The F601 Zoom appears to have the same 36 - 108 mm (equiv.) 3x optical zoom lens we first saw used on the FinePix 4700Z. This lens has a maximum aperture of F2.8 at wide angle and F4.5 at telephoto. The lens extends quickly at power up (just 1.7 seconds) and is relatively quiet during zoom and focusing.

Base / Tripod Mount

The base of the F601Z is a relatively simple affair, the cradle connector and metal tripod mount. Kudos for using metal, however the tripod mount is a little too close to the right hand edge to provide a firm grip on any decent tripod. This mount would have been far better if it could have been located nearer to the center of the base.

Pop-up Flash

The pop-up flash on the F601Z has a quoted range of 0.2 - 4.7 m (7.8 in - 15.4 ft) at wide angle and 0.2 - 3.0 m (7.8 in - 9.8 ft) at telephoto. Note that these ranges are quoted at ISO 200, the camera automatically switches to this sensitivity (in Auto exposure mode at least) when shooting with the flash.

The flash is released manually by pressing a button on the rear of the camera.

Cradle (optional / Premium Kit)

The F601's optional cradle (CP-FX601) provides USB connectivity, DC-IN power for charging the battery in-camera as well as video-out capability. The cradle also features a power button. The cradle is included in the F601Z 'Premium Kit'. (Premium Kit, including cradle, is standard in the UK).

Case (optional / Premium Kit)

Also provided in the Premium Kit (optional otherwise) is the semi-hard case which holds the camera horizontally and features a belt loop on the back.

In the box

F601Z Premium Kit (UK standard) Standard F601Z box (in Premium Kit)
CP-FX601 cradle box (in Premium Kit) Standard F601Z box (as above) contents

Supplied in the standard F601Z box are: (may vary by region)

  • Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom Digital Camera
  • 16 MB SmartMedia Card
  • Fujifilm NP-60 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
  • AC Adapter / charger
  • Hand strap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owners Manual