|Fujifilm FinePix V10 - xD Picture card
Standard, the Fujifilm FinePix V10 is delivered with a 16MB xD Picture Card. Admittedly, this does not get you anywhere, especially as a five Megapixel photo easily results in sizeable files. Although the supplied cards are fun to capture the first test images with, you will undoubtedly need to invest in extra memory. For this Fujifilm FinePix V10 review, I used a 256MB xD Picture Card, which turned out to be an excellent choice. If you expect to be away from home for a longer period of time, or are not frequently in the position to transfer your images to the computer, we would definitely recommend a 512MB card. The table below shows the amount of images that can be stored onto a 256MB xD Picture Card. For a 512MB card, these figures are to be multiplied by two.
Considering 256MB of storage capacity:
Resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels - Fine - 2.5 MB - 102 images
Resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels - Normal - 1.3 MB - 204 images
Resolution 2736 x 1824 pixels - 1.3MB - 207 images
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels - 780kB - 325 images
Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels - 630kB - 409 images
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels - 130kB - 1997 images
Videoresolution 640 x 480 pixels - 30fps - 223 sec.
Videoresolution 320 x 240 pixels - 30fps - 450 sec.
|xD Picture card & USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection
The captured photos and films are stored reasonably fast onto the xD Picture memory card. The standard xD Picture memory card doesn't prove to be a speed freak in combination with the Fujifilm V10. We would recommend investing either in a high storage capacity memory card by Fujifilm (these are said to be faster than the standard cards) or in the so-called M or H type cards from, for instance, SanDisk. The images from the xD Picture card can be transferred to the computer through the USB 2.0 High Speed connection on the camera. This connection is in fact fast as lightning, enabling speeds up to 480Mbps. Naturally, you may also opt for a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed card reader, or the 23-in-1 card reader by Fujifilm, which allows you to read or write onto the card directly without having to use the camera.
Fujifilm V10 - NP-40 Lithium Ion battery
Fujifilm deliver the camera with a NP-40 Lithium Ion battery, which has a capacity of 750mAh. According to Fujifilm, this should allow you to capture approximately 170 images, which is indeed close to the actual amount I was able to take in practice. It is an average number, which should prove to suffice in practice. Although the monitor is likely to take its toll on the power consumption, it does offer the user excellent results. We might have seen a larger amount of images squeezed from a fully charged battery if Fujifilm had opted for an optical viewfinder, but this feature really does seem to have met its downfall.
Fuji FinePix V10 - Extra battery
Purchasing a second battery for the Fujifilm FinePix V10 might prove helpful to the user with slightly higher demands, especially when unable to recharge the battery in between. I can imagine this to come in handy on occasions such as a hiking tour during your holiday, when batteries can generally not be recharged easily. The battery is charged via the camera, which isn't always considered the most practical option. After all, once the camera is attached to the A/C power, you will be pretty much unable to take photos.