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Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

The FinePix F40fd features stunning, slim-line design, 8.3 megapixel high-performance Fujifilm Super CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom lens and an easy-to-v...

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Review of "Fujifilm FinePix F40fd"

published 07/05/2009 | rd89
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Pro Great value for money, high-quality photos, looks good, clear LCD screen, durable
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"Fujifilm FinePix F40fd - Great photos and fantastic value"

The F40fd is a great camera which is really easy to use, whilst taking high-quality photos. On top of its everyday ease of use, there are loads of features which you can take advantage of - if you like to try new things out, they can really enhance your photos, whilst allowing you to try something a bit different.

The F40 is an 8.3 megapixel camera, which is plenty for every day use. Those wanting to blow photos up into really big images to be printed as posters/canvases etc may want more megapixels, but this really is adequate for normal use. I have printed many standard 5x7 photos which have come out really well, and even a larger canvas I had printed with a photo taken with this camera came out fantastically. It takes both SD and XD memory cards, which is really handy.

There are loads of features from red-eye reduction, to different flash settings to a self-timer. There are also different settings depending on the situation; for example, night-time, sunset, snow, beach, party, flowers or museum, to name a few. The auto setting always gives really good photos, although even then there is a noticeable difference when you choose the relevant setting.

Like the other Fujifilm cameras, the F40 is really durable, and built to last, unlike many of todays cameras. I have taken it on many nights out and holidays. Whilst many friends' cameras have not lasted long, I have now had mine some time and have had no problems at all. Even after having been dropped a few times (oops!) the only visible signs of damage are a couply of tiny scratches which are barely noticeable.

The face detection feature is quite interesting and is really easy to figure out. The camera is sleek and a good size and weight. Whilst there are smaller cameras available on the market, this is definitely still a good size to carry around, and easily fits in pockets and handbags.

The camera looks really good, and the large, high-quality LCD screen allows you to see the photos you have taken really clearly. It is really easily to select and delete any photos. An ISO sensitivity rating ranging up to 2000 ISO means that this camera is much better in low-light situations than many of its counterparts. This was a particular reason for me buying it, as as student going on many nights out!

The battery lasts really well and holds its charge, even when not in regular use - great for those moments where you suddenly decide to take it out, and despite the fact you haven't used it in weeks it still works fine. Manufacturers state that one charge should give the camera enough battery power to take 300 shots; perfect for holidays.

I definitely recommend this camera - it really does take some fantastic photos, and is great value for money. Well worth a buy for anyone looking for an everyday, easy-to-use camera, with loads of features when needed.

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  • retireduser published 22/05/2009
    Nice review and well detailed. ^_^
  • lml888v published 14/05/2009
    Nicely reviewed - you have covered all the points that matter to me - sounds good :-)
  • morticiaaddams published 13/05/2009
    Oh, I have a similar one! Finepix A350! I've had it for almost 4 years now and I am still really happy with it! Very nice review.
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Product Information : Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

Manufacturer's product description

The FinePix F40fd features stunning, slim-line design, 8.3 megapixel high-performance Fujifilm Super CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom lens and an easy-to-view 2.5-inch LCD monitor. The FinePix F40fd also features low-light performance of ISO 2000 at full resolution and Fujifilm's unique Intelligent Flash system, which enables users to capture natural looking images without the 'washed out' effect that can be the result of traditional on-camera flash. Fujifilm's hardware-based Face Detection technology captures up to ten faces in a frame in as little as 0.05 seconds, optimizing focus and exposure to take the best portrait shots. Face Detection sets imagination free to compose photos without the need to manually set the camera to get the best photo; a simple push of the shutter button is all that is required. In playback mode, Face Detection can be used to maintain faces as the key focus of a photo when cropping or zooming in.

Product Details

Product Description: Fujifilm FinePix F40fd - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital camera

Memory Card Slot: SD card, xD-Picture Card

Sensor Resolution: 8.3 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 8 - 24 mm - f/2.8-5.1

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm

Digital Zoom: 7.6 x, 6.9 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1150 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.6 cm x 2.3 cm x 5.9 cm

Weight: 155 g

Colour: Blue, Silver

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 8.3

Flash Memory / Form Factor: XD-Picture Card; SD Memory Card

Optical Zoom (Ratio): 3 x

LCD Display Size: 2.5

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: Super CCD-HR

Camera Flash / Type: Built-in Flash

Manufacturer: Fujifilm


MPN: N079010A, 171401177, 171401176, N079000A, NC00020A, FinePix F40fd

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 8.3 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: Super CCD HR

Effective Sensor Resolution: 8,300,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.6"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 7.6 x, 6.9 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Enclosure Colour: Blue, Silver

Available Body Colours: Blue, gunmetal, silver

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO 2000

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, spot, average

Exposure Metering Zones: 256

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

White Balance: Automatic, presets

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

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 3 sec, 4 sec

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

Special Effects: Black & White, chrome

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, text, museum, party/indoor, fireworks, flower, Underwater, sports mode, sunset, beach, natural light, snow

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 8 - 24 mm - f/2.8-5.1

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 36 - 108mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm

Macro Focus Range: 5-80cm

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

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 6.5 m

Additional Features

Additional Features: Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, PictBridge support, face detection

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec


Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in


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

Memory Card Slot: SD card, xD-Picture Card


Software: Drivers & Utilities


Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Hand strap, power adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable


Battery Type: Fujifilm NP-70

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1150 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 25 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card, xD-Picture Card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M

Image Storage: JPEG 3296 x 2472 ¦ JPEG 3054 x 2336 ¦ JPEG 2304 x 1728 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480

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

Included Memory Card: 512 MB xD

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.6 cm

Depth: 2.3 cm

Height: 5.9 cm

Weight: 155 g


Microphone Operation Mode: Mono


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