Fuji has updated its budget-minded J-series ultracompacts today with the announcement of the FinePix J150w.
Constructed from the same high-quality, high-style materials that have consistently characterized the J-series cameras, the J150w features brushed metal construction, a huge 3.0-inch LCD, and Fujinon optics. In the case of the J150w, the lens used covers an impressive 5x range, with 28mm wide-angle coverage at the wide end.
Although there's no optical/mechanical image stabilization, the 10.0 megapixel J150w allows high-sensitivity, full-resolution shooting at up to ISO 1600.
The use of a lithium-ion rechargeable power cell allows the J150w to be slimly constructed as well, measuring just under an inch thick at its widest.
Thirteen scene presets provide appropriate options for a wide range of shooting situations. Fuji's latest face detection technology is also included, providing recognition of up to six faces and automatic red-eye removal in flash shots.
It's hard not to be impressed by the entry-level J150w's specs sheet, especially in light of its $199.95 suggested retail price. Look for the new junior FinePix to make its way to stores in September.
Fujifilm FinePix J150w Specifications:
|Sensor||10.0 megapixel, 1/2.5" CCD|
|Zoom||5x (28-140mm) Fujinon zoom, f/3.3-5.1|
|LCD/Viewfinder||3.0", 230K-dot TFT LCD|
|Sensitivity||ISO 64-3200 (ISO 3200 at lower resolution)
|Shutter Speed||8-1/2000 seconds
|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|
|Self Timer Settings
||10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
|Memory Formats||SD, SDHC
|File Formats||JPEG, AVI
|Max. Image Size||3648x2736|
|Max. Video Size
||640x480, 30 fps
|Zoom During Video||No|
|Connections||USB 2.0, AV output, DC input|
|Additional Features||Picture Stabilization|