Fujifilm A150

 
Fujifilm FinePix A150 front
 
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 130g - 92 x 61 x 22mm
  • Revealed February 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
17
Overall
27

Fujifilm A150 summary

Fujifilm A150 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially announced on February of 2009. It has got a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The A150 is ranked #241 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #1186 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please test our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your personalized criteria.

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Fujifilm A150 history

The Fujifilm A150 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-AV250 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV250
A150 vs AV250
32-96mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-AX350 front thumbnailFujiFilm AX350
A150 vs AX350
33-165mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
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FujiFilm-FinePix-AV200 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV200
A150 vs AV200
32-96mm
F2.9-5.2
14MP1/2.3"2011
Fujifilm-FinePix-A170 front thumbnailFujifilm A170
A150 vs A170
32-96mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-A150 front thumbnailFujifilm A15036-107mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-A100 front thumbnailFujifilm A100
A150 vs A100
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
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Fujifilm A150 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm A150 based on factors that are typically regarded as useful in a digital camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
built in lens has zoom (36-107mm 3.0 x zoom)
flash built-in
lighter than competition (130 grams)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
does not have HDMI socket
does not have headphone socket
does not have microphone socket
does not have Timelapse recording
does not posses selfie friendly screen
fixed screen
focusing manually not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
max zoom aperture not good (f5.6)
no external flash support
no image stabilization
no phase detect autofocus
no RAW files
no shutter priority
screen has low resolution (230 k dots)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
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Fujifilm A150 Sensor specifications

The size of the sensor in the Fujifilm A150 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2.

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The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the A150's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The A150 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Fujifilm FinePix A150 sensor size Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm A150 dimensions

Fujifilm A150 weighs in at 0.29 pounds (130 grams or 4.59 ounces) & the volume of the camera is 92mm x 61mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Fujifilm A150 is less heavy in comparison with various rivals.

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The following is a pic of the Fujifilm A150 with a soda to help you get a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix A150 dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button layout on the A150.

Fujifilm FinePix A150 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm A150 Lens specifications

The A150 is equipped with a fixed lens and it has a focal range of 36-107mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which isn't exceptional but it would certainly be useful in a few scenarios.

At the widest 36mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.1 which will be kind of slow and not ideal for low light occasions and you will likely struggle to get good bokeh. You will likely also need to boost the ISO which causes noisy photos. Towards the tele end, 107mm comes to f5.6 which is very slow and you would need to set slower shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm A150 Connectivity

The A150 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can send files and sometimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.

Some applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Fujifilm A150 Video specifications

The highest possible video resolution in the Fujifilm A150 is 640 x 480 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful for today's requirements. You should shoot for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone port so you get little control over the sound. It is perhaps best to get an alternative camera in case you want better sound for your videos.

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Fujifilm A150 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing for the Fujifilm A150 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.

Fujifilm A150 Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm A150 has got a 3" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.

Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.

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The View Finder specifications for Fujifilm A150 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be very helpful for bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.

Fujifilm A150 Shutter specifications

The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Fujifilm A150 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm A150 has only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.

Fujifilm A150 Autofocus specifications

Fujifilm A150 has just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and accurate in comparison with Contrast Based focusing.

Fujifilm A150 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful for low light or you want more accurate control on focus.

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Fujifilm A150 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life for this type of cameras.

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Fujifilm A150 for different styles of photography

The following illustration provides a summary of the Fujifilm A150 for different styles of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section below.

Portrait photography with Fujifilm A150

The Fujifilm A150 receives a score of 20 which is really bad, and means the camera is simply not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the ability to use external flash.

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lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
low resolution sensor (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support

Fujifilm A150 Street photography information

Getting a moderate points tally of 55, the Fujifilm A150 is reasonably appropriate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.

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lighter than average (130g)
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Fujifilm A150 Sports photography information

A really bad sports photography points tally of 17 indicates the Fujifilm A150 is simply not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera must have great tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

Travel photography with Fujifilm A150

Size is extremely important when selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm A150 gets a reasonable 56 as a travelling camera which is reasonably suitable to take on your vacations.

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lighter than competition in class (130 grams)
flash built-in
no Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)

Fujifilm A150 Landscape photography features

If you find yourself looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm A150 and it's really bad score of 27 for a landscape camera is simply not acceptable among its rivals.

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pretty good screen size (3 inch)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not possible
no image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording

Fujifilm A150 Vlogging features

A vlogging camera really should come with a moving display, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm A150 is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a really bad rating of 25.

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lighter than average (130 grams)
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have microphone jack

Fujifilm A150 Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the A150, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The graph down below gives you a summary of the A150 vs it's top ranked rivals listed previously.

Here are a few more cameras you might regard as alternative options. To see a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
FujiFilm
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix A150
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Revealed
2009-02-04
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW files
Highest native ISO
1600
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
36-107mm (3.0x)
Largest aperture
f/3.1-5.6
Macro focusing distance
5cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inches
Screen resolution
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
8 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.90 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
640x480
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
130 gr (0.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions
92 x 61 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots
1
Price at release
$130