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I have only recently just purchased this Camera only about 3 weeks ago but I just could not live with out it!! Its great value for money, I have had it for 3 weeks and have still not figured out all the buttons! I’m sort of like that I just go in on stuff I don’t read the manuals. When I got my camera DX-10 it came with a 8 Mb memory card, It could only hold about 30 pictures on a the lowest settings and detail. I went out and bought a new 32 Mb which meant it could hold up to 100 Photos on the lowest details. Even though the I said the Camera can old 100 pictures on the lowest setting it is still very good detail. It can eliminate red eye with the write settings. The battery life is ok it will take bout 3 months to lose the power in the battery. It comes with some good software to help get the photos of the camera, but when it comes to Playing around with the camera then it is not to good. It came with 2 wires, 1 I have not needed to use and the other is a wire, which connects you camera to the P.C! I would really recommend this camera to any one wants to get into Digital Cameras and is mainly for just beginners.
What makes up a top notch digital camera? A screen? Zoom? Room for expansion? Result! The DX-10 has all of these features, and you can pick one up for as little as £50 nowadays. Pictures can be taken in 640 x 480 and 1024 x 786. Sounds good? Well it ain't! Although this camera boats all of these fancy features and a low low price, there's one niggling problem with it - batteries. On average, if you use the screen to take each shot you can get through about 20 photos, IF you take them quickly without using the screen for more than a second on each picture. And, to make it worse these aren't your average 20p per pack QD batteries. You'll get these results with a normal pack of Duracells! On the other hand, the camera does have its good points. The features I've mentioned all work fine, although the zoom is a little modest - only reaching 1.6x magnification. The camera has a basic in built editing system which allows you to perform basic functions - such as sepia, gold, slim, wide and more. The only other problem with the DX-10, apart from the batteries is the transfer system to the PC. Provided in the box is a serial cable that plugs straight into the camera, and while this is ok for a while you'll soon get sick of the long transfer times. One large image will take over 2 minutes to be transferred to your PC. Ouch. This problem can be combatted by buying a SmartMedia card reader, or a floppy disk converter. These can be quite pricey, around £40 but it's worth it in the end. The camera also comes with a 2mb SmartMedia disk, which is enough for about 30 small photos or 12 big ones. Upgrades can be bought anywhere can can reach up to 256megs. This allows you to take literally hundreds of images without transferring to the PC. The DX-10 is a solid, well built camera which comes with everything you need to get up and running quickly and easily. As mentioned, the only problems with
it are the batteries and the transfer method - but these can be combatted by using a fast SmartMedia card read and some powerful batteries. (Duracell M3 batteries can take 100 pics with the screen on) If you're after a cheap camera and have a good battery charger, it's worth considering!
Easy? It doesn't get any easier! In Sept 99 I was looking for a dead simple digital camera that I could easily stash away on travels, check what photos I have taken, (deleting duds as I go) and then download with ease. I didn't want any fancy features, (or even a zoom!) and basically wanted something that I could use to record pictures that I could email friends and family. I bought a DX10 and never looked back. It was just what I needed. I bought the Camera from Jessops in Glasgow (they knew what they were on about) and could outline all the features, what I was missing and what it would cost to get a camera with those features in it. While it can drain the batteries a bit, (particularly when you want to use the screen to see if you took a good picture or not), it cannot be any simpler than this! Still 4 AA batteries makes it nice and compact! Its a fair trade off After 6 months I upgraded the memory card (got a great bargain from Letsbuyit.com) to an 8mb card for about 20 GBP and now don't worry about file space and just shoot off heaps of photos and then check them when I get home. I also bought the floppy disk adapter that I highly recommend doing. No messy cables or slow download times, I just take the memory card out of the camera, put it in this special disk and then read the files straight off my A:\ drive like any other floppy. The software takes about 5 mins to install and then you are set - you can see your photos instantaneously. I now also use the large format and high quality option (not that normal is bad at all) when taking shots and the pictures are crystal clear. Two words or warning though: (1) There is an option for up close shots or mountain (a sly little switch on the side). I never use the up close and have wrecked a lot of really good photos by accidentally flicking it on (annoying!!!) (2) Install the software and "format" your memo
ry card BEFORE you take photos or you will need to use the cable to download any files you have, (slow!). If you sort your card out with the disk reader software first it's all just too easy from there on in I highly recommend the camera for a simple point and shoot, cheap, no fuss way to take digital pics. My whole kit, (camera, upgraded memory, bag and special floppy ) cost around 300 GBP which is quite cheap for a very simple, but not trashy, digital set-up. An excellent starter camera if you are getting into digital for the first time. If you want to print the photos - don't waste your time with expensive paper - use photobox.co.uk - another story in itself, but a brilliant way to print digital pictures
I got my DX-10 as part of a package with my PC and was very impressed at first. Picture quality is good for a budget camera. The software that comes with it isn't very good but there are lots of cheap/free image-editing software packages out there. The main advantage of a digi camera is being able to view shots you have just taken and if necessary delete then re-take them, which brings me to my main problem with this camera. The LCD screen eats batteries for fun. Sure you can get a mains adapter (from fuji of course), but what use is a camera thats stuck to a wire! The camera quality and picture quality are good but let down badly by the appaling baterry life.
The Fuji DX-10 is a budget camera costing a mere £199 compared to other cameras costing a whooping £800. The camera is easy to hold and slightly larger than a packet of cigarettes. Its shape does not encourage you to get your fingers in the way of either the lens or the flash. How does it work? ***************** The DX-10 uses a wheel with icons to select different kinds of modes. It has an LCD panel that displays the setup menu. It also has a digital viewfinder and an optical viewfinder for taking sharper pictures. The quality of the images are good especially colours and landscapes. Pictures are stored on a 2Mb Smart Card that can handle seven pictures in the cameras highest quality setting of 1,024 x 768. It is very easy to transfer data from the camera to the PC thanks to Fuji’s software and a serial link. Is it worth buying? ****************** Other cameras of the same class will do better than this camera considering that it cost just £199. If you are interested in digital photography especially if you are involved in Art and you do not want to pay a ridiculous amount of money, then this is the chosen one
A friend of mine bought this camera for his art project and I tried it hence the review. The Fuji DX-10 is a budget camera costing a mere £199 compared to other cameras costing a whooping £800. The camera is easy to hold and slightly larger than a packet of cigarettes. Its shape does not encourage you to get your fingers in the way of either the lens or the flash. How does it work? ***************** The DX-10 uses a wheel with icons to select different kinds of modes. It has an LCD panel that displays the setup menu. It also has a digital viewfinder and an optical viewfinder for taking sharper pictures. The quality of the images are good especially colours and landscapes. Pictures are stored on a 2Mb Smart Card that can handle seven pictures in the cameras highest quality setting of 1,024 x 768. It is very easy to transfer data from the camera to the PC thanks to Fuji’s software and a serial link. Is it worth buying? ****************** Other cameras of the same class will do better than this camera considering that it cost just £199. If you are interested in digital photography especially if you are involved in Art and you do not want to pay a ridiculous amount of money, then this is the chosen one.
Thank you for your warning spite. I have a fuji film DX10 and i find this camera to be very good indeed. i have it for nearlly a year now and i find everything to di with it very good indeed. The quality of the pics are very good and i recently brought a new memort card which makes it all a lot better. I am an amature photographer and i find this cam a very suitable tool for the pictures that i take. I recommend this cam to anybody that is looking to start out in photography.
I have of late been witness to some very malicious bullying going on under this dooyoo malarky . One of their 'Guru's' no less , plus girlfriend have been stalking the opinions of a very dear friend of mine (who is an extremely NICE person ) and taking it in turns to slate her opinions and thereby lower her ratings . These two little egotists of course only ever get 'very usefuls' themselves and by the ream . Well I am past being impressed by clones that masquerade as human beings and I am extremely unimpressed by little bullies that direct attacks against people who they just don't like the look of . Mr. Guru proudly states in his opinion 'As a hall of famer...' . Well Mr. Hall of Famer I graduated with an honours degree after being given firsts by a Labour MP in the current Government and you won't catch me with such a humungous head on my shoulders . Anyway , for all of the nice people that have said nice things about my opinions , I wish to say Thank you but I no longer wish to associate myself with dooyoo since the whole thing has such a potential for abuse by bullies . Ta ta all .
I purchased the DX-10 back in August, and it cost £210.00 at the time, complete with a 2MB smart-media card. Within a few months of purchase the PC transfer cable bit the dust, so I bought a floppy disk adapter instead. This is still going strong, and actually makes life much easier as there is now no need to mess around with cables at the back of the PC. As for the actual camera, after close to a year of family parties, school plays and holidays, it looks as good and functions just as well as it did the day I bought it. And it does do the job too. The picture quality is outstanding, even in comparison to some cameras I've seen in a slightly higher price bracket. You can use the camera's default settings to take your pictures, or use its manual button, which allows you to tweak the settings as much as you like. There are also a few special effects provided, such as the ability to turn your snaps sepia, gold, silver, concave or convex etc. The 2MB smart-media card provided only holds around a dozen pictures, which is fine for most events if you can return to your PC in between to transfer them. I recently bought a 16MB smart-media card, and there are now 97 pictures on the camera with room to spare for more. Once you've laid out for the batteries (it takes four AA's), and a charger, your photography costs are a thing of the past, as there are is no film to buy, hence no development charges either. Of course, there are better digital cameras around, but not for this money. With all the advances in technology, prices are coming down all the time, and this model is already a tenner cheaper than it was a few months ago. If all you want is a camera that takes clear, detailed pictures, I can thoroughly recommend this one.