If the recently announced Fujifilm Finepix Z200fd made you excited because of its ultra-slim, compact metal body and high 5x optical zoom, the other Finepix model, the A850 may not even make you pause for a second look. Even its official press release put down the A850′s output quality with the lines, “offering high-end technology to every-day users who want point-and-shot simplicity at an affordable price point, but are not prepared to compromise on image quality.”
I mean who would get excited with that statement? But at least the Fujifilm people are honest enough to admit that users may not find the A850 capable of producing high-quality images. So better not expect anything spectacular about the A850.
True enough, you may have seen these features of the A850 with other point-and-shoot cameras already available in the market; an 8.1-megapixel CCD sensor with 3x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, ISO sensitivity of up to 800, 24MB internal memory, movie mode at 30fps with monoaural sound, picture stabilization and 14 selectable stabilization settings.
With its no so advanced features, the Finepix A850 would suit well with the novice entry-level digital camera users. They would certainly have an easy time using this simple point-and-shoot camera. Hopefully, Fujifilm will not put a hefty price tag to the A850 once they release it sometime in July.
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