The Fuji Finepix S2980 offers a selection of manual controls, plus an 18x zoom lens. Compared with other digital cameras with this amount of zoom power the Finepix S2980 is relatively cheap and a little easier to use.
As well as being able to zoom in on distant subjects Fuji have constructed the lens so that it is capable of squeezing in wider scenes too. This gives you all the flexibility you need to cover the majority of typical photo opportunities. To further increase the flexibility available there is a super macro mode that can focus from 2cm away from your subject. This feature should cater for all your close up photography needs.
In addition to a fully manual exposure mode you have the option of using either aperture priority or shutter priority modes. These can be of particular use if you are an inexperienced photographer. If you prefer complete simplicity there is a fully automatic mode.
The design of the camera is based on a Digital SLR. This gives you plenty of room to get a good grip of the camera. With Image Stabilisation built in by Fuji you should be able to take sharp looking pictures that are free from blur.
If you are looking to use your digital camera to shoot video clips the Finepix S2980 is capable of shooting High Definition Movies.
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Focal Length Equivalent:
28 - 504mm
8 seconds to 1/2000 seconds
F3.1 / F6.4 (Wide) - F5.6 / F11 (Telephoto)
ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (3200 6400 at lower megapixels)
White Balance Settings:
Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom
-2.0EV - +2.0EV 1/3EV step)
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Spot, Multi, Average
Zoom Bracketing, Natural Light & with Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Baby, Smile, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text
Maximum Movie Resolution:
1280 x 720
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
118 x 80.9 x 99.8mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Fuji Finepix S2980 Specification