How to Use a Fuji FinePix Camera

By Techwalla Electronics Editor

This camera looks professional and has a comfortable feel for the photographer. The Fuji FinePix camera is a quality digital camera that allows a seasoned photographer to get vibrant shots of otherwise normal things. It is easy enough to use for the beginning amateur to advance his skills with style. No matter what your skill level, the Fuji FinePix Camera works well because more subject detail and manual control is available. This is truly the best of both worlds.

Step 1

Locate the power button to turn the Fuji FinePix camera on. It is on the top panel between the shutter button and Mode dial. If you encounter any problems turning on the power, be sure that your batteries are charged.

Step 2

Play with your Fuji FinePix camera to learn what tricks to use. There are four preset modes as well as one movie mode. Using any of these formatted modes will give you the opportunity to learn from the built-in options.

Step 3

Switch the mode from record to playback. This way you can see your pictures. If you feel like you need to do something a little different to a shot, switch back to the record mode. Now, hold down the Exposure Compensation button while pressing the arrows to make short stop intervals. You can continue this to plus or minus two stops.

Step 4

Adjust quality and color contrast easily with this camera. If you have used other digital cameras before, you will be familiar with the terminology used in the Fuji FinePix Camera menus.

Step 5

Use the shutter mode button to focus the shot. Press the shutter button half-way down until you hear a short sound that alerts you that the focus has been set.

Step 6

Familiarize yourself with the various modes listed on the mode dial. Use "Auto" to activate the functions the camera thinks you need to use. This is the point-and-shoot photographer's right hand function. "Manual" allows total control over exposure, aperture and shutter speed.

Step 7

Get the ISO settings you need. These vary according to light level. The camera calls up the last ISO value used by the camera. "Night" prefers slow shutter speeds. "Sports" favors faster shutter speeds (as the name suggests). "Landscape" keeps the flash off while "Portrait" softens the shot to give less harshness to pictures where people are included.

Tips & Warnings

  • The operating manual is clear and concise--a great place to go with questions on how the camera works.