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“Kyocera Finecam S5R ”

Written on: 08/02/2006 by ian1024 (2 reviews written)

Good Points
Fast load time
Compact and sturdy
Clear screen
Well built
Meters shots very well
Easy to use with common sense menu's
mini joystick has quality feel and is very useful

Bad Points
Poor video recording
Poor microphone
Relatively small screen (scratches quite easily)
View-finder is poor
Cannot set F-stop at a certain aperature
Not enough settings for professional shots

General Comments
Kyocera Finecam S5R

This is a great camera for taking quick shots. It is very good at metering except in low light conditions. I feel I am overly critical because this camera was not made for taking expert shots. The F-stop options are extremely limited and will only allow you to nudge towards a low or high value and will decide itself. It has no options for aperature priority etc. But as I said this camera was made for taking quick shots that usually turn out very well. Even though it is not very customisable it will take professional looking shots. I have had this camera for nearly a year and the battery is now pretty much useless, it does not seem to charge properly anymore.

Videos taken with this camera are extremely disappointing in my opinion and drains the battery very quickly and takes up A LOT of memory.

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