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Fujifilm FinePix F30 | Digital Camera Review | Control
User friendliness and ease of operation is important in cameras like the Fujifilm FinePix F30. Most users will want a simple camera, where as much as possible is done automatically and they only have to resort to manual settings in special situations. The Fujifilm FinePix F30 meets these expectations perfectly. Everything is very conveniently arranged and nothing distracts the photographer from the main task at hand: taking a photo.
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Fujifilm F30 - Fast digital camera
Even though the lens has to move forwards, the Fujifilm FinePix F30 starts very quickly. You can already take a photo after one second and it is also quick to focus. The Fujifilm F30 camera can produce a sharp picture whether there is a lot or little light. If there is not much light, the auto focus is helped by a clearly visible assistance illuminator. Turn it off if you want to photograph someone without them knowing, because it's not exactly subtle. The shutter delay is very short. This means that what you get on the photo corresponds exactly to what you saw when you pressed the shutter release in completely. Naturally, the assistance illuminator must have done its job. Saving photos is also quick and the Fujifilm FinePix F30 is a great compact camera to work with.

Fujifilm FinePix F30 - Quick buttons
Fujifilm has placed several quick buttons on the FinePix F30 that are very nice to work with. There is a button that increases the screen's clarity at just one touch. Normally, this can only be done via the camera's menu and by the time you have done this the moment that you wanted to capture is long gone. On the round button there is also the button for the flash, the self-timer and taking macro pictures. Hotkeys can seem overdone for beginning photographers, but once you are used to the camera, you will soon notice the advantages.
Fujifilm F30 - Playback quick button
If you want to look back at the recorded pictures while taking a picture or in record mode, you can use the quick button Playback. The Fujifilm FinePix F30 camera shows the latest picture saved via the screen and it is possible to show the shots saved previously in succession. By softly pressing the shutter release, the camera returns to record mode. A grid function can be activated in record mode by pressing the DISP/Back button. This function is particularly handy to really photograph the horizon horizontally, handy when taking pictures of buildings, landscapes, etc.

Fujifilm FinePix F30 camera - F-button
The familiar 'F' button can also be found on this camera. Underneath this button are a number of specific features of a film, translated into a digital picture. It is possible to emphasize the features of a slide, to set the ISO value from 100 to 3200 ISO or a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) to a high resolution of 6 Megapixels. The speed button is a direct and convenient way to exert your own influence while taking a shot, even if the camera is entirely in automatic mode.

Fujifilm FinePix F30 - LCD display
The large LCD monitor is really great. There is no optical viewfinder, it's true, but that won't be a problem for most users. Look around you to see how most people take photographs nowadays. The screen is high quality and gives more than enough information. As said before you can also have a grid so that you can keep the horizon straight. No more seaside photos that look as if the see is draining away!
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