Jun 7, 2005

Fujifilm FinePix Z1 Review

The super slim, aluminum-cased Fujifilm Z1 is powered up by a sliding lens cover that is the size of the camera. It also boasts a 2.5-inch LCD with toughened glass, ISO up to 800 and VGA-quality movies. The Z1 uses the same "folding lens design" as some of other ultra-thin cameras on the market. This means that most of the lens elements travel perpendicular to the front lens element, going down the body instead of toward the back. Thus the lens takes up less space and never extends out of the body. Kind of cool actually.
Fujifilm FinePix Z1 Review

Fujifilm FinePix Z1

DigitalCameraResourcePage have reviewed this digicam and recommend it-
"Photo quality is good, though images have a fuzzy/grainy look to them which seems to be the norm for cameras with this lens design. The Z1 can perform better than the competition at high ISO settings, though you'll probably want to use those photos for smaller-sized prints only. The natural light mode is especially handy for those low light shots that always turn out blurry. In terms of features the Z1 is fairly stripped -- there are no manual controls of any kind and there's not even a continuous shooting mode.
Overall the Z1 compares well against the competition from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Sony, and it earns my recommendation. If you want something stylish with a little more ability at high ISOs than the other cameras then it's worth a look. Things are pretty close if you ignore that feature, however. So be sure to check out the Z1 and the other cameras in this class in person, before you buy!"

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