Fujifilm FinePix A205 Review

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Fujifilm FinePix A205


Above is the display while in Auto record mode. The line of info across the top starts on the left with a red box containing a camera icon and "A" which is the symbol for Auto Record mode. The "2M" represents image resolution of 2 megapixel (1600x1200) and the "400" represents the quantity of frames that can be recorded on the xD card at the current image size.



Fujifilm FinePix A205


Pressing the DISPlay button next to the LCD toggles from the above screen to the live image without any data display. Pressing it again brings up the grid screen in both Auto or Manual Record.



Fujifilm FinePix A205


Auto record menu options:

    QUALITY 2M, 1M, 0.3M (VGA)
    SELF-TIMER ON / OFF, 10 second delay
    SHOOTING MODE Auto or Manual
    OPTION - LCD Adjust brightness, SETUP (see Setup menu below)


Fujifilm FinePix A205


This is the Manual record screen, the only real difference is the upper left icon. In the Manual mode you have access to the same options as Auto mode plus you also have White Balance and Exposure Compensation options.



Fujifilm FinePix A205


Manual record menu options:
    QUALITY - 2M, 1M, 0.3M (VGA)
    SELF-TIMER - ON / OFF, 10 second delay
    SHOOTING MODE - Auto or Manual
    OPTION - LCD Adjust brightness, SETUP (see Setup menu below)
    EXPOSURE VALUE -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
    WHITE BALANCE - Auto, Daylight, Shade, "Daylight" Fluorescent, "Warm White" Fluorescent, "cool white" Fluorescent, Incandescent




Fujifilm FinePix A205


The Macro focus mode can be enabled in Auto or Manual shooting mode and allows you to focus from 0.3 to 3.3 feet.



Fujifilm FinePix A205


Set-Up menu in Auto, Manual and Play modes:

    IMAGE DISP. - Off/On, Allows review of capture for 2 seconds
    POWER SAVE - 2min/5 min/off
    FORMAT - Formats the xD-Picture Card
    BEEP - Volume of camera sounds, Low/High/Off
    DATE/TIME - setting of date and time
    LCD - ON/OFF by default when in record
    FRAME NO. - Continuous or reset (file numbering)
    USB MODE - DSC(download to a PC)/PC Cam(webcam mode)
    LANGUAGE - English/French/German
    VIDEO SYSTEM - NTSC or PAL video signal timing
    DISCHARGE - Discharge the NiMH rechargeable batteries
    RESET - resets all camera settings to default.




Fujifilm FinePix A205


The Movie record mode display. The top info line indicates the movie quality mode of 320x240 followed by the remaining recording time at this quality setting. The A205 records motion video without audio at 10fps in 320x240 or 160x120 resolution, maximum length is 20 seconds. The optical zoom lens is locked to wide angle but the digital zoom is useable.






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