The Fujifilm FinePix A900 is a conundrum, torn between the worlds of high-end, high-resolution cameras and budget point and shoots. Its sensor and lens, the hearts of any camera, work well. However, its slow performance, bizarrely uneven feature set, and confusing control layout seriously hold it back.
If you can put up with these quirks and don’t mind going without a burst mode, the A900 makes a solid, affordable choice for a higher-resolution camera. If you don’t want to deal with these hassles, a similarly priced 7- or 8-megapixel camera like the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 or the Canon PowerShot A630 would be a better choice. That extra megapixel or two won’t matter much against these lower-resolution cameras’ better speed and convenience.