Fujifilm Discovery 312 Point and Shoot

Fujifilm Discovery 312 Point and Shoot 

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 10, 2019]
anasal93


Strength:

Purchased this camera brand new from ebay. Tested it with a roll of fuji superia 400, came out with good results. clear pictures, vibrant no complaints. has built in flash, date imprint (a bonus to have), landscape mode, drop in load system, tripod socket, night portrait, no flash mode. Very excellent features for a point and shoot camera. purchased it from ebay a year ago for $15, it was new never used apparently.

Weakness:

none so far.

Price Paid:
$15
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2018
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Jul 05, 2000]
Javier Zegarra
Intermediate
Model Reviewed: Discovery 312

Strength:

Light weight; Variety of features: adaptability. Ease of film load. "From 0 to shot in 10 seconds flat"

Weakness:

Lens quality? Too slow lens for crisp sharpness at normal conditions. The recommendation to use ASA 400 & up is serious.

Its an extremely useful backup & unbeatable as 'jack of all trades'.

Customer Service

On my one ocassional demand I was very satisfied.

Similar Products Used:

First P&S. Canon viewfinder & AE1; Nikon SLR

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 27, 2000]
Scott
Casual
Model Reviewed: Discovery 312

Strength:

-Plenty of options
-Easy film loading

Weakness:

-Slow zoom lens

Not sure what the reviewer below is talking about but my first set of pictures came out very good to excellent using a roll of 400. Very pleased with the performance and the many options the camera has (such as panoramic modes, red-eye reduction, etc). Would not have a problem recommending it to someone who was looking for an inexpenseive, easy to use, point and shoot camera.

Customer Service

NA

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 28, 2001]
Dickinson
Professional

Strength:

Options for composition, ease of use, general responsiveness (considering it's a P&S).

Weakness:

The manual focus dial is in an inconvenient place, and could be more fine-tuned.

Considering the fact that this is my first P&S, I was quite surprised. I am used to controlling every aspect of composition, and this camera gives me more control than I had originally expected. Overall, I'm pleased. It is a good "snap-and-run" camera.

Customer Service

I haven't needed Customer Service yet.

Similar Products Used:

First P&S. I have always used manual, older cameras (Olympus OM-1 primarily).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 12, 1999]
Bryant L
Expert
Model Reviewed: Discovery 312

Strength:

N/A

Weakness:

This camera produces the worst possible pictures. It's extremely slow and pictures using its zoom lens come out unusable. Plus, it's uncomfortably large and clunky.

If you have any interest in photography at all, do not purchase this camera.

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used:

SLRs

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Oct 11, 1999]
Craig Pettit
Intermediate
Model Reviewed: Discovery 312

Strength:

Good sharp and contrasty lens. Has a good set of features including continous shooting, interval timer (10 secs to 60 mins), and up to 3 self timer exposures. The meter is very good and handles most situations well.

Weakness:

The camera doesn't seem to lock exposure when you lock focus and recompose. This can be a positive sometimes but makes the camera susceptible to backlight situations where the fill flash will not reach. There is no other way to do any exposure compensation.

Occasionally I have problems with autofocus at longer focal lengths. Not sure if this is the camera or my technique. Most active autofocus cameras are good to about 20feet anyway.

I purchased this camera for $40 on clearance at a Department Store right after Christmas. For a general family camera it is a good value. It has a slow lens (5.6 @ 38mm and 9.9 @ 120mm) but when
loaded with 400 and above film it performs well. The shutter speeds go from 1.2 seconds to 1/250 seconds so it may not be fast enough for sports photography. The flash zooms with the lens and does a pretty good job for a P&S. The zoom is a step zoom type, that is it zooms in about 6-7 discrete steps. Overall for the price I paid for it, I am extremely satisfied with it's performance. It is a good alternative to some of the other name brand models. The camera looks a little funky and chunky but feels good in your hands and operates well.

Customer Service

Haven't had any problems.

Similar Products Used:

Olympus P&S
Pentax P&S

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 05, 1999]
Ann B
Casual
Model Reviewed: Discovery 312

Strength:

The size is wonderful. It slips into a pocket or purse with ease. I always have it.

Weakness:

The knob for the zoom broke off very early. It still works with some effort and a fingernail.Also, my shutter no longer opens all the way, every time--I attribute this to too many beach trips.

This camera has been great for getting pictures of my kids. It is very portable and I can always make sure that I have it. Overall, the pictures have been good, but I do get a few more fuzzy ones with this camera than I did with the Olympus. I do find that it occasionally gets flipped to panoramic when stored in my purse so that I have gotten accidental panoramic pictures. I love the length of the zoom -- it makes for great people shots.

Similar Products Used:

Olympus Point and Shoot

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 20, 1999]
Kathy m
Intermediate
Model Reviewed: Discovery 312

Strength:

I love the fact that it is a point and shoot and it has a panoramic feature.

Weakness:

My only complaint with the camera is that the rubbery coating that was on the grip craked and peeled off shortly after I bought it (Like within 3 months)

I take great pictures of kids with this camera. The panoramic feature is perfect for photographing groups of children. It has a 120mm zoom and a date feature (a must for anyone who takes a lot of pictures). This is the 2nd fuji camera I've purchased (my first died after 4 years of constant use) and I'll probably puchase another Fuji when this one dies.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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