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22nd July 2009
Fujifilm announces the FinePix J30
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Introducing the FinePix J30: Style and Power in a Pocket-Sized Dynamo

Announcement Date: 22 July 2009

Fujifilm are pleased to announce a new camera to join the existing and popular line of J series compacts; the FinePix J30.

Fujifilm's J range of cameras has been a huge hit with consumers who demand a compact that's affordable, easy-to-use, and produces great images. Not only does the new J model tick all these boxes, but it is ultra-stylish too. At only 20 mm thin, and available in a number of different colours, Pink, Silver and Black, the FinePix J30 series have been finished with a special double coated laminate to give a beautifully glossy, varnished finish.

The FinePix J30, with a 12MP sensor, both boast a 2.7" LCD screen, high-quality and pin-sharp 3x optical zoom, Scene Recognition Auto and Face Detection technology. And for added functionality, there's a brand new Panoramic Shooting Mode. This cameras offers point and shoot appeal packed into stylish metal bodies.

Perfect Panoramic Pictures
In a first for J series models, the FinePix J30 features a Panoramic Shooting Mode. Get creative and capture those sweeping landscapes or large group shots at Weddings. Panoramic shooting mode works by seamlessly stitching together three consecutive shots to produce one impressive panoramic picture. It's that easy.

Top Technology at your Fingertips
Super intelligent Scene Recognition Auto has now been rolled out to Fujifilm's entry level compacts to offer all consumers the ability to take fantastic photos at the touch of a button. Scene Recognition Auto (SR AUTO) intelligently detects a scene (Landscape, Macro, Portrait, Night, Night Portrait and Backlit Portrait) and the camera automatically adjusts the exposure, focus and white balance to reveal perfect shots, regardless of the conditions or subject. With SR AUTO all you have to do is point and shoot.

Perfect Portraits
Creating perfect people pictures is easy with Fujifilm's highly-effective Face Detection technology. Use Face Detection to find all the faces in the frame and automatically adjust the focus and exposure to reveal flawless portraits of friends and family. Automatic red-eye removal is deployed to banish devilish red-eyes whilst the photo is being taken.

Picture Stabilisation and High ISO
The FinePix J30 features Fujifilm's Picture Stabilisation mode which ensures that image blur is kept to a minimum great when shooting fast moving subjects or to compensate for hand shake.

Additionally, with an ISO sensitivity of up to 3200 (at 3MP) the J series camera allows you to capture detailed images with low noise in low-light conditions, without the need to employ the flash which can often bleach out subjects unnecessarily.

Make a Movie
Sometimes still shots are insufficient to capture those special moments. Using the FinePix J30's Movie Mode you can now get really creative and capture your own video clips with sound.

Key Features at a Glance:

  • Slim and stylish only 20mm thin and available in Silver, Black and Pink
  • 12MP FinePix J30
  • New Panoramic Shooting Mode
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 2.7" LCD screen
  • Face Detection technology with Auto red-eye removal
  • Picture Stabilisation mode
  • Maximum ISO sensitivity to 3200 (at 3MP)
  • Movie Mode with sound and zoom function
  • Scene Recognition AUTO
    • Portrait, Backlit Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Night and Macro
  • Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and charger

Availability & Pricing
The FinePix J30 will be available from August 2009. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of the launch.

2009, Fujifilm UK Ltd. Specifications are subject to change.

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Specifications and features

Number of effective pixels 12.2 million pixels J30
CCD sensor 1/ 2.3-inchCCD
Storage media "Internal memory (approx.10MB) /
SD memory card/ SDHC memory card
File format Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2 )
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound
Number of recorded pixels Still image : 4000 x 3000/ 4000x 2,666 / 2,816 x 2122 / 2,048 x 1,536 /1,600 x 1,200 / 640 X 480 pixels
Lens Fujinon 3 x Optical zoom lens , F2.9(Wide) - F5.2(Telephoto)
Lens focal length f=5.7mm 17.1mm, Equivalent to 32-96mm on a 35mm camera
Digital zoom Approx 5.7x (up to 17.1 x when combined with optical zoom)
Aperture F2.9F8.8(wide) F5.2F16(telephoto)
Focus distance Normal : Wide angle :Approx. 60cm/2.0 ft to infinity
Telephoto :Approx. 60cm /2.0ft to infinity
Macro: Wide Angle: Approx. 10cm/3.9 in to 70cm/2.3ft
Telephoto-Angle: Approx. 35cm/1.1ft. To 70cm/2.3ft
Sensitivity Auto/Equivalent to ISO100/200/400/800/1600/ 3200* (Standard Output Sensitivity)
* max. number of recorded pixels:3M
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE,
Shooting modes Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text ,Baby, Anti-blur, Natural Light, Movie, PANORAMA.
Shutter speed (Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/1400sec., (All other modes) 8 sec. to 1/1400 sec.
Continuous shooting Top-3
Focus Auto focus (Centre)
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.
Flash Auto flash
Effective range: (ISO AUTO):
Wide-angle: approx. 0.6m / 2ft to 3.5 m /11.5ft
Telephoto : approx. 0.6m/2ft to 2.0m/6.6 ft
Macro : approx. 0.3m/1.0 ft to 0.8m/2.6 ft
LCD monitor 2.7-inch , approx.230,000 dots, TFT colours LCD monitor, approx. 96% coverage
Movie recording 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. with monaural sound
Photography functions Scene recognition ,Face detection Best framing, Frame No. memory
Playback functions Face detection (with Red-eye removal), slide show, Multi-frame playback(with Micro Thumbnail ), Sorting by date, Image rotate, Trimming,
Video output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/output USB 2.0 High-speed
Power supply NP-45A Li-ion battery(included)
Dimensions 92(W) 55.9(H) 20 (D) mm/ (excluding accessories and attachments)
Camera weight Approx. 113g (excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)
Shooting weight Approx. 130 g (excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-45A
AC adapter
USB cable
FinePix software (CD-ROM)
Owner's manual(CD-ROM)
User's Guide
Optional Accessories Li-ion battery NP-45
Battery charger BC-45
A / V Cable AV-C1
Waterproof case WP-FXJ27
O-ring Kit ORK-FXJ27

*Specifications subject to change

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