Fujifilm FinePix F401 Zoom Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options

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.

Typical Play mode screen with overlay information enabled. The FinePix F401 does not display the extended image information (shutter speed, aperture, etc.) or a histogram.

Fujifilm FinePix F401

Pressing the Up button enables the magnified playback function and depending on the image size there are multiple steps up to a max. of 14.4x. Pressing the Down button steps back out to normal full screen mode. To pan around inside of the magnified image you first press the DISP button.

Fujifilm FinePix F401

Pressing the DISP button twice while in Play mode toggles between full screen and index modes. In Index mode you can quickly preview the stored images on the card and display any one in normal full screen mode.

Fujifilm FinePix F401

The full motion video movie clips can be played in-camera with the usual Start, Pause and Stop controls. The F401 has a built-in speaker so the audio portion can be heard during playback. Movies and still images can not be displayed on a television set, -- there is no A/V-out port on the camera or on the optional cradle.

Fujifilm FinePix F401

Pressing the MENU button while in Play mode will bring up the above screens.

Menu options are:

    Erase - Frame(presently viewed), All Frames, Format(card)
    DPOF Set Frame - Date ON/OFF, submenu then allows marking pictures for DPOF printing.
    Set-Up sub menu - Click here to see options(same as Record Setup)
    Voice Memo - ON / OFF, attach up to a 30 second audio clip (WAV format) to the current image.

FinePixViewer Software

Fujifilm FinePix F401

The FinePix Viewer software lets you view images in the camera, download them to your computer, perform simple editing and manipulation or use the video conferencing features of the F401 camera (see the next frame.)

FinePix PictureHello Software

Fujifilm FinePix F401

Video conferencing or WebCam operation can be accomplished by using the included FinePix PictureHello software and connection the USB cord (provided) or by placing the camera in the optional cradle

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