The focal length of the lens is 6. The FinePix Ffd is a compact but not tiny camera made mostly of metal. Fuji lists the maximum range as about 14 feet at wide angle with auto ISO, and shots made at ISO had to be made fairly close to the subject if flash was used as primary illumination. At first glance, the Fujifilm FinePix Ffd looks a lot like most other compact consumer digital cameras: This rotating dial not only turns to access LCD menu options, but can also be pressed up, down, left or right, like a traditional multi-controller on other digital cameras. It’s a nice enough compact camera, with good photo quality and a host of user-friendly features though it has its share of annoyances, too.

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At the same time, as someone who has used all of the models in the F-series, I’m disappointed with the direction Fuji has taken the line in recent years in terms of low light shooting, battery life,etc. Telephoto view large image. Auto DR view large image. Features We’ve seen some misleadingly-named manual modes in the compact camera market, but this one takes the cake.

That means that you’ll find plenty of scene modes, plus a regular auto mode. Startup time was quite slow, at 3. The Fujifilm Ffd boasts sensitivities as high as 12, ISO, an extremely useful Dynamic Range adjustment tool, a smart Face Detection system that recognizes moving faces at any angle, well-thought-out Scene modes, Dual Image Stabilization CCD-shift to reduce camera shake, high ISO for subject motionand even technology so new IrSimple wireless connectivity that there are few devices out there to complement it.

Sony’s follow-up to its NEX-6 laps the field with its 11fps burst and comfortable design. The frustration isn’t over yet.

I first want to point out the fact that the old FinePix F31fd, arguably the last of the “great” Fineix cameras, could take shots on a single charge. Not only did it help with high contrast, but it also helped bring out detail that was previously difficult to see.


Red-eye reduction is only available with face detection enabled default is off. With a new sensor, better autofocus system and more streamlined design, the X line With its 5x optical zoom lens, wide 28mm lens setting, megapixel resolution, Face Detection, and host of well-apportioned shooting tools, the Fujifilm FinePix Ffd is a pretty good choice for the enthusiast, and a Dave’s Pick in that category, with the qualifier that you should take care to use flash in low light.

By combining advanced Face Detection with advanced processing capabilities, Face Detection 3. In any exposure mode, half-pressing the Shutter button displays the camera’s selected aperture and shutter speed settings in the LCD display.

FinePix F100fd (Discontinued Model)

Fujifilm FinePix Ffd Specifications: Thus, the DR feature does work, but keep in mind that image quality goes down due to increased noise as the dynamic range goes up. Flash performance was generally good in the Ffd, although I found I could reduce the number of dark shots by using an auto setting that allowed the camera to vary the ISO between and or andversus setting a fixed low ISO sensitivity.

You can see that highlight detail in the white shirt is off the chart in the first two images, but increasing the dynamic range helped to bring out more detail in this area, as well as in the shadows and midtones. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great Little Camera I like to always have a camera with me – this one lives in my f100fx.

Do note that the two top sensitivities and lower the resolution to 3 Megapixel. The FinePix Ffd id a compact but not tiny camera with a stylish, curved design. In Playback mode, the Fujifilm Ffd’s LCD also reports a lot of the exposure information, and there are a host of thumbnail display modes, including a Microthumbnail display that shows images at a time. And though the Fujifilm Ffd’s digital zoom did a nice job of holding on to detail despite its losses in resolution, we always like to remind readers that digital zoom trades resolution and detail for digital enlargement, because the camera is simply cropping the center of the frame and making it bigger.


It’s a nice enough compact camera, with good photo quality and a host of user-friendly features though it has its share of annoyances, too. The FinePix Ffd offers a 5x optical zoom lens, equivalent to a mm zoom on a 35mm camera.

The crop above right is another area where subtle detail can often get lost, but the Ffd again produced very good fine detail in the peppers and reflections.

The camera is well put together for the most part, with my only complaints being the plastic tripod mount, and the fact that you can’t access the memory card slot while the camera’s on a tripod. Trade In Your Gear for Cash. For power, the Fujifilm FinePix Ffd uses a single, custom rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and ships with both the battery and a charger. As always, I recommend a trip down to your local reseller to try out the FinePix Ffd and its competitors before you buy!

FUJIFILM FinePix Ffd Digital Camera B&H Photo Video

It would be nice to have EV compensation available through a control button rather than a menu option, as I usually use it more frequently than the Self-timer or Macro mode.

Previous cameras in the F series leave the F with a lot to live up to.

It would be a little easier if Fujifilm had designed the Ffd to return you to the virtual dial after accessing modes and menus so that you can make several changes within the interface without going in and out so much. You can also share images between IrSimple-enabled digital cameras. Flnepix the onboard memory fills up quickly, you’ll want to be sure to use a large, high speed memory card for recording long clips.