Product Type: Fuji digital cameras
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Perfect first camera for amateur!
FujiFilm Finepix A235
Member Name: xmum2threex
FujiFilm Finepix A235
Date: 27/11/10, updated on 28/11/10 (78 review reads)
Advantages: simple to use
Disadvantages: Zoom could be alot better
I would to like to start by saying that I am an amateur with taking photos the only reason I try is because I would love to have albums and albums filed to show my children when they are older.My camera is a pink one and has a very glossy pink finish to it. The design of it is lovely very lightweight not too big or small just the right size to hold comfortably in your hand the shape and curves give it a slightly stylish look. I Usually carry it around in my pocket when we take the children out and this is perfect to just sit in my pocket. Although it is light weight my three year old son loves taking photos and has been dropped and bounced many times and is still without a scratch!
The camera is very easy to use just point and press and the pictures are surprisingly good. They have a scenery recognition and a lot of other specials in the camera settings but honestly I only use this camera to take quick pictures sometimes with the zoom and flash but do not go into all the special features.The battery life lasts well I can use it for around two weeks maybe taking around 400 pictures before my duracel batteries need changing. The main thing I like about this camera is the it is very large so very easy to see the pictures and the way once you have taken the picture it stays on the screen for around ten seconds but then diverts back to the view of the lens ready for taking again.
It does require a SD card as without one I believe the camera can only hold around three pictures, which is not many but with most cameras the memory without a memory card is poor so this is not unique to this camera.
The zoom is the part that lets this camera down. For me and my children i do try to use zoom allot as there is often the need to zoom in for detail on what there doing and even for someone new to cameras and not very good When using the 3x optical zoom the pictures end up what seems a little blurred or grainy. Sometimes I can have problems with the flash it seems to have a life of its own sometimes it flashes when i have not programmed it too and sometimes when i have it does not flash. Also its hit and miss with the quality when you do use it. Usually the camera still produces the good quality pictures I am used to with it but on some occasions it can become grainy and blurred.
* 12.2 mega pixels, 3x digital zoom, 3.0" Colour LCD
* Picture Stabilisation, Scene Recognition Auto
* Face Detection Technology, Panoramic Shooting
* Low light functionality, Movie recording with zoom
* Point-and-Shoot mode with 17 special scenes
I was given this camera as a gift for my last birthday from my partner so I am not sure how much he paid for it but I believe these cameras retail for around £70. I find that it is perfect for me as it is easy to use light weight and great for just using as a day to day camera for an amateur like me! As with most cameras AA batteries and a SD card are needed for use of this camera. Over all It is perfect for me and I love my camera it can take some bad pictures but overall it also takes amazing ones! I am also sure that a more keen photographer that is willing to read the instructions and use allot more of the features may find this camera a little more interesting than I do.
Summary: A simple first camera!
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