91 of 108 people found the following review helpful
Works great and well worth the price,
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This review is from: Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Digital Camera (Electronics)
I almost didn't buy this camera because of the negative reviews about "graininess," poor low light function and flashes not working. In reverse order:
My flash works just fine.
On my first outing, I got some excellent night time pictures at ISO 100 and 200 with long enough shutter speeds. This did require using a tripod...that I bought for a dollar at Dollar Tree.
Were those photos grainy? Not in the least. I did take some at ISO 1600 that were grainy.
I'm not an expert photographer who knows just how to tweak any camera to get what I want. I spent about an hour online reading up on this jargon (shutter speed, f-stop, aperture, ISO) that a week ago was Greek to me. In that reading, I did learn that those ISO 1600 shots were going to be grainy.
Will I want to upgrade to a DSLR and a suitcase of lenses at some point in the next couple of years? It's highly likely. And that's as much because of the great results I'm getting from this camera as anything.
All things considered, given that this camera has fully automatic settings that allow it to function as a "point and shoot" at 14 MP plus the modes with manual control all at a price comparable to a 14 MP point and shoot with a lower zoom....well, come on...How can this not be a 5-star review?