I really don't recommend any Fuji digital cameras because of the incredibly over-aggressive noise reduction which Fuji cameras tend to do. Some other manufacturers do this also, but it seems hardly any do so with the disturbing consistency with which Fuji do. This smears out detail and leads to an overall 'watercolour painting' effect.
Noise is the grain that occurs in dark areas of a picture or when higher ISO (higher sensitivity, allowing more light in for a lighter exposure) is used. Noise reduction smears detail in an attempt to reduce the appearance of grain. Fuji cameras tend to smear pictures even at low ISO in good light.
I owned a Fuji s602 (much older model, but similar, perhaps slightly less extreme, in terms of noise reduction) for two and a half years and it had a great tendency to smear all detail in darker areas of a picture, and green areas, etc, into a hideous mess.
Observe the smeared quality to the green areas of this sample image from the camera (Fuji 5200 is apparently the US name for the 5600). Particularly at the grass down at the bottom right and left, the detail of which is practically smeared away to nothing. If this doesn't bother you, go ahead, but I severely regret ever having owned a camera with such aggressive noise reduction.
Thank you for the info Solgoth some food for thought there. I was looking at this model as I like its SLR inspirations without the full £600 ish price tag which I cant afford. The manual controls especially attract me.
I will look at some pictures taken with this model as you sugest and take it from there.
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