Fujifilm FinePix A310 Zoom review

Started Apr 1, 2005 | User reviews
Terrera
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Fujifilm FinePix A310 Zoom review
Apr 1, 2005

I've been using this camera for one year, and I must say that I was completaly disappointed with it. It was my first digital camera (I am used to an old film EL Nikkormat Nikon 55mm... yep, its really old, about 30 years old...love this camera) and I thought it was bad (in comparisson to some Dig Cams I used from some friends of mine).

LCD is very grainy and low resolution (though pretty fast)

Pictures are extremely noisy (in night shows, red dots appear in dark places)

Un-sharp pictures

Bad focusing

No ISO 100 (for crying out loud, at least 100)

Interpolated pixels reduced dramatically the image quality

Practically no manual controls (and its a pretty stupid camera)

Few scene modes and they are hard to access, only through the menu

Dark pictures, especially in indoor shots

It is extremely fragile and has flimsy battery door and lens protection

Huge shutter lag

Flash takes long to recharge

No sound and small movies (though I must admit that I barely use movie mode since it is a photographic camera, not a camcorder)

Humiduty destroys it (not water, I live in a very wet place)

Apparently few f-stops (destroys field-of depth)

Goodies:
Very good battery life and uses only 2 batteries

Small and light

xD picture card it fast

USB 2.0

Video Out (few cameras with this price have those)

Easy menus (the camera as a whole is very esy to use, since there arepractically no manual controls... only the sceen modes at dissapointing)

3x Optical for such a small camera is impressive

Colours are not so bad

30fps movie and fast LCD was interesting (though very low resolution)

It is pretty ok if you are going to use it for events that you don't bother having bad quality pictures and that you don't bother loosing (or breaking!!!!) the camera.

Terrera's score
2.5
Average community score
4.2
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