Fujifilm FinePix A900 Review

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Review posted 9/05/2007

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Designed specifically for the first-time digital camera buyers and consumers seeking an affordable, easy-to-operate upgrade to their current camera, Fujifilm's FinePix A820 and A900 are loaded with features usually reserved for more advanced models. Both incorporate Fujifilm's signature Super CCD sensor technology, a 4x Optical Zoom lens and feature ISO levels of up to ISO 800.

Following in the footsteps of Fujifilm's more advanced digital cameras, the FinePix A820 and A900 both shoot with light sensitivities of up to ISO 800 at full resolution. These higher light sensitivities enable the user to shoot with faster shutter speeds, which lessen the likelihood of blurry pictures caused by a moving subject or the shake of an unsteady hand. To make it easy for consumers to achieve blur-free results, the FinePix A820 and A900 feature a "Picture Stabilization" mode. This easy-to-identify setting automatically chooses the correct light sensitivity and best-matching shutter speed, producing the highest quality digital pictures without blur and the noise often associated with high sensitivity photographs.

The FinePix A820 and A900 feature a new, intuitive icon-based Graphic User Interface (GUI). When users switch shooting modes, scene positions or control settings, a brief explanation of the setting is momentarily displayed on the LCD screen, taking much of the guess work out of digital camera operation. Additionally, both cameras feature a conveniently placed mode dial that provides easy access to the most commonly used shooting modes, including Auto, Picture Stabilization and Movie mode and allows 1-touch access to other pre- programmed scene modes.

The FinePix A820 and A900 also feature a "xD/SD Media Compatible slot"; a single slot that accepts not only Fujifilm's traditional xD- Picture Cards™, but also SecureDigital™ (SD) media cards. In offering these media options, Fujifilm is providing greater choice and flexibility to consumers who purchase Fujifilm digital cameras.

Two standard AA batteries (alkaline one-use or rechargeable NiMH type) power the FinePix A900. Never get caught with a dead proprietary type battery, you can buy AA batteries nearly anywhere in the world. Off the shelf alkalines will let you capture up to 100 pictures, 2500mAh NiMH cells deliver as many as 350 pictures per charge.

FinePix A900 Features:

  • 9-megapixel Super CCD HR sensor
  • 4x optical zoom lens (39-156mm equiv)
  • Movie Mode; 320x240 30fps w/sound AVI format
  • Auto, Manual and 15 easy to use, pre-programmed scene modes
  • Picture Stabilization scene mode for blur free photos
  • 2.5" 115K pixel TFT LCD monitor
  • ~10MB of memory, xD/SD Media card slot
  • Powered by two AA-type batteries
  • USB 2.0 (High-speed) connectivity and PictBridge direct-print

The FinePix A900 is available now with and MSRP of US$199.

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Fujifilm FinePix A900

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The FinePix A900 and a standard CD for size comparison.

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FinePix A900 Specifications

Number of Effective pixels* 9.0 million
CCD 1/1.6" Super CCD HR
Number of recorded pixels 3,488× 2,616 (9.0million)
3,696× 2,464 (3:2)
2,592 × 1,944
2,048 × 1,536
1,600 × 1,200
640 × 480
File format JPEG (Exif)
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 10MB)
xD-Picture Card™ (16MB - 2GB)
SD memory card
Lens focal length 39-156 mm
Sensitivity AUTO / Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800
(standard output sensitivity)
LCD 2.5" Amorphous silicon TFT
115,000 pixels
Movie Recording 320x240 pixels
30 frames / sec.
Direct storage to media
with monaural sound
Voice memo No
Video output NTSC & PAL
Digital interface USB 2.0(High-speed)
Power source** 2 AA alkaline
2 AA Ni-MH (optional)
AC Power Adapter (optional)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 97.5 x 61.9 x 31.8 mm
Weight (approx.
/excluding battery
and memory card)
155 g

(Specifications as provided by the manufacturer)

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