Introduction • Review of: Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd • Digital Camera: Fujifilm
Design Features • Sleek, Slim design • Fits in pockets or handbags • Shutter lid to protects flash and lens. • Attractive colors (green, blue, pink and hot red) • Size - 91.3mm*56.3mm*18.8mm • Weighs - 111 grams • Auto switching mode • Face detection mode in Four ways
Design Features • Feels sturdy and solid • Front of the camera is clean; top has 2 buttons • TFT color LCD monitor at the rear • Provision for battery covers at the bottom • Also serves as a cover for memory card • Provision to attach a tripod below
Technology • Increased pixel size (7.2 to 10) • Reduced internal memory (54MB to 45MB) • Saved images in jpeg format only • MPEG 4 movie recording system (640*480 pixels and 320*240 pixels) • Zoom function is disabled during movie recording
3x optical zoom lens (35 to 105 mm) • Camera has 19 different modes - auto, manual, natural light, natural light with flash, portrait, landscape, sport, night, auction, sunset, snow, beach, museum, party, flower, close-up, text, picture-stabilization, continuous movie mode. • Included red eye reduction feature • USB2.0 port and AV port are available
IrSimple feature - Infrared rays used to transfer the photos • Powered by rechargeable NP-45 Lithium ion battery • Supports xD- picture card, SD and SDHC memory cards • Supports AC adaptor (a spare battery is a good idea for long day shoots)
Performance • performs well up to ISO of 400 and after that it suffers noise and disturbance • shutter speed is less (actually worse in continuous shooting mode; fps drops to 0.83) • zoom quality is good (but quality degrades as zoom increases)
Face detection system works below average • Fujifilm has failed to add image stabilization • Battery life is pretty good • It suffers chromatic aberrations and forms purple fringes (similar to Z10fd).
Advantages • Compact and slim design • Various colour options • Price • White balance • Technologies such as face detection • Good performance at higher ISO • Solid feel
Disadvantages • Slow shutter speeds • Image noise around ISO 400 • Lens capacity • AF and flash • Manual control is not promising
Conclusion • Purely targeting the young generation • Misses many image quality features • Compact digital camera with better megapixel and easy movie mode • Fujifilm has to consider the customer problems while releasing a new version
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