Fujifilm FinePix S2980 is essentially a bridge camera- one that includes the niceties of the digital SLR cameras and at the same time is a compact and affordable solution. This point and shoot camera is just the one you need if are just getting yourself accustomed to photography. This is a particularly suitable entry-level camera so to speak. Moreover, it is an excellent choice for anyone used to those compact digital cameras.
The best thing about the camera is the ease to use. It is supremely comfortable to hold- not particularly small or bulky either, zoom control located where one would expect it, the LCD, and the dial to choose the shooting modes works just well. The panorama mode is accomplished, but do not have sufficient option to tweak around with it. The HD video recording at 720p is certainly a plus, but if your zoom while recording, the microphone may pick up the lens noise, and the video will be out of focus during. Let us see, the technical specifications of the Fujifilm FinePix S2980 in brief.
• Sensor- 14 MP CCD sensor, ISO 100 to 6400
• Lens- 28 to 504 mm optical
• Zoom- 18X optical
• Video- 720p HD recording
• Display- 3 inch LCD
• Image features- autofocus, flash, scene and face recognition, dual image stabilization
• Connectivity- web upload support, SD/SDHC memory card, mini HDMI port
Pros and Cons
So keeping these in hindsight, we can say that the FinePix S2980 is easy to set up, easy to use, very comfortable to hold, the controls are comfortable and easy to access and the picture quality is beyond doubt awesome. Some downslides are that the photo quality is not up to the mark, as you would like to in dim light. Moreover, the battery life is short too. Overall, it is a delightful beginner set.