Fujifilm FinePix F30 Zoom Review

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Record Mode Screens & Menus


Fujifilm FinePix F30


The Auto record mode is a simple "Point-n-Shoot" mode. The line of info across the top starts on the left with a red box indicating "AUTO" record mode. The "6M" represents image resolution of 6 megapixels, "F" indicates Fine compression, and "68" is the number of remaining frames. The yellow brackets in the center denotes the auto focus target area.



Fujifilm FinePix F30


Half-pressing the shutter release locks the autofocus, white balance and exposure. You will also see the aperture and shutter speed values.



Fujifilm FinePix F30


Pressing the DISPlay button toggles: No overlay information, overlay information, framing grid lines or the unique PostShot display shown here with the previous 3 images captured on the left and the live view on the right.



Fujifilm FinePix F30


The Manual record mode lets you select values for many exposure options - see menu below. Shown here we have set the White Balance, Exposure Compensation and Spot Metering.



Fujifilm FinePix F30


Aperture priority mode lets you select the desired aperture value, while the camera chooses the correct shutter speed. A small aperture (larger f/number) increases the depth of field (range of focus), where a large aperture (smaller f/number) decreases depth of field.



Fujifilm FinePix F30


In Shutter speed priority you select the shutter speed and the camera selects the correct aperture. Choose a fast shutter speed to freeze fast-moving subjects or use a slower shutter speed to capture flowing water.



Fujifilm FinePix F30


Manual record menu options:
    PHOTOMETRY - Multiple, Spot, Center-weighted

    WHITE BALANCE - Auto, Manual Preset, Daylight, Shade, "Daylight" Fluorescent, "Warm White" Fluorescent, "cool white" Fluorescent, Incandescent

    HIGH-SPEED SHOOTING - Continuous exposure mode; on or off

    CONTINUOUS - Top 3, Final 3 or Long-Period Continuous

    AF MODE - Center, Multi or Continuous

    SET-UP - enter the SETUP menu





Fujifilm FinePix F30


The SP (Scene Position) mode has selections for 15 scene modes: Natural Light, Natural Light with Flash, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater (when using optional housing), Museum, Party, Flower, or Text.



Fujifilm FinePix F30


Pressing the blue "F" button brings up the PhotoMode menu where you can select the following parameters. Shown here are the selections for A/S modes. In Auto mode ISO is locked to the auto setting, and in Manual mode you can choose from Auto(1600) and Auto(400):
    QUALITY - 6M Fine, 6M Normal, 3:2 (6M mode for 4x6" prints), 3M, 2M, 0.3M

    ISO - Auto or 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

    COLOR MODE - Standard, Chrome (vivid), B&W





Fujifilm FinePix F30


The F30's Macro focus mode allows you to focus from approx. 2.0 in. to 2.6 ft. at Wide angle or 12 in. to 2.6ft at telephoto.



Fujifilm FinePix F30


Movie record mode, the recording size can be 640x480 or 320x240 @ 30fps with sound. The length depends on space available on the xD Card. The optical zoom lens can be set before recording begins but it can not be used during.




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