Fujifilm FinePix A330 Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus

(Note: Due to the fact that the A330 does not output video while in Record mode, These screen captures were taken from the A340, the only difference is the image sizes)

Fujifilm FinePix A330


The Auto record mode is a simple "Point-n-Shoot" 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 "4M" represents image resolution of 4 megapixels (2272 x 1704), the "F" indicates Fine compression, and "257" represents the number of frames that can be recorded at the current image size. The yellow brackets in the center denotes the auto focus target area.



Fujifilm FinePix A330


Pressing the DISPlay button next to the LCD toggles from the above screen to the live image without any data display.



Fujifilm FinePix A330


AUTO record MENU options:

    QUALITY - Choose image size/quality; 4M Fine, 4M Normal, 2M, 1M

    SELF-TIMER - ON / OFF, 10 second delay

    SHOOTING MODE - Choose Auto, Manual, Movie, Portrait, Scene (Landscape), Sport, Night

    OPTION - Adjust LCD brightness, enter the SETUP menu



Fujifilm FinePix A330


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



Fujifilm FinePix A330


Manual record menu options:
    QUALITY - Choose image size/quality; 4M Fine, 4M Normal, 2M, 1M

    SELF-TIMER - ON / OFF, 10 second delay

    SHOOTING MODE - Choose Auto, Manual, Movie, Portrait, Scene (Landscape), Sport, Night

    OPTION - Adjust LCD brightness, enter the SETUP menu

    EXPOSURE VALUE ±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps

    WHITE BALANCE - Auto, Daylight, Shade, "Daylight" Fluorescent, "Warm White" Fluorescent, "cool white" Fluorescent, Incandescent





Fujifilm FinePix A330


The Macro focus mode can be enabled in Auto or Manual shooting mode and allows you to focus from 0.3 to 2.6 feet. When using the Macro focus mode, the lens is locked at wide angle, you cannot change the focal length.



Fujifilm FinePix A330


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 A330


The Movie record mode display. The top info line indicates the movie recording size is 320x240 followed by the remaining recording time at this quality setting. The A330 records motion video without audio at 10fps with resolutions of 320x240 (up to 60 seconds) or 160x120 (up to 240 seconds.) The optical zoom lens is locked to wide angle but the digital zoom is useable.





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