Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Member Name: skittle
Date: 20/10/00, updated on 02/11/00 (406 review reads)
Advantages: Great Camera at a reasonable price
Disadvantages: Memory card isn't great
If you're the kind of person who likes reams of technical information in an opinion then I'd advise you to read one of the other excellent reviews on Dooyoo about this camera. I can't, I'm afraid, give a marvellous opinion on the technical merits of this camera as opposed to all of the others on the market. Unfortunately I'm a complete technology moron (sort of like a technophobe, except I'm not really frightened of technology, I'm just far too stupid to understand it!) What I can do, however, is give you an extremely graphic idiot's view of using this camera.
I've had one of these for three or four months now, I bought it in Dixons at the 'sale price' of £199, reduced from £299, however, it appears from reading other peoples opinions on this site that it's been on sale at this 'bargain' price for over a year. I could have sworn that retailers weren't allowed to do that?!! But never mind all of that, I'm straying from the point.
This camera has been an absolute godsend to me. I previously had an ordinary Fujifilm camera which was supposed to do all of the focusing, etc, for you. Didn't do me a lot of good though when 90% of my photo's turned out with half of the subject chopped off (usually my husbands head actually, perhaps my subconscious was trying to tell me something.... Only joking, honest!)
This camera is so simple to use that even an imbecile (like me) can take wonderful pictures with it. It has a reasonably sized view screen on the back so that you can see exactly what you've snapped, and it's incredibly easy to delete if you don't like what you're looking at. It is also childs play to change the settings for time, date, quality and size of photo taken, etc. I managed it just by fiddling with the camera, I didn't even need to glance at the instruction book.
The camera is sold with a set of batteries, a wrist strap and a
memory card. However, the memory card can't store very many photo's, so I would recommend upgrading to a larger card if you can afford it. I enquired in Dixons when I bought the camera and the best memory cards they offered for this camera at the time were around £80.
I'd also recommend getting hold of a set or two of rechargeable batteries as this camera gets through batteries very, very quickly, they really don't last for very long at all. To make them last as long as possible it's best to turn the viewer off when you're not actually using it.
I think the best recommendation I can give for this camera is the fact that I've gone from an extremely keen but largely incompetent photographer to a prize winner. Yes, a photo of my dogs which I took with my trusty digital camera on the first day that I bought it won third prize in Octobers Cats and Canines photo competition!