FujiFilm AV250

FujiFilm FinePix AV250 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Expand to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 32-96mm (F) lens
  • 168g - 93 x 60 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2011
  • Alternative Name is FinePix AV255
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

FujiFilm AV250 overview

FujiFilm AV250 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially revealed on January of 2011. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3440. It is also known as "FinePix AV255" in some markets.

The AV250 is rated #158 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #1072 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to check our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personalized factors.

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The following is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

FujiFilm AV250 history

The FujiFilm AV250 comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can discover all previous and more recent models alongside important features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-AV250 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV25032-96mm
FujiFilm-FinePix-AX350 front thumbnailFujiFilm AX350
AV250 vs AX350
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FujiFilm-FinePix-AV200 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV200
AV250 vs AV200

FujiFilm AV250 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of pluses and minuses of the FujiFilm AV250 based on features that are typically viewed as important in a digital camera.

above average min ISO (100)
built-in flash
built in lens has zoom (32-96mm 3.0 x zoom)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
fast max aperture (f)
includes tracking focus
bad battery (180 per charge)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW support
does not have image stabilization
external flash not possible
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution screen (230 k dots)
max frames per second very slow (1.0 fps)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400s)
missing HDMI socket
missing headphone socket
missing microphone socket
missing Timelapse function
no aperture priority
no manual exposure
no moving screen
no shutter priority mode
screen is small (2.7 inch)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
wide angle not fantastic (32mm)
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FujiFilm AV250 Sensor details

The measurement of the sensor on the FujiFilm AV250 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3440 pixels .

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The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and gives a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can also be increased electronically to a high of 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.

The picture below displays the AV250's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The AV250 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

FujiFilm FinePix AV250 sensor size Photography Glossary

To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm AV250 dimensions

FujiFilm AV250 weighs in at 0.37 lb (168 grams or 5.93 ounces) and features outer measurements of 93mm x 60mm x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the FujiFilm AV250 is on par compared to its competitors.

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The following is a visual of the FujiFilm AV250 beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.

FujiFilm FinePix AV250 dimensions scale

The top view below will illustrate the button design on the AV250.

FujiFilm FinePix AV250 topview buttons dials

FujiFilm AV250 Lens specs

The AV250 has a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 32-96mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which isn't really significant but it is going to be valuable in some scenarios.

At the widest 32mm, it provides an aperture of f which will be beneficial in low light conditions and capturing good bokeh. It is going to also enable you to go with a much lower ISO for getting cleaner shots.

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FujiFilm AV250 Connectivity

The AV250 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer images and oftentimes alter settings without connecting directly to the camera.

Certain applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.

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FujiFilm AV250 Video specs

The maximum video resolution on the FujiFilm AV250 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should try to get at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone port which means that you have got little control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to take a look at another camera should you want better sound in your videos.

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FujiFilm AV250 Weather Sealing

FujiFilm AV250 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions can ruin the camera.

FujiFilm AV250 Screen and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm AV250 comes with a 2.7" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.

Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder details regarding FujiFilm AV250 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial for bright outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.

FujiFilm AV250 Shutter specs

FujiFilm AV250 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1400s.

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FujiFilm AV250 Flash and Hot shoe specs

FujiFilm AV250 has got only built in flash with missing external flash ability.

FujiFilm AV250 Autofocus specs

FujiFilm AV250 has got just Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate in comparison with Contrast Based focusing.

It also has Tracking AF for moving objects. FujiFilm AV250 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful for low light scenarios or you need more precise focus control.

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FujiFilm AV250 Battery life

The battery in the FujiFilm AV250 is built to last for 180 shutters as per the CIPA benchmarks which is lower compared with its competition. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life for this range of cameras.

Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:

FujiFilm AV250 for different kinds of photography

The following illustration provides a overview of the FujiFilm AV250 for different kinds of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section below.

FujiFilm AV250 Portrait photography information

The FujiFilm AV250 receives a score of 30 which is low, and means the camera is not suitable to use for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to work with off-camera flash.

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resolution is good (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

FujiFilm AV250 as a Street photography camera

Coming in at a average score of 48, the FujiFilm AV250 is reasonably adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

Photography Glossary
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Sports photography with FujiFilm AV250

A low sports photography points total of 30 suggests the FujiFilm AV250 is not suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs very good tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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megapixel count good (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400 seconds)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (180 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus

FujiFilm AV250 Travel photography info

Portability is pretty critical in buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the FujiFilm AV250 gets a above average 62 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable option to take on your travels.

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resolution is good (16MP)
has built in flash
great maximum aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse mode
bad battery power (180 CIPA)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (32mm)

Landscape photography with FujiFilm AV250

If you're looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The FujiFilm AV250 with it's low score of 33 as a landscape camera is not suitable among it's competition.

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fast maximum aperture (f)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (32mm)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
terrible battery life (180 shots)
missing Time Lapse recording

FujiFilm AV250 Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating display screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the FujiFilm AV250 is not suitable for vlogging as it receives a low score of 26.

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very good maximum aperture (f)
wide angle not fantastic (32mm)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone port

FujiFilm AV250 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the AV250, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The diagram here offers you a summary of the AV250 versus it's top ranked competitors listed above.

There are more cameras you may take into account as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
FujiFilm FinePix AV250
Also referred to as
FinePix AV255
Small Sensor Compact
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Full resolution
4608 x 3440
RAW support
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
32-96mm (3.0x)
Focal length multiplier
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.7 inch
Resolution of screen
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Screen tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/1400 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
3.50 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
168 gr (0.37 lb)
93 x 60 x 28mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Battery life
180 shots
Battery type
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Card slots
Launch price