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.
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:
|Sensor||8.2 megapixel, 1/2.5" CCD|
|Zoom||3x (38-113mm) Fujinon zoom, f/2.8-5.2 (J10); 5x (37-185mm) Fujinon zoom, f/3.2-5.2 (J50)|
|LCD/Viewfinder||2.5", 153K-pixel TFT LCD (J10); 2.7", 230K-pixel TFT LCD (J50)|
|Sensitivity||ISO 64-1600 (J10), ISO 100-800 (J50)|
|Shutter Speed||8-1/200 seconds (J10), 4-1/1500 seconds (J50)|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Picture Stabilization, Red-Eye Reduction, Digital Zoom, Scene, Movie|
|Scene Presets||Landscape, Sport, Night, Natural Light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Baby, Flower, Party, Museum, Text, Manual|
|White Balance Settings||Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent|
|Focus Modes||Center AF, Macro|
|Drive Modes||Normal, Top 3 Continuous|
|Flash Modes||Auto, 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 Formats||xD-Picture Card, SD, SDHC|
| Internal Memory|| 8 MB (J10), 12 MB (J50)|
|File Formats||JPEG, AVI|
|Max. Image Size||3264x2448|
| Max. Video Size|| 640x480, 30 fps|
|Zoom During Video||No|
|Connections||USB 2.0, AV output, DC input|
|Additional Features||Picture Stabilization|