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Fujifilm FinePix JV300 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14MP 3x Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
User reviews are average
Not robust
Poor support
49 Reviews

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Reviews

User Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average user rating of 75 out of 100 based on 98 user reviews.

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 8,671 expert and owner reviews (including 1,272 verified purchases), Fujifilm has good ratings for its digital cameras. Fujifilm also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The FinePix JV300 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the FinePix JV300 which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Digital cameras of this type and age have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8". The Fujifilm FinePix JV300 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon 135, or the GE X5.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), or the X-E1 (2.9" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 99%, and the field of views range from 95% to 100%. With a field of view of only 96 percent, the Fujifilm FinePix JV300 has one of the narrower field of views amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the display resolution (numeric) of, the FinePix JV300's display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels is one of the lowest.

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Support

Poor Support

Two customers said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Five years ago Booksie said on Amazon “Lack of physical manual” in their review of this digital camera. Booksie also mentioned “Online manual is cluttered, far too long-winded” in their review.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The FinePix JV300 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The FinePix JV300 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FinePix JV300 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The FinePix JV300 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Fujifilm FinePix JV300 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The FinePix JV300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix JV300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 ($200.00) is also worth considering.

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Features Face Detection

The FinePix JV300 features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm FinePix JV300 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Design

Easy to Use

Ten customers concluded that it was easy to use. Lucy scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned “Wanted a small camera that's easy to use”. Lucy also mentioned “A great easy to use camera recommended” in her review. Three years ago Lashes04 wrote in their Fujifilm FinePix JV300 review “I bought this to go in my babies change bag so i always had a camera handy out and about” but even so they gave the product a score of 20 out of 100.

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was easy to setup. S. Copson mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “Easy to set up and use”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Mrs Emma J Morris said on Amazon “It is a good camera as it has a good choice of settings however it is only good for taking photos of landscapes in my opinion” in her review of this digital camera although she only scored the product 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

Two people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good looking. One owner wrote in their reviews that it was ugly. Booksie mentioned “Ugly too”.

Good Product Quality

Seven owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Four years ago Kiltgirl wrote “Pics are nice quality” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars. Lordgadget mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Rock bottom price for fair quality product”. Lordgadget also said “In terms of picture quality first impressions are good - focus seems okay, flash is responsive enough, shutter time is fair” in their review.

Not Robust

Four people who purchased the product considered that it was not well made. Five years ago Muddy Boots said “Slightly plasticky case and no physical manual lets it down.” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix JV300 nonetheless they gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Click4akshay said “Only downside is the body is made up of plastic which 'feels' fragile” in their review of this digital camera however they still rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Claire scored it 40 out of 100 and she mentioned on Amazon “The camera felt plasticky and cheap” in her review of this digital camera.

One owner thought the product was easy to damage or scratch. Four years ago Wardster said on Amazon “Camera is broken the shutter cap keeps coming off” in their review of this digital camera. One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not reliable.

One customer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was not strong and durable. Cambo wrote on Amazon five years ago “The camera itself isn't particularly robust.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix JV300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the DMC-TZ30EF-W ($375.99), and the DMC-FS40 both from Panasonic or the Nikon L120 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix JV300 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2304 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. The still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The FinePix JV300 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

The best image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. The FinePix JV300 has one of the bigger digital zooms (6.7 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

Other 6.7x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the SL300, the S2980, or the SL260 all from Fujifilm.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the FinePix S4800 ($200.00) (7.2x), the FinePix JX660 (7.2x), or the FinePix JX550 (7.2x) all from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. The FinePix JV300 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

Other 3x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 1DS MARK II.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP s300 (4x and higher rated).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 18mm, the longest is 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 114 millimeters, the FinePix JV300 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.9, the Fujifilm FinePix JV300 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The average minimum aperture number of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 3.4.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm. At 38 millimeters, the FinePix JV300 has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good battery life. Simon Jones wrote “My 10 year old girl loves it, good quality picture and great for recharging instead of having batteries” . Forrest wrote four years ago “I agree with the other reviewer commenting on the fact that the camera has a "bespoke" battery, rather than using a standard rechargeable battery”.


Good Quality Lens

Two customers concluded that it had a good autofocus. One customer concluded that this digital camera had a good zoom. Four years ago Mr. Douglas H. Smith mentioned on Amazon “It has an excellent zoom and, unlike earlier models”.

Good Video Capture

Two people reckoned that it was good for video recording. Four years ago Mr. Douglas H. Smith said “The movie feature is so simple to use as you just push a red button on the front”. Five years ago Cambo said on Amazon “Photo quality is good, video is good, flash works well - not a camera for top-quality photography.”.

Good Flash

Five owners considered that it had a good flash. Five years ago Booksie gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “All basic digital cameras should have these.) - AUTO intelligently adjusts the flash to shooting conditions” in their review of this digital camera. Booksie also wrote “Intelligent flash is ace” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-five people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Miss C E Sayell wrote on Amazon “I probably got the best photos, in good light with lots of colour.”. Kurlykurlz wrote “Unless you haver people willing to stand still for long periods while you try and get a clear picture” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix JV300 but they scored it 20 out of 100. Kurlykurlz also said “All I want is a camera to take clear pictures without blurring constantly” in their review.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had email functionality. Annie Baker wrote on Amazon three years ago “Amazon reported back that they had not been sent as the companies email box is full! Not happy - our school is over £80 short now!” but despite that she only scored the product 20 out of 100.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six customers who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix JV300 concluded that it was compact. Miss Tracey Ann Curtis said on Amazon four years ago “Compact, easy to use”. In the same month Pat Bunnie rated it a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “This is great value for money - it is compact very easy to use”. In the same month Click4akshay wrote “Thus camera is very light, compact and user friendly” in their review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned that this digital camera was thin. Miss Tracey Ann Curtis rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote “My daughter loves it! Cute, stylish, slim” in her review of this digital camera. One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape.

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Very Light

The Fujifilm FinePix JV300 is one of the lighter medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera (only 100 grams) amongst cameras of this age. The average weight of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 250g.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix JV300 concluded that it had good features. Miss C E Sayell mentioned in her review of this digital camera “It has lots of features, i liked panoramic” but even so she gave it a score of 40 out of 100.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix JV300 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fuji fujijv300pink, fuji jv300purple, fuji jv300white, fuji jv300blue
Barcodes 04547410205329, 04547410205343, 04547410205367, 04547410205381, 04547410205404, 08429602005282, 09632587412689

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