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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fujifilm Finepix F505EXR

This may be my 7th digital camera, I’m not sureanymore. It is as small as my lastcamera but with more features. I’m notsure what you couldn’t do as an amateur with this camera.


It fits into a front pocket on my jeans which is good sinceI will not hesitate to take it with me. The shutter lag I have had in many of my digital cameras does not existin this camera. If you have activegrandchildren, that is huge. I took avideo of my one grandson playing the piano in very low light conditions. The video was more than adequate. I am not impressed with the microphonethough. If you are looking for goodsound quality in your video, this isn’t your first choice.

The self timer is self evident and works well. I particularly like the burst feature, againthe active grandkids. This helps get agood photo when they are moving. Thered eye does not seem to screw up the shutter speed which I noticed in one ofmy past cameras. Red eye removal workswell.

It took 1 hour and 50 minutes to charge the battery. That is the bad news. The good news is that I have taken a boatloadof photos and video and the battery is still going strong. I have long avoided cameras that used proprietarybatteries due to the expense of a backup battery. I have always tried to have cameras thatused AA batteries. This battery maychange my mind due to it’s apparent staying power.

My photos have turned out as I expected and I am pleasedwith the camera. This would be a goodchoice if you are looking for a pocket size, full featured 16megapixel digitalcamera. I think it would make aterrific stocking stuffer!

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