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I am a total novice when it comes to cameras, but because we were going on holiday to Rome last summer I thought I would treat myself, I bought the Fugi Finepix F10 camera, and I must confess that I was not disappointed.
I was looking for a camera that was easy to use, that only needed pointing to the target press a button and shoot, and that's exactly what I got.
There are a number of settings for taking photos, but as stated the simple one was for me
So my setting was automatic, the Zoom lens is very simple to operate.
The charging of the built in battery seems to last forever, and the digital photographs are brilliant,
The camera case is well manufactured as you would expect from a company like Fuji,
Mine has a silver finish and is relatively small but is also very attractive.
Another good feature is the automatic switch off after a number of minutes, saving battery use if like me you can be absent minded.
When we arrived back from holiday and downloaded the snaps to the computer we were delighted with the quality of the photographs.
We would have no fear in recommending Fuji Finepix F10 camera to anybody, and we must say it is very much a value for money item.
I bought this camera via the internet, and as it came from France I was slightly disadvantaged by the French language instruction leaflet! Although i have had this camera for over a year, I still find it confusing to use. The functions are indicated by rather obscure symbols (white hands, yellow cameras, and a flashing UP sign), and I often have to guess their meaning. I know that more modern versions have the functions indicated by words plus an explanation - and this would be a real help to me.
Having said this, I still manage to achieve excellent results with this camera. The 6.3 megapixels produce very clear images, which are nicely balanced regarding colour and brightness. The 3x zoom operates very smoothly and the camera is very compact. The size of the camera means that it fits neatly into my bag or pocket, and even though I do not use a camera case, the silver casing and the viewing screen remain unscratched so that it still looks pretty much like new.
I am happy with my purchase, but I looked very carefully at menu function symbols when buying a similar priced camera for my son, to make sure that it was not as obscure as the F10.
Fujifilm is with another good creation .There is no wonder that whenever Fuji film strikes, it is more than not a master stroke. The Fujifilm FinePix F10 is a good digital camera for many reasons. Firs t and foremost because ti offers amazing clarity; the other reasons are equally amazing. The Fujifilm FinePix F10 has five preprogrammed features such as the landscape, portrait, and night portrait among others for better picture clarity and color display.
The usual and the most annoying problems of many digital cameras that are available in the market is the shutter speed. The shutter speed is the rate required to record a particular picture or snap. The shutter lag is considerably less in the Fujifilm FinePix F10 than the other digital cameras available in the market. The shutter speed of the Fujifilm FinePix F10 is 1.30 seconds. This can be termed a fast speed. Therefore, there are fewer chances of the images getting distorted. So, it is good news for all amateur as well as professional photographers.
It is priced £225 which is reasonably less than the other digital cameras offering such good features. However, the only drawback of the Fujifilm FinePix F10 can be the 2x optical zoom. It is quite cheap for well- equipped digital camera Fujifilm FinePix F10.
The Fuji Finepix F10 is a groundbreaking camera.
This is because it was one of the first non-SLR models to offer a low-light friendly sensitivity range of up to iso 1600. As such it makes shooting in darker situations - for example, gigs and night-time music festivals, a little easier.
The camera itself is fairly small - not as tiny as some of Fuji's newer models, but will just about fit into a trouser pocket.
The body is all-metal and feels sturdy and well constructed. It's also not too light, which makes it feel like a quality item.
The quality of the images which the F10 can produce is quite excellent. Colours are accurate, and overall the picture is sharp. The iso 1600 mode which I previously mentioned is fairly grainy (noisy) - but the pictures taken on this setting retain a lot of their detail, and are therefore just about useable.
The Finepix F10 has a 6 megapixel sensor and a 3x optical zoom capacity. There's also a 640x480 movie mode, which produces a fairly crisp picture in decent light.
The battery lasts a very long time between charges, and I would estimate that it will take around 300 shots without needing to be replenished.
On the downside, the camera only takes xd cards which are a little more expensive than their SD rivals.
All in all, the Fuji Finepix F10 is an excellent little camera, which is really easy to use. Although it's been superceded by newer Fuji models, it's worth a look if you see one going for a bargain price on ebay.
Fuji are no strangers to the photographic market and not only make a fantastic range of digital camera's they produce a large percentage of the digital processing machines that are used by the likes of Boots and Jessops.With this in mind you can trust that a maker of such high quality products will be able to deliver a product with cutting edge features and excellent performance and this is what is delivered in the Fuji F10 digital camera.
Coming in at around the 180 pound mark the F10 belongs to the mid-range market of digital camera's and offers lots more features than you would expect from this range of camera. It isn't the smallest camera you can get but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in performance and features. The main selling point to this camera is its ability to take fantastic photos even in low light conditions thus eliminating the need to use a flash and allowing your photographs to look more natural (this is probably one of the most important features a lot of professionals would be looking for in a compact digital camera.
This camera is a respectable 6.3 mega pixels or in English it uses 6.3 million pixels (or dots) to make up the picture on the highest setting. In today's digital market this is not the highest but this is not the only driver of quality so don't just rate a camera on how high its mega pixel rating is.
The CCD (or charged coupled device) is how the camera translates the information coming through the lens into digital format. All digital cameras' have CCD technology and the better the CCD the better the picture quality. Fuji use super CCD which in essence is two CCD devices, a mother CCD which deals with the main information and a baby CCD which deals with the finer information. It's the second CCD or baby which gives this camera better performance for more realistic looking photos. If you see the Super CCD logo on any Fuji camera you can be sure that the photographic realism will be of high quality.
ISO range of 100 to 1600-
The ISO rating of a camera signifies its light sensitivity the higher the rating the more sensitive the camera will be to lower light(inside or night photography).It's the higher settings that allow this camera to take photo's in low light conditions without a flash allowing more natural shots to be taken. You can leave this setting on automatic and the camera will choose the best setting dependant on the light conditions or if you want to you can use manual settings and use your knowledge to decide on the best setting (I use the manual setting to get the best performance I can)
Zoom- Optical 3X Digital 6.2X
The optical zoom which is the more important of the two types is pretty standard for this range of camera the lens movement is very smooth and the response is very quick making it a very useful feature. The digital zoom is very powerful but you have to be careful because the more you use digital zoom the more you degrade the quality of the photo (I have found it best not to use more than 3X digital zoom and your quality will not be affected)
The lens is a high quality glass lens that is fantastic at capturing information; this camera has auto-focus and high definition contrast settings. It also has a macro setting allowing you to take real close-up photo's (50cm or less subject distance).
The display is a LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - colour.This display looks excellent even in very bright sunshine and displays lots of information making taking those important snaps very easy indeed.
This is probably one of the most impressive features of this camera. With the included Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1950 mAh you can take up to 500 shots this is nearly twice as many shots that an average digital camera would be able to take. I have taken this camera on a two week holiday and never had to charge it once and I took over 300 shots and spend time reviewing them on the camera itself. The only downside to this is the camera is a little bit larger in size than some other camera's in the same range so you need to decide how important this feature is to you(I personally want my camera to hold a charge for as long as possible)
As with most digital cameras this model has movie mode with sound. The main difference is this camera saves the video in AVI format as opposed to MPEG format that a lot of other manufacturers use. Because of compression features AVI files are smaller in size without losing quality so you can fit more video onto your memory card. The sound quality is really crisp and clear for such a small microphone so quite an impressive feature for a digital camera.
Special features-This camera has four shooting modes which are-Landscape, portrait mode, night scene, sports mode so you can decide which setting best suits your shooting situation. You can also choose to convert your photos to black and white or chrome effects(the black and white feature is really good),The camera also gives you the choice of manual of automatic white balance(sometimes if you take a photo inside you get a yellow tint from lights that ruin the natural look to photos,whitebalnce will keep your photo's looking natural)I personally prefer to use the automatic setting which works well everytime.The camera also supports direct printing allowing you to connect to your printer for fast results, and also supports USB 2.0 for faster file transfer.
Another advantage of having lots of battery power is that it gives you a powerful flash that has a long range and that's what this camera has. You can choose different flash settings like-Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction. Once again I tend to only use the flash when I really have to as this camera is really good at taking shots even in very low light conditions.
This camera u comes with a 16mb XD format media (or memory) card. You will need to buy a larger capacity card eventually but the 32mb will allow you to play around and take some shots directly out of the box. Below is the number of images you should expect to fit on the card supplied
Fine JPEG 2848 x 2136: 5 - with 16MB card (highest setting)
Normal JPEG 2848 x 2136: 10 - with 16MB card
JPEG 3024 x 2016: 10 - with 16MB card
JPEG 2048 x 1536: 19 - with 16MB card
JPEG 1600 x 1200: 25 - with 16MB card
JPEG 640 x 480: 122 - with 16MB card (lowest setting)
With this camera you get a software disk with some Fuji photo management and editing software it is a little bit basic but should be ok to start of with if you have no other software on your PC.You are also supplied with a USB lead for connecting and transferring images to your PC and a s-video lead if you wish to view them on your TV (useful if you don't have a PC) and finally a charging lead for charging the rechargeable battery. You don't receive a case for the camera so you will need to bear this in mind if you intend to take it out and about with you (most camera manufacturers don't include cases)
Ease of use-
I found the camera to be very easy to use as you can just use the automatic settings and the camera will do all the work for you making this an ideal point and shoot camera or for use by novices who don't like to mess around with advanced settings. For the more advanced user there are more than enough settings to adjust and the results from this camera are fantastic from both novice and advanced users.
The camera has a high quality feel with a metal case that feels smooth and also offers lots of protection should you accidentally drop it. The edges are rounded which make the camera very comfortable to hold and use.
Not the smallest of camera's but loads of features fantastic performance and long battery life make this camera a must buy on anybodies shopping list.
This review is listed on ciao under the user name phensh
Bought as an upgrade for an old MX-1200, this camera is highly recommendable.
It has a solid feel without being heavy owing to its cast aluminium casing. Start-up is ultra-quick and images are displayed on a 2.5 lcd screen which, although of low resolution, is quite adequate for picture checking. The lithium battery seems to last just about forever.
It certainly helps to read through the manual & understand how the camera operates, especially with regard to exposure and focussing.
The camera offers ISO sensitivity up to 1600; useful for hand-held pictures in low light without flash (in a theatre, for example) and is also flexible on shutter speed, normally down to 0.25 second, 3 seconds in night mode & manually extendable up to 15 seconds. Noise (graininess) only becomes significant at ISO800 and then only at full picture resolution.
The auto mode will suit most people most of the time, but there are also semi-automatic scene positions (natural light/portrait/landscape/sports/night) as well as full manual mode & these enable superb results to be obtained. The instruction manual, however, does not give much information on the cameras thinking on the SPs. For example, in landscape mode, the camera sets white balance to fine (daylight), sets exposure metering to average (instead of pattern) and tends towards a smaller aperture (larger f-number) for greater depth of field.
Video mode is superb, the full resolution 640x480 mode being suitable for full screen viewing. There is a small amount of electronic noise audible in quiet conditions but this is only a minor point when you have the advantage of such a compact unit.
The few small gripes detract little from an excellent overall product. Well worth five stars.
This is a very easy to use camera even my elderly parents have decided to purchase the same one.
The long battery life is excellent, it lasted the whole of the summer holidays without having to be recharged.
The picture quality is excellent and the Makro feature for close up shots is great. The auto or manual focus is also very good to have. The refresh rate is very fast, you can take one picture after the other without having a long pause in between shots.
The camera is compact and lightweight and fits nicely into the palm of your hand.
The only disadvantage is the card supplied only takes about 10 pictures so you definately need to buy a bigger one. I bought the (512?) which holds alot of frames( am currently up to about 60 and it is still not full.
Just a short note to mention that dooyoo have the wrong picture displayed!
The FinePix F10 Zoom is characterized by incredibly clean images, due to its refined Super CCD sensor and 'Real Photo Processor'. These two components are the outcome of thousands of hours of research by Fujifilm's imaging technicians, and reflect the company's desire to set, rather than chase, image quality benchmarks. The newly designed 6.3 megapixel Super CCD sensor features Fujifilm's trademark octagonal photodiodes, which act as more efficient light receptors than traditional CCD structures.
The new Real Photo Processor provides an unprecedented sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 1600, all achievable at full resolution. This means that immaculately pure images are captured, even in low light situations, such as social events, whilst minimizing camera shake and subject movement. Furthermore, the Real Photo Processor enables users to photograph without flash, thereby ensuring more natural-looking results, and extending the already considerable battery life.
The camera's ability is further underlined by some impressive speed statistics. Improving on the quickfire FinePix F810 Zoom, the F10 Zoom doubles the screen refresh rate to an amazing 60 frames per second, whilst still having time to achieve continual autofocus. And with a shutter time lag of just 0.01 seconds, 1.1 seconds between frames for consecutive shots and just 1.3 seconds needed for start-up, this is a camera with truly rapid reactions.
The FinePix F10 Zoom accommodates a generous 2.5-inch high definition LCD monitor, which features an automatic brightness adjustment function, allowing users to amend the brightness of the monitor for enhanced visibility in low light. This feature can also be adjusted manually, while a quick view window allows the user to check three previous shots on the LCD screen in addition to the live image.