FujiFilm FinePix Z37/Z31
Released July, 2009
The Pros:Comes in bright colors, looks cool and easy to keep track of. Screen is very large and easy to view. Face detection is very fast and accurate.
The Cons:Low-light shooting is grainy and dark.
The FujiFilm FinePix Z37/Z31 is a compact, curvy and colorful 10 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom. There are many colorful choices to choose from to match your style and it has a curvy body with a 2.7" LCD screen giving it a stylish yet functional design.
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It has 6 scene SR AUTO (Scene Recognition Auto) and Face Detection for up to 6 faces making it easy to take a variety of shots including portraits, landscape, night scenes and macro shots. There is a variety of playback functions such as red-eye removal, zoom up, trimmming and close-up slideshow. There are several high-quality shooting functions such as anti-blur picture stabilization, a one touch movie button and a large variety of pre-programmed shooting modes for sports, sunsets and many more. To add some fun to photography, there are several added functions such as slideshows with music, scrapbook view slideshow and a blog mode to automatically resize photos for easy web posting without a PC. The FujiFilm FinePix Z37/Z31 stores phots to SD and SDSHC memory cards using one versitile slot.
- Number of effective pixels: 10.0 million pixels
- CCD sensor: 1/2.3-inch CCD
- Storage media:
- Internal memory (Approx. 18MB)
- SD memory card
- SDHC memory card
- File format, Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2)
- File format, Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
- File format, Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound
- Number of recorded pixels: Still image: 3,648 x 2,736 (10M) / 3,648 x 2,432 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels
- Lens: Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, F3.7 (Wide) - F4.2 (Telephoto)
- Lens focal length: f=6.5 - 18.1mm, equivalent to 35 - 105mm on a 35mm camera
- Digital zoom: Approx. 5.7x
- Aperture; Wide: F3.7 / F8.0, Telephoto: F4.2 / F9.0
- Focus distance (from lens surface):
- Wide: Approx. 60cm / 2.0ft. to infinity
- Telephoto: Approx. 60cm / 2.0ft. to infinity
- Wide: Approx. 8cm - 80cm / 3.2in. - 2.6ft.
- Telephoto: Approx. 60cm - 3.0m / 2.0ft. - 9.8ft.
- Sensitivity: Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
- Exposure control: TTL 256-zones metering
- Exposure mode: Programmed AE
- Shooting modes:
- SR Auto (Scene Recognition Auto), Auto, Natural Light, Manual, Anti-blur
- Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text
- Image Stabilizer: Anti-blur (Picture Stabilization)
- Shutter speed: (All mode) 3sec. to 1/1000sec.
- Continuous shooting: Top-3 (max 1.0 frames/sec.)
- Focus: Auto focus
- White balance:
- Automatic scene recognition
- Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm white), Fluorescent light (Cool white), Incandescent light
- Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay
- Flash: Auto flash
- Effective flash range: (ISO AUTO):
- Wide: Approx. 70cm - 3.1m / 2.3ft. - 10.1ft.
- Telephoto: Approx. 70cm - 2.7m / 2.3ft. - 8.8ft.
- Approx. 30cm - 80cm / 1.0ft. - 2.6ft.
- Flash modes:
- Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
- Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
- LCD monitor: 2.7-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, Approx. 96% coverage
- Movie recording: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound. Digital zoom function can be selectable during movie recording.
- Photography functions: SR Auto (Scene Recognition Auto), Face Detection, Auto Red-eye removal, Framing guide, Frame No. memory, Silent mode
- Playback functions: Playback type, Trimming for blog, Face Detection, Auto Red-eye removal, Slideshow, Trimming, Multi-frame playback (with Micro Thumbnail), Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice Memo
- Video output: NTSC / PAL selectable
- Digital interface: USB 2.0 High-speed
- Power supply: NP-45A Li-ion battery (included), AC Power Adapter (included)
- Dimensions: 89.0 (W) x 57.9 (H) x 23.9 (D) mm / 3.5 (W) x 2.3 (H) x 0.9 (D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments)
- Weight: Approx. 115.0g / 4.0 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
User Reviews (1)
comes in bright colors, looks cool and easy to keep track of
screen is very large and easy to view
face detection is very fast and accurate
very light, will fit into a shirt pocket without pulling it down
handles movement gracefully, Image Stabilization is very good
menus are intuitive and easy to work with
low-light shooting is grainy and dark
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