Best and worst of Imatest also picked up another issue, this time with the camera’s sharpening algorithm. Usually cameras that score so highly create prints suitable for A4 print outs with no trouble. In our latest buying guide we’ve selected some cameras that while they’re a bit older, still offer a lot of bang for the buck. Simon Joinson was DPReview’s second general manager, during a time when the site underwent enormous changes, not least our relocation to the U. The open source Lightroom alternative darktable has released a major update in the form of darktable version 2.

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But its combination of features, form factor and image quality make it an enjoyable camera to use — and his pick for this year.

Fujifilm FinePix A400 and A500

Gear of the Year – Dan’s choice: Pros Price, Good sharpness score. Since buttons on the A are sparse, most of the camera’s functions are buried in menus.

Displaying that first image, though, is where the Fuji A50 starts to get bogged down. We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Canon DSLRs in several categories to make your decisions easier.

The menu system is very easy indeed to get to grips with and there are also only a very small number of buttons and controls on the camera that you need to get to know.

Zeiss shows hands-on footage of its ZX1 camera with Lightroom integration. Gear of the Year – Barney’s choice: It gave the A a The Bottom Line The appeal of the basic Fujifilm FinePix A’s tiny price tag is offset by finspix slim feature set and mediocre performance.


Fujifilm FinePix A Zoom: Digital Photography Review

If price and basic image quality are your only concerns, the Fujifilm FinePix A might be right for you. It is not the sharpest or clearest shot I have seen and the purple fringing is visible again in this shot.

Canon patent details schematics for a possible RF 90mm F2. Pour yourself a cocktail and enjoy. The buttons themselves are also poorly designed: As far as bargain basement digital cameras go, the Fuji A is not a bad choice if you can overlook its sluggish performance and bare bones design and feature set. Would you buy this? The Bad No manual controls; sluggish operation; average image quality; no burst mode.

Fujifilm A Review

Our test shots instantly corroborated our Imatest results. In our latest buying guide we’ve selected some cameras that while they’re a bit older, still offer a lot of bang for the buck.

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This is where a purple line is added to the edge of bright objects. Unlike many digital cameras the Finepix A does have a viewfinder. To help the camera I used the cloudy white balance setting to match the weather on the day. Busch May 17, 1: If this is your first digital camera, you might be delighted with the results. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. The camera struggled most with warm colours; reds and yellows in particular were the least accurately represented.


If you’re looking for a high-quality camera, you don’t need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market.

One nice feature of the optical viewfinder on the Fuji A is that it includes hash marks to tell you which portion of an image will be cropped out when taking a picture at a range of meters 3. This helps to add a touch of warmth to the general colours and skin tones.

Therefore this camera is likely to appeal s500 anyone who is looking for a no frills camera that is very easy to use and will not put too big a dent in your back balance. It doesn’t offer the best image quality in the world, and has some noise issues, but for this price tag it is hard to complain. When cranking the light sensitivity to Finrpixhowever, noise and digital artifacts increased, which was disappointing, but not unusual for a camera in this class.

Other features include a three times optical zoom lens, 1.