Fuji A500 Digital Camera [5.1 MP, 3x optical zoom] - just £49.99 @ Argos ! - HotUKDeals
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Fuji A500 Digital Camera [5MP, 3x optical zoom] is reduced to just £49.99 @ Argos !

Ideal cheap digital camera with descent specs. Reserve online and collect @ store.

Description : The FinePix A500 Zoom is a camera that equips the starter with all they need. It spares you the technical complexity that can get in the way of a good shot, and covers the basics more than adequately. Fujifilm has over a decade of expertise in producing first-rate digital images, and it shows in this 5 million pixel camera.

Features : 5.1m pixels | 3 x optical zoom | 5.2 x digital zoom | 1.8in LCD colour screen | XD memory card compatible up to 1GB capacity | 12 MB internal memory | ISO Range - 100 - 400 | Video output | Movie capture | USB connection 2.0 | 2 x AA batteries supplied | PictBridge compatible | Accessories included in box - strap, USB cable, AV cable, software | Software compatibility: PC and Mac | Weight 140g.
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#1
I wouldn't buy a camera which used AA batteries, you would be forever changing them:-(
#2
Ditto
I wouldn't buy a camera which used AA batteries, you would be forever changing them:-(


depends really.. use rechargeable batteries, you should be fine :)
#3
If someone was interested in this you should be able to turn off the display to save battery life.
#4
A perfecctly decent camera at a good price..and what's more important is that it's in stock....batteries are a side issue and most modern cameras have good battery life.
banned#5
I've been using rechrgeable AA batteries for years and am happy with the performance. The cameras I avoid are those with costly, dedicated batteries.
#6
if you use NiMH battery like 2100 mAh it will be great. the best part of have normal battery is that if u r out of battery u can just buy one and ur camera is ready to go.
#7
Ditto
I wouldn't buy a camera which used AA batteries, you would be forever changing them:-(



Absolute tosh, good quality rechargeables will last for ages.. ;-)
#8
I actually prefer cameras using AA batteries. I get hundreds of shots/movies from my Fuji that take two AA batteries.
#9
Got to agree with the majority here, having AA batteries for a digital camera is a bonus, not a negative....

NiMh rechargables last for ages and are cheap to buy... plus, battery runs out at that key moment, buy some more...

Have reserved this camera today on behalf of my little sister... going to pick up later on!

M
#10
Just my opinion, after having a similar type of camera.
#11
I always use re-chargeable batteries they last ages - 2400amh
#12
I've use both types of batteries and IMO it is really handy if you can just go out and buy batteries when AA's run out but they are BIG

I now have a smaller camera with a specific rechargable battery

however i did miss those AA's when we moved house and the cameras charger went missing! so I got an a new charger with a in-car adapter which has given me portability
#13
Good price. Looks like it doesn't come with a memory card.
#14
I think camera specific batteries and AA batteries each bring their own pros and cons and it really all depends on what the user wants/needs from their camera. If size is an issue for you then go for a compact camera which will usually have a small, dedicated battery. But if you're on extended trips (travelling and such) or are away from power sources for a while then AA batteries solve the problem.

I'm waiting for a deal on a decent waterproof camera though!! And I don't care what battery type it's got!! lol!!

By the way, the Fuji A500 only gets a so-so review here...

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/fuji_a500_pg5.html

...but for £50 it's gotta be worth a look. :)
#15
7dayshop Rechargeable Ni-Mh Battery - AA Size (2800mAh) - Pack of 4 in FREE Case!

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=101842

Charge life on these babies is incredible for the price, and the fact that they're technically unbranded.

(didn't think this warranted it's own post - lol)

Cheers,

Paul.
#16
I've actually got this camera and it's not that good. It's got very poor zoom quality and half the pictures I take are blurry and I don't think my hands shake that much
#17
kdybob
I've actually got this camera and it's not that good. It's got very poor zoom quality and half the pictures I take are blurry and I don't think my hands shake that much



would have to agree with that, i paid £50 from asda few months back bit disappointed with the camera ok for carrying in car and nothing more really
#18
kdybob
I've actually got this camera and it's not that good. It's got very poor zoom quality and half the pictures I take are blurry and I don't think my hands shake that much
Yep, a lot of lower spec cameras have that problem. I have a sony p73 and have very steady hands, but indoors a lot of photos come out blurry due to lighting - i guess the camera would change the iso sensitivity due to the lighting conditions and cause for the very slightest movement to completely destroy pictures. The 1.8 inch screen was a pain aswell as on the lcd pics would look great cause its so small, but once on the PC i'd see how blurry some pics have turned out. It's dead now so looking for a new camera - i think it's best to get one with good optical image stabilisation - the hardware variety not the cheap software kind. sony T30 looked good, but a little costly at the moment, but i'll look around :-D
#19
Anyone who got or is getting this camera might also want to get:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5706859/Trail/C%24cip%3D50489.Photography%3EC%24cip%3D50490.Photographic%2Baccessories%3EC%24cip%3D50497.Camera%2Bbags%2Band%2Bkits.htm

A nice case that fits the camera perfectly and gives some protection from knocks... all for £4

M
#20
Fuji insist on using their own xD memory cards - which will always be more expensive and harder to find than the various versions of SD that most other cameras use. Saying that, you'd only be looking at around £5 more for xD compared to SD for 1GB, but it might tip the balance for someone.
#21
I personally wouldn't buy a camera, mp3 player or anything else if it DIDN'T take AA/AAAs. MP3 players with internal batteries are normally pants after you've recharged them a few dozen times, and camera batteries are just as bad. Mobile phones is another case, after a yr you need to spend at least a tenner on a new battery. You can buy half a dozen rechargable AAs for a few quid and they last for ever!
#22
Anyone know the diff between type M and type H XD cards and which one I need for this camera?

M
#23
morpheus
Anyone know the diff between type M and type H XD cards and which one I need for this camera?

M


A copy of text from a description (not sure if it will help, but the newer cameras should be compatible with both types!):

[FONT=Arial]What is type M?
The Type M xD was released in late 2005 and uses Multi Level Cell (MLC) architecture to achieve higher storage capacities. The Type M xD card suffers some compatibility issues with older cameras (especially video recording). The Olympus card has marginally slower read/write speeds than the their standard card & writes at 2.5mb/s and reads at 4.0mb/s. Fuji Type M xD cards have identical operating specifications to the standard Fuji card.

What is type H?
Olympus Type H xD picture card can attain write speeds of up to 2-3 times faster than the standard or Type M xD Picture Card. Speed is dependent on camera's on board controller & shooting modes. Fuji Type H xD cards use different methods of digital encoding but have identical operating specifications to the standard Fuji xD card.[/FONT]
#24
Still around.. thanks to mattwoodfield for the reminder :)

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