Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Fujifilm Finepix F450
Member Name: Princess97
Fujifilm Finepix F450
Advantages: Sturdy, ok quality photos, very easy to use, affordable
Disadvantages: Sometimes indoors photos can look orange, not many features, not many megapixels
I bought this camera probably in 2007 as the family camera because at the time it was one of the best models. Since then I have bought a new one with double the amount of megapixels but this trusty camera has been handed down to my daughter who still uses it regularly on school trips or days out with her friends. This is great because I don't have to worry to much about her losing or breaking it as it would not be a great loss.
This camera is very small and compact, weighing just about 150 grams. It fits easily into small bags in its case which means that you can fit in your sun-cream and other essentials whilst on holiday without having to worry about fitting in your camera. It can also easily slide into a pocket.The screen is also quite small compared to other cameras, 5cm x 3cm. The only trouble with this is that sometimes you think the photos look really lovely but when you enlarge it, it looks very different!
On the other hand, the camera is capable of capturing great photos with its 5.2 megapixel camera. This seems quite low compared to the cameras of today and as a matter of fact, my phone has a 5 megapixel camera! However, the quality of the photos we develop are seemingly no different to those of my new Samsung camera. The photos look best when the camera is on flash. The video recording time is quite lengthy and is capable of 60 seconds in high quality or 180 in a lower quality. It is useful for recording small birthday clips and such. On the camera function it is also possible to have the picture quality at 0.3, 2, 3 or 5 megapixels which means that you can take more photos if you are running low on memory.
The zoom is 3.4 x Optical and 4.1 digital. This is much smaller than the camera I have at the moment but it is quite decent and I don't think it matters too much that it isn't able to zoom in very far. It takes photos in all areas really well but performs best outdoors or in good light. Sometimes I find that indoors photos can have an orange tint.
There are less features on this camera but there still are several different modes such as portrait or landscape and also black and white or chrome. Sure, not as many as the modern cameras but a good variety and it does the job well enough. The camera came with quite a small memory card and so I purchased a 256mb to replace it which meant we could store plenty of photos and videos.
The camera is very easy to use because of the simplicity of the functions and it is also not hard to transfer the photos on to the computer. You simply need the usb connection cable and there are no problems from there. To develop the photos you can go to Boots or elsewhere and insert the memory card into the machine and then select your desired photos.
The silver metal exterior is also very durable as I have dropped it on many occasions and it has passed with a few scratches but that's all so I'm very happy with it. We have never had any problems and I think this is a great camera and would highly recommend it to you even though it isn't one of the newer models.
This camera was quite expensive back in the day but now can be found relatively cheap on sites like eBay.
Summary: 5 stars
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