May 23, 2005

Fujifilm FinePix F10 Review

Fujifilm introduced a new line of digital cameras at the beginning of February 2005, amongst them the new Fujifilm FinePix F10. For one thing the F10 is the first of a new generation of Fuji cameras built around a new Super CCD HR sensor that doesn't use any interpolation to produce its 6 million output pixels (previous generations have produced images with double the amount of effective pixels on the sensor). Then there's the ISO 80-1600 sensitivity range, which comes thanks to a newly-developed 'Real Photo Processor' - as does the class-leading 500 shot-per-charge battery life and very fast operation (with a claimed 0.01 second shutter lag). Other features of note include a 2.5-inch screen, 3x optical zoom and VGA, 30 fps movie mode, but this is essentially a 'point-and-shoot' camera with little in the way of real manual control.

LetsGoDigital have posted their review of the F10, given it five stars, and have this to say about it-
"The application of the Real Photo Technology shows direct results concerning the energy consumption of the camera. The amount of images that can be taken with a fully loaded battery is rather high and offers the user the freedom to use the camera over and over again without having to worry about the battery capacity. The battery compartment could use a minor improvement by applying an extra safety catch preventing the battery from falling out of the camera accidentally when opening the compartment cover. Personally I don't miss an optical viewfinder which is not available on the Fujifilm F10. As mentioned before the camera features a 2.5 inch size LCD monitor which makes you forget about an optical viewfinder. The LCD monitor is one of my favourites. The large size lets you check your images with great ease. Besides that, the information is shown clearly and well-organized."

Click here to read the full review...