Fujifilm FinePix AV130

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Fujifilm FinePix AV130

If you're looking for a compact camera that is affordable and easy to use, then Fuji's FinePix AV130 will fit the bill. Aimed at those wanting to kee...

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published 22/12/2011 | helen190390
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Pro Ease of use
Cons very dull photos
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one of my dresses outside in day light

one of my dresses outside in day light


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I bought this camera as a replacement for my old canon camera which got water damaged so i needed something to replace it. I didn't think much to it at first, because it makes a horrid clicking noise when it's taking a photo which is from the flash or stabilizing the image. I got it in pink, and i thought at first i would get on really well with it, but it just wasn't the camera for me.

When the flash was off (no need in day light) it doesn't use it's image stabilizing features as well as it does with the flash. I run a small business as use it to take photos of stock, but while the image quality is good, the photos look too amateur.

I am looking into professional photography, and this camera isn't very good for someone wanting to take great photos. It is however good for days out, taking photos of other people/children, but i wouldn't recommend it for anything other than this.

The camera is 12mp and comes with just the cable to plug it into a computer and the instructions. It does have a lot of different settings to take photos in. You can set it to "fireworks" or "scenic" etc to capture the best photo possible in different surroundings. I have tried out them all, and I haven't noticed too much of a difference in the way the photo comes out. I went to a concert and tried to take photos with it, and it was just terrible. I couldn't get any nice photos without the lights on stage making it difficult to see, so the camera wasn't helping out with it either.

This camera is no different to a general digital camera. I think it's only special features are face recognition and image stabilization which do features on nearly all cameras now. My first ever camera did the same things but better but it was unfortunately dropped into a pint of beer so after trying to keep it alive, it finally gave up and I had to get a new one.

A real downside to the camera is it takes AA batteries and eats them up quickly! i much prefer one which charges up to one which needs more money ploughed into it on good quality batteries. I tried shop brand batteries and they lasted around 50 photos, and the top brands took around 100.

It has a lot of nice photo features where you can choose what type of setting you are in to reflect on the photo. So if your watching fireworks, there is a setting which will capture the colour extremely well, or if your taking photos of babies, there is a nice soft setting.

It takes alot of getting used to and a lot of trial and error to get the perfect photo. I have recently sold this on to get a new camera which I have chosen to be a Bridge camera which will have a much better quality of photo compared to a standard camera like this one. I have no issues with fujifilm but I feel this camera is pretty basic and obviously will be for the price you can pay for it.

I hand make childrens clothing, and need to take photos of them all the time to show customers and this camera didn't do them much favours. I wanted to make them look bright and perfect, but the camera seemed to show all the shadows and folds in the fabric making them look very dull.

It did however take a brilliant quick photo of my daughter who is 2, she fell in the park on a huge bump in the path (which still hasn't been mended after i sent the photo to the council) she has a blood filled mouth and her front tooth was all wibbly wobbly.

You can purchase this in tesco for around £39.99. I bought mine 2 years ago and it cost me £59.99. I think £60 is way too much for this camera, but the new £40 price is a much better offer and for just a point and click camera, that is a very good price.

I've added some photos of things I've taken photos of with this camera. The good and the bad!

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Product Information : Fujifilm FinePix AV130

Manufacturer's product description

If you're looking for a compact camera that is affordable and easy to use, then Fuji's FinePix AV130 will fit the bill. Aimed at those wanting to keep their photography simple; it takes great photos at the press of a button, without any fuss. You won't be overwhelmed by lots of controls and fancy features, yet you will find the AV130 has everything you need to shoot your pics & videos. With a straightforward menu system, you can navigate your way through the camera's functions with ease. And with a neat, slim body the AV130 is portable enough to be carried in a handbag or back pocket at all times, ready to capture the action when needed. For a newcomer to digital photography this is the perfect starting point!

Product Details

Product Description: Fujifilm FinePix AV130 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 12.2 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 5.7 - 17.1 mm - f/2.9-5.2

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm

Digital Zoom: 6.3 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 3"

Supported Battery: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included ) ¦ 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Colour: Black, Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.3 cm x 2.8 cm x 6 cm

Weight: 123 g

General

MPN: NC02210A, 4003395, 4003394, 756920

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Black, Silver

Sensor Resolution: 12.2 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Effective Sensor Resolution: 12,200,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.3"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 6.3 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI, MJPEG

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO auto, ISO 3200 (3Mpix)

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment

Exposure Metering Zones: 256

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, text, party/indoor, fireworks, panorama assist, flower, sports mode, sunset, beach, night (tripod), natural light, snow, baby, natural light & with flash

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fine, incandescent, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white)

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1400 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 8 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 5.7 - 17.1 mm - f/2.9-5.2

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 32 - 96mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm

Macro Focus Range: 10-70cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Features: Built-in lens shield

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 3.5 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.6 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, PictBridge support, digital image stabilization, AF lock, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, Automatic Scene Recognition (SR Auto), 720p HD movie recording, face detection, Exif Print support

Display

Type: 3" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, FinePix Viewer, MyFinePix Studio

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 7, Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6, Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9, MS Windows Vista

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Hand strap, USB cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included ) ¦ 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 9 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: JPEG 4000 x 3000 ¦ JPEG 4000 x 2666 ¦ JPEG 4000 x 2248 ¦ JPEG 2816 x 2112 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480

Video Capture: AVI - 1280 x 720 - 24 fps ¦ AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.3 cm

Depth: 2.8 cm

Height: 6 cm

Weight: 123 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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