Conclusion: This strictly point-and-shoot model should appeal to novices who crave simplicity. It's a solid 4MP camera for under $300, though you'll want to purchase the optional cradle and recharger.
Pros: Decent 4MP output for under $300. Simple to use.
Cons: Limited control, even for a point-and-shoot (no manual aperture or shutter control). Minimal video capabilities. AV, USB, and DC ports are exposed to the elements. Battery recharger and rechargeable batteries not included.
Excerpt: FinePix A340 Zoom Specifications Number of Effective Pixels 4.1 million pixels CCD Sensor 1/2.7-inch CCD (Number of Total Pixels: 4.23 million pixels) Number of Recorded Pixels 2,272 x 1,704 (4MP), 1600 x 1200 (2MP), 1280 x 960 (1MP) pixels File formats Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)*Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible Storage Media xD-Picture Card (16MB to 512MB) Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card...
Summary: Fujifilm's FinePix A340 is targeted squarely at point-and-shoot photographers who want a camera that has high resolution but is simple to use. The 4-megapixel sensor is a regular CCD and it's partnered with a standard 3x optical zoom lens with fairly average specifications. The default shooting mode is fully automatic. Manual mode settings cover resolution/quality, white balance and exposure compensation only. . .
Pros: Good picture quality for resolution/price, Simple to use
Cons: Limited low light capabilities, Weak flash, Power hungry [BG05]