Epson P-5000 review

5 stars
£500.00
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It's the natural law of things that compact cameras are cheap, SLRs are expensive and bridge cameras, well, they bridge the gap in price as well as specs. But no one seems to have given Fujifilm a copy of the rule book.

For just over £100, the S5700 provides a chunky handful of a camera, with a 7.1MP sensor, a whopping 10x optical zoom and a 2.5in LCD. That's a whole lot of tech for the price of an average compact.

Purple haze

The good news is that the performance hasn't been overly compromised. Focusing is quite fast and accurate, colour and detail are excellent, and there's not much shutter lag. It's not all roses, though: there's no image stabiliser, the high-ISO performance is woeful and there's a lot of purple fringing.

It's the natural law of things that compact cameras are cheap, SLRs are expensive and bridge cameras, well, they bridge the gap in price as well as specs. But no one seems to have given Fujifilm a copy of the rule book.

For just over £100, the S5700 provides a chunky handful of a camera, with a 7.1MP sensor, a whopping 10x optical zoom and a 2.5in LCD. That's a whole lot of tech for the price of an average compact.

Purple haze

The good news is that the performance hasn't been overly compromised. Focusing is quite fast and accurate, colour and detail are excellent, and there's not much shutter lag. It's not all roses, though: there's no image stabiliser, the high-ISO performance is woeful and there's a lot of purple fringing.

 

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Epson P-5000

A whole lot of camera for very little money. Snap one up
Epson P-5000 review
5 stars
£500.00
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