Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Fujifilm Finepix A500 digital camera
Fujifilm Finepix A500
Member Name: panandtilt
Fujifilm Finepix A500
Advantages: Easy to use, lack of fuss on exterior helps
Disadvantages: small monitor
This camera is one I use nearly every day in my classroom. It is a small digital camera which is quick and easy to use and even the children find it easy to take snaps with. It is very durable and considering it has been dropped several times and gets thrown into bags for school trips or assesmblies it has always performed well.
The camera takes 2 AA batteries which are easily fitted. I use rechargeable batteries in mine due to the amount of use it gets. They work fine but I have to replace them quite often as I think the camera uses a lot of energy. The SD card is situated in the same area as the batteries and is easily removed and replaced. The camera has its own internal memory and if in use a small camera symbol is shown in the bottom right hand corner of the monitor. It comes with a USb cable and is very simple to connect up to the pc and to download or view pictures using your laptop or desktop.
This little camera has many great features which together make it a versatile and handy gadget. I really don't think I use it to its full potential, but for my needs it is perfect. It has a built in flash which has 6 settings, I use auto most of the time as most of my pictures are basic still images. Another handy setting is the self timer, this option has 2 settings; 10 seconds and 2 seconds and is easy to set up. One final feature worth mentioning is the movie option, this allows you to take movies with your camera. Really handy for spontaneous filming of a great piece of drama or some good PE. How long you can record for is dependent on the quality you want and how much internal memory space you have but you can record from 70 seconds to just over 5 hours (batteries permitting)
A great little camera which will capture those special moments easily and without much fuss. Picture quality is fine for my needs. Few buttons on the outside help to avoid confusion and panic if you are not technically minded. My children enjoy using this camera and always pick it up if we go places, they love to take snaps with it and use the play-back feature to look at their pictures.
Megapixels - 5
Zoom - 3x
LCD Screen -1.8
MemoryCards - xD-Picture Card
Resolution - 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,592 x 1,728 (3:2 format) / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480
File Formats - JPEG
Focal Length Equivalent - 38 to 114mm
Shutter Speed - 2 to 1/1500sec
Aperture - F3.3
Sensitivity - automatic, ISO 100, 200, 400
White Balance Settings - Fine, Shade, Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Incandescent
ExposureCompensation - unknown
Viewfinder - Optical
Flash Modes - Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro., Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro.
Flash Range - 3.1m
Shooting Modes - Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Scene
Maximum Movie Resolution - 320 x 240
Maximum Movie Frames Per Second - 10 fps
Maximum Movie Duration - Up to 60 seconds
Macro Focus - 10cms
Metering - Multi-pattern
ManualControls - None
Image Stabilisation - No
Lens Converters - No
Self Timer - 2 or 10 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback) - Yes
Computer Connection - Yes
Batteries - AA
Dimensions - 93 ? 60 ? 27.5mm
Weight - 140g
Summary: Great little camera for any occasion
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