The Good Compact design; macro mode focuses to 2.4 inches; continuous-shooting mode; affordable.
The Bad Hard-to-grip zoom lever; inconsistent low-light focus; LCD and optical viewfinder have only 90 percent and 75 percent coverage, respectively.
The Bottom Line Fujifilm's new flagship A-series camera has a modest set of features but produces decent-quality photos.
Fujifilm FinePix A350
Call it a love-hate relationship: there are things we really like about the Fujifilm FinePix A350 and things we really dislike about it. Whether it's a good pick may depend on whether you're willing to live with--or adapt to--its quirks. The FinePix A350 is the flagship model for Fujifilm's A series of inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras. Its 5.2-megapixel resolution marks an increase over the 4 megapixels of its predecessor, the A340, and this camera slightly bumps up the LCD size from 1.5 inches to 1.7 inches. It also eliminates the need for a lens cap by incorporating a self-closing cover for its retractable lens. Other A350 features include a 3X optical zoom, a macro mode, and a continuous-shooting mode. Fujifilm often goes its own way in the physical design, menu structure, and image characteristics of its cameras. As a result, you may find the FinePix A350 an unusual bargain or harder than usual to master. The Fujifilm FinePix A350 camera body is constructed mostly of a silver-colored brushed plastic. With two AA batteries and an xD-Picture Card installed, it weighs just 6.3 ounces, and it's fairly compact, measuring 3.5 by 2.4 by 1.2 inches. You wouldn't want to carry it in your shirt pocket, but it could easily slip into a pants or coat pocket.
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