Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ CamerasUK (added on 22.02.07)
Fujifilm FinePix Z3 is a 5.1 megapixel (super CCD) slim and stylish point-and-shoot digital camera featuring a 3x Optical Zoom lens (36 – 108mm equivalent), ISO range up to 1600, 10 MB Internal Memory for being ready-to-shoot, PictBridge technology and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. The camera is measuring 92.7 x 56.7 x 27.8 mm (3.6 x 2.2 x 1.1 in), weighing, 130 g (4.6 oz) and running on rechargeable NP-40 battery. The FinePix Z3 will be available from July 2006 at a retail price of $279.95.
>> REVIEWS (last updated: 22.02.07)
CamerasUK have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix Z3. They rate the camera 80/100 and continue to write;
“Moving indoors into lowlight situations the Finepix Z3 handles these well. Both the indoor portrait and shot of beer bottles are well focused considering the conditions. Colours also remain in good order. There is a touch of red eye showing in the indoor portrait. This is to be expected with the flash unit positioned as close as is it to the lens. This increases the chances of the light from the flash being reflected back from the subject’s eyes directly into the lens…The Fuji Finepix Z3 was a bit of a surprise package to me. It outperformed a number of similar, pocket sized cameras. It is available at a very reasonable price for anyone who is looking for a compact, five megapixel camera.”
ComputerActive have reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix Z3. They rate the camera 4/5 and continue to write;
“Good Points: Stylish, minimal design, Internally stacked 3x optical zoom lens, Good price, given its useful features, solid build and metallic finish. Bad Points: LCD displays ghosting and noise in low light, Some controls smaller than ideal, Stray fingertips can ruin the occasional photo. Overall: Nothing here to cause owners of the older Z2 much anguish, but for newcomers wanting an easy to use and inexpensive pocket camera this Christmas, the Fujifilm Finepix Z3 ticks most boxes on a wish list for Santa.”
CNET Asia have recently reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix Z3. They rate the camera 7.1/10 and continue to write;
“That aside, the Z3 proved itself a capable compact, with good levels of detail for its 5.1-megapixel resolution and little in the way of digital noise, unless the ISO is ramped up to max. The high ISO settings proved invaluable when shooting images in the evening, especially as the flash wavers between bleaching out subjects under a metre away and failing to light any further. In brighter situations skin tones were respectably normal, and color performance was good overall. We did find ourselves notching the exposure down a setting or two one crisp autumn morning, but generally the automatic settings worked well and the basic white balance settings proved useful. “
ThinkCamera have recently reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix Z3. They rate the camera 8/10 and continue to write;
“..the Casio Z3 is a fantastic camera for low light but it’s also a “pretty good” camera for all round use. If you are looking for a camera that you will use for low light social pictures and you like the “girl friendly” styling then go and buy one. If you are looking for a general purpose camera then you may want to check some of the other options around. It’s very possible you’ll come back to the Z3 though because it doesn’t really do anything badly and it does the hard stuff very well indeed.”
>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 22.02.07)
>> PRESS RELEASE
Successor to the FinePix Z1 Gets a Performance Upgrade and a Cool New Color
Valhalla, NY, May 30, 2006 – Continuing its history of developing digital cameras that look as good as the pictures they take, Fujifilm today announced the launch of the FinePix Z3, the latest model in Fujifilm’s slim and stylish Z-Series of digital cameras and the successor to the FinePix Z1.
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