20 Most Recent Fuji FinePix S5100 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Can you replace the battery compartment.

You can try to do a DIY fix by using some stick on velcro to keep the battery hatch shut. Not a cosmetic solution, but it should do the job.
4/29/2016 12:00:39 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Apr 29, 2016

Fuji s5100 batter door cover prongs are broken off.

I have the simple and cheap fix to a frustrating problem!
Just take a tripod base and screw it into the bottom of the
camera. The square tripod base is large enough to hold the battery
cover on the camera closed without any interference.
So there you go! No tape, rubber bands or other crazy contraptions!
Cheap, Quick and simple.
Steve in Tampa, FL
2/9/2015 9:06:30 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Feb 09, 2015

When charging camera the dc in was suppose to be at 5V but got set at 7.5v now camera does not work, can this be repaired

Did you use a different charger for that camera? The camera can be repaired but you have to send it in. I use www.unitedcamera.com
8/7/2014 11:12:05 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Aug 07, 2014

What kind or size of memeory card do I need?

about 3ds sized sd card
9/4/2012 12:16:54 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Sep 04, 2012

I need software from fujifilm S2960

You don't really need any software.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
7/16/2012 7:38:12 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Jul 16, 2012

FinePix S5100 firmware

Fujifilm currently does not have a firmware update for the S5100. You may see the available downloads here.
6/6/2012 10:03:53 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Jun 06, 2012

While I was taking pictures I got a "zoom error"

Go to this website for solutions:


10/28/2011 10:28:14 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Oct 28, 2011

Card Not initialized - cant find the format on

Might be called "initialize" on your camera.
10/26/2011 9:46:22 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Oct 26, 2011

My Fuji Finepix S5100 camera keeps losing its

There is no "watch" battery in the camera. Always keep fresh batteries on hand and switch them out quickly. That usually solves the problem.
3/8/2011 8:20:12 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Mar 08, 2011

Pc and camera dont communicate it goes threw the

Do what the pros do....use a card reader instead of the camera. typrice_65.jpg
1/2/2011 11:59:59 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Jan 02, 2011

I used a 2 gig

Do you get an error message when you try to copy the pics from the other folder, or you cannot find them at all? Also what is the operating system that you are currently using?
11/8/2010 1:14:29 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Nov 08, 2010

I used a 2 gig card in my camera. When I went to

The first folder might be hidden. To view the folder click tools and select folder options. Click view and check show the contents of system folder, click apply and ok.
11/8/2010 12:04:20 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Nov 08, 2010

I have jus brought a fujifilm S2800HD camera. I

You do this in the setup menu. If this is a new camera, you haven't lost the instruction manual yet.....read it.
10/28/2010 3:45:24 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Oct 28, 2010

When I try to put the memory card in the camera in


Are you installing a card in this camera for the first time?
We need to ensure that the card is the appropriate type for your camera.
the Fuji FinePix S5100 Digital Camera uses a xD Picture Card card.
Please check and ensure that it is the same.

In case you are using the right card, just flip it over and try to insert it from the other way.
The contacts on the card need to go in first.

If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be more than happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.

I will appreciate your feedback and positive rating for this solution.
Thank you.
10/24/2010 4:38:59 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Oct 24, 2010

How can I switch on Finepix S5100 I got this


The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful.

8/31/2010 12:45:39 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Aug 31, 2010
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