Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus


Fujifilm FinePix S5000


AUTO record mode - The "3M" represents image resolution of 3 megapixel (2048x1536) and the "292" represents the quantity of frames that can be recorded on the xD card at the current image size. The "shaking" hand indicates a slow shutter speed warning because we don't have the flash enabled. In the center are the auto focus target marks.

The AUTO mode is the simple Point-n-Shoot mode and as such you can only change the image quality, ISO speed, color mode or enable the Self-timer.



Fujifilm FinePix S5000


Turning the Mode Dial to the SP Mode lets you select one of four pre-programmed Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sports or Night. As with the AUTO mode, you can only change the image quality, ISO speed, color mode or enable the Self-timer.



Fujifilm FinePix S5000


Photo Mode options in Auto or SP mode. Here you can select the image Quality (6M, 3M, 2M, 1M), ISO speed (Auto, 400, 800 [1M only]), or Color mode (B&W, Chrome [Vivid] or Standard).



Fujifilm FinePix S5000


The more advanced exposure modes included Program AE where you can "shift" to other shutter speed/aperture combinations. You have the same Photo Mode options except no Auto ISO setting is available, you do gain ISO 200 (see next frame). You also have access to the full record mode menu which will be explained a little further down this page.



Fujifilm FinePix S5000


Photo Mode options in P/A/M/S modes: Here you can select the image size (6M, 3M, 2M, 1M), ISO speed (200, 400, 800 [1M only]), or Color mode (B&W, Chrome [Vivid] or Standard).


Fujifilm FinePix S5000


This is Manual record mode, the user manually sets both shutter speed and aperture. You can meter the exposure by watching the display in the lower right corner and adjust the shutter speed or aperture to center the indicator.



Fujifilm FinePix S5000


Pressing the DISPlay button next to the LCD toggles from the above screen to the live image without any data display. Pressing it again brings up the grid screen in both Auto or Manual Record.



Fujifilm FinePix S5000


P/A/M/S menu options:

    BRACKETING Set the step value for bracketing: 1/3EV, 1/2EV or 1.0EV
    SHARPNESS Soft, Normal, Hard
    FLASH OUTPUT +/- 0.6, 0.3
    SELF-TIMER ON / OFF, 10 second delay
    WHITE BALANCE Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light
    AF MODE Auto focus: Area, Center, Multi
    PHOTOMETRY Metering: Multi, Average, Spot
    SET - LCD Adjust brightness, SETUP (see Setup menu on next page)




Fujifilm FinePix S5000


Change the Drive mode by holding down the Drive button and pressing the 4-way selector right or left and watch the LCD display shown above. Options include: Top 5-frame (capture 5 frames at up to 5fps), Auto Bracketing, Final 5-frame (captures up to 40 frames but only saves the last 5 when you release the shutter), Long-period continuous (only available in Auto 1280x960 1M mode) captures up to 40 frames at intervals as short as 0.6 seconds.



Fujifilm FinePix S5000


Press the Focus selector button to chose from Single-AF, Continuous-AF or Manual focus mode.



Fujifilm FinePix S5000


The Macro focus mode allows closeup focusing from 0.3 to 6.6 ft (Wide) and 3.0 to 6.6 ft (Tele).



Fujifilm FinePix S5000


The Movie mode captures 320x240 pixel motion video with audio at 30 frames per second. The maximum length per clip is limited only by available memory, the included 16MB xD card can hold 26 seconds of video. Movie data is written directly to the xD card as it is captured. The optical zoom lens is not useable during recording but can be preset beforehand.






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