Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

Last updated: Sample Photos @ Pbase (added on 02 August’07)

Fujifilm FinePix F31fd is a 6.3 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 25.09.06) featuring hardware-based Face Detection technology, ISO of up to 3200 at full resolution, Super CCD HR VI, Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens and a large 2.5 inch, 230,000 pixel LCD screen. The camera will be available in late November 2006. Pricing and stockists will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Reviews

LaptopMag reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and writes;
“Many digicams also drop the ball when taking low-light shots. At a birthday party, the FinePix F31fd did a good job of capturing the guests crowded around a cake with the lights off while the candles were being blown out. When we bumped the ISO up to 1600, there was very little noise, and when we maxed it out at ISO 3200, the camera still retained some level of quality. The results didn’t look overly grainy like photos from some other point-and-shoots that we’ve tested.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyReview reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and writes;
” The Fujifilm FinePix F31fd captures images that print well, it’s a strong performer in a wide set of photographic conditions, and it’s compact and handy enough to be an everyday all-purpose camera. The Fuji FinePix F31fd is an excellent choice for travelers who may only get one or two quick shots at some once in a lifetime site or who may need to take pictures in challenging lighting conditions.”
RatingL N/A

DigitalTrends reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and writes;
“This is a good not great 6.3-megapixel digicam. Although it has a lot going for it, it really didn’t ring the bell for me. There were issues with sharpness, some focusing problems and the camera labored saving big files. And Face Detection, one of its highly touted features, didn’t measure up to competitors. If the F31fd dipped well below $300, I’d consider it but this Made In China digicam didn’t make my most favored list. Consumer alert: Fujifilm will soon release the FinePix F40fd for $299 so you can expect prices of this one to drop nicely. The new model has an 8.3MP CCD, a combination xD/SD card slot but a lower ISO ceiling (2000 versus 3200) so you’re really not giving up much sensitivity but are gaining in resolution.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Cameras.UK reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and writes;
“On the whole I found the camera easy to use. There were one or two areas where it took me a bit longer to work out, such as how to change the shutter speed. The menu is a bit cramped for room, but it is easy enough to find the feature you are looking for….The Fuji Finepix F31fd is a top digital camera. The sharpness of the photos it takes is striking. This is supported by natural colours. The camera excels in lowlight, is compact and stylish.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

BusinessWeek reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and writes;
“Other features are just terrific, too. This is a 6.3-megapixel camera, which is low compared to the surge in popularity in 7-megapixel models. But megapixels on digital cameras are like megahertz on a PC microprocessor—the highest number doesn’t necessarily translate to the best quality. The images I got were excellent all-around—well, excellent for me anyway—and I don’t think another 100,000 pixels or so would have made much differenceThe FinePix starts up quickly, taking a little more than one second from power-up to ready-to-shoot. The lag time between shots was also really short. Instead of SD memory cards, it stores pictures on xD picture cards, which are physically smaller, but built expressly for cameras. Still, they don’t come in capacities higher than 2GB, while SD cards can be found in capacities of 4GB.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CompterActive reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and writes;
“Overall image quality is good, but if you crop in 100 per cent you’ll see image noise causing some quality issues, even when shooting at ISO 100. That said, if you’re not planning to print out extra large photos and won’t be cropping in on detail too much, it’s not really a problem as you’re unlikely to notice it. Occasional purple fringing was apparent in areas of high contrast, but colour reproduction and the camera’s auto-exposure decisions were both good…Overall: Although there are some minor niggles, the Finepix F31fd performs well and the Face Detection feature will appeal to novice users”

PopPhoto reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and writes;
“The end result is that these cells are physically larger and record a higher dynamic range than the typical CCD. This also translates to recording images at full sensor quality at very high ISO’s such as 1600 and 3200 with comparatively little noise. To assist in the low light shooting, Fuji designed in an incredibly bright focus-assist light that beams outward 10-12 feet in normal conditions. ”

ThinkCamera reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and writes;
“Colour rendition of skin tones is good in the F31fd and the clever face detection software helps you get the best focus and optimized exposure for the shot you are taking. The intelligent flash looks at how far from the camera the subject is and automatically adjusts the sensitivity and the flash to balance it. Sometimes it will choose quite high ISOs often using ISO 800. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

UnbeatableUK have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd write;
“. …We like the new features introduced with the Fuji Finepix F31FD digital camera as it is still very user-friendly but provides some great results. It is an ideal digital camera for holiday snaps and for special occasions such as weddings so you can make good use of the Face Detection feature. Good technology for a good price. We recommend it..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd write;
“Image quality is also very good. The lens produces excellent corner-to-corner sharpness, and has virtually no wide-angle barrel distortion. Exposure metering is outstanding, and colour reproduction is also faultless. The only criticism, and one that I’ve made before about Fujifilm cameras including the F30, is a higher than usual level of purple fringing on high-contrast edges, especially next to very bright highlights. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PhotographyBlog have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and write;
” The Fujifilm Finepix F31fd handled chromatic aberrations quite well, with purple fringing effects appearing in very high contrast situations. Macro performance is above average, allowing you to focus as close as 5 cms away from the subject. The built-in flash worked well indoors with no red-eye and good overall exposure. The night photograph was very good too, with the maximum shutter speed of 15 seconds offering lots of scope for creative night photography….
Rating: ★★★★½

DigitalCameraInfo have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd where they write;
” Fujifilm’s F30 was a good thing, and it is made better in the F31fd. The combination of cool technology, manual control, and all-around easy functionality makes the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd a standout digital camera.”
Rating: N/A

CNET have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and write;
“Noise, or the lack of it, is this FinePix’s claim to fame. Like its predecessor, the FinePix F31fd excels in low-light shooting conditions where using flash is frowned upon. The build quality of the camera is also top-notch and lends a solid feel in use. …The bottom line: The Fujifilm FinePix F31fd carries on the leading high ISO performance from the F30 and is a solid all-round compact camera for general photography and low-light shooting.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Samples

Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Sample Photos @ Pbase
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Sample Photos @ PhotographyReview
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Sample Photos @ Cameras.UK
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Sample Photos @ PopPhotoMag
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Sample Photos @ Flickr
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog

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Fujifilm FinePix F31fd User Manuals (PDF)

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Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Press Release

Fujifilm launches the FinePix F31fd with the world’s fastest Face Detection technology*

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