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looks good everything else is bad,
This review is from: Fujifilm FinePix Z70 Digital Camera - Purple (12MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (Electronics)Our canon Ixus (superb camera) packed in while on a short break in London so we urgently needed a replacement,
We usually do loads of research before buying anything, but did not get the chance here. After viewing a few cameras in a the nearby photography shop, the high def video facility swung it for us. we paid £120 for this in Oxford street, in hindsight way too much, but that is the price for not being able to do the market reserch before buying.
Anyway, I am an experienced photographer with a professional SLR as my main camera, but everyone who has seen these photos is disappointed with the results from the Fuji finefix Z70. ALL the shots are over exposed ( we were not just using the auto setting either). The focus is rubbish with a lot of the shots not useable at all, which is really annoying especially as this was a family trip. The shots that are in focus are way over exposed ( at least ½ stop and at times more than that). The colours are washed out and the noise on the shots is unbelievably bad, even in good light.
The camera is 12mp but to be honest the photos resemble ones taken from a mobile phone, yes they are that bad. I am trying to contact Fuji, but you can't e mail them, however judging by other reviews this is not a one off problem. We are disappointed as Fuji have a great name, hopefully we can get this camera replaced for a different one.
Have contacted Fuji this morning and they were quite frankly no use whatsoever and appeared unconcerned the the problems with their product
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Initial post: 9 May 2011 10:40:19 BDT
Hi. I have been into photography since the sixties, mostly in a professional way as part of my job, tech pubs. I have a full Canon SLR system with a full set lenses plus a couple of bridge cameras and a range of compacts, mostly Fuji.
The Z70 is my latest purchase and I must say I am quite happy with it. Luck of the draw?
Pictures on AUTO mode are all fine and I am quite impressed with the 720p video. All in a compact size about the same as my mobile phone.
Bought about Christmas time I have yet to have any issues with it.
Your camera is still under warranty so I think you should send it back to Fuji or if you can, the shop where it was bought.
I carry my Z70 camera with me everywhere I go.....Just in case.
There are a few design downsides to this camera, but the that is mainly down to me and I can get over them.
BUt all in all it is quite a decent little camera for the price I paid(£90).
Posted on 25 Aug 2013 23:28:20 BDT
I'm glad to hear a negative review from an experienced photographer because I thought it was just me not having tweaked the settings right. I've suffered this camera for a couple of years and no matter what settings I use, the pictures are too blurry to be usable. My usual method is to just take half a dozen pictures of the same thing and one will most likely turn out less blurry than the others. Makes it terrible for social gatherings, my phone has a better camera!
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