Exposure is automatically controlled, and the flash may or may not be available, depending on the scene selected. I’m glad to see that the position of the tripod mount won’t interfere with accessing the battery compartment door. Top 10 Best Waterproof Cameras 5 Dec For computer users, the cradle keeps the camera in an upright position facing forward, allowing it to be used as a videoconferencing tool along with the included Windows-only PictureHello software. Control Enumeration Shutter Button: EZ Print Link Readers have requested free-formatted versions of my reviews without the graphical accouterments of our page design , to make printing easier.

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The viewfinder display changes to reflect the camera’s operating mode as well, with different displays for each setting of the Mode dial.

The user interface on the F though, proved to be one of the most annoying I’ve yet come across. A problem that plagues many digital cameras, this one included, is not being able to see the fixed LCD when used at awkward angles.

Fuji FinePix F Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

Things on the Internet may look like they’re free, but they’re not. Click here for a print-optimized page. With all of the F Zoom’s manual exposure controls, I’d like to see a manual white balance option thrown in as well. Cameras by Aloysius Low Dec 6, Fujifilm didn’t help themselves back when they first announced SuperCCD by labelling their first camera ‘4.

Fuji FinePix F601 Zoom

The exposure system didn’t really let us down much and you can select between various metering modes when required. The movie mode is advanced over previous incarnations thanks to the third generation Super CCD. Image quality was good, as well as color accuracy, and the camera’s macro and low-light shooting capabilities are very good.


SmartMedia cards are available in sizes as large as MB, and I highly recommend picking up a larger card given the F Zoom’s large file sizes. Dec 19, Technical Editor Richard Butler’s pick helped him capture his favorite images of the past 12 months: In Manual Focus mode, the up and down arrows adjust the focus.

If the movie is paused, pressing the right and left arrows moves frame by frame through the movie file. The F Zoom also allows you to adjust the intensity of the flash from Given this relatively short run time, my normal recommendation to purchase a second battery to keep charged and on hand applies even more strongly than usual.

Fujifilm FinePix F Zoom Review: Digital Photography Review

Dec 22, video. The lens isn’t as sharp as we’d like and it will certainly be interesting to see how the superior and more expensive Fujifilm F compares to the F Shot at a rate of I noticed rather noisy results at the highest sensitivity settings in the low-light test, but camera performance at the other ISO settings was good enough to capture bright, clear images in average city street lighting. I like the very pronounced notches on top of the Mode dial, which gave my thumb a substantial grip for turning the dial, but I still found it a little awkward to operate.

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The F Zoom’s optical viewfinder was very tight, showing only about 76 percent of the final frame area at wide-angle, and approximately 77 percent at telephoto. Visit our Competitions Forum, where you’ll find our monthly competition and other external competitions to enter.


Though the grip is a bit more precarious than I’d have liked, the included wrist strap provided the extra security I needed to keep from worrying about dropping it. Multi is the default metering system in most exposure modes.

The AC adapter doubles as an in-camera battery charger, either by connecting to the camera directly or connecting to the separate cradle accessory. One aperture setting, but the effective aperture changes with the focal length. I typically chose the Auto setting as the most accurate, though it often produced a slightly warm cast. This is cute the first time you see it, but quickly becomes intensely annoying. French company GT Company has licensed the AgfaPhoto brand and launched a range of new budget products.

These entry level cameras should be easy to use, offer good image quality and easily connect with a smartphone for sharing. Roger Cicala and his team at Lensrentals tore down Canon’s third-generation mm F2. For night or twilight exposures, the Slow Synchro flash mode fires the flash in conjunction with a slower shutter speed, allowing more ambient light into the picture to balance the flash exposure.