Fujifilm Finepix Z3 Digital Camera Announced

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Fujifilm USA has announced the Finepix Z3 – a very slim and sexy followup to the slim and sexy Finepix Z1.  The Fujifilm Finepix Z3 shoots at 5.1 megapixels, has a 2.5 inch LCD, a 3x optical zoom and is available in Silver and Blue (and Pink in Europe).  It will be available in July for $279.

Fujifilm Finepix Z3
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For capturing images, the Z3 uses a 5.1 megapixel, 6th generation Super CCD image sensor and a second generation Real Photo processor.  The non-protruding 3x optical zoom lens is covered by a sliding door that keeps the profile slim (0.8 inches thick) and power up time to a minimum.

On the back of the camera, Fujifilm has incorporated a reinforced, scratch resistant 2.5 inch LCD.  230K pixels provide good resolution.

Fujifilm Finepix Z3
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Other Features:

  • “Picture Stabilization” – the camera can shoot at ISO 1600 that increases shutter speed to minimize blur
  • i-Flash – This system from Fujifilm automatically adjusts flash output depending on the subject, allowing “more natural looking subjects and backgrounds that are full of bright and crisp detail”
  • Natural Light mode – This mode preserves the scene mood and enhances background detail by shooting with faster shutter speeds at higher light sensitivities (if necessary) with a suppressed flash.
  • 14 pre-programmed scene modes
  • Movie capture – up to 640×480 at 30 frames per second
  • Image storage: 10MB of internal memory and an xD-Picture Card slot for additional storage

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