The Fuji Finepix Z1 Digital Camera Is Slim, Stylish and
Simple to Use
The Fuji FinePix Z1 digital camera was designed with ease of use in
mind. It has a simple interface that allows you to more or less charge
it up and start snapping photos.
It’s ideal for users who want a simple
camera with a basic range of functions, which is compact and easy to
The slim design means the camera can easily fit into your pocket
so you can take it out on excursions or easily carry it with you when
Features of the FinePix Z1
The emphasis with the Z1 is on simplicity, so it doesn’t come with a
lot of bells and whistles. However, the camera is more than capable of
meeting the needs of the average casual user for still photos of
friends, landscapes, and so on.
The camera is also capable of taking
clear, colorful photos indoors, as long as there is a good light
source. Here are the specifications and special features of the camera:
Less than an inch thick - 0.07 inches, to be exact
3x optical zoom
5.7x digital zoom
2.5 inch LCD screen
Pre-programmed modes designed to optimize shooting in
various common situations: Sports, Night Scene, Natural Light,
Landscape and Portrait
Voice memo feature which allows you to attach a 30-second
voice recording to a photo
Ability to shoot video at 640x480 pixels at 30 frames per
second, producing high quality footage
When you buy the camera these accessories are also included:
16MB xD Picture Card
NP-40 Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable)
The camera’s flash function is effective to a range of about 10 feet,
or around 7 feet when using the zoom.
The cradle that comes with the
camera is more than simply a place to rest it – it’s the port for
charging the battery and jacking the camera into a computer or TV.
camera itself lacks the ports to link up to other media directly.
Consumer Experiences and Impressions of the FinePix Z1
Overall the Z1 has been widely praised for producing excellent picture
quality from a slimline design. The stylishness of the camera, and the
ease of use due to the range of automated features, are also points of
One downside of the FinePix Z1 is that the battery life is not so
great. On top of that, the batteries needed for slimline cameras like
this are relatively expensive.
Also, don’t even think about trying to
use the camera to take photos at night or in dark rooms without the
flash. It just can't handle them.
The Fuji Finepix Z1 is also a little slower than standard in terms of
shutter lag. It takes about half a second between pressing the button
and the photograph actually being taken.
As with other Fuji digital
cameras, the menu on the Z1 has also been criticized for being too
complicated and not well-suited to the casual point-and-click user.
Another big point of criticism relates to the way the camera charges and
links to a USB port through the cradle, which means you have to take
the cradle with you when traveling or on holiday.