8:55 PM   #15
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Thanks to all for your feedback. I decided to go with the Fuji S5100 and so far have not been disappointed. I am happy with my choice.

If you are still following this thread, any suggestions about a 55mm circular polarizer for this camera? I've read B&W and Hoya are good and in my price range, but I really don't know much about these companies.



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Old May 17, 2005, 10:02 PM   #16
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Thanks to all for your feedback. I decided to go with the Fuji S5100 and so far have not been disappointed. I am happy with my choice.

If you are still following this thread, any suggestions about a 55mm circular polarizer for this camera? I've read B&W and Hoya are good and in my price range, but I really don't know much about these companies.



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Well, I'm no expert on filters, but the advice I've always read (and followed myself) was the following:

Get Hoya multicoated, it's a decent price for a decent filter. Tiffen are also OK, if you get a good deal on it. If you've got money to spare (and who doesn't :-) ), then go for the B&W or Heliopan.
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