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"Picky Details" for the Fujifilm FinePix A210 digital camera
(Timing, Power, and Storage Info)

Timing
I measure both cycle times and shutter delay times, using a test system I designed and built for the purpose. (Crystal-controlled, with a resolution of 01 second.) Here are the numbers I collected for the Fujifilm FinePix A210:

 

Fujifilm FinePix A210 Timings
Operation
Time
(secs)
Notes
Power On -> First shot
3.04
LCD turns on and lens extends forward.
Shutdown
2.59
Lens retracts.
Play to Record, first shot
1.16
Time until first shot is captured.
Record to play
2.66
Time to display a large/fine file after capture.
Shutter lag, full autofocus
0.87/0.90
First time is at full wide-angle, second is full telephoto.
Shutter lag, prefocus
0.184
Time to capture, after half-pressing shutter button.
Cycle Time, max/min resolution
2.76 / 3.04
First numbers are for large/fine files, second number is time for small/basic images. Times are averages. The camera displays an auto review of each shot, which cannot be canceled.

Power

The FinePix A205 uses two AA-size batteries for power. It may also be powered by the optional PictureCradle or an optional AC power adapter.

The table below shows the FinePix A205's power consumption in various modes, and approximate run times for each, based two NiMH rechargeble batteries with a (true, not advertised) 1600 mAh capacity:

 

Operating Mode
Power
(@2.4 volts on the external power terminal)
Est. Minutes
(two 1600 mA cells)
Capture Mode, w/LCD
482 mA
160
Capture Mode, no LCD
243 mA
316
Half-pressed shutter w/LCD
506 mA
152
Half-pressed w/o LCD
412 mA
187
Memory Write (transient)
592 mA
n/a
Flash Recharge (transient)
843 mA
n/a
Image Playback
237 mA
325

 

Storage Capacity
The FinePix A210 stores its photos on xD-Picture cards, and a 16MB card is included with the camera. (I strongly recommend buying at least a 64MB card, preferably a 128MB one, to give yourself extra space for extended outings.) The chart below shows how many images can be stored on the included 16MB card at each size/quality setting.

 

Image Capacity vs
Resolution/Quality
16MB Memory Card
Fine
2,048 x 1,536 Images
(Avg size)
20
790KB
Approx.
Compression
12:1
1,600 x 1,200 Images
(Avg size)
25
634KB
Approx.
Compression
9:1
1,280 x 960 Images
(Avg size)
34
467KB
Approx.
Compression
8:1
640 x 480
Images
(Avg size)
124
129KB
Approx.
Compression
7:1

 

Download Speed
The FinePix A210 connects to a host computer via a USB interface. Downloading files to a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP, I clocked it at 415 KBytes/second. This is a fairly typical figure. (Cameras with slow USB interfaces run as low as 300 KB/s, cameras with fast ones run as high as 600 KB/s.)

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