Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

Announced Sep 25, 2006 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 36 – 108 mm (3×)
Joey V
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I've owned this little gem for about 7 or 8 months now and simply put, there isn't a better P&S out there in this price range (or even higher price ranges for that matter). Sensor is OUTSTANDING! Intelligent flash performs flawlessly. ISO800 Auto is excellent, a great improvement from the F30. And for the Facial Recognition; I thought this was going to be gimmicky, but it too is fantastic. Faces are perfectly exposed. Battery: I went on vacation for a week and didn't bring a wall charger ...

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zygh
 
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Last week I added the F31fd to my camera bag to go along with my dSLR setup. Having also used my parents' F10, I can say the F31fd has improved in built quality and IQ in a very significant manner. The metering is much better than F10's. The menu system is not exactly the same but still somewhat quirky. If there's something Fujifilm needs to work on it's their menu layout, especially on small digicams. I actually like the menu system in their dSLR line-up. While the F10 was made in Japan, the ...

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I was pleasantly surprised to see this on sale new in Dublin airport duty free for €207 Euros (as of 26th Dec 2007) where otherwise you'd have to splurge over €250-€280 for one in an ebay auction. This may turn out to be the last vestige of new F31fds. The 12Mp F50fd was priced only at €230 Euros but thanks to DPR we know better :) But still, the F31fd is well worth €207 Euros new. I wanted a good low light compact to sneak into concerts. I brought my girlfriend to see the Police in the ...

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s1rf4n
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Great camera. Great build Great battery life Keep iit in manual and you wont have problems. Auto iso 400 and Auto iso 800 work really well. Dont bother with Auto mode as it forces ISO up well beyond where it needs to be. Tested against my G9 at ISO 800 and 1600 and was supprised at how much better the fuji was. On the wide end you get a 36mm at f2.8 very nice in combinations with the higher iso settings. Problems: Put this ccd in the g9 and you would have perfection.

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Piecan
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I've just bought one of these now famous cameras and have tested it against my beloved Nikon 5200, which although quite old, I'm having difficulty finding a small compact to compete against it. In favour of the F31FD is it's low light capability. Without flash on auto it can take a picture indoors (not perfect but much better than my old Nikon), helpful if in situations where flash isn't allowed. On auto mode with auto flash and face detection the colour of photos are better...BUT on closer ...

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Blurry pics in low light, period! No matter what settings I tried...auto, aperture or shutter prioity, iso settings, a few "scene" modes"...this camera took blurry indoor images... UPDATE, the shutter button is so small that I think I wasn't getting the focus to lock...after some trial and error with settings and being extremely careful with the tiny shutter button, photos are coming out MUCH better. I also read in a professional photography review that the pro also had a hard time with the ...

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Bought this as my first Fuji camera about a month ago and am pleased with it overall. The metal construction is sturdy and better than my previous Canon A710is which did not survive a trip in my hand-carry luggage (dents in the body, lens cover no longer close and the icons on the mode dial were coming off after less than 3 months of use). Not as feature rich as the canon's I have used before (S30, S45 and A710is), but has enough for me to take photos I want, with a body size that is ...

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gberger
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Bought this to fill in for my EOS30D when I don't want or need to carry a big camera. The review here sounded pretty good, and I have not been disappointed. The quality of the photos is superb, even at high iso, although 3200 is pretty grainy. Still useful, though, if you like that effect. Overall, a great camera and a fine fill-in for the 30D. Photos are usable for almost any purpose as long as you stay on your toes and don't rely on the camera to chose all the settings. Likes: - image ...

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F31 user review - Nice Screen. - Fast Operation. - Mega battery Life (Might not have a battery. Perpetual power source inside? Had it for a week, charged twice. Hundreds of photos taken) - Very solid construction. - Still very compact. - Useful high ISO (except 3200, not useful). 'Plastic images' I has been pointed out by some other more astute reviewers that the f (f10, f30, f31, f40) range of cameras have a 'quirk' whereby images, even at ISO 100, appear plastic when viewed very close up on ...

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Lokahi
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IS v High ISO Performance I think before buying a camera, many people ask the question: Should I get the camera with IS, or the F31FD that has no IS, but has excellent ISO performance up to ISO 800. My advice is: get this one. High ISO performance gives at least two advantages over IS: 1) Better flash range and coverage. The benefit of a better flash is obvious in indoor or night time situation. However, even in outdoor day time situation, a good flash performance is sometime needed, ...

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