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Reviews by kennethwfd

Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • price, picture quality
Cons
  • dual battery system, card size, write speed
I recently purchased two S2pro bodies for around 50 each and am pleased with the results from an admittedly old camera.

Two issues are firstly the "black screen of death". a number of cameras were fitted with sensors of third party manufacture which have mostly failed, Fuji were replacing sensors on affected cameras even out of warranty. Stocks of replacement sensors have been used up, a number of theses cameras have recently been listed on eBay

The second issue is the dual battery system. If the CR123's go flat first, the camera malfunctions maybe even refusing to switch on. A suspected "dead" s2pro may be revived by taking the Cr123's out, although some functions such as flash will not work. The main advance on the s3prowas to switch to a single battery system.

As for file size, I shoot RAW at max. resolution which comes out at around 12mp, when converted to JPEG this comes out at around 1.5mb, treated with smartfix in PSE10 boosts the file to around 8mb.

the s2 and s3pro's won't accept cards bigger than 2gb which will hold 150 shots at max. size

Write speed slow compared to a modern camera

But what else will give images of compatible quality for less than 200, maybe less than 100
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