Fujifilm FinePix A610

Last update: Review by Pcworld (added on 18 June’07)

Fujifilm FinePix A610 is an entry level point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 04.01.07) featuring 6.3 million effective pixels, 3X optical zoom (39-117mm), and a 2.5 inches LCD monitor. The camera is measuring in at 97.5 x 61.9 x 31.0mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in), weighing 145 g/5.1 oz and it’s running on 2 x AA batteries.

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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 29.05.07)

PCWorld reviews the Fujifilm FinePix A610 and writes;
“Overall, the A610′s scores in our image quality tests were about average, but impressive for a budget-priced camera. In lab tests, our jury gave the camera scores slightly above average for the color and exposure accuracy of its images, but rated it slightly below average for image sharpness.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

LaptopMag reviews the Fujifilm FinePix A610 and writes;
“On our tests, photos looked sharp but oversaturated. Both the image of our colleague and the shot of the vase were a little dark for our tastes. Fortunately, the quality improved when we shot outside. The Finepix A610 fires up quickly but took a lengthy five seconds between shots. ”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

CamerasUK reviews the Fujifilm FinePix A610 (rating: 75/100) and writes;
“Picture quality from the Finepix A610 is roughly in line with other entry level models. The same problems arise such as the camera finds it difficult to focus well when the light gets low…The big selling point of the Fuji Finepix A610 is its ease of use. In fact you will find it hard to find a digital camera that is easier to use. Taking its price tag into account it also has a solid design and build quality.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 29.05.07)

- Fujifilm FinePix A610 Sample Photos @ LaptopMag
- Fujifilm FinePix A610 Sample Photos @ CamerasUK

>> USER MANUALS

- Download Fujifilm FinePix A610 User Manual

>> FEATURES & SPECS

- Download Fujiflm FinePix A610 Digital Camera Brochure

>> PRESS RELEASE

Super CCD HR and RP Processor featured together for the first time in FinePix A series
Fujifilm today announced two new additions to its entry-level A series, the FinePix A610 and FinePix A800. In a first for Fujifilm’s A series, both cameras feature the company’s proprietary Super CCD HR sensor and RP (Real Photo) Processor together, making it possible to capture sharp images and more detail, with less noise. Fujifilm’s ‘Real Photo Technology’ cameras combine lens, CCD and processor, optimised to work together for best results.

In another first for Fujifilm’s FinePix cameras, both models feature a dual memory card slot, which accepts not only Fujifilm’s traditional xD-Picture Card™ but also the popular Secure Digital (SD) card format.

Fujifilm’s A series cameras are easy to use, with an intuitive button layout and straightforward access menus. They are a good investment for families who want a reliable, affordable take-anywhere camera that everyone can use, which captures great photos with minimum fuss.

The FinePix A800 features 8.3 megapixels, selectable sensitivity up to ISO 800 and a 3x optical zoom, whilst the FinePix A610 couples 6.1 megapixels and selectable sensitivity up to ISO 400 with a 3x optical zoom.

Users will immediately appreciate the benefits of Fujifilm’s Super CCD sensor. The increased surface area means it is more sensitive to light, enabling faster shutter speeds to help reduce image blur and the need for flash when taking photos in lower light. When extra illumination is required, Fujifilm’s Intelligent Flash system analyses the subject and sets power output accordingly. This overcomes the traditional problem of flooding the foreground with harsh light, leaving subjects in the frame looking ‘ghostly’ and the background in darkness.

Multiple scene modes make it possible for everyone to take first-rate photos in a range of situations. The new Baby mode is ideal for parents, ensuring babies’ skin tones are reproduced naturally. Sports mode means action shots will suffer from less blur. The FinePix A800 also features a newly designed mode dial, so that users can quickly select scene position modes using just their thumb.

Framing and reviewing photographs is made easy thanks to a large 2.5” LCD monitor, with an anti-reflective coating to prevent glare when shooting in bright daylight.

Both cameras are powered by two AA-size batteries.

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Photo Products, said: “These cameras significantly bolster Fujifilm’s A series, and for the first time, introduce technology from our higher-end cameras to our entry level models, demonstrating our commitment to first time users. The FinePix A610 and FinePix A800 are very affordable cameras, offering reliability, ease of use and great results, ideal for anyone starting out in digital photography.”

Fujifilm FinePix A610 features at a glance

6.3-megapixel
High-performance Super CCD
3x optical zoom
2.5-inch LCD monitor
Selectable sensitivity up to ISO 400
10MB internal memory permits shooting without a media card
Power source 2x AA-size alkaline (included)/2x AA-size Ni-MH (optional) and AC Power Adapter AC-3VX (optional)
QVGA movie capture of 30 frames per second (without sound)
14 selectable scene positions


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