model: FinePix J250
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Fujifilm announced three digital cameras for under $200 in the month of February. On the 4th, the FinePix A150 was announced. The 17th brought the announcements of the J20 and J250. The Fujifilm FinePix J250 is the most expensive of the group at $199.
All three digital cameras have a 10-megapixel image sensor and many other features in common. The biggest difference is that the A150 runs on AA batteries while the J20 and J250 are each powered by a single lithium-ion battery.
“We wanted to provide consumers with an affordable, easy to use digital camera that still offered a competitive feature set,” said David Troy, Marketing Manager, Consumer Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., in a February 4 press release. “The new A150 combines this in a highly portable form factor making it easier than ever to ensure that you never miss a shot and the convenience of AA battery power.”
The Fujifilm FinePix A150 loses the improved SR Auto technology that exists in most other recent FinePix digital cameras, but the J250 and J20 include it. The A150 has a 3-inch LCD screen, like the J250, while the J20’s screen is kept down to 2.7 inches. The A150 has a 3x optical zoom lens, as does the J20. The Fujifilm FinePix J250 wins this contest with its 5x optical zoom lens.
The Fujifilm FinePix A150 will sell for $129, the same price tag as the FinePix J20. The J250 will sell for $199.