Fujifilm FinePix JX400 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 14.4 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 5x zoom with 26mm wide-angle
  • 720p HD video recording
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-03-31
  • Final Grade: 80 B

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Fujifilm FinePix JX400
14.4 megapixel CCD sensor; 5x zoom with 26mm wide-angle; 720p HD video recording; 2.7-inch LCD; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

The JX400 and JX550 are both part of Fujifilm's budget line. The features are adequate if nothing more: a 5x zoom, 720p video recording, and a lithium-ion battery. There's no stabilization or stereo sound here, but we wouldn't expect it to be at this price point. The only difference between the two is the CCD sensor: the JX400 has a 14.4 megapixel sensor while the JX550 has a 16 megapixel sensor. Initial user reviews of the JX400 mention really terrible white balance and image quality, so you'd best avoid it.

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