Review posted for the Fujifilm Finepix F30|
(Monday, August 21, 2006 - 09:53 EDT)
As if to prove that there's more to a camera than pixel count, you have to look closely on the Fujifilm Finepix F30's all-metal body to find its resolution.
Instead of splashing its megapixel power all over the chassis, the F30's 6.3MP imaging capability is discreetly etched along the front fingergrip. Rather than hitting the usual chords, Fujifilm plays up the F30's extraordinary ISO range of 100-3200 instead, along with its new anti-blur Picture Stabilization feature, and extended battery life of 580 shots per charge.
We were impressed with even the Fuji F30's highest ISO images, which held detail better than any small digicam on the market. An innovative "Natural Light & Flash" mode further helps indoor portrait tasks, capturing two styles of photo so the user can choose which works better.
Though it's not the most exciting design, the excitement is in the camera's improved abilities in low light. Add the 2.5 inch screen, clean interface, and excellent battery life, and the Fuji F30 is worth a look.