Fujifilm Z3 Review

Camera Reviews / Fujifilm Cameras i Preview
Basic Specifications
Full model name: Fujifilm FinePix Z3
Resolution: 5.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
Lens: 3.00x zoom
(36-108mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Extended ISO: 64 - 1600
Shutter: 1/1000 - 4 sec
Max Aperture: 3.5
Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.
(90 x 55 x 20 mm)
Weight: 4.6 oz (130 g)
Availability: 06/2006
Manufacturer: Fujifilm
Full specs: Fujifilm Z3 specifications

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Fujifilm Z3
3.00x zoom 1/2.5 inch
size sensor
image of Fujifilm FinePix Z3
Front side of Fujifilm Z3 digital camera        
Untitled Document

Featuring a 5.1 megapixel Super CCD HR imager and Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, the Fujifilm FinePix Z3 is a replacement for the existing FinePix Z1 model (an intermediate model from Europe and Asia, the FinePix Z2, was not offered for the US market). The Fuji Z3 retains much the same styling and lens as its predecessor, although the body has been updated somewhat. (There's also a new color choice on offer, in addition to the original silver - an attractive metallic blue). Although the Z3 actually uses the same fifth generation Super CCD HR sensor as the original Z1, Fuji has increased the maximum ISO sensitivity from 800 to 1600. Fuji USA is referring to this as "image stabilisation", although it should be noted that this isn't the same thing as mechanical stabilisation systems - although it offers the ability to freeze not only camera shake but moving subjects as well, it will come at the expense of some extra noise / reduced image detail.

Other features of the Fuji FinePix Z3 digital camera include Fuji's "Natural Light" shooting mode that allows low-light photos without unflattering flash - great for birthday parties! - as well as the company's i-Flash intelligent flash metering system. The Fuji Z3 offers image resolutions up to 2592 x 1944 pixels, 256-zone TTL metering, VGA movie mode, and fourteen scene modes, plus xD-Picture Card storage, 10MB of built-in memory, and a large 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixels.

The Fujifilm Z3 ships from July 2006 at a price of $279.95 - a whopping 38% below the original list price of the FinePix Z1 announced just over a year beforehand.

Buy the Fujifilm Z3

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Fujifilm Z3

Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate