Fuji FinePix A330 Kodak EasyShare CX7330 Olympus D-540
Release Date February 2004 May 2004 February 2004
Price $149 ~$145 $158
Pixel Count 3.2 Million 3.1 Million 3.2 Million
Camera Type Compact Compact Compact
Highest Resolution 2016x1512 2032x1524 2048x1536
Lower Resolutions 1600x1200, 1280x960 2032x1354, 1656x1242, 1200x900 1600x1200, 640x480
Sensor Type CCD CCD CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.7" 1/2.7" 1/2.7"
LCD Screen Size 1.5" 1.6" 1.8"
Optical Zoom 3x; 38 - 114mm equivalent 3x; 37 - 111mm equivalent 3x; 38 - 114mm equivalent
Focus Range 24" - Infinity 23.6" - Infinity W: 19.2" - Infinity; T: 36" - Infinity
Macro 3.9" - 31.2" W: 5.1 - 27.6"; T: 8.7 - 27.6" W: 7.9" - 19.7"; T: 19.7" - 35.4"
Digital Zoom 1.3x, 1.6x 1.0 - 3.3x 3.3x
Lens Thread No No No
Auto Focus Yes Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type TTL Contrast-type TTL TTL
Manual Focus No No No
Aperture Range W: f/2.8 - 4.8; T: 5.6 - 9.5 W: f/2.7 - 5.2; T: f/4.6 - 8.7 W: f/2.9 - ?; T: 5.0 - 7.0
Shutter Speeds 2 - 1/2000th sec. 1/2 - 1/1400th sec. 1 - 1/2000th sec.
ISO Automatic Automatic Automatic
Flash Built-in Built-in Built-in
Flash Range W: 2 - 11.5', T: 2 - 9.8' ISO 140
W: 2 - 11.8'; T: 2 - 6.9'
W: 0.7 - 11'; T: 0.7 - 7'
Flash Compensation None None None
Exposure Compensation -2.1 EV - 1.5 EV in 1/3 increments +/- 2 stops in 1/2 EV increments +/- 2 stops in 1/2 EV increments
White Balance Auto, Sun, Shade, Daylight Fluorescent, Warm White Fluorescent, Cool White Fluorescent, Incandescent Auto Auto, Sunlight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Bracketing None None None
Metering TTL 64 zones Multi-pattern Digital ESP
Color Space sRGB sRGB sRGB
Aperture Priority No No No
Shutter Speed Priority No No No
Manual Exposure No No No
Continuous Drive No Yes, 3 frames at 3.4 fps (2032x1524) Yes, 12 frames at 1.5 fps (640x480)
Self-Timer Yes, 10 sec. Yes, 10 sec. Yes, 10 sec.
Storage Method xD-Picture Card SD/MMC, Internal xD-Picture Card
Storage Included 16 MB xD-Picture Card 16 MB Internal 16 MB xD-Picture Card
Compressed Format JPG JPG JPG
Uncompressed Format None None None
Quality Settings Fine/Normal (only at 3M setting) None SHQ/HQ (only for 2048x1536)
Video clips 320x240/160x120, 10 fps, no sound, AVI, 60 sec. max at 320x240, 240 sec. max at 160x120 320x240, 15 fps, w/sound, QuickTime MOV, unlimited duration 320x240/160x120, 15 fps, no sound, QuickTime MOV, unlimited
Battery Type 2-AA Ni-MH/Alkaline, NH-10 2-AA Ni-MH/Alkaline, CRV3 2-AA Ni-MH/Alkaline, CRV3
Charger Included No No No
PC Interface USB USB USB
TV-out Yes Yes Yes
Tripod Mount Yes, plastic Yes, plastic Yes, plastic
Weight (w/out battery or card) 5.1 oz. 6.2 oz. 5.3 oz.
Dimensions 104 x 62 x 31 mm 103 x 65 x 38 mm 102 x 56 x 37 mm

Included in the Box
Fuji FinePix A330 Kodak EasyShare CX7330 Olympus D-540
  • Fuji FinePix A330 camera
  • 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • 16 MB xD-Picture Card
  • USB/Video-out cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Picture cradle adapter
  • Software CD
  • Instruction manual
  • Kodak EasyShare CX7330 camera
  • 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Dock insert for optional dock
  • Instruction manual
  • Kodak Software CD
  • Olympus D-540
  • 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • 16 MB xD-Picture Card
  • USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software CD

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    • akaristos2 - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - link

      Any sources in Europe where it could be had for 129 euros? Much appreciated a reply. Thanks Reply
    • akaristos2 - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - link

      Where can I gt a Ricoh Caplio RX and at what price point. Thanks for a reply. Reply
    • cryptonomicon - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - link

      the a340 will probably enter the price point soon too, i got it for $161 at ritz's / wolf's. Reply
    • tmim16 - Monday, January 03, 2005 - link

      I got the Fuji A330 for my wife back in May for her birthday not knowing that much about it, but man were we impressed! I got it as a mother's day newegg special for $180 including a 128MB xd card.

      Even though I'm not in the market for another camera, I would have liked to see a couple more compared.
    • orenb - Monday, January 03, 2005 - link

      Zepper, the Ricoh Caplio RX can be had for €129 in Europe, which is not that far off $150.

      As for not having it in the US, well, that's a bummer. Having to settle for plastic toys that take almost a whole second to actually shoot sucks, especially when one has to pay roughly the same price as the RX.

      Both Ricoh and American residents are losing big time from this, the former loses a huge market, the latter loses some really cool and innovative cameras, but since Ricoh can't handle the demand in Europe (at least in the UK and Germany they can't), I bet they have a good reason to wait with a US launch.
    • unclebud - Monday, January 03, 2005 - link

      "Nice article... would have been nice to see it BEFORE the holidays though ;) "
      what i was thinking (although i have 6 or 7 digicams and ain't gone buy another one for more than a hundred)
    • Zepper - Monday, January 03, 2005 - link

      Almost no Ricoh product is available in the USA as Ricoh has chosen not to compete here in the consumer market (perhaps you weren't aware that AT was an American web site). I guess it's not too hard to get their copiers here though.
      . Not to mention that the price of the few Caplio RXs I've found such as on eBay is about twice that of the units under test - apples and oranges...
    • spug1 - Sunday, January 02, 2005 - link

      ...geez everyone!! Get off their back. It would be an impossible job to do all of the cameras at this price point! Kodak, fuji and olympus are big names, which people will often go to straight away....so its allowing the customer to make an educated choice on popular brands. I sell a large range of cameras at my shop, and I most always recomend the a330. Its a beautiful little camera, and IMO the best bang 4 buck at this price!! Reply
    • Souka - Sunday, January 02, 2005 - link

      Title should be "Three $150 digi-cams compared"

    • Z80 - Saturday, January 01, 2005 - link

      I'm on my third Fuji digital camera and they have all been great performers! They all still work too! The latest model I purchased last year just before Christmas was the FinePix S5000 with 10x optical zoom. I've found that the xD-Picture Card memory helps lengthen battery life to where I can shoot well over 100 photos without recharging the batteries. Also, the Fuji cameras all appear to have better jpeg compression that other cameras because my photo files at 3.1 or 4.2 Megapixel take less space than other cameras. When my family got together and compared photos after our Christmas party last weekend, my Fuji consistently took better photos than the other cameras. Even the Canon Digital Rebel that my nephew didn't really know how to use. Reply

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