Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Brilliant Camera for quick and easy photos
Fujifilm Finepix E900
Member Name: missHelen
Fujifilm Finepix E900
Advantages: simple to use, clear pictures and long life span
Disadvantages: takes AA batteries and XD cards
I own several cameras and yet always revert to this one, which on first glance when competing with an slr, canon and even my iphone should be the runt of the litter. However I can't recommend it enough and always opt to take it out on walks, bike rides, nights out and even to events where I want to capture movement (racing) - it copes with them all.
The above could be expected from most cameras, however this one is nearly 3 years old and has survived many events, many more infact than one would expect for its sub £150 price tag (in 2006). I have dropped it, sat on it and dropped it in water (not submerged) and it has survived - a testiment to the great build quality.
Aswell as beating it up, I have also had the chance to test out many of its settings, of which there are many, all controled through the wheel on the top. It has the standard macro, movement, portrait, nighttime, landscape, video etc settings, all of which I have used to varying success through my ameateur photography career. There are just enough functions to make this camera great for an ameateur but there aren't enough if you're a serious photographer - you'd get bored and frustrated.
However, all the great photo taking features, brilliant life span and nice price, there is a downside. It only takes AA batteries and uses XD cards.
I find AA batteries very cumbersome, I always find myself searching for a set which are charged as using standard AA's is pointless, they last for a few photos before dying- highly frustrating. I also find XD cards very frustrating, they are uncompatible with many of my friends cameras and are uncompatible with the card slot on both of my laptops.
If this camera had a built in/specialist battery and took SD cards that would make it the perfect product. Perhaps the battery issue has been solved in other Fuji's but I know the XD card is here to stay.
Otherwise a brilliant camera.
Summary: Brilliant Camera for standard photos.
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