The A610 has a lot of technology behind it, but how do the results match up?....

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Fujifilm FinePix A610

Overall score:78%


  • Manual option, Large 2.5in LCD screen


  • Slightly bulky, Aggressive noise reduction, Purple fringing


Fujifilm FinePix A610 Review


Price as reviewed:


The A610 has a lot of technology behind it, but how do the results match up? A 6MP sensor and 3x optical zoom are fairly standard for this entry-level class of compacts and its limited ISO range of 100-400 results in the flash beng used more often in low-light conditions. That said, the flash settings offer a slow-sync mode, which will improve the balance between the available light and the flash in night time photography. There are 14 scene modes including a manual option, which affords you some control. Dual card slots allow you to use an xD or SD memory card, should you have a preference. The results do show noticeably high noise levels and on high-contrast subjects there is purple fringing, which reduces the overall image quality.


When buying one of the cameras you need to bear in mind that they are the manufacturers’ entry-level models and they will lack certain features available on cameras with a higher price. Having said that, it offers a good range of options for the price.


Connectivity:USB 2.0
Memory Card:SD / xD
Flash Modes:7
White Balance:Automatic scene recognition Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light( Warm White) Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light )
ISO Range:Auto 100-400
Metering System:TTL 256 zone
Exposure Modes:Auto, Manual, 14 Scene
Shutter Speeds:4 secs - 1/1600 sec
File Formats:JPEG
LCD:2.5in 115,000 pixels
Lens:39-117mm f/2.8-5.4
Dimensions:Refer to manufacturers website
Weight:Refer to manufacturers website
Sample Photos:">View sample shots of the Fujifilm FinePix A610