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Fujifilm Finepix F480 Summary

8 Megapixels8 MegapixelsLow-Quality Video: 320x240 resolution or less.Low-Quality Video: 320x240 resolution or less.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and 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 F480 Assessment

The Fuji Finepix F480 is one of the few ultra-compact cameras to feature a wide-angle lens. The functionally of the F480 is extremely basic, even when comparing to other point-and-shoot models. Notably missing features are metering modes, custom white-balance, automatic flash with red-eye reduction. Even ISO control and exposure compensation are only available in the Manual scene mode, which is not manual at all.

The Finepix F480 finds itself in a lonely spot among Fuji's digital camera lineup. Although it has an F-series designation, it do not use the outstanding sensor of the 2-digit F-series Fuji Finepix cameras, not does it share those cameras more-comprehensive controls. It does share a physical resemblance though and its build quality seems good. Performance and quality was closer to the 3-digit A-series Finepix cameras, making it rather average in those respects. With a recent price of $120 USD on Amazon, this is a very affordable camera.

The competition from ultra-compact cameras with wide-angle lenses is thin but there is the pricier Canon Powershot SD800 IS is worth its price due to its outstanding performance. The Panasonic has its FX-series too, but their image quality lags even behind the F480, although they have more features. Forgetting about the wide-angle lens, the higher grade Fuji Finepix F40fd is an even better choice.

For a deeper look at the Fuji Finepix F480, see our full-length review here.

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PROS CONS
Wide-angle lens in ultra-compact camera ISO control and exposure compensation hidden in 'Manual' scene mode
Generally good exposure accuracy Noise reduction softness at higher ISO settings
Keeps image noise under control Focus at tele photo end struggles in low light
Nicely saturated colors Slow shot-to-shot speed
Quite accurate white-balance system Above average chromatic aberrations
Balances flash and ambient light very well No auto flash with red-eye reduction
Below average distortion Below average battery life
Good lens sharpness Low-resolution instant image review
Short shutter lag Slow image playback
Fast focusing Some buttons have a cheap plastic feel
Good macro performance Questionable organization of menu options
Mostly good construction, except for battery latch Useless night scene and fireworks modes
Attractive and easy to navigate menus
AverageAverage Average

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Fujifilm Finepix F480
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By Neocamera on 2007-12-30

Fujifilm F480 Highlights


Ultra-Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 4mm

1/2.5" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

8 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 100-800
4X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/1500-4s
0.6 FPS Drive, 3 ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
320x240 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital High Capacity
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsxD
Internal Memory
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