Conclusion: Fujifilm FinePix F30 digital compact camera Fujifilm surprised both friend and foe when they first launched a digital compact camera with a sensitivity range up to ISO 1600. It has now gone even further with the Fujifilm FinePix F30 camera.
Excerpt: As denizens of DigitalTrends.com know, we liked the Fujifilm FinePix F10 reviewed a little over a year ago. That 6.3MP camera has gone to digicam Valhalla—in other words, it has sold out. In its stead, Fujifilm released the FinePix F30 with several new tweaks.
Pros: Spot on outdoor photos, Handles noise well at lower levels, Excellent battery life, Good shot-to-shot times
Cons: Fairly pokey in continuous shooting mode, Way too much noise at high ISOs (1600, 3200), More powerful zoom would’ve been nice, Uses more expensive xD Picture cards
Conclusion: The FinePix F30 offers a tantalizing glimpse of how very different compact cameras would be if all manufacturers put as much effort into developing sensor and processing technology as they do into designing and marketing pretty cameras with features no one ever asked for.
Pros: Excellent resolution, Class-leading high ISO performance; superb results up to ISO 400, Surprisingly good ISO 800 performance, Very low shutter lag, Class-leading battery life, Clean, sharp results, Superb build and handling, Good flash performance, Decent movie mode, Fast, reliable focus, AF ill...
Cons: High contrast tone curve loses highlight & shadow detail - cannot be changed in-camera, Exposure inconsistencies (generally overexposure) using default settings, Purple fringing, 3-shot limit in continuous mode, Screen can be hard to see in very bright light, Limited manual controls, Auto mode de...
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix F30 Zoom has raised
the bar previously set by the award-winning FinePix
F10 (and F11). Fujifilm's new 6th Generation
SuperCCD HR image sensor, 2nd Generation Real
Photo Technology processing and quality Fujinon
lens work together in the Fujifilm F30 to produce
Summary: 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.
Pros: Extremely low-image noise, High-ISO performance rivals DSLR, Accurate exposure and focus, Fantastic battery life, Fast and responsive, Powerful flash for an ultra-compact
Cons: Some color appear under-saturated, Limitations in continuous shooting modes, LCD hard to see in very bright light, No optical viewfinder, Purple fringing
Conclusion: The Fuji Finepix F30 impressed me as a good all round digital camera. It is rare to find a camera with this build quality offering any manual exposure controls so the aperture and shutter priority settings on this camera are a step in the right direction.
Pros: Indoor photos, Photos at higher ISO levels, Build quality