Summary: I like this Fuji camera because it can take better low light photos without flash than others in the same price range. I like it also because it does not limit the use of memory cards to the XD format but can register on the low cost,universal,ubiquitous SD. I dislike it because of its ridiculous limited built-in memory. Like other point and shoot cameras, this built-in memory,good only for a few photos, is a joke in this age of multi gigabyte memory cards.
Summary: I've only had the camera two weeks and have been playing around with it at home. Easy to get started, clear on-screen instructions, great photo quality. Big vacation coming up, so that will be the real test.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Summary: Bought this camera at B&H about three weeks ago. A customerjust in line before me bought the F31, so both were on thecounter while I listened to the conversation of the customerwith the sales rep. I hadn't made my final decision yet whenentering B&H, but based on what I knew about the F31 and theF40, I was eager to see and handle both of them. UltimatelyI went for the F40, since I wanted a really small,carry-everywhere camera.
Summary: I have been using my F40fd for about a month and love it. I finally have a camera the fits in my pocket and goes wherever I go without a cumbersome camera bag. But I also like that I don't have to give up image quality, ease of use, or resolution to have such a small camera. I like the button layout and the new user interface, they are very useful and intuative.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Button layout, Fast Face detection, Good Price, Great in Low Light, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged, Simple Controls, User interface
Summary: I stopped counting megapixels a while ago, and now that the current crop of 10 megapixel cameras have shown their unreconcilable weaknesses, I was looking for a 6 megapixel F30 to take advantage of its reputation for detail beyond the megapixel count and its 2-3 f-stop extended sensitivity, especially useful in dim light where other digicams give noisy mush. based not on research but Fuji reputation for the sensor in the F30.
Summary: A great little camera. It is 8.3mega pixel. I had the 9 mega pixel version and broke the screen, so went for a similar second hand one. If anything, the pictures, which were always great, seem even more vivid in colours and sharp. Easy to use and to download from. Fits in the pocket and looks smart. Very pleased, yet again, with the quality of Fuji.
Summary: Almost loved it except that it sometimes takes a while to take the next photo. Still have not figured out how to set it to maximum pixel size as it always defaults to an average of 2mb which is not enough if I want to blow-up photos. But then again, maybe I just need to read the manual.
Fujifilm Finepix F40fd - great little camera for a low price ...
4 July 2010
Summary: I bought this camera over 18 months ago and it is still going strong and the picture quality is far better than others makes that have a higher pixel count. The battery is a lithium ion rechargable battery and the camera comes with a recharger that is plugged into the mains power and a small led lights up when charging and goes off when fully charged. The camera itself is a nice grey and silver combination with the back being a darker colour with a large viewing screen.
Pros: Good quality pictures, lots of settings, easy to use