Fujifilm FinePix F470 Review

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Features & Controls



Fujifilm FinePix F470

The FinePix F470 is equipped with a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens that provides for an equivalent focal range of 38 to 105mm. The maximum aperture is F2.8 to F4.9. The lens is retracted into the body on power down and has a built-in lens protector.

The auto focus system is a contrast type with a Normal range of approx. 2.3ft / 70cm to Infinity. Macro - Closeup: Wide Angle: Approx. 3.9in/10cm to 2.6ft/80cm and Telephoto: approx. 1.3ft / 40cm to 2.6ft / 80cm.



Fujifilm FinePix F470

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 2.3-15.1ft / 70cm-4.6m (Wide), 2.3-8.5ft / 70cm-2.6m (Tele), 1.0-2.6ft / 30-80cm (Macro) at ISO auto.



Fujifilm FinePix F470

The F470 lacks an optical viewfinder, the large 2.5-inch color TFT LCD monitor is used as the live viewfinder with 97% frame coverage. The LCD features an Auto Gain-Up mode for low-light use and the user can also press the trashcan button to manually activate this feature when needed.

Controls on the back: The zoom lens controls are at the top. The "green arrow" button puts the camera in review mode. The "F" button enables the Photo Mode menu to change image size/quality, ISO sensitivity and Color mode. The 4-way selector is used for selecting images in review mode and accessing the menu system. You press "Up" to delete photos in playback and change the LCD brightness in record mode, press "Down" to enable the self-timer, "Left" toggles the Macro focus on and off and the Flash modes are controlled by pressing "Right." The MENU/OK button calls up and dismisses the menu screens and accepts selections. The DISP/BACK button controls the amount of data on the LCD and lets you "back" out of menu screens.



Fujifilm FinePix F470

Controls on top: The main power button, the shutter release with the Mode Dial around it. You select Auto record, Scene Program or Movie mode.



Fujifilm FinePix F470



The 5v DC INput jack is for the AC power adapter/battery charger.



The F470 has a multi-purpose I/O port that has the Audio-Video Out port which allows connection to a TV for playback, the format is selectable for NTSC or PAL standard. The USB 1.1 port is for data I/O - a PictBridge compatible printer can also be connected to the USB port for direct-printing.



Fujifilm FinePix F470

The F470 has ~16MB of internal memory and is equipped with a xD-Picture Card slot that's compatible with any xD card from 16MB to 1GB. The battery is also located in this compartment.


Approximate Storage Capacities

Fujifilm FinePix F470





Fujifilm FinePix F470

Power is supplied by a high-capacity NP-40 Li-ion 3.6v 750mAh rechargeable battery. It will provide enough power to capture up to 200 shots per charge.




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