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When my daughter was born we bought our first camera as we wanted to capture every moment but quickly realised we wanted better quality and we finally settled on this one. The camera at the tme (about 21/2 years ago) was £90 whch at the time was a good price for a 9 megapixel camera, we decided on a fionepix as that was the make of our first camera which was always a good camera.
The camera comes in silver and is quite heavy making it feel good quality, there are no cheap feeling plastic bits either just good quality componants. The camera has a on off button on the top and then a circular button which takes the pictures, this button has a little lever underneth it which moves left and right to change the zoom. On the rear of the camera is a 2 1/2 inch LCD display screen which is a decent size and allows you to see what you have taken clearly and then there is a dial with different settings on, a play button, a back button and then five little buttons one in the centre and the other four surrounding it.
The camera is 9 megapixel and has 4x optical zoom, the camera take 2 x AA batteries and if using decent rechargeables can easy take plenty of photos without worrying about it dying, even when it lets you know the batteries are dying you get about another 5 or so pictures. I wouldn't really use normal batteries with this camera as like with most digital cameras it literally just east them.
The settings available on the dial of the camera are digital zoom, portrait, landscape, movie, auto, baby, picture stabilization and red eye. I fins i use the red eye or auto modes the most although I would say that even the red eye setting still gives your subjects red eyes which shows this setting isb't very good. The disp / back button gives you a grid to help you line up your photo if you press it when in shooting mode and if pressed when in any menus it will take you back as suggested by the name. The play button does exactly that and takes you to your pictures and movies.The last set of buttons allow arfe at the bottom and the centre one is the main menu which gives you iso, quality and set up, this allows you to set things such as how long your photo stays on the screen after taking and how loud you want the sound of the camera to be. there is a little button with a bin on it which is the delete button although if you press it when in shooting mode it will brighten the LCD display. There is a macro button and then another button which gives the option of re eye reduction and red eye reduction with slow slow red eye, the final button is a self timer which allow you to set the camera to either take a picture after ten seconds or two seconds.
I find this camera extremely easy to use and even though i have since bought another camwera I do still use this one. The camera provides you with good quality pictures but the red eye is a bit of an issue, I personally print my pictures through internet companies so this isn't too much of an issue for me as they correct this for you but if you plan on printing your pictures at home i would say you may want another camera.
The A900 is a distinctly average camera, and a good few years old now, too. When I first purchased it back in 2007, it was going for a very reasonably £100 and with a big holiday coming up, I was on the lookout for a new camera. It didn't initially disappoint. It is very easy to use, with the standard shooting modes one might expect. It also has a relatively quick turn on time and shutter speed, meaning that it's especially effective for quick snap shots and night time shots.
However, the picture quality is the big downfall. In terms of resolution, it is quite good - 9MP. However in terms of the sharpness of the lens and contrast of the colours, it can be rather vague and wishy-washy when compared to contemporaries.
Worse still, battery life is poor.
In conclusion, this camera is quite acceptable if bought very cheaply, but three years on from it's release date, there are an infinite number of better cameras around to choose from.
I bought this camera for £69.99 and it has been the best digital camera i have owned due to the fact it is a handy size for the amount of quality pictures it takes. This model is very handy for day trips and everyday photos. The picture output is fabulous also for close up pictures or photos to be uploaded on webites, as the fine details show clearly onyour pc, which is also great for photo editing online. The camera is extremely easy and straight forward to work considering i have never had a fujifilm product before to work with. The menu buttons are quite self explantatory.
However while still under my 12 month guarentee the camera became unusable as it suddenly decided to continue with the zoom out , leaving me unable to use apart from view my photos already taken. I was told it couldnt be repaired and it is not covered under the 12 month guarentee that i had. Even thow it had not be dropped or banged or anything on my behalf. Upon this i began to surf the net for hopefully ideas on how to fix it . And to my horror i found hundreds of websites of with consumers with the same problem, So this seems to be a manufactors fault , which they will not resolve or refund for . However i had mine less than 12 months i found some others have lasted longer than this . So i shall not be purchasing the same model again and would only suggest this model if it is just going to be used occasionally.
I brought this camera at sainburys ,as l need a new camera with more megapixels.So l could take better pictures that were cleared and l could blown them up to a4 .And print out as posters.The camera was quite cheap at 69.99 and l choose fuji ,as l have a 3 pixels camera that fuji (A330) and it's very good. So l decided to buy this one hoping it would give me a detailed picture .
l was quite disappointed my this camera, as it take's nice picture and the picture's are more detailed than my fuji a330. But the lcd screen not clear and the image look very bits. l've sent it to the fuji. they said they would fix it .The only thing l can say about this camera is its easy to use cheap but the quality of the camera is a let down. As the camera broke down two months after the guarantee ran out. And l refuse to pay fuji any m money to fix it. l wouldn't recommand it at all.l should have stuck with my good fuji (a330)
I bought this camera for alot less then it seems to be selling for- from argos for £69.99 and it was due to the fact my mobile phone with a 5mp camera had been stolen.
I had always wondered about the advice that states dont rely on your mobile for a camera as the quality is just not there, my N95 had been near perfect for me. But since using the fuji film camera, I can understand that statement alot more.
The camera pictures are much better. On the mobile they did seem slightly altered- sort of like the proportions were expanded in the top half and slimmed down at the bottm- like a wall of mirrors effect I guess. I notice this now since the fuji film pictures are in excellent proportion- my face actually looks like my real face again!
The software is very easy to load, takes a little time, but then it all does. It can do stuff like repair photo issues like red eye, correct the colour so it actually isnt so yellow from the light, and you can crop etc tyhe image.
There are tonnes of features on this camera, including a shake feature if your not to good at holding the camera steady, a red- eye feature, a recording short videos feature... probably far more then I am aware of.
The camera itself is its only real let down, its very chunky and you will need a decent case from this as its in no way sleek. It does have a nice large screen to look at your images on, but I think its at the expense of the battery which runs out very quickly, after about 3 hours if its on all that time. It also seems to eat power even when its off, so turn it off and remove the batteries, for the sake of your bank balance!
This review is a summary of my experiences with the FinePix A900; I shall not bore you with the ins and outs of the specification as this is readily available on the FujiFilm website.
Ok...lets begin. I purchased my A900 from Currys about a year ago. It was priced at £89.99 at the time, and for a camera with a 9 megapixel capability, I thought this was a great camera for an even better price. And since that day I purchased it, I can honestly say that I have never had any trouble with it. So lets get down to the nitty gritty.
My experience of the camera so far has been very positive indeed. Firslty I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to set up, to use, and to change its settings. The display should be praised for this - it is very large and also very clear. The overall functionality of the camera in my opinion is excellent.
Secondly, picture quality is fantastic with this camera! After taking thousands of pictures and playing with different settings, it always produces clear and well balanced ones. These pictures look even better printed or blown up on a computer. And finally, I was hugely impressed with the video quality also. Once again, they come out clear, and without any stutter at all.
I believe the camera's only weakness lies with the quality of the screen itself. Occasionaly when in picture mode, the screen refresh rate can be slow which leads to a blurred image being produced on the LCD before you take a photo. This does not affect final picture quality though. Apart from this, if I am to be very picky, I'd say that it's a little heavier than other brands or models. But I see this as a sign of sturdy build quality more than anything.
All in all, I would highly recommend the A900 to amateur or casual photographers who are looking to buy a good quality budget camera. Hope this review is helpful in your final decision.
After my holiday I decided to purchase another camera. I managed to break the lens cover by getting sand inside. The screen was scratched and I found that photos were not as good as they could be. I found the camera very hard to use as fiddling around with flash buttons and menu features confused me. By the time I had figured out what to do I had missed what I was taking the picture of. I also found that after pressing the button to take a picture the camera was too slow at taking it. With fast moving objects or action shots my camera was rubbish. I have heard many great things about Fujifilm so decided to take a look at the cameras on the market and was impressed.
Fujifilm was founded in 1934 with the hope of producing modern products for photography. The headquarters is based in Tokyo. It is the largest photographic company in the world. Fujifilm sponsor the FIFA world cup.
The grass green colour of the background with the bold white writing across the centre is usually sign of its quality. Many people are attracted to Fuji for its superb quality and good reputation.
The camera is quite stylish. It is silver all over which is very sexy and goes with almost every outfit (probably not important to the men). It feels robust and looks like it can withstand a drop or two. It is ergonomically designed and feels nice and snug in my hand.
At about 9cm long, 6cm tall and 3cm thick it is average in size. It's fairly small compared to many cameras out there but in comparison to miniature models it does look big and bulky. It is not heavy to carry and is light enough to carry in a handbag or on a neck strap.
EASE OF USE
The camera is easy to use as it comes with pre-set functions such as sports mode, firework mode etc. This saves you from fussing around with many different features such as colour, gradient etc. I found this quite useful as the camera is set up to point and snap.
The camera is easy to turn on and navigate. The instruction manual is easy to read, but then again I am used to new cameras so pick it up fast. I am sure most people reading and using the manual will pick it up. I wouldn't say that the camera is a perfect piece of equipment for a professional photographer but is perfect for family snaps and as a holiday accessory.
This 9 Mega pixel camera produces excellent quality pictures. I have found that with many cameras the quality of snaps taken indoors can be poor. It comes with Real Photo Technology (RPT), I will not pretend to know what this means but I know that it helps create pictures of fantastic, top quality. When using a camera without the flash the picture can appear blurry and slightly cloudy, with the Real Photo Technology pictures look sharp and have a very crisp image.
The shutter release is quicker than my old camera making it easier to capture sporting moments, moving objects and action shots. I liker this feature as getting pictures on the spur of the moment are easier.
The camera has 4x optical zoom and 3x digital zoom. Using both zoom features you are able to zoom in much closer, producing an amazing quality photo. The quality of pictures are clearer and more crisp due to the high sensitivity intelligent flash. I have not only been able to capture the foreground and people clearly but the background also appears clear and in detail rather than blending in the back.
The movies are also very crisp and clear showing high quality detail. The playback sound quality is excellent. The colour is clear and the movement is not jagged or wobbly. I have managed to record over 40 minutes of film on a 1GB memory card and take 300 photos with a high quality setting. It has 10MB of internal memory and a memory card is included in some packages.
The 2.5 inch screen is reasonable and makes a good screen for viewing pictures and playing back movies. This also helps you delete, rotate and edit photos on screen.
There is a wide variety of modes to enable you to take the best photo and helps make the camera easier to use. These modes are Auto, Baby mode, Anti-Blur, Red-eye Reduction,
Landscape, Sport, Night, Natural light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Underwater, Flower, Party, Museum and text. I haven't had chance to work out how all of these work although the fireworks one is quite useful, I haven't noticed much difference with this.
The camera takes two AA batteries, these last quite a long time and are cheap to use. The camera comes with these batteries, although you can also use rechargeable Ni-MH batteries.
A hand strap is included in the box but some stores such as Comet sell the camera with a package including memory card and case.
It is fairly cheap compared to other cameras of similar performance and quality. A 9 mega pixel camera usually costs between £120 and £200 depending on quality, features and where purchased. This camera can be bought from most electrical stores such as Comet and Dixons. I managed to get mine with a package (camera, memory card and carry case) for only £119.99. There are some great offers if you take the time to look around and price them up. It does not sell in Argos but the 8 mega pixel Fujifilm sells at a low price and has similar features.
I have been through about 4 digital cameras in 6 years. I started off with a simple 1.3 Mega pixel camera and have gone up each time gradually becoming happier with them. This camera however is perfect for what I want it for. Using a good printer or processing company the pictures come out very good and look superb enlarged. This is a great camera as it is so easy to use. I would definitely recommend this product.