PIX 2015

Fujifilm FinePix Z1

Announced Feb 8, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 36 – 108 mm (3×)

The Z1 is unfortunately a disposable piece of junk. Bought in February and I liked it a lot. Small enough to fit in a jeans pocket, yet with plenty of features and image quality good enough for holiday use. I found the menu system easy to use - of course after reading the manual. Like others here, I found that the picture is not quite horizontally aligned, but that is not a problem for the amateur. Problems: A minor inconvenience is that even with the supplied Fuji holster, it is quite easy ...

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Pros: Small, lighter than most cameras, easy to carry, quick startup, nice, big LCD. Problems: Cons: Very soft, yet grainy images, poor menu navigation, cheap, plastic battery door which doesn‘t seem to close completely, memory card very hard to remove (The first time I tried to remove the card it literally popped out and flew about two feet in the air! Never came out so easily again). The Fujifilm Finepix Z1 seemed like the ideal replacement for my 3.2MP Minolta Dimage XT, but once I’d ...

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