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Fuji F480 Camera 8.2mp . 4 x optical zoom. £50 instore @ Asda!
Fuji F480 Camera 8.2mp . 4 x optical zoom.  £50 instore @ Asda!

Fuji F480 Camera 8.2mp . 4 x optical zoom. £50 instore @ Asda!

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Picked up one of these at Asda Brynmawr , not sure if its available countrywide but they had boxes of them.
Cheapest price on Amazon is £85.
Also comes with a voucher for 50 free prints instore.

10 % off all other cameras.

19 Comments

I agree. A bargain at £50. I would be tempted if I find it is also available where i am. Which? say the following - and bear in mind that they are reviewing it at twice the price:

Fujifilm FinePix F480

Aimed at digital camera novices, the Finepix F480 is a simple camera with lots of automatic features designed to take the hassle out of taking great photos. However, we found that its ease of use wasn’t in the top flight, considering most of the functions are automatic. But, it does take reasonably good pictures and has a relatively wide-angle lens in its class of similar cameras – meaning that it should be ideal for tight indoor group photos.

It supports either an xD card or a SD card, but it can’t use both simultaneously, as it only has one available slot. It has an internal memory of 12MB, and rather a meagre maximum ISO setting of 800.

Colour reproduction was a little off the mark, and the white balance can’t be precisely adjusted to a particular colour temperature – although there are six presets. Zoom cannot be used in movie mode, and it’s further limited by its lacklustre continuous-shooting setting, which can only capture three images in a single burst.

It’s reasonably quick to get up-and-running, but is quite slow to capture a photo once the shutter-release has been depressed, we were concerned that in the second that it takes take a photo, the moment might have passed. The LCD monitor is hard-to-see and use in dim light.

The F480 has a useful 28-112mm optical zoom – useful because 28mm is particularly wide.

Pros: Reasonable quality pictures

Cons: Low maximum ISO, no zoom in movie mode

Original Poster

It is the Black model.

sounds good, anyone know if they've got them in other asda's?

This was in the Brighton store too (hollingbury)

Start up of just under 4 seconds is very slow by today's standard and you will miss a lot of pictures. Did not get very good reviews in forums but £50 is just about the right price for a snapshot camera if all you do is small prints. So, heat added.

pet2000;1954546

Start up of just under 4 seconds is very slow by today's standard and you … Start up of just under 4 seconds is very slow by today's standard and you will miss a lot of pictures. Did not get very good reviews in forums but £50 is just about the right price for a snapshot camera if all you do is small prints. So, heat added.



small prints at 8meg? i should hope not..

50quid for this camera is a bargain for someone who just wants to take pics and is'nt interested in uber details.. heat added.

bachgammon;1953113

I agree. A bargain at £50. I would be tempted if I find it is also … I agree. A bargain at £50. I would be tempted if I find it is also available where i am. Which? say the following - and bear in mind that they are reviewing it at twice the price:Fujifilm FinePix F480Aimed at digital camera novices, the Finepix F480 is a simple camera with lots of automatic features designed to take the hassle out of taking great photos. However, we found that its ease of use wasn’t in the top flight, considering most of the functions are automatic. But, it does take reasonably good pictures and has a relatively wide-angle lens in its class of similar cameras – meaning that it should be ideal for tight indoor group photos. It supports either an xD card or a SD card, but it can’t use both simultaneously, as it only has one available slot. It has an internal memory of 12MB, and rather a meagre maximum ISO setting of 800.Colour reproduction was a little off the mark, and the white balance can’t be precisely adjusted to a particular colour temperature – although there are six presets. Zoom cannot be used in movie mode, and it’s further limited by its lacklustre continuous-shooting setting, which can only capture three images in a single burst.It’s reasonably quick to get up-and-running, but is quite slow to capture a photo once the shutter-release has been depressed, we were concerned that in the second that it takes take a photo, the moment might have passed. The LCD monitor is hard-to-see and use in dim light.The F480 has a useful 28-112mm optical zoom – useful because 28mm is particularly wide.Pros: Reasonable quality picturesCons: Low maximum ISO, no zoom in movie mode



Low maximum ISO is definitely not a con, a small sensor camera like this is not going to be able to handle high ISO without an unacceptable level of noise. Compact cameras with stupidly high ISOs such as 2000, 5000, 6000 etc. are just doing so for marketting as the excessive amount of noise makes these ISOs unusable.

John

Got one in Hull... Great deal thanks.. Having a play with it is seems good for what I want.

Sales lady said that this price was going to finish on Sunday and it would go up to £75.

It's been reduced for a reason. Very poor camera suffering badly from very grainy photos.

micflair;1955101

small prints at 8meg? i should hope not..50quid for this camera is a … small prints at 8meg? i should hope not..50quid for this camera is a bargain for someone who just wants to take pics and is'nt interested in uber details.. heat added.


Unfortunately even small prints show very noticeable grain. Even worse on larger prints. £50 is not a bargain if it is unuseable.

I managed to get one yesterday, but reading the posts here I am starting to wish I didn't. I am going to test it out today.

Original Poster

I was told in Asda there is a no quibble 30 day money back guarantee so shouldnt be a problem if its as bad as people make out.

Had a quick test today, and yes, the photos were very grainy :-(

Yes, mine are as grainy as your second photo... oh well, back it goes I guess

It takes awful photos indoors, it probably would be fine for outdoors but for me it is just too grainy as I often take photos indoors.

Banned

this camera is available in all asda stores. for £50 its great. asda do a 5mp vivitar camera for £29 so to get a fuji at 8mp. u cant complain!

For those who are finding the camera grainy it's because you're shooting at comparatively high ISO which unfortunately is a problem for pretty much all compact cameras these days. Looking through the pictures above, the grainy ones are shot at ISO 400 - you're going to be best keeping to ISO 100 and only ISO 200 at a stretch assuming you do have control o ver the ISO.

Image stabilisation will help partially for non moving subject but I doubt you're going to get anything in that pricerange with IS.

John

I noticed the advert on TV last night Jessops £99 - ADSA only £50 (- 'we give you more, blah, blah). Checked in Penryn, Cornwall and there they are.
Was looking at a Samsung NV10 now £99 on Amazon, but this Fuji thew me. Online reviews arent brilliant for the F480, as some have mentioned. But is this still a good price??? Reading this forum now I'm indecisive and see the logic that its cheap because its not all that good a camera. I'm thinking the NV10 is worth the extra. Oh, heck. :thinking: Any views?
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