Conclusion: The Fujifilm FinePix V10 is an interesting camera, being the first ever to feature some 4 built-in games. Other than that, it also features 5 megapixels, 3.4x optical zoom and a huge 3 inch LCD. The camera has a giant 3 inch LCD which is very sharp and visible in most conditions but with that comes a few problems.
Pros: Big LCD with good visibility, Extra zoom of about +20 mm, Excellent movie mode, Good image quality with fairly low noise, Games for the bored photographer
Cons: Below average battery life, Bad design: Nice fingerprints for your LCD, tiny awkwardly placed buttons, Unimpressive macro mode, No AF-assist beam, No manual controls, Slow, limited continuous shooting, Photos become wall paintings at ISO 800 and ISO 1600
Conclusion: Fujifilm FinePix V10 digital camera Should I have to describe the Fujifilm FinePix V10 in one word, it is "unusual" that springs to mind. However, let us remind you this is meant solely in the positive sense of the word! After all, the Fuji FinePix V10 offers the user true value for money. The image quality is truly superb, and will undoubtedly be appreciated by a large group of (prospective) owners.
Excerpt: The new Fujifilm FinePix V10 is an ultra compact 5 megapixel point & shoot digital camera with a 3.4X optical zoom (38mm-130mm in 35mm equivalent) and a large 3.0 inch hi-res (230,000 pixels) LCD screen. Fuji claims the stylishly square little V10 substantially reduces image noise via its high efficiency 5th generation Super CCD HR sensor and Fuji's proprietary Real Photo Technology (which automatically subtracts noise from captured images).
Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls FinePix V10 Specifications CCD Sensor 1/2.5-inch Super CCD HR Real Photo Technology Yes Number of Effective Pixels 5.1 Million Pixels Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 2592 x 1944 (5M)/2736 x 1824 (3:2) 2048 X 1536 (3M)/1600 X 1200 (2M)/640 X 480 (0.3M) Movie Recording: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec) Image Processing Type Fujifilm Real Image Processor - (RP Processor) File formats Still image:...
Excerpt: Design and looks have always been an important feature of FujiFilm's line of compact cameras. Back in the 1990s it was one of the first brands to launch brushed aluminum compacts with large screens and easy controls. Fast forward to 2006 and this theme continues with the new 5Mp 3.4x optical zoom FinePix V10.
Excerpt: The Fuji Finepix V10 ($349) is shaped like a square, but Fuji definitely threw in a few curves behind the scenes. The V10's two biggest features are its SuperCCD HR sensor and its large 3-inch LCD display.
Pros: Very good photo quality in most situations (though see issues below), Compact, stylish body (though see issues below), Enormous 3" LCD is high resolution and usable in low light, Snappy performance, Nice movie mode, Plays games, in case you're bored, USB 2.0 High Speed support
Cons: High ISO performance not that great, Redeye, Design annoyances: nowhere to put your thumb, small four-way controller, plastic tripod mount, flimsy door over battery/memory card compartment, No AF-assist lamp or optical viewfinder, Unimpressive continuous shooting mode, No manual controls; custom white balance is especially needed, Small memory card included
Conclusion: The Fuji Finepix V10 offers something different from other digital cameras. It is best suited to someone who looks on photography as fun and would like a camera for snaps shots at parties and on holiday. You can find better picture quality elsewhere, but if the special features of the camera are attractive to you then it is well worth considering.
Pros: Large LCD screen, Quality of photos at high ISO settings
Summary: The V10 is undoubtedly a beautiful camera and there’s plenty to praise. However its clunky menu navigation will frustrate those looking for more control. For the rest of us hankering after a stylish snapper, the V10 will entertain you in quiet moments and record your memories with aplomb when you’re ready to shoot.