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Fuji FinePix A900
For a newer, low-cost alternative look at the Fuji FinePix A170. This is what we wrote about the A900 when it was on the market:
The Fuji FinePix A900 is like the girl next door dressed up as a beauty queen. It packs a bevy of eye-catching features that look great in ads: a solid 4x optical zoom, a selectable image stabilization mode and a big 2.5" LCD. However, the A900 isn't the class-leading heavyweight it might sound like. An in-depth look at its specs uncovers several budget-conscious design choices the manufacturer has made. The CCD and lens are definitely top quality, but the paltry ISO range, low resolution LCD screen and tiny amount of internal memory will be a concern for serious users. Fuji's well-advertised image stabilization is software-based, as it auto-adjusts settings like ISO and shutter speed to side-step blurred shots. This method of stabilization often results in unwanted image noise, something that the optical or CCD-shift stabilization systems included in other models avoids. With those warnings out of the way, it's safe to say that this is a very good and very inexpensive entry-level camera. As stated above, it's packed with a fine sensor/lens combo, and it also can boast a fine graphical user interface. The budget-conscious shopper, who it's clearly aimed at, should take note of the fact that the only thing differentiating it from the cheaper A820 is its 9 megapixel sensor (compared to the A820's 8.3 megapixels).
- 9 megapixels
- 4x optical zoom / 7.6x digital zoom
- Auto focus
- Auto and manual exposure
- JPEG file format
- ISO 100-800
- AVI (motion JPEG) movie mode w/sound
- AA batteries
- 2.5 inch LCD
- SD/MMC, xD Picture Card storage (10MB internal)
- IrSimple wireless capable
- Part Number: A900
- UPC: 074101404302
- Release Date: Feb 22, 2007
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Fuji FinePix A900 Reviews
Fuji FinePix A900 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users
- 5.0 out of 5
For the price and quality.. this is an excellent choice. It has pretty colors.......compared with my Panasonic DMC FX30 this Fuji has delightfull reds... and everything is fine except the size of the cam..
- 4.0 out of 5
Unassuming camera - but with very low noise, very good metering and autofocus, and excellent image processing.
But the most amazing feature of this camera is the amazing dynamic range - Fuji's SuperCCD sure pays off here.
I bought this because I wanted an affordable, unassuming pocketable camera - one that I can take whenever I don't carry my dSLR kit. Turns out that, for 75% of all my shots, the A900 is as good as my dSLR setup, which is the size of a backpack.
Limitations: what you'd expect of a digicompact. Depth of focus, even at fully open, is the size of a small country. Doesn't help with portraits, but comes in handy with macro shots. Limited zoom capacity, but the lens performs more than adequately over the entire zoom range. No manual settings. No RAW mode.
But the dynamic range is stunning. What a great little camera for the money.
- 5.0 out of 5
I've had this camera for a month now and it has been an excellent point and shoot camera. It takes decent pictures in all modes and settings except for the video which was slightly distorted, but excellent sound. The menus and buttons are not to complicated to use plus it will tell you what to do on some of the functions.
I believe this camera to be will worth the price of $173.00 that I paid for it!