After almost a decade of obsession with pixel counts, Fujifilm is proud
to announce the launch of the FinePix F30 Zoom, a camera which confirms
a new stage in the evolution of digital camera technology.
Breaking away from the tired and irrelevant practice of pixel counting,
the FinePix F30 Zoom is the world's first digital compact camera to
deliver ISO 3200 sensitivity at full resolution. Fujifilm has
identified sensitivity as one of the major photographic benchmarks for
the digital age, and this camera makes it possible to capture images of
unrivalled quality, even in very dark conditions.
Building on the success of the award-winning FinePix F10 Zoom, the
FinePix F30 Zoom pulls away from the pack with a sensitivity setting
that is eight times as effective in low light as a conventional compact
with ISO 400. The product of many years of accumulated
expertise in sensor technology, this is the closest that any digital
compact camera has come to approximating the remarkable sensitivity of
the human eye. In practical terms, it is a breakthrough in delivering
crisp images, even at night-time, or with fast-moving subjects.
Beneath its sleek exterior, the FinePix F30 Zoom boasts powerful
technology that puts simple 'style' compacts to shame, with newly
developed sixth generation Super CCD and Fujifilm's groundbreaking Real
Photo Processor II. Users are able to produce sharp images
with minimal noise, no subject blurring and atmospheric lighting in
dark conditions. While traditional film is no longer top of the agenda
for some photographers, it is good to see that Fujifilm is maintaining
the same forward-thinking attitude to its digital photographic quality.
The FinePix F30 Zoom showcases a new 'intelligent flash' system which
uses the camera's exceptional sensitivity to combine natural foreground
illumination with balanced exposure in the background.
Avoiding both the messy background blur of 'slow-sync' flash, and the
stark contrast of conventional flash, this will bring your after-hours
photography to life.
Thanks to its 500-shot battery life, the FinePix F30 is an
indispensable compact for when photographers are out and about, with
enough power to make sure you never miss out on capturing the action.
The camera also uses xD-Picture Cards (tm) which provide large storage
capacity, fast write speeds and lower power consumption, further
enhancing speed and efficiency for users.
The camera's 2.5-inch LCD screen is coated with Fujifilm's proprietary
CV film, minimizing glare and reflections for enhanced ease of
viewing. In addition, the FinePix F30 Zoom has 15 new scene
positions from underwater, beach and snow, to sunset, party and
fireworks. These make it easier than ever for users to
experiment with photography in a range of lighting conditions.
FinePix F30 Zoom features at a glance:
- Real Photo Processor and new Super CCD HR VI
- ISO 3200 sensitivity at full resolution
- 6.3 million pixels
- 3.0x optical zoom
- Long-life battery (up to 500 shots)
- VGA movie capture of 30 frames per second with sound
- PictBridge (tm) compatible for direct printing without a PC
- Quick response times (0.01 second shutter lag and 1.4
Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm's Director of Photo Products, said, "The FinePix F30 Zoom is quite
simply a landmark digital camera. In the past, compacts could only
really achieve good image quality in ideal light conditions - however
the F30 Zoom is in its element in all light conditions. On
top of that, our Real Photo Technology gives the camera the image
quality that people associate with Fujifilm, as well as brisk
performance, all wrapped in a design that is possibly our best yet."