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Fujifilm FinePix F610 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
At the time Fujifilm changed from SmartMedia to the small storage medium the xD Picture Card it was mainly the media that were moaning and groaning about once again 'another' new storage medium. In the end it is the consumer who has to accept the storage medium and from the numbers we have seen we may say that the xD is on the right path. Practically the entire Fujifilm digital camera assortment runs with the xD Picture Card and here and there a fling to the CompactFlash standard. Fujifilm is not the only company to choose for this ultra compact storage medium; also Olympus has equipped her entire digital camera assortment with this type of memory card. A while ago it was unveiled that SanDisk, world's largest memory manufacturer, started the production, amongst others under the name of Fujifilm.
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Fujifilm FinePix F610 - xD Picture Card
The features of the xD Picture Card are: fast read and write speed, ultra compact and feathery, and available with a large storage capacity. The FinePix F610 is delivered with a 16MB storage capacity, a nice gesture, but in practice the card seems to be doomed to live its life in the box in which the camera is delivered. The xD Picture Card is available with a storage capacity from 16MB up to 512 MB and the 1GB version is already peeping around the corner! Finally the storage capacity will be growing to an incredible 8GB.

Fujifilm F610 - Storage capacity
As said before, the FinePix F610 is delivered with a 16MB xD Picture Card. At first one will use this card to test out the camera but soon it will turn out that 16MB is definitely not enough. A camera like the FinePix F610 will feel comfortable with a minimum of 128 to 256MB storage capacity. The next table will show the number of images when using 128MB storage capacity.

Considering 128MB storage capacity:
Resolution 12M - (4048x3040 pixels) : 52 images - app. 2,45MB
Resolution 6M - (2848x2136 pixels) : 84 images - app. 1,5MB
Resolution 3M - (2016x1512 pixels) :166 images - app. 770KB
Resolution 2M - (1600x1200 pixels) :204 images - app. 620KB
Resolution 1M - (1280x960 pixels) :275 images - app. 460KB
Resolution 640x480 pixels - 30fps video – app. 111 seconds
Resolution 320x240 pixels - 30fps video – app. 219 seconds
Fujifilm FinePix F610 - NP-40 3.7V 710Ah Lithium-Ion battery
The FinePix F610 is equipped with an NP-40 3.7V 710Ah Lithium-Ion battery. This thin battery is charged through the camera and again I meet my personal aversion against the battery compartment, at which it is possible to insert the battery the wrong way. The battery fits into the compartment in two ways: the wrong way and of course the right way, one guess what I did. Right, so I can imagine that users will put the camera in the Cradle presuming the battery will be charging and later on finding out?.

Fujifilm F610 camera - Optional BC-65 Lithium-Ion battery
The Lithium-Ion battery has a restricted capacity. One who wants to use the camera for quite some time, like on a day trip or on a weekend out, will have to purchase an extra battery. At home with the Cradle nearby the battery can be charged when needed, but when there is no charger at sight; an extra battery! It takes about two hours to fully charge a completely empty battery, but the optional BC-65 does is faster! A fully loaded battery and using the LCD monitor will offer about 90-100 images. Compared with nowadays techniques and looking at competing digital cameras, this amount is somewhat scarce. Twice as much images can be made without using the monitor but in practice this will not happen very often.
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