Fujifilm FinePix A500 Zoom review
A cheap camera that produces quite good results.
+ nice battery life (AA => up to 100 images; decent rechargeables 2500+mAh => up to 500 images)
+ high image quality (concerning the low price)
~ different modes (sports, landscape, ...) advance the (esp. sports) otherwise poor results
- no image stabilisation, only ISO 100-400
- very small display
- slow autofocus (~1s)
- poor zoom regulation (the zoom button is a mess)
- lacks brilliance in processing sunlight pictures, poor results in heavy sunlight (colour changes, ...)
All in all I am satisfied. Concerning a retail price of 79 € and the fact that I bought this camera on ebay (60€ incl. leather case, 1 GB xD-Card, rechargeable AAs) there is no need to complain.
I got the best results on a wedding (manual mode) compared to other quiote pricy compacts (auto mode) handeled by inexperienced photographers.
BUT ... I cannot recommend this camera. There is much better stuff on the market. And it's indoor results are far less impressing than the class leading F-series of fuji. For 150 Euros there are the F50fd or the F47fd available at amazon. For outdoor pictures or mostly good light shots try the canon or panasonic compacts.
no probs so far
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