With a low price tag, superzoom capabilities and the body of a bridge camera, the S2950 impresses on paper. But how does it perform when put through the rigours of a WDC test? Read on to find out...
Image quality and verdict
Fujifilm FinePix 2950 review – Image quality and verdict
Images captured with the S2950 are generally pleasing, with the camera
displaying a reliable white balance and with metering also performing
well, favouring the highlights in preference to the shadows and thus
preserving the former. Slight issues occur when analyzing images for
sharpness, which tends to drop off towards the edge of the frame
throughout the focal range. ISO performance is also noticeable in its
tendency to fall off once you move beyond ISO 800, although it is
reasonable to that point.
With a price
tag of a little over £100, yet a specification that hints at much more,
there is a lot to like about the S9250. The large focal range, large
LCD screen and full manual control system is sure to win over a great
deal of customers, and there is a lot to be said on the positive side
for the S2950HD. It’s far from the perfect camera, however, with several
key features letting it down. Whilst image quality is generally good,
it falls down under closer inspection. The camera’s LCD screen, although
ample, really suffers with ghosting and lagging. So, while it’s great
value for money, it’s still lacking in key areas.