Fujifilm FinePix F10 Review
In February 2005 Fujifilm announced the 6.3 megapixel FinePix F10, a camera with several unique claims to fame. For one thing it 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.
- Newly-developed 1/1.7-inch Super CCD HR sensor with 6.3 million effective pixels
- 3x optical zoom lens (36mm - 108mm equiv.)
- 2.5-inch LCD
- Wide range of ISO settings (80/100/200/400/800/1600)
- VGA movie recording at 30 fps with sound
- Fast start-up and operation
FujiFilm FinePix F10 key specifications
|Street price|| US: $325
|Sensor|| 1/1.7" Super CCD HR
6.3 million effective pixels
2848 x 2136
Fujinon 36 - 108 mm equiv. (3x optical zoom)
TTL 64-zone metering
|Focus range|| Normal: 60 cm - infinity
Macro: 7.5 cm to 80 cm
|Shutter speed|| 3 - 1/2000 sec
3 - 15 sec avail in night mode
|Aperture|| F 2.8 - F 8 - wideangle
F 5.0 - F8.0 - telephoto
|Color Modes|| B&W
|Continuous|| 2.2 fps up to 3 frames (top 3 or final 3)
0.9 fps up to 40 frames (6MP N)
|Flash|| Built-in pop-up flash
Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, On/Off, Slow Synch, Red-eye reduction + Slow Synch
Range: (wide) 6.5 m, (tele) 4 m, (macro) 80cm
|Storage|| xD-Picture Card
|LCD monitor|| 2.5" TFT
|Power|| Lithium ion (NP-120)
Battery and charger included*
|In the box*||
Lithium ion NP-120 rechargeable battery
• Calendar view
|Weight (inc batt)||200 g (7.1 oz)|
|Dimensions||92 x 58 x 27 mm (3.6 x 2.3 x 1.1 in)|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
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