Fujifilm FinePix Z30

Last update (23 July’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ HS

Fujifilm FinePix Z30 is a 10.0 million pixels compact camera features Smooth & Curvy Metallic Design, 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 35 – 105mm), ISO 64-1600, and a 2.7″ TFT color LCD monitor. The camera measures 90.5 (W) x 59.0 (H) x 25.7 (D) mm / 3.6 (W) x 2.3 (H) x 1.0 (D) in. and weighs approx. 116.5g / 4.1oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)

fujifilm-z30
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Fujifilm FinePix Z30 Reviews

HS reviews the Fujifilm FinePix Z30 and writes;
“Even though the camera takes fair photos, pictures from FujiFilm’s other point-and-shoot camera, the A150, shine in comparison. The Z30 is meant to be a real point-and-shoot camera but the lack of manual controls may frustrate some users. Unless you are enamored of the bright colors, you will want to stick to the similarly priced A150.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Fujifilm FinePix Z30 and writes;
“The Fujifilm FinePix Z30 is a fun little camera designed to be more a fashion accessory than a photographic tool. Overall build quality is good, but the fiddly controls and slippery shape make it hard to use, and the mediocre performance and poor image quality are also disadvantages. There are better cameras available for the same price. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET.au reviews the Fujifilm FinePix Z30 and writes;
“Unless you’re a social networking addict and child of the YouTube era, you won’t find much use for the FinePix Z30. The novel aspects don’t make up for the clunky buttons, slow performance and noisy images at all. …”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCWorld reviews the Fujifilm FinePix Z30 and writes;
“the 10-megapixel FinePix Z30 earned a score of Very Good for its sample images, with sharpness and exposure levels that were noticeably superior to those of many of its similarly priced competitors.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Fujifilm FinePix Z30 User Reviews

Love it | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Got this just the other day. Love that’s it’s small and takes good pictures. Only bad thing is the pause between pictures. But we can deal with that.” – by Cherly

All in all, not bad… | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Just received this camera for my teenage granddaughter so I charged up the battery, set the camera to its highest and best settings, installed a 4GB SD card and took some sample pictures and a sample video. The picture taken outdoors was very good, sharp, clear and colorful. The picture taken inside using the flash was more grainy than it should have been as compared to my other cameras of this general P/S type, hence the loss of a star. The video this camera takes is another story, its first rate, clear, colorful, and very smooth with very good sound. Its a good camera, not great, but very small and easy to operate..” – by Floyd

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Samples

Fujifilm FinePix Z30 Sample Photos

- Fujifilm FinePix Z30 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Fujifilm FinePix Z30 Sample Photos: 123 @ Fujifilm

Manual

Fujifilm FinePix Z30 User Manual (PDF)

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- Download Fujifilm FinePix Z30 User Manual (PDF – 1.63MB)

Specs

Fujifilm FinePix Z30 Specifications

Number of effective pixels
10.0 million pixels

CCD sensor
1/2.3-inch CCD

Storage media
* Internal memory (Approx. 50MB)
* SD memory card
* SDHC memory card*2

Number of recorded pixels
Still image: 3,648 x 2,736 (10M) / 3,648 x 2,432 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels

Lens
Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, F3.7 (Wide) – F4.2 (Telephoto)
Lens focal length
f=6.3 – 18.9mm, equivalent to 35 – 105mm on a 35mm camera

Digital zoom

Approx. 5.7x

Aperture
Wide: F3.7 – F8.0, Telephoto: F4.2 – F9.0

LCD monitor
2.7-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, Approx.

Photography functions
SR Auto (Scene Recognition Auto), Face Detection (with Auto Red-eye removal), Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Silent mode

Playback functions
Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), Slideshow, Trimming, Trimming for blog, Playback type, Multi-frame playback (with Micro Thumbnail), Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice memo

Video output
NTSC / PAL selectable

Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed

Power supply
NP-45 Li-ion battery (included)

Dimensions
90.5 (W) x 59.0 (H) x 25.7 (D) mm / 3.6 (W) x 2.3 (H) x 1.0 (D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments)

Weight
Approx. 116.5g / 4.1oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)


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1 Comment »

Comment by cartucho r4i
2009-12-17 04:50:05

This is a good camera for the price. It is simple to use and takes clear, crisp pictures. Also, the battery life is good. And the price makes it affordable to take good pictures.

 

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