Fujifilm FinePix A900 Review

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Features & Controls

Fujifilm FinePix A900

The FinePix A900 is equipped with a Fujinon 4x optical zoom lens that provides for an equivalent focal range of 39 to 156mm. The maximum aperture is F2.9 to F6.3. The lens is retracted into the body when powered down and has a built-in lens protector.

The autofocus system is a contrast type with a Normal range of approx. 2.0 ft. (60cm) to infinity. Macro close-up range: wide angle is approx. 3.9 in. (10cm) to 2.6 ft. (80cm), telephoto is approx. 0.9 ft. (26cm) to 2.6 ft. (80cm).

Fujifilm FinePix A900

The built-in flash has modes for: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red- eye Reduction + Slow Synchro. The flash effective range is from 2.0 - 12.8 ft. (60cm - 3.9m) Wide, 2.0 - 5.9 ft. (60cm - 1.8m) Tele, 1.0 ft - 2.6 ft (30cm - 80cm) Macro.

Fujifilm FinePix A900

The 2.5-inch color TFT LCD monitor has 115,000 pixels of resolution and is the only viewfinder with only 100% frame coverage. It is also used to review your captured images and movies and to access the camera's menus.

Fujifilm FinePix A900

Controls on the back: At the top is the Mode dial with positions for: Auto, Movie, Scene Position, Portrait, Digital Zoom mode, Red Eye Reduction, Picture Stabilization, and Baby mode. The DISP/BACK button controls the amount of data on the LCD and lets you "back" out of menu screens. The "green arrow" button puts the camera in review mode. The 4-way selector is used for selecting images in review mode, and accessing the menu system. In record mode you press the "Left" button to toggle Macro focus on and off and the Flash modes are controlled with the "Right" button. Pressing it "Up" brightens the LCD display in record mode or acts as the delete function in playback mode. "Down" enables or disables the self-timer. The MENU/OK button calls up and dismisses the menu system and accepts selections.

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Controls on top: The main power button and the shutter release with the zoom controls mounted around it. In playback mode the zoom controls act as the magnify and index options.

Fujifilm FinePix A900

The I/O ports on the side include:

Here you can see the IR communication eye. This allows you to transfer image data between Fuji cameras that offer this feature.

The USB 2.0 (High-speed) port is for data I/O - a PictBridge compatible printer can also be connected to the USB port for direct-printing.

Video Out port which allows connection to a TV for playback, the format is selectable for NTSC or PAL standard.

The 3v DC INput jack is for an optional AC power adapter.

Fujifilm FinePix A900

The A900 includes approx. 10MB of internal flash memory and is equipped with an xD/SD memory card slot. It's compatible with any xD card from 16MB to 2GB, however, Fuji does not specify the SD (Secure Digital) card capacity limit. The batteries are also located in this compartment.

Approximate Storage Capacities

Fujifilm FinePix A900

Fujifilm FinePix A900

Power is supplied by a pair of standard AA batteries (alkaline one-use or rechargeable NiMH type). According to Fuji, off the shelf alkalines will let you capture up to 100 pictures, while a set of 2500mAh NiMH cells deliver as many as 350 pictures per charge. We recommend the latter, as they last longer and will save you money in the long run.

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