Fuji cuts FinePix S5200 pricing|
(Monday, June 12, 2006 - 14:48 EDT)
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc. yesterday lowered pricing on its FinePix S5200 digital camera.
We reviewed the model last March, and at the time noted that:
"The S5200 has a lot going for it in terms of appearance, as well, seeming for all the world like a digital SLR; this translates into a great grip on a superbly balanced camera with a solid feel. The Fujifilm S5200 has just about all an enthusiast user could want in terms of expanded photographic controls, including full Manual exposure mode for ultimate creativity.At that time, pricing on the S5200 was set at $349. After yesterday's price adjustment, the camera can be had for $299 - about a 15% drop, making an even better bargain of a price that we already found to be competitive...
About all it lacks relative to its competitors in the 10x zoom category is image stabilization. Given its price and its 5-megapixel resolution, its lack of stabilization really can't be counted against it. For everyday shooting indoors or out, under bright or dim lighting, the S5200 does very well and really sets a benchmark for an affordable long-zoom digicam with enthusiast features."
If you're considering a fixed lens, long zoom digicam then you might want to consider the S5200. Read our FinePix S5200 review, and see if it could be the right camera for you...