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      19.11.2013 12:51
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      Thanks for Reading :)

      The Price
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      I purchased this Fujifilm Finepix Z20fd Digital Camera from eBay for around £30. It is still available to purchase however as Fujifilm have introduced newer models the Z20fd is mostly available in used or refurbished conditions and can be purchased from Amazon Marketplace at prices from £39 and eBay from £27.


      There are a few different colours to choose from including champagne pink, silver, black and purple. I decided to get the champagne pink colour as I personally really like brighter colours than darker morbid colours and thought it would make a nice change.





      Specifications
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      * 10 Megapixel CCD Sensor, with 14 Scene Modes

      * Face Detection with Red-Eye Removal and Picture Stabilisation

      * Hi-resolution 2.5" LCD screen

      * 3x Optical Zoom Lens

      * MPEG-4 movie Recording Mode





      The Design
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      The camera has a modern snazzy look to it that definitely makes it appear more funky than a lot of other similar cameras on the market. The champagne pink is more of darker shade of pink and therefore doesn't make it look tacky, as sometimes lighter pink colours can take away some of the smartness of electrical appliances in my opinion. The camera measures approx 9.1 cm in length, x 1.9 cm wide and x 5.6 cm in height. The camera is therefore small and compact and nice and lightweight as it weighs approx 109g.


      It has a nice metallic cover that can slide across to reveal and turn on the camera lens. It has a LCD screen located at the back measuring 2.5 inches in size, as well as a red light indicator, and two button wheels to control the camera functions. The first upper wheel has a buttons for controlling zoom, a face detection button and a green play button. The bottom wheel contains controls options such as choosing close up pictures, anti blur images, a button for deactivating or activating flash, a timer setting The picture/video taking button is located on the top of camera. It also has hand strap gaps on the sides so a carrying strap can be attached if preferred.





      Experience
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      Compact & Lightweight
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      Firstly I was very much impressed with how compact the camera is, I can easily fit into my small hand bag when needed and makes transporting it around a doddle as it is also fairly lightweight, meaning it doesn't weigh down my handbag that much. Being lightweight means it is also effortless to hold and carry around by hand when using the camera. The small size also makes it fit into my small girly hands easily, and I can also carry it around one handed without it straining my hand.


      The metal cover is easy to move across and acts a good protective barrier for the camera as well as a good way of activating and deactivating the camera lens. This is especially useful when the camera is not in use and stored in my handbag, as it prevents other items such as keys etc from scratching the under layer and lens area.




      Taking Pictures
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      This is a 10 megapixels camera which is great for avid camera user like me, as I always like taking pictures when ever I go out with the family, whether its to the park or to a wedding I always have a camera in tow! 10 mega-pixels is able to display great quality pictures that are clear and detailed no matter what size. It isn't something a professional photographer would use, but still manages to take high quality pictures for day to day events etc. I sometimes take small pictures as well as zoomed in pictures which even when printed out using my photo printer shows excellent detail, as sometimes in the past when I have enlarged pictures on a computer or took zoomed in pictures the results weren't great, but with this Fujifilm camera I found that the clarity and detail is still top notch no matter the size or how zoomed in the picture is.



      Facial Detection & Red Eye Removal
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      The camera has a facial detection feature that can be activated by pressing the face symbol on the first wheel, this is a very useful feature that automatically detects faces and provides extra clarity and quality when taking pictures. It also has red eye removal setting that again comes in very handy, so those red eye pictures are now a thing of the past. Anti bur is another feature that automatically clears up blurred up pictures which can happen if you accidentally zoom in too much or shake a bit during picture taking.




      Picture Settings
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      The camera can take nice pictures even in lower light conditions by using the flash activation button, I find that the quality of pictures at night or low light settings are good but not as compared to the excellent quality that is produced in normal day light settings, as it can sometimes come out a a little grainy or lack clarity. There are many different settings to choose from when taking pictures depending on the environment you are in, for example there is party setting that is deigned to take quality pictures in a party environment where there maybe bright lights etc, some of the other settings include portrait, landscape, sport setting, snow setting, night setting, beach, flower, as well as auto setting to just keep it simple and let it automatically choose the best settings for you; which is what is usually do. The lens has a 3x non extending optical zoom which is great for taking close up pictures from a distance or capturing a beautiful distant scenery, I for example found this very useful during my trip to the lake district where I was able take excellent landscape pictures of the distant mountains etc, all which surprisingly good detail despite being taken from a distance.





      Video Quality & LCD Screen
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      The Fujifilm camera also films great quality videos in MPEG-4 format, not sure exactly what that means but I know that the quality of videos are great, with videos being displayed in clear high resolution and which I am overall very pleased with. However the zoom in function isn't great for the video function, as it would tend to make the videos blurry and unclear.


      The high resolution LCD screen makes videos and pictures easy to view when taken or filmed, simple click of the play button has the videos/pictures being played back or displayed instantly. It is also easy to navigate through the contents by using the navigation buttons on the camera wheel.



      Uploading Pictures
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      Its very easy to transfer pictures from the camera to a computer, simply connect the camera to a computer using the included usb cable and then just navigate to the usual computer folders to copy and paste. It takes seconds to recognise the camera and just as quick to transfer pictures and videos.



      The Battery
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      The battery is rechargeable and can be removed from the bottom slot of the camera base, which also closely stores the memory card. The battery I would say lasts a good 4 hours, but I found that as the years have gone and the more I use it, the battery has somewhat decreased in power and therefore now lasts about 2 hours before in needs recharging. I found filming videos uses up the battery a lot quicker than taking pictures, which I would say is a minor let down considering I have had it a good few years.




      Memory Storage
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      The camera has a memory storage of 45mb which isn't a lot and therefore I had to buy memory cards pretty soon after purchasing the camera. The memory cards this camera uses any standard SD memory card or SD-HC, xD, xD picture card H, xD M cards. This is great as it means I can use memory cards I used with my previous camera as well as memory for other devices. These SD cards are widely available and aren't too expensive either.




      Conclusion
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      For £30 I was very happy with my purchase, the Fujifilm camera is compact and lightweight and easy for even a novice to use, and most importantly it takes great quality pictures and videos. All in all I would rate this a high 5/5.

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        04.09.2011 22:16
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        A great camera!

        I've had this camera for a few years now and it's still just as great as when I bought it! It was around £100 brand new when I first got it, which was - and still is - brilliant for a 10.0 MP camera.

        They come in a variety of colours (I have blue) and come with a detachable wrist strap, lithium ion battery and charger and USB connector (to connect your camera to your computer to upload all your lovely snaps!). There's also space for a memory card, which I highly recommend purchasing, as it boosts your storage space nicely.

        There are 12 buttons in total on the camera, most of them on the back next to the amply-sized screen. These include: face detection on/off (great for group snaps!), zoom in/out, play (to see the last picture you took), delete/antiblur, flash on/off, macro on/off (good for taking pictures of things that're small and close up), timer and finally the main 'menu/ok' button.

        You can select so many different shooting modes from 'concert' (gives you more anti-blur function so you wont have blurry pictures even if you're jumping around) to 'sunset', which makes colours more vivid and intense. It's great fun playing about with them, and some work really well, however others don't so much - well, I don't see too much of a different. For instance, even though 'sunset' makes colours more vivid, if there are people in the shot they have an odd orange tinge to them - not a great look for on the beach.

        The zoom function is great though, and you can even have the 'extra' zoom on, which allows you to zoom in much further, however this risks the picture quality. Even though, the pictures usually turn out pretty well!

        You can also alter the picture and movie quality, however be warned that the higher the quality, the more memory it'll take up, so I usually stick with a standard quality to get enough pictures as well as videos.

        Overall, this is a great little camera to have, with a good battery life and enough room for your holiday photos, however the only problem I've had is occasionally I get an message saying 'card error'. This has lead me to reformat my memory card - and lose all my pictures in the process - more than once, which is disappointing. However, this may just be my camera, so don't let that put you off!

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          18.02.2011 15:40
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          fabulous comapct camera that never fails to deliver

          I have had this camera since October 2008. I have always owned a Fujifilm camera and so when my old 3 megapixel camera was no longer useful I decided to hunt around for another, higher powered camera.
          The main reason I wanted a new camera was that I had had my first child and my old 3 megapixel just didn't take nice enough pictures of my little boy and I felt I wanted something that took clear pictures, that I could look back on in years to come and be able to view them without thinking they were poor quality.

          After alot of hunting around the shops I saw this particular model. I remember looking at the list of features it came with and thinking it was a real bargain. It was also available in 3 different colours, Black, Hot pink, and Blue. I have the blue one, I did initially ask for the black as it was cheaper than the colour options but they were sold out. So I opted for the blue as I am not a great lover of the colour pink.

          Overview

          The camera is small and stylish. It will fit in just about anything including your pocket. When going round the zoo once my husband carried it around in his pocket the whole time. It really is a very compact camera.
          At the front of the camera the lens is protected by a sliding screen that is in a brushed steel effect. It slides very smoothly and as you slide the screen back the camera switches on a makes a small sound to let you know it's on. If you leave it on and don't use it for a certain time it automatically turns itself off to conserve battery power.
          The camera comes with a carry strap that you attatch to the side and this enables you to carry it by the writst strap and loop it round your wrist, which comes in handy on many occasions and has stopped me from dropping it a few times. In fairness I have actually dropped it a few times when I haven't been using the strap and it still works!!
          The screen is about 2.5" in size and is ample for this camera. The images as you view them are crisp and clear.
          Included with my camera was a lithium rechargeable battery and charger, which enables you to charge your battery easily and without having to buy loads of batteries all the time. The battery life isn't too bad unless you are taking alot of videos, then it seems to diminish quite quickly. There's a software disc that puts fujifilms image editing/printing suite on your PC/Laptop. and a USB cable that allows you to connect your camera up to your PC. There is a slot for an SD card next to the battery you will need a SD card as the cameras internal memory is not that good. I use a 2Gb SD card and this is ample.

          Functions

          This camera is packed with different functions and they can be accessed by the menu button on the back of the camera next to the screen. The functions are as follows: The first menu is shooting mode. Within shooting mode there are various settings These include:
          Anti-Blur: Reduces camera shake and moving subject-Blur
          Text: For taking shots of lettering
          Flower: Vivid shots of flowers
          Party: Indoor events
          Museum: Flash, sound and self timer lamp set to off
          Beach: Crisp, clear shots when on the beach
          Snow: For when it snows of course!!
          Sunset: Making sunset colours more vivid
          Night: Shots of night scenery and illumination
          Sport: For moving subjects
          Landscape: Scenic shots
          Potrait: For soft overall tone
          Auction mode: Shoot and combine upto 4 frames in VGA size for e-auctions
          Natural Light: Retains natural ambience without flash
          Natural & Flash: Two images shot one with flash and one without
          Auto: Automatically sets to shooting conditions
          Manual: Automatic mode with manual overrides
          Successive movie: Record you favourite scenes into a movie.

          The next menu is high speed shooting and you can set this to either on or off. Then there's the image quality setting and this allows you to pick the quality of the pictures you want to take. these range from 10M F meaning 10 megapixels Fine, right down to 0.3M. I always use 10M F as I always want the best possible quality from my pictures, but remember; the higher the quality picture, the more memory it takes up on your storage device, so if you know you haven't got a large SD memory and you are going to be taking alot of photos, you may want to reduce the qualtiy to make sure you get all the shots you want. Then there's the Movie quality option and like the image quality you can set the resolution of the videos you wish to take to either: 640 or 320. Once again I always have it at the highest setting.
          The next option is ISO an option found on most SLR cameras but unfortunately the only option you get is Auto so I really don't see the point in having this option even in the menu personally. Then there is a rather interesting option of Finepix Colour. Within this option you get three chocies of what kind of photos you want to take. There is:
          F-Standard: The most used option for taking just about every shot
          B F-B&W You get the option to take your photos in black and white. I have used this a few times for portraits of the children and it has worked beautifully
          The there's the Chrome setting: For high qualtiy pictures that stand out. I very rarely use this and so don't know too much about it, but the pictures I have taken with this setting are lovely, they just take up alot of memory.
          In additon to these men options there are further quick access options on the silver circle that surrounds the menu button. You have quick access to anti-blur if you push up, forced flash, suppressed flash, red eye reduction, by pressing to the right, Macro on/off by pressing to the left and the timer setting by pressing down. If all this wasn't enough there is another circular button directly above the menu button and on this is the face detection option, this allows you to switch face detection on and off by pressing up, you can zoom in and out by pressing left and right. Left to zoom out and right to zoom in. and press down for playback, which means to view all the photos and videos you have taken.

          There is a very small button inbetween the two manin menu buttons labelled Disp Back. Press this button once to get a 9 square grid on your screen allowing you to take an accurate photo if you wanted. Press again to remove the grid, and again to remove all icons from the screen to have a totally clear view of what you're taking a photo of.
          Also if you press this button twice whilst in playback mode you will see all you photos and videos in a thumbnail view and dated order so you can easily scroll through and find a particular photo video if you desired.
          If you press the menu button during playback there is another whole host of options for you to look at. These include:
          Erase: allows you to erase unwanted photos
          Slide show: Plays a slide show of your photos and you can choose from many options of how they appear. from normal and fade-in to scrapbook view.
          Transition: How your photos move from one to the next
          Image rotate: self explanatory
          Protect: Protect a picture from accidental deletion
          Copy: Copy a photo video
          Movie trimming: You can edit any video you make so that you only keep the most interesting bit if you so wanted.
          Print order: I have never used this function
          Set up: This is where you set up basic things like time and date etc.

          Whilst in the playback menu if you press down on the silver circle that surrounds the menu button you get the IR menu (Infra Red.)
          If you have a device that accepts IR. You can send and receive photos etc on your camera using this option.
          You can trim photos for blogs here and transmit stamps.

          The possibilties with this camera are limitless. I've had it 2 years and I am still finding out new things about it.

          I love this camera and it is practically perfect for what I need. However if I had one problem with it I would have to say the face detection.

          I have two young children and getting them to stay still for a good photo is practically impossible and this technology relies on you staying still. If you don't get the green box on the childrens faces (or anyones faces for that matter) then the red eye reduction doesn't work. The camera only removes red eye within the green box. Needless to say I have to edit out the red eye on photoshop when I put it on the computer. But to be honest that doesn't bother me in the slightest as this camera is fab in every other way.

          It doesn't deliver professional pictures like an SLR does, but if you wanted that then you would buy an SLR. This is a very good compact that does far more than any other compact I have ever owned.

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            27.11.2010 20:19
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            An excellent compact camera

            Intro:

            I've had this camera for a good few years now and have it the fushia pink colour (i believe it also available in other bright colours). I've never had any problems with it. It has a protective panel at the front that you slide across to open and activate the camera. It's relatively lightweight and quite small so easy to fit in your handbag (I can usually get it in a clutchbag even). It has holes at the side so you can attach the hand strap so you can hang it from your wrist to keep it safe whilst at a concert or night out etc.

            Using the Camera:

            The camera has two circular control rings on the back, along with a relatively large screen (2.5"). The bottom circular ring contains an anti-blur button (which often comes in handy), macro button (for close up shots), timer button (allowing you to set the timer for 2 or 10 seconds) and a button allowing you to manually set the flash to off, forced, supressed, slow synchro or auto. The top ring contains the zoom in and out buttons, the play button (allowing you to view the pictures you have already taken) and face detection button. The camera also allows you to set a grid onto the screen to allow you to align photos if you need/want to. The zoom is really good on this camera! Also has a red-eye removal function

            Taking Photos:

            This is a 10 megapixel camera and I think takes great photos! (It's obviously not the same as a pro camera but for a compact camera it captures great photos)

            There are plenty of shooting modes which allow you to adapt to your surroundings to ensure you get the perfect picture. These include: Manual, Auto, Natural Light, Natural Light & Flash, Auction Mode, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text (each have a brief description under them). I find I have to play around with these settings to get the best picture especially in concerts where the lighting is constantly changing. I often find that actually the Sport setting works better than the Party setting - but after some experimentation, you'll get to know the different settings and be able to adjust the settings accordingly.

            Video Function:

            Also has MPEG-4 movie recording mode so can video but when videoing the zoom isn't that great so doesn't work that well unless your up close (i'm thinking of concerts mainly). But can be handy if you want to record just voice (e.g. songs!) and is ideal if your close up!

            Battery and Memory:

            Under a flap on the bottom of the camera, the battery and memory card is homed. The battery has to be charged externally.

            The battery can last quite a long time on this camera, but it runs down relatively quickly if you're using it for video-ing or taking a lot of close up photographs!!! The only time this has ever run out on me is at a concert where you have the camera on a lot of the time (even if your not taking photos) and it hadn't been fully charged the night before.

            It has a built in memory of 45MB so I'd certainly recommend a memory card. The camera itself supports any of the following: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, xD-Picture Card, SDHC Memory Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M so easy to shop around for a good deal. I personally have a 2GB memory card in my camera, and never have a problem whilst on holiday (i.e. where you take alot of photos without taking any off until you come home)

            Getting the pictures off your camera:

            This is really simple to do. The camera comes with a USB cable and you simply plug it into your computer, the computer will recognise it and ask you what you want to do (i.e. which programme you want to use to upload your photos). It couldn't be simpler.

            Summary:

            This camera will not give you outstanding professional-worthy photographs but is great for general everyday use. I think the picture quality for a compact camera is really excellent. It's lightweight and small enough to carry around with you. Good zoom & excellent modes allowing you to customise your photos and get the best picture you can :)

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              great point and shoot to have in your pocket

              This is a great little camera for a point and click, it has a nice range of zoom, and the pic quality is pretty good.

              I found this on offer at my local supermarket in 2009 for £80 ish... and it served me well for a long time, but I needed more and eventually fond a SLR to be exactly what I needed.

              however the Fuji is perfect for carrying in your pocket and pulling out when you need a quick snap, it can take pretty good close up pics and doesn't struggle with movement too much, so copes with those kids running about "action shots" it can zoom to a reasonable extent, captures colours pretty well and the video function is pretty good as well.

              now for the negative... it needs a steady hand for the most crisp image, and I found a little annoying the battery life let it down especially when working close or on zoom. I ran it down in less than an hour when out shooting in the park with my son! it needs to be charged via a charging unit, which is great but you will most likely need a spare battery or two.

              I have now moved on to a DSLR and given the Fuji to my 4 year old son to learn about composition and taking a nice pic, as it is incredibly easy to use and has a lovely big screen to view each image on the camera.

              this is a great little camera, BUT remember not to expect too much from it, and buy a second (or 3rd) battery!

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              18.07.2010 16:47
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              Great for the money

              I bought this camera in Florida last year when it was on a special offer, I paid 99$ which was about £64 at that exchange rate.
              I love this camera I can carry it with me in my purse & take pics anywhere I go. The pic quality is excellent.The video is also great.I took this camera with me all through that holiday and the next ones!. I took many pics & video.They all came out beautifully. Fuji makes an excellent camera. I love this camera because of it's small size (I can take it anywhere) & quality pictures it takes.I highly recommend this camera.You will not be disappointed. It is very easy to use and yet you can use the many menus to set it up the way you want/need it if you are happy to do so and take it off automatic. I bought this camera in blue, but I believe it is also available in green, pink and black. Fuji knew what they were doing in releasing this camera, light, small and simple to use, yet the pictures are high quality.

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              03.05.2010 21:46
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              good product

              I got this camera two years ago, as my camera before this one (which was a samsung, not a fuji) broke, and I got an exchange. I had about 3 cameras in the shop to choose from, and I didn't have much time to choose, so to be honest, I went for this camera because of the colour. The picture on the website is of a black model, but mine is bright orange and I love it. I think that it also comes in bright colours such as green, which is good because it's kind of impossible for me to lose it.
              After using this for two years, I can see that this camera is not just good because of the colour. I am a very social person, so i take my camera out with me nearly every weekend on social events. The size is a bonus, I can normally fit it in any small clutch bag, or even in my bra, as some women do. I think it must have been out in every single weather condition possible, and in temperatures from -5 to 40 degrees celcius, and it still works perfectly. The camera has an antiblur setting, and takes the picture instantly after pressing the button, so pictures don't turn out blurred or out of focus. The pictures also come out very clear, and make your skin look good, which is a bonus if you're wanting to put your photo's on facebook or myspace etc.
              All in all, i think that this camera is a good value for money camera, and perfect for taking virtually anywhere with you.

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              11.04.2010 10:37
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              Excellent little camera if you remember its limitations and don't expect more than it can give you!

              I bought the Fujifilm Z20fd in about April 2009 in preparation for a holiday abroad with friends. It cost about £110 then but is obviously cheaper now. I thought that it was great value at the time, so now it's an even better deal!

              It's a great point-and-click camera. Don't expect anything technical and don't expect to be able to play with the settings too much (although there are plenty of variables to adjust to get the kind of picture you want - but you will always get better results with an SLR!), and this camera is pretty much perfect.

              I've got a couple of problems with it, but that's just a case of personal preference. I find that the picture quality isn't great, even with the pixels set as high as they go. Although it has an anti-blur setting, I find that my pictures often are blurred. To really get a smooth quality picture, one has to use a tripod - even a small, token tripod really makes a huge difference. Add onto that the problem of grease on the camera lens (get your finger on it just once and it's really difficult to polish off perfectly!) and you have the perfect set up for some fuzzy pictures!

              Battery life is really good. It's great that it comes with an internal rechargeable battery, but that itself poses a small problem. Sure, it's cheaper than buying lithium batteries all of the time, but the benefit of that situation is that if your batteries run out; you can immediately replace them if you have another set on you. With the Z20fd, the battery life of the internal rechargeable battery is great (and even when the indicator is telling you that the battery is low, it still lasts a surprising long time after that!), but the problem with having to plug it in to recharge it is a bit of a pain. Say you're in the middle of a day trip to Alton Towers with your kids or your friends, you're all having a great time laughing and joking, and you're getting some great pictures of everybody relaxed and together. And then....oh. Your battery runs out. Well, if that happens, that's it! You can't just whip out your charger and find yourself a mains socket somewhere, putting your day on hold until your battery is charged again. To get around this issue, I bought myself a replacement battery and keep it in my bag, ready charged. It wasn't expensive, and I've not had to use it much (great battery life, remember?). But boy, I've been glad I had it when I needed it!

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                08.04.2010 09:48
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                Very good wee camera

                I purchased this camera about 6 months ago from my catalogue. The camera is very light and has great picture quality and features. The video capture is also very good and when veiwing on a larger screen such as TV or PC Monitor does not appear at all pixelled. I have never had any problems with the camera and I find the battery life is great compared to a few others I have had in the past. The camera also has some great features such as anti-blur or close up / macro shots and the digital zoom is second to none. I do not really know a great deal about cameras but due to me usually losing them on nights out I have had quite a few. The battery and memory card slots are in the underside of the camera under a small flap and the flash and lens are covered at all times except when the camera is in use which I found very useful. All in all I would have to say I would reccommend this canera to anyone as it is very easy to use, light, compact and takes great photos.

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                  28.01.2010 22:04
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                  Worth getting if you just want simple pictures quick and you find a good deal

                  I bought this camera for my girlfriend as she wanted a little point and shoot number to take out in her handbag. I've used Fujifilm cameras in the past and chose this because the price seemed great for a 10 megapixel camera.

                  PICTURE QUALITY : I was not too impressed with the overall picture quality, i expected more from something that boasted 10 megapixels, They are satisfactory pictures and given the perfect light conditions they turn out really nice, however in artificial light on auto mode you find the camera is to quick to use a higher ISO setting leaving pictures a bit too grainy or it employs its flash which really bleaches out the pictures.

                  This opinion is based on the fact that my old fujifilm has 6 mega pixels and copes much better in the same conditions producing nicer pictures.

                  FEATURES: The camera seems to have a lot of little features that don't really achieve much with regards to taking better pictures and the manual mode is very limited.

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                    Great camera for the basics

                    I was given this camera as a birthday present about 5 months ago, when my other camera broke. I don't know much about cameras but I liked this one as it looked good and had a decent amount of megapixels. I am to too fussed about doing fancy things with my camera!

                    The exterior is smooth and black. The lens is covered and the camera turns on by uncovering the lens. I prefer this type of lens cover than the conventional one as with previous cameras I have had, the lens cover has got stuck and seems more temperamental.

                    The lens cover is sleek and gives the camera a more interesting look. The battery and memory card sit in the bottom of the camera and are easy to put in and remove.

                    The screen is large, taking up 75% of the back of the camera which is very useful for looking through the pictures.

                    As I have said, I do not play around with the camera too much and so I do not know too much about the different options available, but I do know that there are many different shooting modes available, with the most popular available to change to on one of the main buttons.

                    The camera is light and fits in to a pocket well.

                    The lens is in the top corner and so it did take a while to get used to this without putting my finger in the way! Also, there is no viewing window which I don't mind but that some people have commented on.

                    All in all, I think for £100 this is a great camera and looks very sleek and does the job well.

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                    18.12.2009 23:36

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                    I like the look of this camera compared to some others on the market. The fact, it looks different and unconventional attracted me initially. The camera is very small and will easily go in a pocket. There is no need to worry about damaging the lens as the lens slider protects it when not being used. The screen is of good size and gives a clear picture of what you are seeing. The only downside I have though, is manually changing the settings for shots. I don't like the menu interface much, I preferred my old Samsung for that. However, I like using this for convienience rather than the best pictures ever!

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                    16.09.2009 20:55
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                    very reliable camera

                    I use my digital camera almost daily and I must say this is the easiest I have ever come across.

                    Simple on/off function simply by sliding across. Makes it easy if you see something you need to photograph quickly. My only concern is this can sometimes happen inside your bag/pocket and you end up zapping away some of the battery life.

                    10Megapixels along with a powerful flash guarentees quality pictures EVERY time.

                    Settings offers you a wide range of ways to take photos guarenteeing a different picture without moving from the spot.

                    The camera itself comes in a variety of colours to suit the customer and is compact enough to take with you pretty much anywhere.

                    Rechargeable battery saves on forking out for AA batteries every 10 minutes as with alternate cameras. Battery life is very good.

                    It also has face detection however 5 times out of 10 it picks up a face where there isn't one.

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                      09.09.2009 15:37

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                      All in all great compact camera

                      Few spec's 10.0mp camera 3x optical Zoom 2.5"LCD screen, Intelligent face detection mode, close up-macro mode, self timer(+many more)

                      This is a great little camera which I actually bought off ebay for £42 which is a real bargain(second hand but in mint condition!). And then £8 for a 4BG Memory card (at tesco) It takes 2 sorts of memory cards.

                      The quality of the pictures ars really great and it's very user friendly.
                      It comes in a few colour options- I have the blue one.
                      The Ion-battery lasted a whole 3 day festival which I was very impressed with. (Capturing almost 200 snapps and about 5 video's)
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                      Over all great for all ages
                      Fantastic battery life
                      Easy to change modes
                      Great video sounds
                      Easy play back
                      Small in size & weight so it easily fits into most handbag
                      10/10 for a compact digital camera : ) I really love this camera!!

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                      14.07.2009 22:07

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                      Recommended for size and picture quality but can be confusing with regard to adjusting settings

                      I have owned my digital camera for 18 months, with it being a replacement for a damaged one. I find the quality brilliant, including picture quality when printed but have never managed to fully work out how to use it! having a very large screen is useful. I find that the buttons are not obvious as to how to change settings easily, and unfortunately someone who does not see the point of reading the instruction manual! I am female in my mid 20's, who (rightly or wrongly) considers myself to be moderately technology-literate and I found the settings confusing so I would recommend this as a camera for those who are used to technology, rather than those who are not technology-minded. The camera is a good, small size which fits in coat pockets and handbags comfortably for ease of carrying it around and useful-ness! it was much easier to work out my previous camera.

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