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I got this camera about 18 months ago as a gift and could not have asked for a better camera, especially for its size and price. It is wonderfully compact and easily fits inside even the smallest of clutch bags, perfect for me taking photos on a girls night out.
I love the wide range of colours it comes in too (mine being of the bright green variety). It has some great features on it such as an array of shooting modes making taking photos in all sorts of settings very easy as well as the face detection which means you'll never chop off the top of someone's head again! It is also easy to connect up to the computer so you can upload all your new snaps straight to your social networking profile or blog.
I would have no trouble recommending this camera to a friend and I have certainly never had any issues with my own. The only downside to this camera was not knowing about the matching case until now!
The Fujifilm Finepix Z35 is available in four cute colours and one rather standard one: True Blue, Apple Green, Deep Purple, Marshmallow White & Pink, and, last and least, Quartz Black & Silver. I was drawn to the white and pink colour scheme, and if I'm honest, that's the reason why I chose this camera over other similar models on the market. I use my camera for holidays snaps, social events, and taking pictures of junk to sell on eBay, so I'm not a demanding photographer. The price is also very reasonable: while I bought mine for £80, it has now dropped to £60 on Amazon.
The Z35's ease of use is perhaps its greatest feature. To take a picture, you simply slide the lens cover back and click the shutter button. It's that easy. It takes two seconds (I counted!) from sliding the lens cover back to the camera actually turning on, then around another two seconds for the camera to autofocus and take a picture. If you need to capture a moment quickly there are no fiddly on/off buttons to find, you just slide the lens back and away you go. Of course, changing settings in order to get the ideal picture takes time. If you need to turn the flash on or off or turn on the macro mode there are buttons for this by the screen, so this is just a matter of pressing the correct button, but if you want to turn on one of the many specific modes for picture taking you have to access these through the main menu. There are lots to choose from (and therefore scroll through), including landscape, portrait, sport, sunset, snow, beach, party, flower, and text. I've never made use of any of these, as the auto mode seems to cope well with everything that I throw at it.
There is also a timer function, which comes in handy for group shots, and a movie mode. Depending on the size of your memory card, you can take extremely long movies with this camera. I currently have 3.68GB remaining on my memory card (bought separately) and can take a 38 minute movie. The sound quality is good, though not perfect.
Battery life when using the camera for photographs is excellent, I charge it very infrequently, which means that you can take it on holiday without also taking the charger. The camera itself is also very light, it weighs in at just 115g without the battery, and its slim shape means that it won't take up much space in your carry on, handbag or beach bag. It's also a sturdy little thing, and feels well made. After having the camera for eighteen months, it still doesn't have a mark on it. I do keep it in a case, and it is generally well looked after, but it has had a couple of scrapes and come out of the other side unharmed. The sliding lens cover mechanism also feels strong and built to last.
There are few negative things to say about the Finepix Z35, bearing in mind that it is a point and shoot intended for everyday use by amateurs. It doesn't come with a memory card and the internal memory is just 18MB, so you do have to buy an SDHC card for it. This card does fit in the card reader on my laptop, so transferring pictures is simple and fast.
The buttons are rather small, but if you have average sized fingers this isn't a problem. Older men with larger fingers will have trouble looking through your pictures, which may be a blessing, depending on how much you want your granddad to see of your holiday to Ibiza. As the lens is quite close to the edge of the camera I also find that when my boyfriend takes a picture there's always a massive finger hovering in the top left of the photograph. It may be the case that this camera isn't suitable for males.
Nearly everyone now has a camera and there is a lot of competition out there. Fujifilm is one of the brands I trust and will buy from.
We bought this direct from Fujifilm as a quality refurbished model for £49.99 about 2 years ago.
This camera is 10 megapixles and does the job.
It has a brilliant battery on it and its built in so no need to shell out on expensive or rechargable batteries.
It comes with the USB lead to put in your PC and upload the photos.
It takes a standard SD card so useful to move around to PC, photo machine, printer etc.
The flash is great as it does a red eye reduction flash, auto flash or no flash.
It has face recognition technology.
It is very reliable and quick, sometime if your taking photos with digital cameras, there can be a delay. This is ideal for capturing that perfect moment.
It also has a great digital video camera facility on it.
I got this camera about 2yrs ago and its the best digital camera I have every had. This camera is great for social networking like Facebook or Myspace because it quick and easy to use and also it takes brilliant pictures. Also with the connector lead from the camera to the computer it takes only minutes to upload them to your computer.
The camera has a 10 mega pixel camera and 3x optical zoom, this camera is great for if you are a amature photographer or if you just want to take picture of you and your friends like me. The screen quality is not the best in the world and the pictures may seem bad quality or blurred but when you upload them or print them off you realize the quality of them is amazing.
It is a great size which can fit into most pockets, its very easy to use all you have to do is slide the front panel and it turns on and you can start taking pictures. The camera has lots of different features like landscape and night mode but what I thought was good with his camera for the price was the face Detection, which is where it can focus the people in the photos faces. Also If you are using flash there is no worry about removing red eye because it does it for you automatically.
This camera can also take high quality videos with sound recording as well on the bottom it has a tripod connector which is great for taking professional pictures. Some of the feature at first can make the camera quite confusing but when you get the hang of the camera its great.
For this Fujifilm digital camera I give it a 8.5/10
This camera is good for young adults and children to use but not for expirienced photographers.
It is very easy to use, lightweight and compact - fits easily into a pocket or bag. On/off is achieved by sliding the front panel. Has a wrist strap supplied with it. It comes in many colours without additional costs for brights like other makes. A hard case can be bought in the matching colour to the camera.
The photo quality is not 100% brilliant indoors in artificial light and oftern the photos are discoloured. Outdoors they come up great, very clear. Close up work is good but distance not very well due to the zoom. Sometimes the picture stabilisation can be a problem.
This does have quite a few different settings - portrait, landscape, party, text, flower to name a few. The menus are easy to navigate and use. There is a big screen on the back where you can view the pictures both before taking and once taken, which is good.
The battery stays carged for a long time, even if it is left unused, and it doesnt take a long time to re-charge. The camera is able to take loads of pictures, and you can delete them from the camera.
The camera does have a video option, but I have found this not very good quality, it does pick up sound but very quietly unless it is right next to the camera.
I like this camera for nights out or trips to the park with the children as it is small BUT I would definately take my SLR on holdays/trips to the zoo etc as it takes much better pictures.
It is good for the price and size.
A fantastic compact camera, I have had 3 digital cameras previuosly but have broke most of them due to dropping them on the floor and on damp surfaces. However mine has now survived for 8 months now even after excessive useage of at least two or three times a week (taking approx 300 pictures per week) . I invested in it after it was recomenned as it doesn't have a bit that extends like some other cameras do.
It's easy to use, easy and very quick to turn on and off as you only have to slide the front. Its simple to use, and easy to turn the flash on and off. It is also easy to turn the video recorder function on and off, however there is no flash for video footage so the area need to be reasonably light for good quialty.
The charger is light and great for taking on holiday, and there is a light which comes on so you always know when it is charging.
I was given this camera for christmas last year, having never owned a digital camera and simply relied on my phone to take pictures with. The size of the camera is in my opinion its best design feature it is smaller than most mobile phones and weighs about the same, meaning that it is great to take out with you anywhere and easily fits in your pocket. It is available in a range of colours, mine is black, and has a relatively large display screen on the back with soft touch buttons all of this makes for a cool first impression. I found it extremely easy to use from the moment i picked it up - without even needing to consult the instruction manual. It also has a wide array of scene settings as well as face detection software which works really well. The images it takes are usually of a high quality, however in my experience it sometimes struggles with stabalisation of the images - which can lead to blurred photos. Overall it is really a very portable and compact camera that would be ideal for people who are looking for an in-expensive first camera.
User friendly, stylish, well priced digital camera. It seems to be designed for a younger audience, as a "my first digital camera" product. Sized just right for a pocket, its availability in an array of colour schemes, its soft press function buttons on the back, it makes a cool first impression. It's honest in the sense that its worth its price tag. Durable build, rechargable battery, an average range of zoom, well protected lens, so it can easily be kept in most bags or pockets. A decent array of inbuilt scene settings and custom picture settings. Easy to use, the menu and function buttons are very visual and straight forward. In terms of image quality, megapixels enough for large prints, performs well in low light with a strong flash, face detection was a nice and precise feature, video and audio quality was also decent on recordings, very much a young social netwokers type of camera.
Got this as an upgrade recently and have been fairly impressed with its performance. The photos taken in natural light are flawless but as soon as alternative lighting situations occur the camera cannot perform with the same clarity.
There are a number of light settings which can be used and an option for black and white photographs, though not sepia which is a drawback.
Lightweight and compact it is easy to fit into small bags, etc and therefore perfect for a night out. To get a gauge for its size - it is often mistaken for a phone!
Have not used the software provided as I find that it is no longer necessary to install these and they just fill up the computer.
Would recommend this to a beginner photographer, for nights out and and so on, due to its size and price. However, for an experienced photographer this camera will not reach the standards required, despite a relatively high megapixel included.