Jun 21, 2005

FujiFilm FinePix A345 Review

The FujiFilm FinePix A345 is a 4.1 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom lens, 1.7inch LCD and one touch fully automatic operation. The main feature of this camera is that it lacks the multitude of manual options that cramp many other cameras. FujiFilm has focused on a camera experience that mimics the simplest of 35mm point-and-shoots. The average person who may be intimidated by a digital camera could pick this up, take a shot, and not know they just entered the 21st century.
FujiFilm FinePix A345 Review

DigitalCameraReview.com have posted thier review of this digicam and write-
"When the first generation of digital cameras arrived in the market many years ago they were heavy and chunky. The A345 shows how far we've come with a slim design and a weight almost as light as a helium balloon. It's a camera for novice photographers. In many cases it will be the owner's first digital camera. The $199 price point will intrigue a great many consumers. I personally found the image quality too soft for my taste. I would encourage anyone looking at this camera, but desiring the sharpest of images to look at other cameras, compare, and decide for yourself. If you can deal with a camera that possesses a slightly more complex control set, it might be worthwhile to compare the A345 to a previous year's Sony or Canon model.

On the plus side, the A345 is easy to use with simple menus and some basic scene and movie modes. Startup and shooting times are quick. Battery life is excellent given the camera's light weight. Overall, it's a good introduction to digital photography that even a Luddite would appreciate.

Recommended For
People new to digital photography who favor simplicity, low-cost, and a 35-mm point-and-shoot experience."

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