Ilse Jurriën : May 30th 2006 - 07:00 CET
Fujifilm FinePix Z3
Fujifilm FinePix Z3 : Fujifilm today announced the launch of Fuji FinePix Z3, the 3rd generation of the iconic ‘Z’ series design. With a re-designed body and funky new colours, the Fujifilm FinePix Z3 digital camera will appeal to the most fashion conscious customers, and is likely to be particularly popular with female owners. Women now buy almost as many digital cameras as men, however the Fuji FinePix Z3’s appeal to this market is more than the usual ‘slim camera’ story. Research has shown that the majority of pictures taken by women are ‘people pictures’ in low light situations and taken in close proximity. Ironically, it is exactly this kind of situation that spells trouble for conventional digital cameras. |
Fuji Z3 - Real Photo Technology|
Blurry shots, unnatural-looking flash and a complete absence of background detail mean that very few photos from social events make it into the picture frame or onto the mantelpiece. With Fujifilm’s Super CCD and Real Photo Processor II, it is possible that the ‘delete’ button will be one of the Z3’s least-used controls.
Fujifilm FinePix Z3 - Avoid spoiled shots
Here is why the Fuji FinePix Z3 camera could spell the end for spoiled shots:
• High sensitivity (up to ISO1600) with minimum ‘noise’ will help to reduce the blur caused not only by hand shake, but also subject movement. The new Picture Stabilization button ensures that the Fujifim FinePix Z3 operates with a much faster shutter speed than conventional cameras.
• The Intelligent-Flash system combines both a clear, well-exposed background and natural skin tones on subjects in the foreground. No more washed-out faces with dark backgrounds!
• The innovative Dual-Shooting Mode takes two consecutive shots (one with flash and one without flash) giving users the choice between the two - almost like being guided by a seasoned expert.
Fuji FinePix Z3 digital camera - Features
• Super CCD HR sensor delivering 5.1 million effective pixels
• RP (Real Photo) Processor II resulting significantly less noise by enhanced double noise reduction and delivering enhanced color reproduction across entire sensitivity range.
• Intelligent Flash achieving the optimum combination of high sensitivity and natural skin tones.
• Picture Stabilization setting up ultra-fast shutter speed to minimize the risk of blurry images
• 14 pre-programmed scene position including Dual-Shooting mode (Natural Light with & without flash) which takes two consecutive shots giving the flexibility for choosing preferred picture.
• Non-extending refractive optical zoom lens with 3x optical zoom
• Sensitivity range of ISO 64-1600 for low-noise photography in all conditions
• Slim and Stylish body, wrapped by Monocoque rear shell.
• High resolution (230K Pixels) 2.5 inch LCD screen with reinforced, scratch-resistant glass
• Continuous shooting mode for action photography
• 10 MB Internal Memory for being ready-to-shoot
• TV-quality VGA movie recording of 30 frames per second with sound
• PictBridge compatible for direct printing without a PC
Fujifilm Z3 camera - Indoor & Sociable photography
Joining an impressive line-up of Fujifilm FinePix digital cameras featuring the breakthrough Real Photo Technology, the FinePix Z3 will be available in 3 colours, Silver, Metallic Blue and Light Pink. Fujifilm, said “It’s a pity that so many of the slim cameras that are marketed as the ‘ultimate party accessory’ amount to little more than electronic jewelry, unable to cope in the dark world of indoor, sociable photography. The Fuji Z3 is the ideal blend between a very serious low-light picture-taking tool and a design that will nonetheless turn heads.”
In 1934, Fujifilm began with the production of the first cinema films in Japan. Since then, through consistent research and development, the company has developed into one of the world's largest suppliers in the information and communication industry. Today, the success of the company is essentially based on three core areas: recording, processing and reproduction of pictures. Round 75,600 people work worldwide in the name of Fujifilm with the claim of being complete suppliers for all areas of modern picture communication.