Saturday, June 6, 2009

Digital Camera Review - FinePix J250, The New Addition to FujiFil's J Sereis Digi Cam

Very recently Fujifilm proudly announced an amazing addition – the “FinePix J250” to its wide range of highly popular J-series compact digital cameras. Stuffed with features to ensure more options and choices for the consumers, the FinePix J250 has been highl;y admired by photographers.

The FinePix J250 model has been designed to target the photographer mob that prefers a stylish digital camera that can yield stunning image quality without blowing the budget. Every single model developed by Fujifilm yields good quality picture. So what makes FinePix J250 digital camera different from the others? Fujifilm’s FinePix J250 has a core specification of 10 megapixels, with high-quality 28mm wide-angle Fujinon 5x zoom, which ensures top image quality with perfect sharpness. Its diminutive size allows the user of keep it in the pocket and mover wherever they want. The most important feature that sets Fujifilm’s FinePix J250 digital camera apart from other cameras in J series is the highly effective Dual Image Stabilisation technology, which allows the photographer to combine CCD shift technology with high ISO settings to get virtually blur free images. The large 3” LCD screen is another big feature of this new addition in J series digital camera. Another couple of features offered by the FinePix J250 digital camera are the impressive Scene Recognition AUTO (SR AUTO) and Face Detection Technology with red-eye removal.

SR AUTO is one of the smartest technologies that allow photographers to get amazingly great shots quickly and easily. Users will just frame the shot, and SR AUTO technology will recognize intelligently the scene’s details including landscape, night, macro, night Portrait, portrait and backlit portrait. It selects the perfect setting that best suits the scene’s details. This allows the user to grab every single situation and take stunning shots of all types, ranging from group shots and sweeping landscapes to dramatic close-ups and moving shots.
Available in silver or black, the brushed metallic finish with and the highly polished metal lens ring and diamond cut FinePix logo gives the device a look of luxuriousness.

FinePix J250 Digital Camera Review - Features at a Glance
  • 10 Megapixels
  • Scene Recognition AUTO (SR AUTO)
  • 5x Fujinon zoom lens
  • 28mm wide-angle
  • Dual Image Stabilisation
  • 3” LCD screen
  • ISO to 3200 (at 3MP)
  • Face Detection technology (software based)
  • Micro thumbnail View
  • Smart, stylish and luxurious look

FinePix J250 Digital Camera Review - Specification

• 1/2.3 " CCD
• 10 million effective pixels

Image sizes:
• 3648 x 2736
• 3648x 2432
• 2592 x 1944
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 X 480 pixels

Movie clips:
• 640x480 (30fps)
• 320x240 (30fps)

File formats:
• Still Image - JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movie Clip - AVI (MJPEG) Audio : WAV

• 28-140mm equiv.
• f = 5.1 - 2.5.5mm
• F3.3(W) - F5.1(T)

Digital zoom: Approx. 5.7x

Focus: Auto focus

AF area modes: Center

Focus distance:
•Normal - Wide - Approx. 60cm / 2.0 ft. to infinity
Telephoto - Approx. 1.2m / 3.9 ft. to infinity
•Macro - Wide - Approx. 5cm - 80cm / 2.0 in. - 2.6ft.
Telephoto - Approx. 80cm - 1.5 m / 2.6ft. - 4.9ft

ISO sensitivity :
• ISO 64
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200

Metering: TTL 256-zones metering

Exposure modes: Programmed AE

Shuttter speed: 8 sec to 1/2000 sec

Shooting modes:
• Mode dial - Auto, Baby mode, SR Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Digital ZOOM, Portrait, SP(Scene Position), Movie
• SP - Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Natural light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Flower, Party, Museum, Text, Manual

White balance:
• Automatic scene recognition
• Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White) Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)

Self timer: Approx. 10 sec./2 sec.

Continuous shooting Modes: Top-3 (max 1.4 frames/sec)

• 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.
• Range
Normal - Wide - Approx. 60cm - 3.0m / 2.0 ft. - 9.8 ft.
Telephoto - Approx. 1.2 m - 1.9m / 3.9 ft. - 6.2 ft.
Macro - Wide - Approx. 30cm - 80cm /1.0 ft. - 2.6 ft.
Telephoto - Approx. 70 cm - 1.5 m / 2.3ft. - 4.9 ft.

LCD monitor:
• 3.0 inch TFT LCD
• approx. 230,000 pixels
• Amorphous silicon TFT colours LCD monitor
• approx.100% coverage

Digital input/output: USB 2.0 High Speed

Video output: AV - NTSC, PAL (user selectable)

• Internal memory (Approx. 24 MB)

Power: Rechargeable NP-45 Li-ion battery

Weight (without battery): 151 g

• 92 (W) x 58 (H) x 23 (D) mm
• 3.6 (W) × 2.3 (H) × 0.9(D) in

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