Fujifilm Finepix F31fd Review

January 8, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 4 Comments |

Fujifilm Finepix F31fdThe new Fujifilm Finepix F31fd is an updated version of the popular F30, which is one of the best low-light digital compact cameras around. Fujifilm have added Face Detection technology to the F31fd, hence the addition of the “fd” initials. Face Detection allows the Fujifilm F31fd to automatically identify faces within the frame, focus correctly and take a picture. The other notable new features are infra-red communication and a chunkier hand-grip. We find out if the Fujifilm F31fd is a worthy successor to the F30 in our latest review.

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#1 Clive Borg

This review failed to mention how the F31d compares to the F30 in two key areas, that of ISO levels and battery use: The F30 is rated at ISO3200 and has a claimed maximum of over 500 shots between charging the battery: Not mentioning these features as they compare with the F31d are very frustrating omissions, as I now can't make a decision on which camera to purchase on the basis of reading this review.

11:27 am - Thursday, March 1, 2007

#2 Mark Goldstein

Hi Clive,

Thanks for your feedback.

There is no difference between them in terms of ISO performance.

Battery life is 580 shots on the F31fd and 500 on the F30.

The F31fd is quite a lot more expensive at the moment.

11:53 am - Thursday, March 1, 2007

#3 D Law

An excellent review. On the strength of this and one or two other reviews I purchased the camera. I have NOT been disappointed. I am an experienced photographer (having used 35mm cameras all my life)and I can honestly say that the results from the F31fd are remarkable. the aperture and shutter priority mode is a big plus - very few cameras at this price have such a feature.

1:00 pm - Wednesday, October 17, 2007

#4 Sarah

Help! It's almost four years later and I am wondering if this is still a good buy or if there is a better buy now that is more current? I have been looking for the F30 and it is nearly impossible to find.

1:22 am - Wednesday, October 27, 2010