Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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The MX 1200
Member Name: dodidle
Date: 23/07/01, updated on 23/07/01 (127 review reads)
Advantages: Upto 1024 * 960, Ease of use
Disadvantages: Bad pictures in low light, Smartmedia card size, Battery use
This is a great camera, and can easily be picked up second hand for about £100. It does, like most things, have its downsides.
One is that it has a serial conection, which can be very slow, (The new MX - 1300 comes with USB cable, which I would recommend if someone whats to buy a brand new camera).
The camera guzzles batteries! It takes 4 AA batteries, and if you are using the TFT screen they are gone sometimes as little as 15 mins. If you are buying it make sure you go out and buy lots of AA rechargables (NI-MH).
One good thing is it can take some pretty decent pictures. Best in the day, pictures look excellent in 1024*960 mode, but you can only get about 5 on the tiny 2mb smartmedia supplied with it. Again you'll have to go out and buy a 8mb one for about £10 if you want to take a few high quality photos.
In 640*480 mode you can take more like 20 photos.
This camera is great for pics of scenery or pics of people outside, but it is terrible at taking pics of objects in even the slightest amount of darkness. The flash leaves a massive spot in the middle of the picture, and if you turn it off you can barely see the thing you are taking a picture of.
The camera has a nice 1.6" TFT screen, with easy to use functions, and nice menus for setting up.
If you want to buy a new camera, go for the MX 1300, but if you want to pic up a decent second hand camera, this one is excellent.