Fujifilm FinePix A150 Review

Are entry-level digital cameras worthwhile? Well, I guess the answer to that question depends a lot on the camera itself, but with this Fujifilm FinePix A150 digital camera, the answer is yes. With a retail price of $129 and street prices even lower, you get a lot for your money. It’s a 10 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom and a large 3″ display. It uses AA batteries so as long as there is a store nearby, you will never be out of power.

The A150 takes very good photos. The color representation is good and the low light photos are excellent. You also get a lot of extras. The camera has face detection technology that tracks a face and adjusts the setting for the best picture. It also has picture stabilization, continuous shooting, a self-timer, and macro mode. It has 14 different scene positions, and can even take movies.

If you want a simple camera to have on hand for a quick picture or to slip in your pocket to have available anytime, this is a good choice.

Here are my pros and cons:

Pros

  • Sturdy, attractive build
  • Large, clear screen
  • Much added functionality
  • The ability to shoot videos with sound
  • Easy to use controls
  • Excellent documentation including owner’s manual on disk
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Tripod mount poorly placed
  • No viewfinder
  • Screen fades out in bright sunlight

My full review with pictures is at HardwareSecrets.com.

Click the link below to see the current price for this and/or similar cameras at Best Buy:

FUJIFILM FinePix 100-Megapixel Digital Camera – Black

2 Comments

Buy Finepix Digital Camera 03-09-2009, 15:51

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dsi r4 17-12-2009, 01:23

I had had a Fuji before and loved it and wanted an upgrade. This camera is easy to use and takes great pictures. The problems are that it needs a view finder. While taking pictures in the desert I could not see what I was “shooting”. Also, the instructions came in DVD format. That is kind of hard to use when you are traveling and don’t have computer access.

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