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This camera is the first and only camera that I have ever owned. And I have owned it for several years and never really had any major problems with it but i do have a few niggles. First lets start with the tech points: 6.3mp xD card Flash Video with sound Optical and digital zoom Three shoot modes: standard; chrom and black and white Night mode and many other features. The pros This camera is really robust, it has been knocked and bumped lots in the years and still functions perfectly well. It is also very easy to use, a great camera for beginners as it is pretty much a point and shot camera. It is very easy to transfer photos from the camera to a PC as well as Pictbridge capability. It also has a large screen for reviewing photos instantly. The cons As it is an older camera it is quite bulky and I believe that Fujifilm have actually released a more streamlined version of the camera to tackle this. Alsi, the cables required to charge, transfer photos and have visual output must all be plugged into this type of adapter which plugs into one streamline plug in the camera. This means less plugs on the camera which is good but also makes it fiddly to set up as you can not simple plug and play as they say!!! The battery life can also drain quite quickly too.
I have had and used this camera for 2 years and been throughly pleased with its quality of my pictures, easiness and general wear and tear. The disadvantages are that you have to have a full reading of the manual to work all the appropriate functions and the flash is slightly bright so makes portraits slightly white. The pictures are taken pretty quickly so no having to wait a delay for the flash. The red eye is a green light but works a treat. There are many other features for using with sport, landscape etc. The most useful application is the LCD is very clear on the camera. The adapter and USB lead is all one lead and connects with a little box is not very practical and space conscious. However at least you dont lose one or the other! The battery life is very good and lasts for weeks.
Most digital cameras are only part-timers. Why? As the day wears on, their batteries start to run dangerously low, and their low-light performance is beset by image quality problems. The F10 Zoom, with its new Real Photo Processor, is the exception. With a 500-shot battery life and an incredible sensitivity range that stretches from ISO 80 to 1600, the FinePix F10 Zoom is a camera to be used at any time of the day or night.