|If you think of Fujifilm, you nearly always automatically think of the xD Picture Card. De Fujifilm FinePix F30 also uses this ultra small memory card. The camera also has an internal memory that is mainly useful as an emergency supply. The xD card may be small, but it has a lot of potential and cards with higher speeds are also available. The current Fujifilm xD Picture memory card runs from a storage capacity of 16MB up to 2GB, and soon, even more storage capacity will be available. The super compact memory card has grown up quickly and already has a small share of the market. The characteristics of the xD Picture memory card are: a light weight, large storage capacity and expansion towards larger capacities and an ultra compact format.|
|xD Picture card - JPEG & RAW
All photos are saved in JPEG which makes sense for most users. The average user doesn't want to transpose all their photos first. RAW also takes up a lot of disk space which slows down the camera. If you are on holiday, you want to take lots of photos without any worries. From a photographic point of view, of course, a RAW format is always welcome. You would be well advised not to scrimp on the memory card. You should go for a card of 512MB and anything less than 256MB is not a good idea. You can see how many pictures go on a 12 MB xD Picture Card in the following table.
Considering a storage capacity of 512MB:
Resolution 6 Megapixels - 2848 x 2136 pixels - Fine - 170 pictures
Resolution 6 Megapixels - 2848 x 2136 pixels - Normal - 339 pictures
Resolution 6 Megapixels 3:2 - 3024 x 2016 pixels - 339 pictures
Resolution 3 Megapixels - 2048 x 1536 pixels - 651 pictures
Resolution 2 Megapixels - 1600 x 1200 pixels - 818 pictures
Resolution VGA - 640 x 480 pixels - 3993 pictures
Video resolution 640 x 480 pixels - 30fps - 7.4 minutes
Video resolution 320 x 240 pixels - 30fps - 14.6 minutes
|Fuji FinePix F30 - USB Hi-Speed interface
Pictures saved on the xD Picture memory card are transported to, for example, a computer via the USB interface. The interface of the Fujifilm FinePix F30 is a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and this gives a maximum transport speed of 480Mbps. unfortunately, there are currently several versions of a USB 2.0 interface and this can be confusing for consumers. The USB 2.0 Low Speed has a maximum speed of 1.5Mbps, the Full Speed has a speed of 12Mbps, and the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed has a maximum transport speed of 480Mbps. It is clear that many manufacturers use the general term of USB 2.0 without going into the specific details. Fujifilm says that the Fujifilm FinePix F30 has a USB 2.0 High Speed interface. If you want to enjoy the same rapid data transfer you could consider a card reader equipped with a fully-fledged USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface like the Fujifilm 23-in-1 card reader. Of course the receiving equipment must have the same characteristics to really reach the maximum speed, but this can be solved with a separate card.
Fujifilm F30 - NP-95 Lithium Ion battery
The Fujifilm FinePix F30 uses a NP-95 Lithium Ion battery with a capacity of 1800mAh. That's a lot and you can also photograph for a long time with a battery charge. 500 pictures is no problem. To charge the battery, the Fujifilm FinePix F30 digital camera must be connected to the mains via a supplied adapter. Unlike the F11, it is no longer a combined adapter for USB, electricity supply and video. The disadvantage of recharging in the camera is that it is difficult to charge a spare battery in advance to take it with you. A separate battery charger may provide a solution.