FinePix A350 offers exceptional power and value in a new and improved design. Whilst the entry-level category can often mean that corners are cut on build quality and feel, anyone who handles this camera will be pleasantly surprised by its compact solidity. This camera is sturdy but stylish, with smooth metallic casing and a high-quality finish. What's more, it's power consumption (operating on standard AA batteries) and compatibility with xD-Picture Card format, makes the A350 Zoom a great choice for anyone concerned about having a system that will work well into the future. PictBridge compatibility allows the user to print directly without the need for a PC or Mac.
LCD Screen Size: 1.7 in
Memory Card Support: xD-Picture Card
Effective Megapixels: 4.1 Megapixel
Camera Type: Compact Camera
Lens Mount: Fixed
normalized-Optical Zoom: 3
Product Title: Fujifilm FinePix A350 5.2 Megapixel Compact Camera
Power Score: 3.5 | 19 Reviews
Total Pixels: 4200000
Image Sensor: CCD
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 320 x 240
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x Video Out, 1 x DC Power In
Flash: Auto Flash, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
Optical Zoom: 3 X
Digital Zoom: 3.6x
Focal Length: 5.80 mm to 17.40 mm
Max Aperture: 2.8 1/f
Removable Flash Memory Included: 16 MB xD-Picture Card
Height: 2.4 in
Weight: 6.35 oz
Width: 3.5 in
Depth: 1.2 in
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Viewfinder Type: Optical
Image Format: EXIF, JPEG
Max Focal Length: 17.4 mm
Video Capture Format: AVI, MJPEG
Longest Shutter Speed: 2 Second
Number of Resolution Modes: 6
Metering Characteristics: Multi-Segment, TTL
Minimum Shutter Speed: 2 sec.
White Balance Modes: Automatic Manual, 7 positions can be selected
Min Focus Distance: 2.4 in
Bulb Setting: No
Maximum Frame Rate: 15 fps
Camera Modes: Shooting Modes: Normal: Auto Manual Scene Position Portrait Landscape Sports Night Scene Continious: 2592 x 1944 (Fine Quality) @ 5 frames 2592 x 1944 (Normal Quality) @ 8 frames 2592 x 1728 @ 9 frames 2048 x 1536 @ 13 frames 1600 x 1200 @ 15 frames 640 x 480 @ 69 frames (maximum 1.4fps) Playback: Single frame (with 4.1x Playback zoom at 2592 x 1944 mode) 9 Multi-frame
HD Movie Mode: No
Frequency Band: Movie with sound recording Sensitivity: Auto: Equivalent to ISO 64 - 400 (depending on conditions)
Maximum Shutter Speed: 2000 1/f
Exposure Settings: Auto Exposure, Multiple Program Modes
Memory Card Type Include: xD-Picture Card
Battery Include: Yes
Product Series: A
Maximum Frame Rate: 15 frames/s (fps)
White Balance: Auto, Manual, Preset Modes
Focus Features: Auto Focus
General Features: Flash Cancel (On/Off), Red-Eye Reduction, Self Timer, Slow Speed Sync
Included Components: Carrying Strap, PC Connection Cable, Recording Media
Image Sensor Quantity: 1
Exposure Control: Programmed AE (Exposure compensation in manual mode)
Power Source: (2) AA Battery, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery, Rechargeable Battery
Image Sensor Size: 0.4 in
Number of Batteries Support: 2
Battery Built-in: No
ISO Equivalencies: 100, 200, 400, 64
Max Horizontal Image Resolution: 2592 pixels
Min Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Max Vertical Image Resolution: 1944 pixels
Product Reviews (16)
Excellent Compact Camera
Strengths: # Great quality of pictures # Compact Size & Easy to handle # Battery long life
Weakness: # Small LCD # xD card
Delivering Better quality pictures than any other cameras which I have seen in the range 5 MP & 3X optical. Long battery life. Very compact and light weight. Powerful flashes. A compact, good camrea.
By anonymous; - Sep 5, 2006
An OK camera
Strengths: Light weight, takes only 2 AA batteries, Good picture quality.
Weakness: LCD is too dark, very small view finder, slow access of card. Video recording in low light is very bad. No manual controls.
I had somewhat high hopes when I ordered this, after reading user reviews here. I read about the dark LCD, but underestimated the reviewers here. Even after increasing the brightness to maximum, it is too dark to see anything in the indoor conditions (to make it worse, the viewfinder is too small). The problem seems to be with the CCD itself, as the video capture in the same conditions is exactly...
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I had somewhat high hopes when I ordered this, after reading user reviews here. I read about the dark LCD, but underestimated the reviewers here. Even after increasing the brightness to maximum, it is too dark to see anything in the indoor conditions (to make it worse, the viewfinder is too small). The problem seems to be with the CCD itself, as the video capture in the same conditions is exactly as you see in the LCD screen (I replayed on the PC). Another major complaint I have is the slow write and read speeds. Even at 3:2 quality (3Meg), the camera takes significant time to write the previous shot and become ready for the next one. I see the same problem to read as well, to copy onto the PC. I am using the Olympus 1GB card (Type H). These 1gb cards have built-in compression, which might partly be the reason for this slowness (in which case, it is better to buy two 512mb cards).
On the plus side, the autofocus response is not bad, and flash seems to be strong enough for most purposes. The picture quality itself is not bad. The LCD brightness is not a big issue in the bright conditions (again as I said, the problem doesn't seem to be with LCD itself, it is the sensor).
I bought it as a gift, and have not tried it long enough to test the battery life etc. I own Canon A610, and owned various Nikon cameras before (800, 950, 990), so compared to these high quality cameras, I would rate this only 3 stars. If you take a lot of pictures indoor, I don't recommend this.
By haridsv - Aug 11, 2006
Fuji FinePix A350 Digital Camera
Strengths: compact, stylish, AA batteries
Weakness: xD card
Good camera and good price. This camera is very compact, yet offers high resolution. Perfect for travel and family pictures. Just point and shoot. As with most digital cameras, this camera will consume a lot of batteries power. Just use decent rechargeable batteries, and you're good to go. The only downside, it uses expensive xD card.
By uuoda - May 17, 2006
Compact but too much delay
Strengths: compact form use 2 AA batteries
Weakness: delay in taking picture
I like this Fuji camera, since it's very handy and easy to take it anywhere. Its menu is simple. However, if you are taking picture of a moving object, this camera is really bad. It shutter delay is really annoying. You won't get the picture that you intended to take. One alternative to overcome this problem is by using continuous shooting mode. The pictures will be saved to an xD card.
By minang - Mar 28, 2006
Nice 5MP camera for an affordable price
Strengths: Compact, features,,movie mode w/sound, excellent prints
Weakness: AA batteries.
There were only a couple of things I didn't like, but can live with. The first is that the zoom lens automatically shoots out when you turn the camera on. I don't know if this is supposed to happen, but the pictures come out fine. The second thing is that you have to do all your settings from the view screen. Most cameras have a wheel on them to adjust for the type of picture you want to take,...
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There were only a couple of things I didn't like, but can live with. The first is that the zoom lens automatically shoots out when you turn the camera on. I don't know if this is supposed to happen, but the pictures come out fine.
The second thing is that you have to do all your settings from the view screen. Most cameras have a wheel on them to adjust for the type of picture you want to take, ie:portrait, night, landscape. When first learning the settings constantly using the view screen does drain the batteries. When shooting the view screen can be turned off and you can use the eye viewer instead.
Overall, I am very pleased with the camera and the photos I have taken and printed
By hema9481 - Mar 17, 2006