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Fujifilm Finepix F40fd Summary

8 Megapixels8 MegapixelsVGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital (SD) memory.Accepts Secure Digital (SD) memory.Accepts xD memory.Accepts xD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Fuji Finepix F40fd Assessment

The Fuji Finepix F40fd is an excellent ultra-compact digital camera with great image quality and speed of operation.

The only reason the Fuji F40 does not generate more excitement is the existence of the Fuji Finepix F30 and F31fd. Other than these two models, the F40fd surpasses all ultra-compact digital cameras in terms of image quality. Its image quality even surpasses that of higher end cameras such as the just-reviewed Sony Cybershot DSC-H9. In terms of features, the Fuji F40 is quite bare. The only non-minimal controls it has are custom white-balance and metering modes.

Although the F40 is an excellent camera, we prefer recommending the more-capable and similarly-priced Fuji F31fd. Not only does it have better high-ISO performance, but it also has long shutter-speeds of to 15s and semi-automatic controls. Other ultra-compact digital cameras with excellent image quality include the Fuji F20 and Fuji F10. Another great alternative is the Canon Powershot SD800 IS which has a stabilized wide-angle lens, although its image quality is clearly behind the already-mentioned Fuji cameras.

See our full-length review for an in-depth look and images samples at all ISO sensitivities.

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PROS CONS
Very low image noise Slow shot-to-shoot speed
Nicely saturated colors ISO 2000 not selectable
Good automatic white-balance Above average purple fringing
Good exposure accuracy Poorly placed tripod-mout
Excellent lens sharpness Too few zoom steps
Plenty of details
Above average battery life
ExcellentExcellent Excellent

Related Information

Previous Models
Fuji Finepix F30 - 6 Megapixels, ISO 100-3200, Semi-automatic controls, 15s max shutter, xD Only
Fuji Finepix F10 - 6 Megapixels, ISO 80-1600, 115K Pixels LCD, 15s max shutter, xD Only
Fujifilm Finepix F40fd
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By Neocamera on 2007-05-12

Fujifilm F40fd Highlights


Ultra-Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 8 x 6mm

1/1.6" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

8 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 100-2000
3X Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-3s
1.3 FPS Drive, 2 ImagesCustom white-balance
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
2.5" LCD 230K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital
xD
Internal Memory
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