Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom Review
Features & Controls
The FinePix F10 is equipped with a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens that provides for an equivalent focal range of 36 to 108mm. The maximum aperture is F2.8 to F5.0. The lens is retracted into the body on power down and has a built-in lens protector.
The auto focus system is a contrast type with a Normal range of
approx. 60 cm / 2.0 ft. to infinity. The Macro closeup range is
from 7.5 cm / 2.9 in. (W) / 30 cm / 11.8 in. (T) - 80 cm / 2.6ft.
The camera has a built-in focus-assist illuminator to aid in low light focussing
and has a maximum range of 4m at wide angle.
The built-in flash has modes for: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed
Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro. The flash effective range
is from 0.3 - 6.5m / 1.0ft - 21.3ft (W), 0.3 - 4.0m / 1.0ft - 13.1ft (T).
The F10 lacks an optical viewfinder, the large 2.5-inch color TFT LCD monitor is used
as the live viewfinder with 100% frame coverage. The LCD features an Auto
Gain-Up mode for low-light use and the user can also press the 4-way selector "up"
to manually activate this feature when needed.
Controls on the back: Upper right are the zoom lens controls.
The "green arrow" button puts the camera in review mode. The blue "F" button enables
the Photo Mode menu to change image size/quality, ISO sensitivity and Color mode.
The 4-way selector is used for selecting images in review mode and accessing the menu
system. The MENU/OK button calls up and dismisses the menu screens and accepts
selections. In record mode you press "Up" to enable the LCD gain-up mode, "Down" to
enable the self-timer, the "Left" button toggles the Macro focus on and off and the
Flash modes are controlled with the "Right" button.
The DISP/BACK button controls the amount of data on the LCD and lets you "back" out of
Controls on top: The main power button, the shutter release with the mode selector
switch around it with positions for: SP (Scene Position - 5 modes), Auto, Manual and
The F10 has a multi-purpose I/O port that connects to the included "port box" with
a 5v DC
INput jack is for the AC power adapter.
The Audio-Video Out port allows connection to
a TV for playback, the format is selectable for NTSC or PAL standard.
The USB 2.0 hi-speed port is for data I/O - a PictBridge compatible printer
can also be connected to the USB port for direct-printing.
The F10 is equipped with a xD-Picture Card slot and is supplied with a 16MB xD card.
It's compatible with any xD card from 16MB to 1GB. The battery is also located
in this compartment.
Approximate Storage Capacities
Power is supplied by a high-capacity NP-120 Li-ion 3.6v 1950mAh rechargeable battery. It will provide enough power to capture up to 500 shots per charge.
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