55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
Good wee camera, crap in-box manual, no SD card.,
This review is from: Fujifilm FinePix AV250 Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (Electronics)My boyfriend bought me this camera as a birthday present back in April and it arrived middle of May. Really handy little camera but it's definitely a budget one, photo quality is good though, haven't tested the HD video function yet.
My original review was whining about not being able to get the photos off it but that's because it doesn't mount as an external drive like most cameras do in Mac OSX, you have to open Image Capture and it shows up as a device - easy (once you realise it). So I humbly eat my own words about that.
Had the same issue with the CD as the first review on this camera, it won't load on any computer I've tried it on (Windows, RedHat Linux and Mac OSX). Tried downloading the FinePixViewer software for Mac OSX off the FujiFilm website and the installer crashes as soon as it starts trying to install the software.
Manual that came with the camera was useless, just a basic overview of the camera, no helpful info at all. The manual I downloaded off the FujiFilm website is better so I'd definitely recommend downloading that.
What comes with it:
Comes with a USB cable to plug into your computer, batteries, a coaster CD and a manual.
Same as the other review, no SD card came with the camera so pilfered a spare one from my other camera. No case of any kind either so had to buy one from a camera shop (but that's normal). Batteries last ages though, so far I'm still using the pair that came with the camera so that's really good.
The panoramic feature is nice, it pieces three photos together and I've gotten some cracking shots from the top of some hills and at the zoo. Macro mode is called 'flower' mode for some ridiculous reason, and it's same with the other standard camera modes, they've got silly names that make it difficult at a glance to figure out what each mode is for. Photo quality is good though, haven't tested the HD video function yet. The focus is a bit slow sometimes but haven't fully tested all the modes yet.
Overall, I'd say it could have been a good wee budget camera but the lack of a readable CD, useful manual and an SD card make me have to give this camera four stars rather than five.