Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Zoom Review

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Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

When you select Playback mode, the last picture that was taken is displayed. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. The overlay information is displayed for each image.

Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

The Index on this model is sorted by date. The pictures are listed under the date in which they were shot. There are 12 thumbnails shown at a time that can be selected using the 4 way control and then pressing the MENU/OK button.

Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

The image can be magnified in several steps by pressing the telephoto zoom button. Once the image is enlarged at any step, you can move around (Pan) inside of it.

Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

Playback MENU options:

    ERASE - Single frame or All frames

    IMAGE ROTATE - Rotate portrait mode images

    PROTECT - Frame, Set All, Reset All

    COPY - Copy your images from internal memory to your xD card or visa versa

    VOICE MEMO - Record up to a 30-sec voice memo

    TRIMMING - Trim (crop) the image and save as new image

    SET-UP - enter the SETUP menu

Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

Trim (crop) the current image and save it as a new image file.

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Movie clips can be played in the camera or viewed on a TV using the supplied Audio/Video cables.The image number, resolution and date and time are shown before the video is played. During playback, the length of the video is shown.

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A new feature that Fuji added to a few of it's cameras this year, including the A900, is an infrared (IR) communication tool. This allows you to transfer data between two Fuji cameras without any cables. All you have to do is point the IR sensors at each other and specify which camera will send and which will receive. For a single picture, the transfer time was around 2 seconds.

Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

Set-Up Menu:

    IMAGE DISP. - 1.5, 3 seconds or Continuous
    FRAME NO. - Continuous or renew (file numbering)
    AF ILLUMINATOR - Enable or disable AF-assist lamp
    DIGITAL ZOOM - On or Off
    DATE/TIME - setting of date and time
    BEEP VOLUME - Volume of camera sounds, Low/High/Off
    SHUTTER VOLUME - Shutter sound-fx volume
    SHUTTER SOUND - Select different shutter sounds
    PLAYBACK VOLUME - Volume of movies or voice memos
    LCD BRIGHTNESS - LCD brightness
    FORMAT - Format the xD Card
    LANGUAGE - English/French/German
    AUTO POWER OFF - Off, 2 min. or 5 min.
    TIME DIFFERENCE - World time offset
    BACKGROUND COLOR - Menu screen color scheme
    VIDEO SYSTEM - NTSC or PAL video signal timing
    RESET - resets all camera settings to default.

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