Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Your standard point and shoot
Fujifilm Finepix AV250
Member Name: kayleighmcharris
Fujifilm Finepix AV250
Advantages: Does what you would expect
Disadvantages: lacks excitement for the more experienced photographer
This camera is around the £50-60 mark depending on where you make your purchase. Id say that this is an average price for a standard point and shoot and the fact that it's an affordable camera also reflects that there is no real wow or additional features.
DESIGN AND EASE OF USE
The camera is a very good compact size it'll fit comfortably between most people's top finger tips to the bottom of their palm, great for transporting the camera on low key trips. I have this model in silver as it was the only colour they had in stock at the time of my purchase, however I do think the black model looks more expensive and has a certain amount of sleekness to it.
There are minimal buttons on the designs and only the flash, lens and logo is present on the front of the camera, I think the minimalistic design of the camera makes it look very mature and is also very welcoming to anyone regardless of their experience with photography.
The few buttons that are on the camera are very reasonably sized and spaced out from one another, I think this is a great design concept as there are a few of my cameras that are so jam packed with small buttons you're constantly hitting the wrong ones, then by the time you get the camera ready the photo opportunity has gone! However, this camera is excellent for time efficiency and getting those quick snaps, quickly.
There are no snazzy features on this camera that you wouldn't already expect from a standard point and shoot camera, you have the ability to zoom, the choice of flash a built in self timer and a macro option, other than the ability to take the picture that's pretty much all the features you get with this camera. Being an enthusiast I see this camera as quite dull and boring and I tend to only use it when its absolutely necessary. On the other hand, my parents and siblings love this camera, as they have next to no knowledge of photography and it allows then to easily understand a few features and take great photos.
The camera has a 3x optical zoom, this doesn't offer a fantastic range but it can get you just a little bit closer to your desired subject without sticking the camera in their or it's face, and it also give you the opportunity to get a better frame on the picture by in affect cropping out unwanted background. Just don't expect anything amazing with the zoom, it's probably camera phone zoom range!
You have a choice of turning the flash on and off, this is good for days at the zoo or in enclosed areas where flash is not allowed.
This is for close up shots and allows you to capture (usually a small sized subject) in great detail and usually with vibrant and vivid colours. The macro on this camera works well but not great, you can see more detail in the images but not a great amount. I'd say this macro focuses more on depth of field (Focusing more on making the background blurry rather than bringing detail out).
Great for group snaps, allows everyone to be in the photo providing you have a tripod of a surface to securely hold the camera. I've not really used this feature much on this camera as I think it's more hassle than it's worth, I'd rather ask a tourist or someone walking by to take a group picture for us.
The picture quality is good, there is minimal blur and the images tend to be sharp and clear. The camera has 16 megapixels which means its a very good size if you want to blow your images up to a reasonably larger size.
This camera produces good pictures and has a good range of features providing you don't want anything great and you just expect the basics. I think £50 is a good price for this camera as it's durable and does what it says on the packet. This is a great camera for those starting out in photography (such as young children) or those who just need a basic camera that can take good quality pictures.
Summary: Good compact camera
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