Pre-CES: Fujifilm has dispatched the FinePix JZ200 and JZ100 metal-bodied, 8x zoom compact cameras. Both use CCD sensors, with the JZ200 featuring a 16MP chip, while the JZ100 has a 14MP version. Both have optical image stabilization and 25-200mm equivalent zoom lenses. Their small bodies mean there's only room for 2.7", 270k dot LCDs on the back. 

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Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 and FinePix JZ100: Compact zoom technology at the press of a button

Fujifilm is delighted to introduce two new members to its JZ long-zoom compact family: the FinePix JZ200 and FinePix JZ100. Both models offer Fujifilm’s superb imaging quality to users looking for a great everyday camera with the ability to capture a wide range of subjects.

Model nameOptical zoomSensorLCD
FinePix JZ200 8x 16MP CCD 2.7" 270K
FinePix JZ100 8x 14MP CCD 2.7" 270K

Up close and personal

Sitting at the heart of both these cameras is a powerful 8x Fujinon lens offering a 25-250mm focal range equivalent to a 35mm camera. The wide-ranging lens enables users to capture everything from beautiful wide-angle shots to stunning images of distant objects. At the other end of the scale, both cameras offer a close-focusing distance of 5cm, which enables users to shoot beautiful macro images that fill the frame with detail and vibrant colours.

The sensors inside these compact cameras have been designed to work perfectly with the Fujinon optics. The FinePix JZ200 offers a 16 mega-pixel CCD sensor, and the entry-level FinePix JZ100 has 14 megapixels of imaging power – both perfectly capable of producing premium quality images and movies. Even reviewing stills and movie in-camera is enjoyable, thanks to the LCD screens offered by both cameras as they have been redesigned for increased brightness over previous models in the J series.

A helping hand

The FinePix JZ200 and FinePix JZ100 are ideal cameras for families looking for all-round compacts, and the imaging technology employed by both models will help users of all abilities capture pictures to be proud of.

The Scene Recognition (SR) Auto mode automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimal settings to capture the scene in perfect detail. Scenes that can be automatically recognised by both cameras are Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait and Backlit Portrait – covering a huge range of possible shooting scenarios.

When shooting in low-light situations, both cameras keep on capturing top-quality shots thanks to the inbuilt high ISO sensitivity (up to ISO 3200*1) and Optical Image Stabilisation.

For portraits, Fujifilm’s Face Detection can capture up to nine faces in a single scene, making these compacts ideal for large groups or families – and as both cameras have been optimised to offer improved start-up times and users will never miss capturing images of their unforgettable moments.

Creative and stylish

In addition to the exciting possibilities offered when capturing still images on the FinePix JZ200 and FinePix JZ100, users can also use these compacts to shoot movie in 720p HD. A dedicated movie recording button on both compacts ensures users can quickly start capturing movie at a moment’s notice – and as everything’s captured in HD, both still images and movies can be reviewed on an HD ready television.

When it comes to portability, these super-slim metal body compacts will easily slip into pockets and are comfortable to hold for long shooting sessions. Both the JZ200 and JZ100 are available in five colours: Black, Silver, Pink, Red and Blue to ensure that all tastes are catered for.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 and FinePix JZ200: key features

  • Scene Recognition Auto mode
  • Face Detection
  • ISO 100-3200*1
  • 8x optical zoom (25-200mm equivalent to a 35mm camera)
  • 2.7-inch LCD screen
  • Optical Image Stabilisation
  • Five colour options

*1 ISO 3200 is effective in S mode.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 and JZ100 Specifications

 Fujifilm FinePix JZ200Fujifilm FinePix JZ100
Body type
Body typeCompact
Max resolution4608 x 32164288 x 3216
Other resolutions4608 x 3072 , 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3072x1728, 2304x1728, 1920 x 1080 4288 x 2864, 4288 x 2416, 3072 x 2304 x 3072 x 1728, 2048 x 1920 x 1080
Image ratio w:h4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels14 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
Color filter arrayRGB color filter
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (3200 with boost)
Boosted ISO (maximum)3200
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceNo
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
File format
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 )
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)25–200 mm
Optical zoom8×
Maximum apertureF2.9–5.9
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
Digital zoomYes (7.2x)Yes (6.7x)
Manual focusNo
Normal focus range30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size32.7
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT color LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed8 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • SR Auto
  • Auto
Scene modes
  • Natural Light
  • Natural Light with flash
  • Portrait
  • Portrait Enhancer
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Landscape
  • Sport
  • Night
  • Night (Tripod)
  • Fireworks
  • Sunset
  • Snow
  • Beach
  • Party
  • Flower
  • Text
Built-in flashYes
Flash range2.60 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive0.7 fps1.2 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
FormatMotion JPEG
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Remote controlNo
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NP-45A rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)135 g (0.30 lb / 4.76 oz)129 g (0.28 lb / 4.55 oz)
Dimensions100 x 56 x 24 mm (3.94 x 2.2 x 0.94)
Other features
Orientation sensorNo
Timelapse recordingNo