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Fujifilm FinePix F30 Review

Digital camera review overview
Fujifilm FinePix F30 Introduction
Fujifilm FinePix F30 Camera
Fujifilm FinePix F30 Control
Fujifilm FinePix F30 Adjustments
Fujifilm FinePix F30 Storage and Energy
Fujifilm FinePix F30 Conclusion

Fujifilm FinePix F30 Review conclusion

Fujifilm FinePix F30 digital compact camera
Fujifilm surprised both friend and foe when they first launched a digital compact camera with a sensitivity range up to ISO 1600. It has now gone even further with the Fujifilm FinePix F30 camera. The sensitivity range runs to ISO 3200 and thanks to the Real Photo Processor the photos are relatively free of noise. This is a remarkable achievement which has certainly given Fujifilm's competitors food for thought. Fujifilm took the first step years ago with the Super CCD, which was greeted with criticism before it became clear that the concept was well thought out. In fact it was so well thought out that we are now welcoming the sixth generation of this sensor in the Fujifilm FinePix F30 camera.

Fujifilm F30 - Excellent color reproduction
The FinePix F30 gives fantastic results with excellent color reproduction, good detailing and a lovely contrast. Thanks to the first rate lens, the pictures are almost completely free of distortion and vignetting The high resolution means that you don’t have to worry making large prints on your printer on in the mini lab. It would be a waste to only look at the photos on the computer. There is a considerable difference between the average screen's reproduction and a print and if you don’t make prints, you will never be able to appreciate the actual quality.

Fujifilm F-30 - No-nonsense digital camera
With the Fujifilm FinePix F30, Fujifilm intended to make a camera that does precisely what photography is all about: taking photos. They didn't get waylaid by paying too much attention to all sorts of design features or unnecessary functions. The Fujifilm F30 is an excellent no-nonsense camera and it also looks great. A lot of attention has been paid to the operation, which is child's play. The F button in particular plays an important role and its function can be compared to using a different type of film. Because this is actually what it comes down to. You can easily adjust this camera to meet your wishes, rather like how you used to choose a film.

Fuji FinePix F30 - Real Photo Technology
Thanks to Real Photo Technology, Fujifilm has not only been able to get the best out of the picture quality, but they have also made an energy efficient camera. You can take more than 500 photos with a charged battery and that is more than most people will take in a month. This is in spite of the large, screen with a diameter of 2.5 inches that practically eats energy. This screen works really well and Fujifilm makes excellent use of the Post Shot Assist Window in it.

Fujifilm FinePix F30 - Recommended
To cut a long story short, the Fujifilm FinePix F30 digital compact camera is not only an attractive, well-made camera, it is also nice to work with and gives super results. Fujifilm has a well ordered range on offer, and with the Fujifilm FinePix F30 it has come up with a digital camera that will be appreciated by a broad public. I'd recommend it any day.

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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

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