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Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd

Ilse Jurrien
PMA 2018 Report
Sunday 3rd, February 2008
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Fujifilm unveiled the FinePix Z20fd, a stylish new ultra-compact digital camera packed with useful features that let you shoot it, beam it, blog it and now roll it with a new MPEG-4 movie recording mode for the movie-crazed Generation Z. The 10 Megapixel Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd comes in five striking colours – Black, Green, Pink, Blue and Red - features an ultra-slim design, a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5" LCD screen, and is packed with innovative new features- creating and sharing videos and images has never been so easy. The Fujifilm Z20fd makes perfect portraits simple with Fujifilm's Face Detection Technology. A generous 45MB of internal memory gives you some extra room when your memory card is full.

Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd

Fuji FinePix Z20fd camera - Face Detection
The Fujifilm Z20fd offers Face Detection Technology, designed to optimise focus, white balance and exposure for up to 10 faces in a single frame. A green square surrounds the face of the primary subject on the camera's LCD screen, whilst white squares identify up to nine other subjects. Movement tracking keeps the camera 'locked on' to its subjects until they move out of the picture. The technology works irrespective of the subject's position in the frame, and is not confused by spectacles.

Fujifilm FinePix Z20 fd - Red Eye removal
After the shot is taken, each detected face is instantly checked for red-eye; if found, it is corrected automatically, saving the time consuming process of fixing it later. Fujifilm’s IrSimple technology allows for fast, easy wireless image transfer to any IrSimple equipped device.

Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd - IrSimple technology
There’s no fun in taking pictures if you can’t share them, and the Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd makes it easier than ever with fast, easy wireless transfer of images between cameras using IrSimple. For users wanting to share their creative output with a wider audience, the Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd’s new Dual Blog mode automatically resizes any still image or movie you've captured, letting you post pictures and videos to blogs, video-sharing websites like YouTube, or e-mail to friends with ease. The Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd’s impressive new full motion MPEG-4 video mode makes capturing and sharing internet-friendly video clips easier than ever. Using the Successive Movie mode, in-camera editing allows for the creation of a 60 second movie clip, even when shooting in two or more scenes is desired. Start and restart multiple times to build a 60-second compilation, and edit the start and end points.

Fujifilm Z20fd - Picture Stabilisation Technology
Fujifilm’s Picture Stabilisation Technology uses higher sensitivities and faster shutter speeds to reduce image blur caused by camera shake or low-light conditions, ensuring users get the picture they want.

Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd - Features
• 10 Megapixels
• 2.5-inch LCD screen
• 3x Fujinon zoom lens
• Stylish ultra compact design
• Face Detection Technology with intelligent automatic red-eye removal
• Dual shutter releases: One button for still capture, one for movie record
• Intelligent Flash: i-Flash detects subtle lighting differences within a scene, and then varies the flash intensity accordingly. It also uses the high sensitivity of the FinePixZ20fd to enable the camera to use less flash, preventing that “blasted with light” effect
• Dual Shot Mode: In this mode, the Fuji FinePix Z20fd quickly shoots two images in succession - one with and one without the flash - saving both. In order to decide later on whether the Fujifilm Z20fd produced the best shot with or without flash
• Special scene modes: The Z20fd has 14 scene positions including Fireworks, Beach and Snow
• xD/SD/SDHC slot: Single media slot accepting xD Picture and SD/SDHC media cards
• Stamp It: “Stamp” a variety of fun designs to up to three detected faces in your shots!
• Battery Life: Long-life rechargeable Li-ion battery

Fuji FinePix Z20fd - Real Photo Technology
Even the novice photographer will be ensured of bright, sharp colourful pictures from the Fujifilm Z20fd thanks to Fujifilm’s unique Real Photo Technology (RPT). The guiding principles behind RPT are simple; to set the highest possible standards for overall image quality, to expand digital photography opportunities and to give users fewer wasted shots. With the human eye as the ideal, Real Photo Technology cameras are designed from the ground up to capture ‘real’ photographs with stunning quality - giving users the power to capture the moment exactly as the eye sees it, no matter how challenging the shooting conditions.

Fujifilm Z20 fd - Advanced movie capture
Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm's Director of Digital Products, said: "The Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd’s unique combination of style, colour and advanced features proved hugely popular, and the new Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd builds on this successful formula, bringing advanced movie capture and sharing capabilities with huge appeal for the ‘Generation Z’ buyer.”

Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd

Other introduced Fujifilm digital cameras
Fujifilm FinePix S100FS
Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd
Fujifilm FinePix F100fd
Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd
Fujifilm FinePix J50
Fujifilm FinePix J10

Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd

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