Conclusion: If ever there was a camera to carry along as you strolled the Via Veneto in Rome, the Champs-Elysee in Paris or some other chic boulevard, this is it. In the right conditions where the LCD functions properly, the camera is a pleasure to work with and the resulting photographs are quite good.
Conclusion: Fujifilm FinePix Z1 - First impression extremely positive The Fujifilm FinePix Z1 digital camera has a beautiful appearance. Nicely finished matte black of solid quality which certainly won't give you a 'plastic' feeling when holding the camera.
5.1 megapixel digital camera with special F button
Consumer Electronics Net
6 April 2006
Excerpt: The Fujifilm FinePix Z1 is a 5.1 megapixel digital camera in the $300 price range. While it competes with other digital cameras that feature higher megapixels, higher resolutions don't always equate to better value.
Conclusion: The Fujifilm FinePix Z1 slowly won me over. At first, aside from the looks, I wasn't very excited about it. But after using it for a couple of months, and looking hard at the images I made with it, I feel pretty good about it.
Pros: Very compact, Good image quality with great color, Great LCD display, Durable, reinforced metal case and LCD display, Excellent battery life
Cons: No optical viewfinder, Minimal and hard to access exposure controls, No histogram display, Easy to obstruct lens with fingers, Slow shot-to-shot time, No tripod threads
Summary: The 5.1 MegaPixel FinePix Z1 is a slim and stylish digital camera that is the perfect accessory for a night out on the town. The FinePix Z1's sleek and strong all-metal body is sure to draw attention.
Excerpt: The FinePix Z1 ($399) is Fuji's entry into the ultra-thin camera market. Using the same "folding lens optics" system as the Sony T series, Nikon Coolpix S1, and the Minolta X series, the Z1 is just 0.7 inches thick.
Pros: Good photo quality, Compact, stylish body comes in silver and black, Can shoot at high ISOs better than competition, Handy natural light mode gives you sharper pictures without the flash (but noise levels will be higher), Large 2.5" LCD display; visible in bright outdoor light and dim indoor ligh...
Cons: Images seem a bit fuzzy; above average purple fringing and noise, Redeye, Camera dock required for using I/O ports, tripod, No optical viewfinder or AF-assist lamp, No continuous shooting mode, Manual controls would've been nice, Fairly weak flash, Battery life isn't great, Flimsy plastic door ov...
Conclusion: The Fuji Finepix Z1 is certainly up there amongst the best ultra compact digital cameras that I have tested. The picture quality is very pleasing and I am a big fan of the design. It is slightly more expensive than its rivals, but I would be prepared to pay the extra few pounds.