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Bird watchers delight.,
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This review is from: Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Digital Camera (Electronics)
Sold my Nikon P500 on Ebay. It was a great camera but the 36X zoom was impossible to control without a tripod. I photograph birds in central Pennsylvania and needed a camera that was capable of taking quick shots while on the move. I had a Panasonic Lumix with an 18X zoom but wanted something a little stronger. The Fuji S4200 meets all of my requirements. I love the simplicity of the contols as well as their locations. Finally got the perfect shot of a tufted titmouse that was nearly fifty yards away. The only things I can gripe about are the location of the card slot which is inside the battery compartment and the strap holding lugs which are too small for a heavy padded camera strap. Did I mention the price which was low enough to counter the problems?
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Initial post: May 13, 2012 10:37:40 AM PDT
S. Dietrich says:
At last, someone mentioned photographing BIRDS! That's my passion, and I've been lost in the wilderness looking for a good, not too expensive birding camera. Thank you!
Posted on Jun 21, 2012 7:46:40 AM PDT
does this camera have a view finder besides the screen? What about battery use?
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 10:57:24 AM PDT
Judith K. Junghans says:
I would like answers to these questions, too!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 3:50:33 PM PDT
Yes, an electronic viewfinder
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2012 9:43:41 PM PDT
Yes electronic viewfinder and 4 AA batteries
Posted on Sep 30, 2012 11:10:18 AM PDT
just Cindy says:
THE most important thing to me is shutter speed. I have a very inexpensive digital camera that my son bought me for a present. I love my son. He's very thoughtful. Cameras, however, are not his specialty. So since you can photograph birds without a hitch, I think I'll grab ahold of this one. Thanks for the review.
Posted on Oct 14, 2012 2:50:07 PM PDT
Debbie Lee Wesselmann says:
I'm taking great bird photos without a tripod using the Fujifilm SL300 with a 30x optical zoom. I love it! This one sounds similar in its abilities, albeit it with a slightly less powerful zoom. This may be a good birthday present for my husband . . . .
Posted on Apr 18, 2013 9:54:48 AM PDT
Favorite old thing says:
As an avid bird watcher and photographer I was delighted with your review. You have sold me on it. Thanks.
Posted on Jun 2, 2013 5:18:07 AM PDT
L. Nielson says:
Does this camera have a manual-focus option? My other two cameras tend to focus wherever they want to, especially when the object is a small bird in a large tree.
Posted on Aug 11, 2013 3:10:12 PM PDT
R. Crespo says:
I have this camera as well, and love birds. What setting do you suggest using? My bird pictures always come out blurry.