|Fujifilm FinePix F30 - ISO sensitivity
The simplest setting is the fully automatic, indicated with a red camera. The Fujifilm FinePix F30 will then take all the decisions for you. The M setting, which does not stand for manual, is more extensive. It just gives you more setting options, like changing the ISO sensitivity. As well as making a selection from ISO 100 and 3200, you can also set the maximum sensitivity for the automatic selection: ISO 400 or ISO 1600. This is ideal if you want to be sure that you won't see any noise or if you want to prevent movement blur. For the last problem the Fujifilm FinePix F30 also has an Image Stabilisation function, but this only means that photos are taken with the shortest shutter speed possible and is not, therefore, optical stabilisation. Fujifilm can still do a lot with this sort of stabilisation. The Super CCD's high quality features and relatively low noise ratios are a powerful combination. Naturally, the Fujifilm F30 also uses pictograms. This is very handy if you want the correct setting for a particular scène. It is a real luxury to be able to set the aperture and shutter speed yourself. You just set whichever one you want via the menu. Finally, you can also film with the camera, especially for the multimedia fans.
Fujifilm F30 - N & flash scène setting
One remarkable scène setting is the N & flash, which takes two pictures, one with and one without the flash. This is a quick and easy way to see which picture best captures the atmosphere, or to make sure that you have at least one decent picture. The two pictures are taken very quickly one after the other, so that even with a moving subject you will still have two practically identical photos. This setting is a perfect learning method for beginning photographers, bringing practise and theory together in a playful manner. Very handy indeed!
|Fujifilm F30 - Super CCD image sensor & processor
Of course, one of the unique settings options is the high sensitivity. The range runs from ISO 100 up to ISO 3200. The Super CCD image sensor and processor do a fine job. The noise can be kept within acceptable limits even at high sensitivities. It is a pity that Fujifilm can only take pictures in JPEG as I would love to see what the Fujifilm F30 is capable of if these pictures could be taken in RAW format. It is well known that you can get more out of pictures if you can work in RAW rather than in JPEG. Fujifilm should examine this option further. Despite this, Fujifilm's achievement in regard to the high sensitivity is truly impressive and compared to its competitors, Fujifilm is still top of the class.
Fujifilm FinePix F30 - Post Shot Assist Window
The Post Shot Assist Window is very useful. The last three pictures taken appear as thumbnails beside the normal picture. It allows you to take a new photo with a similar sort of composition and really comes into its own when taking a series of pictures. The advantage of having a large screen is also obvious as it provides enough space to show three little thumbnails beside the main picture. It is not just important for looking at the pictures.
Fujifilm FinePix F30 - High resolution photos
The Fujifilm FinePix F30 is not only suitable for still subjects; the camera has several interesting possibilities for quick pictures. The Fujifilm F30 can save three high resolution pictures with a speed of 2.2 frames per second. That's a lot for a compact camera like this! It is also possible to save the last three pictures from a series with a maximum of 40 high resolution pictures with the same speed of 2.2 frames per second. The last speed trick the Fujifilm FinePix F30 has up its sleeve is the possibility to take a maximum of 40 pictures after each other, but the speed will then drop to 1 picture per second. If you are using this functionality, bear your card's storage capacity in mind.