More saturated colors are located towards the periphery of the graph. The FinePix A’s images are slightly soft, only minor over-sharpening or edge enhancement on the camera’s part. When the flash is active, the white balance setting for flash is used, regardless of the White Balance mode setting. The A is soft and the blades blend like a green blob. However, I do not want to dissuade to much. In Manual shooting mode, two additional menus are available to set EV and White Balance, though you still don’t have access to aperture or shutter speed. Don’t look for much in the way of features on the FinePix A

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These entry level cameras should be easy to use, offer good image quality and easily connect with a smartphone for sharing. Dec 21, In full Auto mode, the camera handles everything including flash, unless it’s suppressed.

These print sizes are a little small in comparison to the best 4-megapixel cameras out there, but aren’t bad when the A’s low selling price is factored into the equation.

Noise-suppression systems in digital cameras tend to flatten-out detail in areas of subtle contrast. Ultimately, there’s no substitute for printing a lot of images and examining them closely. A set of single-use AA alkaline batteries comes with the camera, but I strongly recommend purchasing a couple of sets of high-capacity NiMH batteries and a good charger, and keeping a spare set of batteries charged at all times. Full Optical Zoom larger original.

Simon Joinson was DPReview’s second general manager, during a time when the site underwent enormous changes, not least our relocation to the U. A useful trick is to just prop the camera on a convenient surface, and use its self-timer to release the shutter.


Light sensitivity ranges automatically from the equivalent of ISO 64 to A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with image stabilization for its new RF mount. Located on the far right of the camera’s top panel, this button sets focus and exposure when halfway pressed, and fires the shutter when fully pressed.

This number included 50 images with the flash and a single second movie.

Shadow detail also tended to fall apart, but nothing that would raise an alarm for a consumer camera in this price range. Our flash tests shown above are shot in total darkness. In the diagram above, the squares show the original color, and the circles show the color that the camera captured.

The camera only went higher than ISO under very dark conditions, and appears to only use the ISO level for flash photos in fairly dark surroundings. With batteries the camera weighs in at a hair over 5 ounces.

FinePix A Timing Average to slow speed for a consumer camera. Fujifilm Finepix A 5. Zoom is disabled during recording.

Best Digital Cameras for But its combination of features, form factor and image quality make it an enjoyable camera to use — and his pick for this year. Detail is strong and resolution high, with only a moderate amount of softening in the corners from the lens.


Memory Cards : A Series

The a3445 models in the “A-Series” line, their retractable 3x fujifim lenses include an automatic lens cover, dispensing with the sliding cover of previous models.

Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch. On the right side of the camera as viewed from the rear is the wrist strap mount. Image quality and overall performance get a boost as well.

Dec 27, I strongly recommend buying at least a MB card, preferably a MB one, to give yourself extra space for extended outings. As you record, the duration of the movie appears in a running counter on the LCD monitor.

Fujifilm FinePix A Zoom: Digital Photography Review

Because digital cameras are more like slide film than negative film in that they tend to have a more limited tonal rangewe test them in the harshest situations to see how they handle scenes with bright highlights and dark shadows, as well as what kind of sensitivity they have in low light.

The Fujifilm FinePix A’s 0. The most obvious design compromise the A makes concerns the back-mounted zoom lever. Weeks after he was first reported missing, Chinese authorities have confirmed photographer Lu Guang has been arrested near China’s far western region Xinjiang. The camera produced a solid image captures before the battery went kaput.