Summary: Although meant as a fashion statement, this camera comes off looking a bit too much like a toy, especially in the bright colors. Although the camera is nicely compact, that compactness seems to have adversely affected the camera’s everyday functionality. Poor design plagues the camera in several different areas including a difficult-to-access USB port and no place to properly hold the camera.
Excerpt: (1 items) Fujifilm’s FinePix Z30 may look like a toy, but this fashion-first point-and-shoot camera (available in black, orange, pink, purple, and white) takes excellent photos. Still, you’re unlikely to gravitate toward this camera unless you’re a teenage girl, due to its youthful design and bright colors. In our lab jury evaluations, the 10-megapixel FinePix Z30 earned an overall Image Quality score of Very Good, with excellent sharpness and exposure levels.
Pros: Easy to use, Surprisingly good image quality
Cons: Rubberized controls are very basic, Some may find the design unattractive
Conclusion: Fashion over functionality is the focus here, but the Z30 has the potential to be a smart little shooter. Simplified options mean less hassle for photographers happy to point and shoot, but disappointment may reign for those craving more creative control.
Summary: Unless you're a social networking addict and child of the YouTube era, you won't find much use for the FinePix Z30. The novel aspects don't make up for the clunky buttons, slow performance and noisy images at all.
Pros: Nice, punchy colours in images, Interesting design, Quirky features like montages
Cons: Slow zoom, Soft images, Cumbersome navigation system, Awkward buttons, Expensive for what you get
Excerpt: Avec le Fujifilm FinePix Z30 , Fuji propose un appareil dont l’intérêt repose en grande partie sur le look Les caractéristiques photographiques n’ont ainsi rien de vraiment emballant (capteur de 10 MP - avec une limite en haute sensibilités à 1600 iso- zoom 35 -105 mm et écran de 2,7 pouces) même si sur le plan des fonctionnalités on retrouve l'essentiel des ingrédients du moment : d étection des visages avec correction automatique des yeux rouges, fonction de...
Cons: Pas de grand angle, Pas de véritable stabilisation