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Fujifilm FinePix S304

The FinePix tradition is all about great looks and superb digital photo performance. Now meet its best statement in style: the FinePix S304. Silvery a...

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Excellent

ProGreat 6X optical zoom

ConsPoor lens cap, difficult to use in gloomy conditio...

I bought this camera for my partner who wanted a digital camera with a larger zoom than was generally available at the time. The Fujifilm FinePix S304 fitted the bill and the budget. The zoom makes for a bulkier camera than I would choose for myself; I prefer the more slim-line designs that fit...

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Excellent

ProSuperb quality pictures

Conseats batteries for breakfast

I have had this camera for around 2 years now, I bought it when it first hit the market and at the time it was the best available for its relatively small price. I went looking for a decent quality camera because I was fed up of not being able to take the pictures I wanted to, I had no real...

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Excellent

“Digital photography”

published 19/02/2007

Pro Easy to use

ConsBulky

I've been interested in photography for over 50 years. I got my first digital camera about 7 years ago. I then got this camera several Christmases ago. As it was a Christmas present from my son, Paul and his wife Maureen, I don't know how much they paid for it but my granddaughter kindly found...

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Excellent

Prosimple to use for a digital camera novice.

Consbulky to carry about, though you can remove the le...

Bought mine two years ago and it has proven very reliable. It takes standard batteries which makes it easy to recharge, and helpful if you happen to run out at a critical moment as you can simply purchase another four AA batteries. It does use them up fast, so you are better buying a battery...

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Excellent

Proexcellent results on auto

Consannoying date/time reset needed when batteries run...

I bought this model nearly 3 years ago. It looked serious, had a great optical zoom range and, rarely in this price range had a threaded lens hood which accepted attachments such as filters as well as providing excellent protection from flare. Unfortunately the snap-on lens cap which clips onto...

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Super

ProSmall, light, easy to use with a clear instruction...

ConsNo power cable supplied, poor flash.

I have both a "wet camera" and now this little beauty! I found this camera very simple to use and so light I sometimes wonder if I have it in my camera bag! The zoom is good, although I must admit to purchasing an additional lens which enhances the zoom yet more, and again was easy to fit and use...

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“Good Midprice Digital Camera”

published 24/02/2006

ProPicture Quality

ConsXD-card

I opened the box and it looked just like it did in the picture, yet I was optimistic as I have had some before that dissapointed me. First I want to say that all I needed to get started had been included (batteries, 16mb XD-card, Strap, Software and mini tripod) the instruction manual is also...

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Excellent

Proeasy to use and great photos (even for a beginner ...

Consplastic body feels unsubstantial

This is the first digital camera I have purchased (I paid just over £300 from a local camera dealer as I didnt want to buy online) and Im extremely pleased with it. I wanted a camera that would be easy to use 'point and shoot' but also one that I could learn to improve the quality of my pics by...

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Excellent

ProGenerally good photo quality and easy to use.

ConsNot easy to focus in bad light especially in night...

Portability It's a relatively large camera I would not class it as pocket size. It does not come with a case but I high recommend you get one. The strap that comes with the camera is a little flimsy. Picture quality The camera has a top resolution of over 3 million pixels giving high quality...

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Super

ProPicture quality, low price, lots of features

ConsQuite large, memory card format non standard

I found the S304 to be simple to use and was astonished with the great picture results, even in print. People to whom I've shown 6x4 prints can't believe that they're from a digital camera - they are sharp, with great colour balance. The 3.2 megapixels are more than enough at this standard print...

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Super

ProExcellent photo quality, quick switch between stil...

ConsFocusing in poor light, no case included in the pr...

Portability It does benfits from having a case purchased for it, as one does not come with it. Picture Quality With 3.0 Megapixels in Fine being the mazimum quality, this shuld get you A4 prints in relatively good quality, and as images this size are a rarity. Watch out for it when batteries run...

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“My first digital camera.”

published 14/07/2003

ProPrice, Decent Zoom Lens.

ConsPoor ability to focus in low light. No shutter pr...

I decided to take the plunge into digital after getting fed up with the costs of processing photos from my SLR. I found this camera very easy to use & good value for the money. It does not have as many manual features as i would like & if your an SLR user you will miss the ability to alter the...

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“Solid Perfomer”

published 18/07/2007

ProEasy to use

ConsBigger than Average, Some Blurring

When buying this camera it was my first experience with digital photography, and I have to say I was swayed in its direction purely on how it looked which was very much like a traditional SLR device. The Fujifilm Finepix s304, is a simple to use camera with a great automatic mode for the novice...

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Excellent

“fujifilm s304”

published 19/11/2003

Provery good picture quality, and sturdy design

Consnot the most compact camera, electronic view finde...

very good camera it should come with a charger but doesn't but some websites will chuck one in for free. It takes really good & big photo's and is really easy to use, if you want a small camera then it's not the best choice but i find the size is nice it means you wont lose it. also it has the...

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Product Information : Fujifilm FinePix S304

Manufacturer's product description

The FinePix tradition is all about great looks and superb digital photo performance. Now meet its best statement in style: the FinePix S304. Silvery and futuristic, its compact body fits your hands perfectly. And within those small dimensions you'll find a host of high-performance features, including a razor-sharp 65 optical zoom, an easy-to-use electronic viewfinder, and even the ability to record movies with sound. Your creativity is further enhanced by the impressive 6X zoom lens (38 - 228mm 35mm-equivalent), multiple flash modes and a movie mode that enables clips of up to 60 seconds (at 320 x 240 pixels) to be recorded with sound. The xD-Picture Card memory delivers fast image storage and replay.

Product Details

Product Description: Fujifilm FinePix S304 - digital camera, Fujifilm FinePix S304 Zoom - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, English

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

Sensor Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Lens System: 6 x zoom lens - 6 - 36 mm - f/2.8, 6 x zoom lens - 6 - 36 mm - f/2.8-3.0

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Digital Zoom: 3.2 x

Camera Flash: Pop-up Flash

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.33" - colour, LCD monitor - 0.33" - colour

Display: LCD display - 1.8"

Supported Battery: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Colour: Metallic silver, Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10 cm x 6.9 cm x 7.7 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: N072950A, 40471184, S304, FP-S304Z, FP-S304

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Metallic silver, Silver

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, English

Sensor Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 3,340,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 3,240,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.7"

Optical Zoom: 6 x

Digital Zoom: 3.2 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG, EXIF

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100

Exposure Metering: Matrix

Exposure Metering Zones: 64

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, aperture-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, sports mode

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fine, incandescent, fluorescent, daylight, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 3 sec

Lens System

Type: 6 x zoom lens - 6 - 36 mm - f/2.8, 6 x zoom lens - 6 - 36 mm - f/2.8-3.0

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 38 - 228mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Macro Focus Range: 10-80cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up Flash

Flash Modes: Forced mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode

Features: Flash +/- compensation

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 3.5 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, exposure compensation, built-in speaker, auto power save, DPOF support, AE/FE lock

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Electronic, LCD monitor

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.33"

Viewfinder Resolution: 110,000 pixels

Display

Type: 1.8" LCD display

Resolution: 62,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Apple QuickTime 5, ImageMixer VCD

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Shoulder strap, adaptor ring, USB cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

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

Included Memory Card: 16 MB xD

Image Storage: Fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 12 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 26 - with 16MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 39 - with 16MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 1280 x 960 : 49 - with 16MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 640 x 480 : 122 - with 16MB card

Video Capture: AVI - 320 x 240 - 10 fps - 94 sec - with 16MB card ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 10 fps - 300 sec - with 16MB card ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 10 fps - 60 sec - max clip duration ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 10 fps - 200 sec - max clip duration

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year, Limited warranty - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 10 cm

Depth: 6.9 cm

Height: 7.7 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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