Summary: The Fuji Finepix F480 is one of the few ultra-compact cameras to feature a wide-angle lens. The functionally of the F480 is extremely basic, even when comparing to other point-and-shoot models. Notably missing features are metering modes, custom white-balance, automatic flash with red-eye reduction. Even ISO control and exposure compensation are only available in the Manual scene mode, which is not manual at all.
Pros: Wide-angle lens in ultra-compact camera, Generally good exposure accuracy, Keeps image noise under control, Nicely saturated colors, Quite accurate white-balance system, Balances flash and ambient light very well, Below average distortion, Good lens sharpness, Short shutter lag, Fast focusing, Good macro performance, Mostly good construction, except for battery latch, Attractive and easy to navigate menus
Cons: ISO control and exposure compensation hidden in 'Manual' scene mode, Noise reduction softness at higher ISO settings, Focus at tele photo end struggles in low light, Slow shot-to-shot speed, Above average chromatic aberrations, No auto flash with red-eye reduction, Below average battery life, Low-resolution instant image review, Slow image playback, Some buttons have a cheap plastic feel, Questionable organization of menu options, Useless night scene and fireworks modes
Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls FinePix F480 Specifications Number of Effective Pixels 8.2 million pixels CCD Sensor 1/ 2.5-inch Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 12MB) / xD-Picture Card™ ( 16MB - 2 GB ) /SDHC memory card File format Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2 ) Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ) (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible) Recording capacity with 512MB xD-Picture Card (not included) Still images: 3264x2448(F) - 127...
Conclusion: At the end of the day it does not matter how cheap a camera is if it cannot take a decent picture. I really struggled with the Fuji Finepix F480 and although it carries a relatively low price tag I feel it does not offer good value for money.
Summary: : The Fujifim F480 is an interesting though not impressive 8.2 megapixel wide angle digital camera. It is certainly a capable little camera but requires some patience to achieve the best results. This can happen when you have control through the limited manual options, as the auto settings will sometimes be unpredictable. If you have a need for a wide angle compact the F480 cannot be beaten at this price.
Excerpt: Not so long ago, Fujifilm's F range of compact digital cameras led the field for image quality. However, the F50fd (What's New, Shopper 239) suffered from serious noise problems because of its over-ambitious 12-megapixel sensor, and it seems that the range isn't as good as it once was. However, we were interested to find out whether the F480 could revive past glories.
Excerpt: Fuji Finepix F480 er et lommekamera med 8 megapixler, et 4x optisk vidvinkelobjektiv og mulighed for at gå op til ISO800. Hele herligheden er pakket ind et metalhus. Kameraet fås i farverne sølv og sort. Den vejledende udsalgspris er 1.695,00 kr. inkl. moms. Vi har som de første testet nyheden. Læs, hvordan den klarede sig i vor test.