Product Type: Fujifilm digital cameras
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Gorgeous looking camera, fair quality
Fujifilm Finepix Z90
Member Name: lucylu1029
Fujifilm Finepix Z90
Date: 05/06/12, updated on 05/06/12 (13 review reads)
Advantages: Attractive camera, nice touch screen,
Disadvantages: Indoor image quality not great
I got this camera in an exchange for my previous, shoddy camera. This camera was 90 pounds from Boots when I bought it about 3 months ago, however I have since been sent an e-mail from the money saving company Groupon with a discount to get this for 50 pounds!
This camera has a 14.2 megapixel sensor and 5 x optical zoom. The zoom is so easy to use, it is a little knob on the shutter button which you just pull or push to zoom in or out. It has a 3 inch touch screen which is really easy to use and not too sensitive which I like. It has digital image stabilisation, a vertical sliding lens cover and easy web upload. It comes with many different flash modes, which include Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Red-eye removal ON : Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
The photography functions include Face Detection, Photobook assist, Image search, Erase selected frames, Slide show, Auto red-eye removal, Protect, Crop, Resize, Image rotate, Mark for upload, Multi-frame playback, Dual image display, Favourite and Panorama. It has an internal memory size of 38 MB. It is very easy to switch between the still image and video functions, by simply pressing a button next to the shutter button. The camera does not take batteries, but comes with a rechargeable battery which makes life a whole lot easier! You simply take the battery out of the camera, pop it into the plug provided and plug it in. I give the functions 9/10.
This camera is so pretty! I have to admit, the fact that it was bright pink and shiny was the main reason I bought it. It comes in six different colours: pink, purple, silver, black, blue and red. It looks like an envelope when the shutter is closed. The thing that I don't like is the sliding shutter often slides down when it is in my bag, so it is probably best to purchase a case with this camera. However, it does it make extremely easy to turn on and off. I give the design 8/10 (subtract 2 for it always 'unsliding' in my bag)
I have to say, the image quality is a bit hit and miss in my experience. I tend to have the camera on the auto function, which is supposed to select the best function based on the conditions of the current environment you are in. Outdoor pictures are usually great, but indoor ones can be a bit blurred. I should probably have a bit more of a play with the different features to find the best one, but if you are like me and just want to 'shoot and go', then you're probably better of getting a more basic camera. I give the image quality 6/10.
There is a way to upload pictures directly from this camera to the computer without the need for wires, as stated in the functions section, which is meant to be easy, but I have not worked it out yet! Perhaps this is because I am a simpleton. There is also a way to upload the pictures to Facebook directly from the camera. However, I just use the cord and plug it in, or take the memory card out the camera and put it in the computer, I find this much simpler and it is very quick. I give ease of upload 5/10 (only because I havn't worked out this elusive easy web sharing feature yet!)
Overall, I really like this camera and would certainly recommend it. It has such a vast number of features that I would say this is probably best for somebody who is bothered with using them! Rather than paying nearly 100 pounds like me when you're not using them (or perhaps use the Groupon voucher to get it for 50 pounds instead).
Summary: Wide range of features for a reasonable price, available in a wide range of colours
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