Fujifilm FinePix F480 Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus

Fujifilm FinePix F480

The Auto record mode is a simple "Point-n-Shoot" mode. The line of icons across the top indicates the settings of the camera. The camera is in "Auto" mode, battery level is full (3/3), the "8M" represents image resolution of 8 megapixels, "F" indicates Fine compression, and "111" is the number of remaining frames.

Fujifilm FinePix F480

Half-pressing the shutter release locks the autofocus, showing the setting of the flash, aperture and shutter speed values.

Fujifilm FinePix F480

The Manual record is also fully automatic, however this mode lets you select values for many exposure options - see menu below.

Fujifilm FinePix F480

In Picture Stabilization mode the camera boosts the ISO sensitivity (as high as ISO 800), allowing you to use a fast shutter speed, which helps reduce the effects of camera shake and moving-subject blur.

Fujifilm FinePix F480

Manual record menu options:

    SCENE POSITION - Choose the exposure mode (Manual, Landscape, Sport, Night, Natural Light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Flower, Party, Museum, and Text)

    ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800

    QUALITY - 8M F, 8M N, 3:2, 4M, 2M, 0.3M

    EXP. COMENSATION - ±2EV in 1/3 EV steps

    WHITE BALANCE - Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent -1, Fluorescent -2, Fluorescent -3, Incandescent

    HIGH-SPEED SHOOTING - Continuous exposure mode; on or off

    CONTINUOUS - Top 3 or Off

    SET-UP - enter the SETUP menu

Fujifilm FinePix F480

The camera modes are selected by a rotary dial on the back of the camera. When you turn the dial, the new mode will be shown and briefly described on the screen, like Baby mode shown above.

Fujifilm FinePix F480

The F480's Macro focus mode allows you to focus from approx. 2.0 in. to 2.6 ft. at Wide angle or 1 to 2.6ft at telephoto.

Fujifilm FinePix F480

Movie record mode allows you to record video at 320x240 with a frame rate of 30fps, with sound. The length depends on space available on the xD Card. Because audio is recorded, the optical zoom may not be used while recording, however, you can preset the desired focal length before recording starts.

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