Fujifilm FinePix F10 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
Fujifilm digital camera enthusiasts will take it for granted, still it is some series ago that Fujifilm switched over from using a SmartMedia memory card to the xD Picture card, developed in cooperation with Olympus. The memory card's size is very compact, but on the contrary of what the size might imply, it has a great potency on board. It begins with a storage capacity of 16MB and ends with the current Fujifilm xD Picture memory card of 1GB. The ultra compact memory card has grown up in a short time and was able to gain a market share for itself. The features of an xD Picture memory card are: feather-light, large storage capacities with the possibility of growing to higher capacities and an ultra compact size. When the xD Picture memory card was introduced Fujifilm mentioned a storage capacity of 8GB, the year 2005 started with the availability of the 1GB memory card. Larger storage capacities are ready to be introduced!
Fujifilm F10 camera - Memory
The Fujifilm FinePix F10 is standard delivered with a 16MB memory card. We can't see the use of such a memory card in combination with high resolution images or with the memory absorbing video functionality. It is advisable to purchase an extra memory card together with the Fujifilm F10, preferably a minimum storage capacity of 256MB or even better 512MB. The table underneath shows how many images you may expect to take when photographing in combination with a 512MB memory card; obviously you divide the numbers by two in case you use a storage capacity of 256MB.
Fujifilm FinePix F10 - USB interface
The images stored on the xD Picture memory card can be transferred for example to a computer via the USB interface. The interface found on the F10 is a USB 2.0 High Speed which results in a maximum transfer speed of 12Mbps.
Concerning a storage capacity of 512MB:
Resolution 2848 x 2136 pixels - Fine - 170 images
Resolution 2848 x 2136 pixels - Normal - 339 images
Resolution 3024 x 2016 pixels - 339 images
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels - 651 images
Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels - 818 images
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels - 3993 images
Video resolution 640 x 480 pixels - 30 fps - 7,4 minutes
Video resolution 320 x 240 pixels - 30 fps - 14,6 minutes
Fujifilm F10 camera - Card reader for the USB 2.0
Unfortunately nowadays there are different versions of the USB 2.0 interfaces. The USB 2.0 Low Speed has a maximum speed of 1.5Mbps, the High Speed has a maximum speed of 12Mbps while the USB 2.0 Full Speed achieves a speed of 480Mbps. It may be clear that many manufacturers use the average term of USB 2.0 without giving the specific details. Fujifilm however reveals the correct details and tells us that the Fujifilm FinePix F10 is equipped with the USB 2.0 High Speed interface. If you want to enjoy the highest data transfer possible, you can try the so-called card reader equipped with a USB 2.0 Full Speed interface. Of course the receiving equipment has to have the same features in order to actually get the maximum speed, but eventually this can also be solved with a loose card.
Fujifilm FinePix F10 - NP-120 Lithium-Ion battery
The Fujifilm NP-120 Lithium-Ion battery is standard delivered with the camera. Fujifilm has developed a new adaptor that connects three different connections: power supply, USB and video. Connecting the adapter to the camera, the cable for the power supply onto the adapter and inserting the battery in the battery compartment, the battery will be charged. The Fujifilm NP-120 features 1950mAh of power. If you prefer to charge the battery externally you can purchase the optional Fujifilm BC-65 charger. It takes approximately 225 minutes to charge a completely empty battery through the external battery charger. And approximately 4 hours to charge an empty battery via the camera. The Real Photo Technology applied to the Fujifilm F10 is really showing to full advantage here. The amount of pictures that can be made with a fully charged battery reaches the astonishing number of approximately 500 images, extremely remarkable!