Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd Review

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Features & Controls

The FinePix Z10fd is very trim, measuring a mere 0.7-inches thick, thanks to a non- extending, refractive Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens. This is an all-glass lens with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 38 to 114mm. The maximum aperture range is f3.7 to f4.9. The lens is covered by a sliding protective front that also serves as the main power switch.

The focus system is a TTL contrast-type auto focus, with selectable AF center or AF multi modes. The focus range in Normal mode is approx. 2 ft. to infinity or 3.1 in. (w), 1.5 ft. (t) to 2.6 ft in Macro mode.

The built-in flash has 6 Modes settings: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro. Flash effective range is : Wide Angle - approx. 0.3 m -3.5 m / 1.0 ft.- 11.5 ft. Telephoto - approx. 0.6m - 2.8m / 2.0 ft - 9.2 ft.

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

The large 2.5-inch color TFT LCD monitor is used as the live viewfinder with nearly 100% frame coverage. The surface of this LCD is covered with reinforced glass to provide extra scratch resistance. The LCD has an adjustable brightness control for shooting in daylight or bright locations.

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

Controls on the back are limited: As you can see, there are two 4-way controls on the back of the Z10fd. The top one, acts as the Zoom control when using the "left" and "right" buttons, enters review mode when pressing "down", while "up" enables/disables Face Detection AF (with or without Automatic Red-eye removal). Next, we have the DISPlay/BACK button, which controls the amount of info displayed on the LCD and acts as the "go back" option when browsing the menu system.

The main 4-way controller is used to navigate the menu system, browse through stored images, etc. Pressing the MENU/OK button in the center of the 4-way controller displays the camera menus on the LCD. Topmost on the 4- way controller is the "Anti-Blur" mode button, which also serves as the image delete button in review mode. On the right the "lightning bolt" icon allows you to select from the flash modes. On the bottom you see the "clock" icon to control the self-timer in record mode, it also brings up the IrSimle menu for communicating/transferring images to other compatible devices. Finally, the "flower" icon toggles the Macro (close up) focus mode on and off.

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

On top of the Z10fd you'll find the large shutter release button.

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

On the bottom of the camera you can see a tripod socket and a small door, which is hiding a special multi-purpose connector. It handles both the Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL) as well as the USB 2.0 (full-speed) connectivity for transferring images to your PC or Mac. Unfortunately, you can not access the multi purpose connector when using a tripod.

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

The Z10fd is equipped with 54MB of internal memory and a Card slot that is compatible withxD/SD/SDHC memory cards. The battery is also located in the same compartment.

Approximate Storage Capacities

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

Power is supplied by a proprietary NP-45 Li-ion 3.6v 740mAh rechargeable battery or the AC Power Adapter for the FinePix Z10fdfd. FujiFilm claims the included battery provided has sufficient power to capture 200 shots per charge.

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