My aunt bought me the FujiFilm FinePix A340 digital camera around 5 or 6 years ago. So for a digital camera this one is pretty old! I have probably taken 10, 000 or more pictures with this camera and it still works great! I take a LOT of pictures!
This camera offers 4.0 mega pixels and a 3x optical zoom. It has a streamlined menu navigation and a quick playback mode.
It takes up to a 2272 x 1704 image size. Movie mode (10fps without sound) It has 2 shutter speeds and a 1.5" LCD color monitor. It comes with a 16MB removable xD-Picture card. It is pretty compact at 4 x 2.4 x 1.2 inches. It weighs 5.1 ounces with batteries and it is powered by 2AA batteries. The picture cable and rechargeable battery pack is sold separately. It connects through a USB cable. It allows panning and trimming and can shoot portrait, scene, sport, night, auto or manual.
This camera is very durable! I have dropped it many times and it has never messed up. It is very easy to transfer the pictures onto the computer and it takes great quality images. It is a very easy camera to use and for a digital camera I think that the battery life is decent. The price is pretty good too.
It has a long shutter lag so it isn't dependable when catching special moments fast. It does not do well in low lighting or night time shooting. It also does not do well with close up shots. They usually turn out blurry. Compared to the digital cameras out now, it is a little bulky. The memory card provided is small so I would recommend buying a larger one. At the time I'm sure the LCD screen was large but now it seems small compared to some of the others.
This is a great everyday camera. It takes great pictures and is very dependable. I wouldn't recommend it for special events but it would be a great starter camera for someone. I am still amazed it has lasted this long and it has never messed up! When compared to the newer models of course they seem better but this one does a great job for its age. That is rare to find. I'm actually not sure on the price. I saw a few places that said they had it for around $90. Since it was a gift I have no idea what she actually paid for it at the time.
This camera has a few scratches but it keeps on ticking!