Fujifilm FinePix T400 Review



This model is designed for people who don't want to fuss with a lot of complicated settings. Point-and-shoot cameras don't get much more automated or simpler to operate, although the picture quality suffers under certain conditions.

This camera is designed to be dead-simple to use, with mostly automatic features. However, a Fujifilm FinePix T400 review at Trusted Reviews describes the picture quality as simply passable, noting that the camera shows quite a bit of noise or graininess in photos snapped in anything but the best of light. At Tech Review Source, a review reports that the automatic shooting modes and optical image stabilization work well and the menu is easy to use. Testers say the T400 can produce sharp-looking photos with very good color accuracy in bright light, but image quality deteriorates quickly as you increase the ISO settings to make the camera more sensitive to light. Also, the battery life is just not very good, according to multiple reviews.

The FinePix T400 (starting at $89, Amazon) is a 16MP camera with 10x optical zoom, which outdoes some competitors. It has a 3-inch LCD and its ISO settings range from 100 to 3200 (one step higher than most, although the benefit is debatable given the low image quality at high settings). You can use SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards with this camera and connect it to a PC via a USB 2.0 connection. This model also takes high-definition video at 720p.

If you need a simple camera with a lot of automatic settings for various situations, the Fujifilm FinePix T400 may suit you. The camera can take perfectly good photos in daylight, although users should temper their expectations for indoor shots or pictures snapped in low light conditions.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

See full bio