Fujifilm FinePix F401 Zoom Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus

The LCD screens that you see in this review had to be photographed as there is no video out- port that we normally use to capture the displays with.  LCD monitors on any camera were never designed with enough resolution to be photographed. So we hope you understand why these screen captures are not up to standard.


Fujifilm FinePix F401

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 eye icon represents the Red_Eye reduction flash mode.The "0.3M" represents image resolution of 0.3 megapixel (640x480) and the "756" represents the quantity of frames that can be recorded on the SM card at the image size set on the camera.

The center screen yellow brackets represent the default center focus mode called "AF" is active and the camera will focus on the subject in the center of the scene. When the shutter release is half depressed, the focus brackets get smaller and the aperture and shutter speed values for the impending photograph are displayed at the bottom. If that speed is below 1/60 of a second, a camera shake warning icon () is displayed in the right side of the screen.

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 F401

This is the Manual record screen with superimposed two vertical and two horizontal composition and alignment grid lines. This Grid is available in either Manual or Auto record modes. Also active is the RedEye reduction flash mode and Macro focus.



Fujifilm FinePix F401

Auto record menu options:

    Quality: - 4 M-F: 2304x1728 Fine Compression, 4 M-N: 2304x1728 Normal Compression, 2 M: 1600x1200, 1 M: 1280x960, 0.3M: 640x480
    Self Timer: ON / OFF, 10 second delay
    CONTinious: Final 4: Shoot up to 25 frames and only last 4 recorded,
                    TOP 4: up to 4 frames @ 0.3sec. interval, OFF
    OPTION: SETUP Click here to see options
                    LCD BRIGHTNESS: Adjust display "+" or "-" Five steps
                    AUTO / MANUAL: Auto: Sets to Normal easy operation,
                    Manual: See below




Fujifilm FinePix F401

Manual record menu options:
    ISO: 200(default), 400, 800(1MP), 1600(1MP)
    Exposure Value (compensation): -2.1 to +1.5 EV in 0.3 EV steps
    WHITE BALANCE Modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, "Daylight" Fluorescent, "Warm White" Fluorescent, "cool white" Fluorescent, Incandescent




Fujifilm FinePix F401

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

    POSTVIEW: - Off/On, Allows review of capture for 2 seconds
    POWER SAVE: - 2min/5 min/off
    USB Mode: - DSC(download to a PC)/PC Cam(webcam mode)
    DATE/TIME: - setting of date and time
    LCD: - ON/OFF when in record
    SOUND: - Low/High/Off
    LANGUAGE: - English/French/German
    Reset All: - resets all camera settings to default.




Fujifilm FinePix F401

The screen above is the movie record display. The top info line indicates the movie quality mode of 320x240 followed by the remaining time left to record on the SM card at this quality setting. The green "Standby" indicates the camera is ready to record when the shutter release is pressed. The F401 records motion video with audio at 10fps in 320x240 or 160x120 resolution, maximum length is 120 seconds. The optical zoom lens is locked to wide angle but the digital zoom is operable.


SmartMedia Capacity Recording Time 320x240 Recording Time 160x120
4MB 24 secs 83 secs
8MB 49 secs 169 secs
16MB 98 secs 5.6 mins
32MB 199 secs 11.3 mins
64MB 6.7 mins 22.8 mins
128MB 13.4 mins 45.6 mins





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