|Fujifilm FinePix V10 review : Digital gadgets are becoming increasingly difficult to tell apart. We take photos with mobile phones, whilst calling with a PDA. The Fujifilm FinePix V10 is the latest addition to this series of gadgets. First and foremost, it is a digital compact camera with a stylish design, equipped with the latest Fujifilm technological innovations. In addition to this, the user is presented with the option to play games. Obviously not quite as advanced as your average Sony Playstation, but isn't it so that you've got to start somewhere? Fortunately, photography remains the key issue of the Fujifilm FinePix V10 digital compact camera.
Fujifilm V10 camera - Real Photo Technology
The Fujifilm FinePix V10 features an attractive design and is available in two colours: silver and orange. Naturally, the latter will be of particular current interest to the Dutch football enthusiasts during the FIFA 2006 World Cup. The almost square-shaped model is filled to the brim with technical gems, the basis of which is formed by Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology, which they have developed themselves. In the Fujifilm V10, this comes down to a 5.1 Megapixel Super CCD HR. This image sensor enables you to capture high quality images without all too much noise, even at high sensitivities. Besides the sensor, Real Photo Technology consists of a lens and the processor. All three elements are perfectly attuned to one another.
Fujifilm FinePix V10 - Optical zoom
The zoom range of the lens runs from 36 up to 136 mm, when compared to a 35 mm camera. The 3.4x optical zoom allows most users sufficient room to experiment, especially as it offers the option to capture macro images in addition to the standard shots. When combined with high sensitivities, a full opening of f/2.8 enables you to capture images without use of the flash virtually everywhere. Generally, this results in considerably more attractive images, whilst the atmosphere of the actual moment of recording is maintained.
Fuji V10 compact camera - 3 inch LCD monitor
The Fujifilm FinePix V10 is a compact camera, a fact that is commonly known to clash with the consumer's wish to work with increasingly large monitors. The Fujifilm V10 hence features a maximized monitor. It should be said, however, that with its current 3 inch, the LCD monitor can simply not increase any further in size without having to change the actual format of the camera itself. Therefore, it could very well be that 3 inch will prove the ultimate limit, although word of the development of a 3.5 inch touch screen LCD have already reached our ears. Either way, it at least provides a pleasantly large image, allowing you to assess the sharpness accurately, which without question contributes to the camera's ease of operation.
Fujifilm FinePix V10 digital camera review
Apart from featuring a particularly stylish design, the Fujifilm FinePix V10 also happens to be a surprisingly fast camera. It takes less than a second and a half for the camera to start up, and the shutter release lag of 0.01 seconds (according to Fujifilm) ensures you will simply never have to miss another moment. In addition to this, the Fujifilm V10 allows you to experiment to your heart's content with continuous shooting, which means you can, for instance, follow your son's soccer matches. An image speed of three images per second is indeed an exceptional performance for a camera in this segment. Furthermore, the Long Period continuous shooting mode allows you to keep shooting until the xD memory card is full. Adding all of this up, it is clear to see the Fujifilm FinePix V10 is an interesting camera in many different ways. We had the opportunity to test the Fujifilm V10 during a long period of time. Our results can be read in the following Fujifilm FinePix V10 review.
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"The FinePix V10 camera handles very smoothly, the menu is clear and straight to the point. The camera's operation is entry-level;, however the features are pretty advanced though fully automatic. The incorporation of advanced technology like the Super CCD HR sensor and the Real Photo Technology enhances the user-friendliness. The huge 3 inch high resolution colour LCD monitor is simply perfect. Perfect for playing back captured images, composing pictures or indeed even playing games with it. The Fujifilm FinePix V10 is one of the most interesting compact digital cameras of today's digital compact camera market..."
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