Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd Review

Review posted 2/29/2008

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The 7.2 MegaPixel FinePix Z10fd features an ultra-compact design, making it easy to take this camera anywhere you go, and it comes in five brilliant colors - Wave Blue, Wasabi Green, Hot Pink, Sunset Orange, and Midnight Black. It also sports a Fujinon 3x optical Zoom lens, 2.5" LCD screen and packs 54MB of internal memory. With its high-resolution LCD, the FinePix Z10fd also has a cool new slideshow mode from Fujifilm that let's you view and share your photos spontaneously with friends with music provided to help set the mood.

The FinePix Z10fd features Fujifilm's innovative Face Detection Technology. A one-touch selectable mode that identifies up to 10 human faces in a scene, Face Detection Technology sets the correct focus for a chosen primary face and exposure for all detected faces automatically, regardless of where subjects are located within the frame. It can cope with back-lit scenes such as concerts, and it also comes in handy for capturing the perfect self portrait. The Z10 also includes a new Automatic Red Eye Removal feature, that works in conjunction with Face Detection. Red eye is a common complaint given by approx 60% of digital camera users (according to FujiFilm). The Z10 instantly checks each detected face for red eye, and if it's found, corrects it automatically, saving the time consuming process of fixing it in your PC after the image is downloaded.

The FinePix Z10fd comes equipped with Fujifilm's innovative IrSimple technology for fast, easy wireless image transfer to any IrSimpleTM equipped device. With the FinePix Z10fd you can capture the moment, point to a similar device and share the image instantly with friends.

In addition to these innovations, the FinePix Z10fd includes the following features:

  • Picture Stabilization utilizes higher sensitivities, up to ISO 1600 in the Z10fd, (with an incredibly high signal to noise ratio for clean images), and faster shutter and operational speeds to help reduce camera shake, freeze subject movement and improve low light background detail.

  • i-Flash detects subtle lighting differences within a scene, and then varies the flash intensity accordingly. It also leverages the high sensitivity of the Z10fd to enable the camera to use less flash, preventing that "blasted with light" effect that so many digital camera flashes leave you with. The result is pleasing, natural tones with no flash "wash-out".

  • Dual Shot Mode: In this mode, the FinePix Z10fd quickly shoots two images in succession -- one with and one without the flash -- saving both. This convenient function lets the user perform an on-the-spot picture comparison and decide whether the FinePix Z10fd produced the most pleasing photo with flash, or without.

  • xD / SD / SDHC Compatible slot: A new single media slot accepts both xD Picture Card and SD/SDHC media cards. One slot - two media options.

  • Battery Life: Long-life rechargeable Li-ion battery (up to 200 shots).

FinePix Z10fdfd Primary Features:

  • 7.2 million pixel 1/ 2.5-inch CCD image sensor
  • Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens covers an equivalent range of 38-114mm
  • Compact, lightweight and super-slim design, in 5 fashionable colors
  • Movie mode: 320x240 or 640x480 at 30fps w/sound, AVI (MOTION JPEG) format
  • Auto, manual, and 15 pre-programmed scene modes
  • Picture Stabilization mode utilizes high ISO speeds to combat blur (up to ISO 1600)
  • 2.5-inch TFT LCD (approx. 150,000 pixels) with approx. 100% frame coverage
  • Continuous shooting at 1.4fps (top-3/final-3) or 0.6fps (long-period)
  • 54MB internal memory, accepts optional xD/SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Powered by rechargeable NP-45 battery or optional AC power adapter AC-5VX
  • USB 2.0 connectivity for transferring images and effortless printing
  • IrSimple Infrared data transfer mode
  • Compatible with Windows PCs and Macs

The FujiFilm Z10fdfd is available now, with an MSRP of US$199.95, and ships with: Li-ion battery NP-45, Battery charger BC-45, Hand strap, USB cable, A/V cable, CD-ROM, FinePix Viewer, and Owner's Manual.

Physical Views

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The FinePix Z10fd and a standard CD for size comparison.

FinePix Z10fd Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels 7.24 million pixels
CCD Sensor 1/ 2.5-inch
Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 54MB) / xD-Picture Card™ ( 16MB - 2 GB ) /SD memory card /SDHC memory card
File format Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2 )
Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG )
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 3,072 x 2,304(7M) /3,072 x 2,048(3:2) / 2,304 x 1,728/ 1,600 X 1,200 / 640 X 480
Recording capacity with 512MB xD-Picture Card (not included) Still images:
3072x2304(F) - 147
3072x2304(N) - 293
3264x2176(3:2) - 329
2304x1728 - 515
1600x1200 - 819
640x480 - 3995
VGA (30fps) - 9.3 min.
QVGA (30fps) - 14.8 min.
Recording capacity with 512MB SD Memory Card (not included) Still images:
3072x2304(F) - 143
3072x2304(N) - 286
3264x2176(3:2) - 322
2304x1728 - 503
1600x1200 - 793
640x480 - 3,868
VGA (3fps) - 9.1 min.
QVGA (30fps) - 14.8 min.
Lens Fujinon 3x Optical zoom lens , F3.7 - F4.2
Lens Focal Length f=6.3mm - 18.9mm, Equivalent to 38-114mm on a 35mm camera
Digital Zoom Approx. 4 .8X
Aperture F3.7/F4.9/F8
Focus Distance Normal : Approx. 60cm/2.0 ft to infinity
Macro: Approx. 8cm/3.1 in to 80cm/2.6ft
Sensitivity AUTO/Equivalent to ISO 64/100/200/400/800 /1600(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual, Natural Light, Natural Light with Flash, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Auction, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower Close-Up, Text, Picture Stabilization, Movie
Shutter speed 3 sec. to 1/1000 sec. (depend on exposure)
Continuous shooting Top-3 ( max 1.4 frames/sec)
Final-3 ( max 1.4 frames/sec)
Long-period ( max 0.6 frames/sec)
Focus Auto Focus (Center)
White balance Automatic scene recognition Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White) Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light )
Self-timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec.delay

Auto flash
Effective range: (ISO AUTO):
Telephoto angle : Approx.0.7m/2.3ft to 3.9m/12.8ft Wide angle : Approx. 0.7m/2.3ft to 3.4m/ 11.1ft
Macro : Approx.30cm/1.0ft to 80cm/2.6ft
Flash mode :

Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON : Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
LCD monitor 2.5 inches, 150,000 pixels , Amorphous silicon TFT color LCD monitor, Approx. 100% coverage
Movie Recording 640 x 480 pixels,320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound, AVI format( Motion JPEG )
* Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording.
Photography functions Face Detection,High-speed shooting Best framing, Frame No.memory
IR communication IrSimple™
Playback functions Face Detection,Slide show, Trimming, Single frame, Multi-frame playback including Micro Thumbnail mode, Sorting by date, Image rotate
Video Output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/ output USB 2.0 full speed
Power Supply NP-45 Li-ion battery(included)/ CP-45 with AC power adapter AC-5VX(sold separately)
Dimensions 91.2(W)� 56.6(H)� 18.8(D) mm/3.6(W)� 2.2(H)� 0.7(D) in (excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight Approx.120g / (excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)
Optional accessories xD-Picture Card™ : 256MB,512MB,1GB,2GB
Li-ion battery NP-45
Battery charger BC-45
DC coupler CP-45
AC power adapter AC-5VX
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
CompactFlash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF

(Specifications provided by manufacturer)

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