F40 is good but not at high ISO for low light shots
Brian plays Tennis, Amazon
11 March 2010
Summary: The F40 is a nice small size compact, has fast operation, and takes good pictures in general especially outdoors or in good light. However, indoors the low light and high ISO performance is not as good as previous models like the F10, F20, and F30. Photos are grainy with high ISO.
Excerpt: At £50 this was an unbeatable deal. I purchased it to deal with a Panny FX33 that was lovely in many ways, but noisy at base ISO. I have learnt that there are compromises with all cameras, that no P&S is perfect, and that you choose the limitations you can live with.
Excerpt: Overall a very nice camera with a big sensor (same size as Canon G9) but with only 8 MPixels. Not quite as good as the F30 at high ISO but close. At least this one is still available as I write these words. Very nice colors after white balance correction in Photoshop.
Summary: Pros: 1. sturdy build 2. small, about same size as Canon SD750 3. long lasting battery 4. beautiful screen 5. takes both SD and XD cards 6. displays all relevant information but no irrelevant information when reviewing pictures 7.
Excerpt: This is my second digital camera, the first one is a Nikon Coolpix 2200. The first Finepix F40fd has 4 stuck pixels grouped at just above the center of the image because of a defect on the CCD sensor, the stuck pixels can be seen easily on the LCD as a big blue point, so I decided to comeback to the...
Excerpt: I bought this camera for the wife. I shot exclusively Canon DSLR systems; however, I used this on our recent cruise celebrating our 10th wedding aniversary since I didn't want to lug my 25lb Canon bag around. All I can say is wow...for a p&s compact this camera did very well.
Excerpt: I’ve had my F45fd (F40fd) for a couple weeks now. I will start with value, for $104 it is spectacular. Regarding design, the size of the camera is awesome, I found a small case for it and I can carry it around easily in the front or back pocket of my Levi’s.