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FUJI FINEPIX J50 REVIEW
I've had a few cameras in my time , but when i picked up the Fuji finepix j50 i got a good piece of technology I'm proud of.
This camera is a 8.2 mega pixel camera( that on its own means Crystal clear photos) ,with a 3.5" LCD back screen to view your photos and video play back.
The j50 has many functions ,a close ups setting,where this will take crystal clear close ups, it also as a portraits and, scenery shots setting where this sets itself automatically to the right light conditions and shutter speed through a sensor at the front of the camera, and face detection to make sure the camera is focused on the main feature of the picture, and to make sure your not chopping heads off.
all auto settings take away the guessing factor when trying to determine light conditions and shutter speed for the perfect photo.
if your more advanced you can set the aperture,exposure and shutter speed manually to get the image your looking for. this camera will do exactly what you input.
this camera as a 37mm wide angle to 185mm telephoto lens.meaning 5x optical zoom, the zoom also goes to 6.9x in digital zoom although i don't recommend using digital zoom as this distorts the picture quality.
the j50 as a maximum ISO of 800 and a max shutter speed of 1/1500 you can catch fast moving action pictures and shots in high light areas.
Ive used this camera nearly everyday for 2 years, and don't think I've had a bad picture yet,
i usually put it on the auto settings so it all self focuses and determines the right exposure, and even if you have an unsteady hand it will correct it.
The only time i used the manual exposure settings was in the dark on top of a motorway bridge where i wanted an effect of the cars rear lights going along in light streams down the motorway, i got my picture,but i think you have to be a little advanced to use manual setting and get the right picture every time.
i had this camera for about six month before i realised it was also a video camera. if you use it with a 4 gb sd or xd card inside you can record for a good 3 hours, very good sound too.
it also comes with a long life (ion) battery that takes about an hour to fully charge and then lasts for about 100 photos, i went to a wedding at a church and filmed the whole service with this camera then carried on taking picture at the reception at night and the battery never went flat.
its a very good camera for the £70.00 i paid. if anything was to happen to my camera i would definitely buy the same camera again .
it is a good camera if you are new to photography and also good if your a little advanced with exposure and camera set up. but saying that i learnt everything from the user manual which is simple and precise information.
i hope this as gave you a little incite on how good this camera is.
i would rate this camera 5/5 for value , its point and shoot mode, its advanced features that you would find on more expensive cameras, and for the video camera function that i use just as much as a still camera.
i really don't think you would be unhappy with this buy.
this review is on ciao , bukisa &dooyoo under the same user name (bruvs247)
Bought for ninety pounds its easy to admit that 8.2 mega pixels is good value for money, however, I have found it extremely difficult to take good quality pictures with this camera. Admittedly this is my first camera and I am no expert but almost half of the pictures that I have taken have come out blurry and it seems that I only get good quality pictures when I have the flash on and am in an environment that actually requires the flash function.
Too often I have tried to take a picture and become extremely frustrated due to my inability to take a good quality picture.
On the plus side the camera is extremely easy to use and looks reasonably stylish, the software that came with it is both simple and effective.
What I find most frustrating with the camera is the pictures that do come out well are of good quality I just wish it had better consistency.
To summarise I wouldn't recommend this camera to anyone as I believe buying a camera with less megapixels may still offer better value for money.
I received the camera as a surprise gift and what a fantastic surprise it has been. It's compact, has great battery life and fantastic quality photo's. Video's that are recorded play with clear sound when played back and are of much higher quality when viewed on a computer than I was expecting. The menu's are extremely easy to navigate and the functions are all pretty much self explanatory. It's so easy to use that my mum insisted we purchase her the same one for her birthday (and she hated the things before borrowing mine). It takes a standard XD memory card which means they are available far and wide and at great low prices. The memory card and battery slot are easily accessible making it very easy to take both out for charging/emptying. The baby mode makes it obvious at who this camera is aimed at but with the option to delve deeper into the settings it is not just for the new parents amongst us.
I was pretty unhappy with this camera. I got it as a present but it was highly recommended to my mum by the assistant in store ... Although the menus and buttons were easy enough to use, I found that I was absolutely unable to produce a sharp picture, even if I made sure the anti shake or sport/action function was on and I placed the camera on a surface. Pretty much every single photo I took came out blurry, which was rather annoying. In the end I got my mum to take it back to the shop and exchange it for a nikon one, and even with less mega pixels I've been enjoying it ever since. I wonder if the fuji camera had a fault or something but in any case I was expecting it to take decent-looking photos and it didn't. Put me off buying fuji in the future.