Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Fujifilm Finepix 40i: (2 megapixel, fixed lens, multifunction class) Lukewarm... I'm really not sure who's the target market for this product (Japan?). It's a package of compromises, great build quality with some neat touches yet average image quality, fixed lens, lack of support for MP3 > 128 Kbit/s..
Pros: Size, weight, Fairly good image quality, spoilt by noise in shadow areas, images look much better reduced down in size, Build quality, metallic case, sliding lens cover, Fast operation, no waiting around..., Movie clips with audio, Usable macro mode, Gadget factor (yes, it plays MP3's), Wired remote control for taking photos as well as audio control, Excellent batteries, good audio battery performance, average photo battery performance, Supplied carrying pouch, Good s...
Cons: Noise in shadow areas (becoming a SuperCCD trait), No image preview in record mode, Barrel distortion (slight, but it's still there), MP3 player doesn't support bit rates higher than 128Kbit/s, MP3: No track name display on remote control, Poor quality supplied earphones, 8/16 MB SmartMedia is simply not enough for images & audio, Price.. Consider the competition at this price
is one of the hottest buzzwords around right now. Cell phones and
PDAs are converging. The Sony Playstation2 combines a game console
and a DVD player. In our review of the Fuji
FinePix 40i, you'll see what happens when a digital camera and
portable MP3 player get together.
Pros: Sexy body and fast processing, just like the FinePix 4700, Good picture quality - lots of pixels too, MP3 player is cool, Extra bonus: remote control as remote shutter release, Movie mode with sound
Cons: No optical zoom; digital zoom only works at lower resolutions, Included memory card far too small for real world use as MP3 player, Inability to play MP3 files with bit rates higher than 128kbps, No real manual controls
Excerpt: Fujifilm s'attaque lui aussi au marché des appareils photos numériques lecteurs de MP3 avec son dernier modèle : le FinePix 40i. Pourtant cette particularité ne classe pas ce produit au rayon des gadgets. En effet, son capteur super-CCD de 2,4 millions de pixels restitue des photos d'une taille maximale de 2 400 x 1 800 pixels ! Cette taille d'image est obtenue, non par une interpolation mais par la capture simultanée de deux images.