Fujifilm adds new entry-level J series cameras
by David Rasnake -  1/23/2008

The Fujifilm J10 and J50 are the latest affordable offerings from the manufacturer, sporting a familiar set of features with a few distinguishing touches. Though the midnight announcement from Fuji doesn't specify, it looks like these cameras will be taking up the market segment formerly met by the company's A-series offerings.

Fujifilm FinePix J10

The FinePix J10 is an 8.2 megapixel, 3x optical zoom compact with a 2.5-inch LCD. The FinePix J50 ups the specs to 8.2 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, and a 2.7-inch screen.

Both models sport basic soft features, like Fuji's Picture Stabilization Technology – a basic digital image stabilization variant. Fifteen sceen modes, advanced video capabilities for a camera in this class, and xD-Picture Card and SD/SDHC support round out the basic specs for both cameras.

The FinePix J10 and J50 will debut in March, with retail prices of $149.95 and $179.95, respectively.

Fujifilm FinePix J10/J50 specifications:

Sensor8.2 megapixel, 1/2.5" CCD
Zoom3x (38-113mm) Fujinon zoom, f/2.8-5.2 (J10); 5x (37-185mm) Fujinon zoom, f/3.2-5.2 (J50)
LCD/Viewfinder2.5", 153K-pixel TFT LCD (J10); 2.7", 230K-pixel TFT LCD (J50)
SensitivityISO 64-1600 (J10), ISO 100-800 (J50)
Shutter Speed8-1/200 seconds (J10), 4-1/1500 seconds (J50)
Shooting ModesAuto, Picture Stabilization, Red-Eye Reduction, Digital Zoom, Scene, Movie
Scene PresetsLandscape, Sport, Night, Natural Light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Baby, Flower, Party, Museum, Text, Manual
White Balance SettingsAuto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent
Metering ModesMulti
Focus ModesCenter AF, Macro
Drive ModesNormal, Top 3 Continuous
Flash ModesAuto, Forced On, Slow Synchro, Forced Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Syncrho with Red-Eye Reduction (J50 only)
Self Timer Settings
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
Memory FormatsxD-Picture Card, SD, SDHC
Internal Memory
8 MB (J10), 12 MB (J50)
File FormatsJPEG, AVI
Max. Image Size3264x2448
Max. Video Size
640x480, 30 fps
Zoom During Video No
BatteryRechargeable lithium-ion
ConnectionsUSB 2.0, AV output, DC input
Additional FeaturesPicture Stabilization