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Fuji Finepix F30 Review Summary

6 Megapixels6 MegapixelsContinuous DriveContinuous DriveVGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts xD memory.Accepts xD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Fuji Finepix F30 Assessment

The Fuji Finepix F30 is an exceptional ultra-compact digital camera which delivers high-quality images with incredibly low image noise. This is the first non-SLR to produce usable images up to ISO 3200, enabling new photographic opportunities. Even more than its predecessor, the F30 is a great camera for indoor photographs due to its high-ISO capabalities, its ultra-compact size and very durable battery life.


The main two downsides of the Fuji Finepix F30 is the strong presence of chromatic aberrations at all focal-lengths and the lack of an optical viewfinder. However, the LCD is still bright enough to make it the subject's shape in direct sunlight and the brightened mode does help. In the end, there are not enough reasons to choose any other ultra-compact digital camera over this one. For a little less money, the less friendly but slightly better built Fuji Finepix F10 is an excellent alternative which is just a bit noisier and surprisingly does not suffer as much from chromatic aberrations.

See our full-length review for an in-depth look and images samples at all ISO sensitivities.

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PROS CONS
Extremely low-image noise
Some color appear under-saturated
High-ISO performance rivals DSLR Limitations in continuous shooting modes
Accurate exposure and focus LCD hard to see in very bright light
Fantastic battery life No optical viewfinder
Fast and responsive Purple fringing
Powerful flash for an ultra-compact
ExcellentExcellent Excellent

Related Information

Sister Models
Fuji Finepix F11: ISO 80-1600
Fuji Finepix F10: ISO 80-1600, 115K Pixels LCD, No semi-automatic controls
Fuji Finepix F30
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By on 2005/05/05
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Fuji F30 Facts

Ultra-Compact digital camera
6 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 100-3200
3X Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-15s
2.2 FPS Drive, 3 ImagesCustom white-balance
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
2.5" LCD 230K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
xD
Internal Memory
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