The Fujifilm FinePix Z100 is a budget compact camera which is extremely tiny and has a self-portrait mirror as well as 5x optical zoom and a 14 megapixel CCD sensor. It is available in a variety of colours including white, black, blue, green, pink and purple for around £89.95.
Fujifilm FinePix Z110 Features
The Z110 has a 14 megapixel CCD sensor and 5x optical zoom lens which is 35mm equivalent of 28-140mm. To help keep your images sharp there is Digital Image Stabilisation.
As well as Auto mode there are a number of scene modes to choose from including Natural Light & with Flash, Natural Light, Motion Panorama, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Night Out, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, Group Self Shot. Motion Panorama automatically stitches together three shots.
There is a Night Out shooting mode which helps take sharp, clear photos in low light and a Shooting With Friends function. The Z110 also makes it easy to shoot self-portraits thanks to its Frame Assist Mirror. There is also a Face Detection self-timer and couple timer.
When in playback you can tag images for upload to Facebook and Youtube, when you connect your camera to your computer they will upload automatically. There are also in-camera editing options that includes Face Retouch, which enhances the charm of faces by enlarging eyes, brightening or softening skin tones. You can also crop, adjust aspect ratio, adjust brightness and contrast as well as much more. Videos can be trimmed and joined together.
Videos are recorded in 720p HD and you can also use the optical zoom during recording which can then be viewed on a HDTV.
14 megapixel CCD sensor
5x optical zoom lens (35mm equiv: 28-140mm)
Digital Image Stabilisation
2.7 inch LCD screen
720p HD movie recording
ISO 100 - 3200
9cm minimum focusing distance
Motion panorama mode
Available in white, black, blue, green, pink and purple
Fujifilm FinePix Z110 Handling
The Z110 has an extremely small body, an ideal size for your pocket or handbag, and has a metal front. To switch the camera on you simply slide the panel down on the front, this also acts as a lens cover when switched off. On top of the camera you'll find a zoom rocket, shutter release and movie record button. On the rear is a d-pad with playback, display / back and share buttons. The buttons on the rear are lit up by a blue LED light, making them easy to see in dark places.
The screen is fairly small, with a modest resolution, but is easy to view in varying light. The menu system is well laid out and simple to navigate. Battery life is rated at 220 shots according to CIPA test results, we were able to take just short of 250 shots before the battery went flat.
We took a number of shots to test the camera's responsiveness, from switch on to first photo, shot to shot, focusing speed etc. We take a number of shots and then use the average to ensure accurate and consistent tests, making it easy to compare with other cameras.
Wide - Focus / Shutter Response
Full zoom - Focus / Shutter Response
Switch on Time to Taking a Photo
Shot to Shot without Flash
Shot to Shot with Flash
Continuous shooting records at full resolution, but is limited to just three shots. In low light the focusing really struggles.
Fujifilm FinePix Z110 Performance
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Fujifilm FinePix Z110 Sample Photos
Sample Photos - Colour reproduction is fairly good but some of our test shots were underexposed. Portrait shots have decent skin tones and are free of red-eye when using the flash. When shooting moving subjects, such as pets, we found that the digital image stabilisation struggled to cope leading to more blurry photos than we would have liked.
Fujifilm FinePix Z110 Lens test images
Lens Performance - Image detail is OK for a budget camera, but quality does reduce a little when using the zoom at its longest. Purple fringing and chromatic aberration is common, which can be seen very clearly in our ISO test shots below. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9cm which does allow for a decent macro shot.
Fujifilm FinePix Z110 ISO test images
ISO Noise Performance - Although images are free of noise at ISO 100, there is some at ISO 200, with images becoming softer at ISO 400. Images are a little softer at ISO 800 with detail lost at ISO 1600. Lots of detail is lost at ISO 3200 and is best avoided unless absolutely necessary.
Fujifilm FinePix Z110 White-balance test images
White Balance Performance - Under the incandescent lights, the AWB struggled a little with the incandescent preset performing much better. Under the fluorescent lights, the AWB and fluorescent presets all struggled, with colour casts appearing in all of the images.
Panorama | 1/640 sec | f/3.9 | 5.0 mm | ISO 100
Panorama mode - Panoramas have a decent amount of detail and are well stitched together.
Fujifilm FinePix Z110 Digital filters
Digital Filters - There are four colour modes to add a touch of creativity to your images, with examples of each above.
Video - Below is a video recorded in 720p HD. You can use the optical zoom during recording, an example of which can be found on the ePHOTOzine Youtube Page.
Value For Money
The Fujifilm FinePix Z110 can be purchased from the ePHOTOzine Shop for £89.95. There are a number of alternatives below with a similar specification which we have reviewed. For more, read our Top 11 Best Budget Compact Cameras article.
The Fujifilm FinePix Z110 is clearly designed for the younger generation who want to take pictures of themselves and their friends to share on Facebook. Image quality is good enough for sharing on the web and colour reproduction is also good. Unfortunately during testing we had problems focusing in low light and many of our photos were blurry.