Fujifilm Finepix E510 5MP Digital Camera with 3.2x Optical Zoom
List Price: $279.99

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Product Description

5.2-megapixel effective recording * 2" color LCD viewscreen * optical viewfinder * 3.2X optical zoom * JPEG options: resolution up to 2592 x 1944; 2048 x 1536; 1600 x 1200; 1280 x 960; 640 x 480 *

Features:
  • 5.2-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 13-by-17-inch enlargements
  • 3.2x optical zoom; 4.1x digital zoom
  • 4 preprogrammed scene modes; 2-inch TFT LCD monitor; PictBridge compatible
  • Store images on xD Picture Cards (16 MB xD card included)
  • Powered by 2 AA-size batteries (alkaline included, rechargeable Ni-MH batteries recommended)

Customer Reviews:

  • Still good in 2009 !
    This amazing camera will still do more than most low to Medium priced
    Digital Cameras even in 2009 ! Typically Manufacturers have been driven by the need to go for higher megapixels (not always a good thing) and in order to do this have sacrficed things like optical viewfinders ,Multi shooting modes eg Full Manual,Shutter Priority,Aperture Priority etc,to name a few!
    Ok i know it's bigger than the cameras we are seeing now, but not many cameras will run on two "AA" batteries and you can even buy these in Katmandu ! The lith-Ion batts supplied for the majority of current cameras
    are almost expensive as the cameras they go in ,and they always seem to need recharging.
    One last thing the lens starts at 28mm(Wide)so you will be able to get the subject in the frame let me tell you this is a big advantage.
    You can still get hold of these, even 2nd hand is worth considering, and also the E500 which is only one Megapixel less, but still has all the features of the E510 Even though i have expensive Digital SLR's i find that i actually use the E510 more ...more info
  • GREAT camera, it's exactly what I was looking for . . . .
    This is a wonderful camera that does exactly what I wanted it to.

    The macro & super-macro functions work wonderfully. I took some pictures outside when it was overcast and getting on towards dusk, those pictures came out better than I dreamed. I also took some pictures with the flash, that works great as well.

    The camera takes 2 AA batteries, which is nice and generic.

    What is REALLY GREAT about this camera is all the different modes, including modes where I can set it for aperture priority, speed priority, or I can adjust the ISO mode. As someone who grew up using her dad's SLR, I was leery of getting a digital camera because of the lack of control. But this camera lets me add that control, and all for under $300.

    Additionally:
    - The handle design is great also.
    - The instruction manual is laid out well and easy to read.
    - While the controls are not the most intuitive I've ever seen, they're laid out in a good pattern and once I read the manual, I doubt I'll ever forget them.
    - The bundled software works well.
    - And the option to attach telephoto or wide-angle lenses is very welcome.

    I've already told my mom how great it is and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good intermediate camera. Definitely five stars....more info
  • An average camera
    The pictures come out very sharp and clear. It has great features but can be a bit overwhelming as it is somewhat complex. A few cons are:

    - the flash takes a long time to load. I have found the lag time of the flash to be irritating. Also, the flash doesn't travel very far. When using flash in night settings, close ups are your best shots.

    - taking picture in indoor lights without flash easily turns out blury. There must not even be a twitch for the picture to come out clear.

    - it doesn't capture cityscape lights very well

    - It doesn't have enough memory space so you'd probably have to buy an additional memory card

    Other than that, its good for traveling and takes great landscape pictures.
    ...more info
  • Great camera
    After doing a fair amount of research in stores, I settled on this camera and a good price on Amazon. It's small enough to carry anywhere, but not so small that it's awkward to hold -- in fact my favorite design element is the grip that's easy to hold with one hand. This was an upgrade from my 3 megapixel kodak camera, and the pictures have been fantastic so far... and I haven't even begun to explore all of the bells and whistles yet. But definitely a great camera for the price!...more info
  • Excellent Macro Function
    The Macro and Super Macro function on this camera are the best I have seen. I was able to hold the lens maybe an inch away from my watch and have it focus sharply on this. My casio Z4U, Kodak EasyShare 7630, and any Sony camera I tested can't do this. The Macro function is truely the best I have seen and can take very shart closeup shots of flowers, or whatever. The colors come out a lot more vibrant than the Z4U, and there is less noise in the pictures. The night shots with this camera are also the best I have seen. Focus in night shots are sharp and this camera has a powerful flash. The only reasons I didn't give this camera five stars is the battery door is plastic, and there is no latch to hold the AA batteries in which are under a lot of spring pressure and it is difficult to close the battery door with all of that pressure. I actually like proprietary batteries that are camera chargeable, instead of buying separtate NIHM and chargers. Also the LCD is a little dim and amber looking at night, making one think that the pictures will be dim, but they come out great. SOme of the out door scenery pics came out soft but that could jsut be my lack of experience with the camera, for example Center Focus, Multi Focus, etc? Over all a good camera with GREAT macro modes!...more info
  • Great camera
    This is a great little camera. Even w/ the batteries and memory card, it's still light weight. Sure, there are smaller ones, but the grip on this one made it easy and pleasant to take pictures. Not only is this camera very easy to use, but it also offers great features. The features that I liked are: design/style, 2" led, the use of only 2 AA batteries, button to power on/off (don't like the sliding ones, too many accidents), and it has a dial for selecting picture modes (that's the fastest and easiest way). Since I only paid $225 online incl. shipping for this camera, I found it to be bargain.

    Pictures taken outdoors turned out great and very good for those taken indoors. Still, I'm very content. The battery does last a long time. Even w/ the LED on, I was able to take over 100 pics on a single charge before getting a low battery warning.

    Why am I rating this great little light weight camera a 4 and not a 5? Because it uses XD cards. Pls be warned that even though XD cards is one of the smallest and fastest memory card available, it's the most expensive. That's the only reason that got me to think twice about keeping this camera. However, after trying it out for a week and seeing the results, I totally love this camera. I went out an bought a 512 xd card because I'm definitely keeping this one....more info
  • High End Performance at a Reasonable Price
    I purchased this Finepix camera as a refurbished item for my nephew to replace a crappy vivitar he had. I was able to find it for around $55 + shipping (compared to $225 new). Once I received it I opened it because I was unsure about the quality of the camera and the condition since it was a refurb. It had some small scratches but still looked pretty sharp. Simple colors, small but reasonable size, and easy to use accessories were the hallmarks of the E510.

    I turned it on and played with it for awhile. The camera has as many features as most high-end 35mm units. It takes full video with sound. The photos are stunningly clear and consistent. The pictures can be set a 5Mpixel or several lower settings to conserve memory. It has more features than I can or am willing to describe here. The real downside is the xD memory card, they're teeny tiny small and more expensive than other flash memory. If you are looking for a consistent, FAIRLY simple (if you've used 35mm cameras before this is no problem), and reasonably priced camera, you've found it. Even closer to the brand new price of $225 I would consider buying this camera. My nephew loved the software cd that came with it. The included software didn't need to be installed for Windows XP (plug and play). He described the photo management software as a very basic version of photoshop. All in all this is a fully functioning digital camera for a great price....more info
  • Reliable camera that takes great pictures but slow and pieces tend to fall off
    We've had this camera for 3 years now. I use it for pictures of our kids and have been very satisified with picture quality.
    PROS
    1. Great clarity of pictures - have made several 8x10 prints without any blurring or fuzziness
    2. When you use lithium batteries the camera does eat up batteries as much as my friend's cameras do with the same batteries
    3. I've had this camera for 3 years and it still works great

    CONS
    1. Very slow - even if you turn off the image display. The flash takes forever to reset itself making it difficult to click several pictures in a row
    2. The videos taken on this camera are almost always too dark to view. This can be corrected with the software that comes with the camera, but then they are blurry
    3. A small round piece continually falls off the lens area of the camera. It has done this since we got it practically. It replaces easily and doesn't change how well the camera functions....more info
  • Cheaply made; there are better alternatives
    I was a bit wary in trying out this camera because it was so flimsy, but I thought for a second, everyday kind of camera, it would be adequate. Nevertheless, I kept worrying some part would get loose or fall off. I should have listened to my intuition Sure enough, the hinge on the built in flash just stopped flipping after 5 minutes. You can do better elsewhere. ...more info