The Fuji Finepix V10 is a five megapixel digital camera with a 3.4x optical zoom lens. It has a number of key differences compared to a typical digital camera. These include a squarer shape, larger LCD and technology to help you take photos in lowlight. There are even some arcade games thrown in for good measure. Fuji have placed the emphasis on fun with the Finepix V10 and it is likely to appeal to someone who enjoys photography without being too serious. In terms of general features the camera has everything you would expect from a straightforward point and shoot camera. Ratings Ease of Use 8 Features 8 Movie Mode 8Build Quality8Colours 8
All in all the Finepix V10 is quite easy to use. The number of buttons and dials on the camera has been kept to a minimum, although all the key controls remain at your fingertips. The menu system is also straightforward, if a little cramped. Zoom is controlled through a ring on the top of the camera. Controls for picture review, deleting images, macro, self timer, flash and accessing the menu can all be found in a line at the bottom of the camera's back.
You can pick up a Fuji Finepix V10 for around £185. This compares to around £180 for a Canon IXUS 55, £215 for a Casio Exilim EX-Z500 and £170 for a Sony DSC T5. It is very hard to find digital cameras to compare the Finepix V10 against. In the end I have gone for other slimline five megapixel models. Bearing in mind that you can get better overall picture quality from some of the cameras listed above I would say the Finepix V10 will only offer good value to you if you are planning to use the high ISO settings and perhaps play the arcade games.
Power is supplied to the camera by a rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40). Fuji supplies both the battery and charger with the Finepix V10. A 16mb xD card is supplied as standard to save photos to. I was able to take just five photos before the memory card was full. Therefore it is advisable to pick up a high capacity card to go with your camera. Click here to save money on xD cards..