Fujifilm Finepix F11
Review Date: January 27th 2006
The Fujifilm Finepix F11 has a 1/1.7 inch Super CCD HR that delivers 6.3 effective megapixels. There are 2 image quality size settings available (Fine and Normal) and 5 image size settings (2,848 x 2,136 (6.1 million), 3,024 x 2,016 (3:2 format), 2,048 x 1, 536, 1,600 x 1,200 and 640 x 480 pixels), which are recorded as JPEGs. There are no RAW or TIFF formats. The camera's 3x optical zoom lens is equivalent to a 36-108mm lens on a 35mm format camera. There is also a 6.2x digital zoom should you feel the need to use it. The camera is supplied with a 64Mb xD-Picture Card. The Fujifilm Finepix F11 is available in silver.
The Fujifilm Finepix F11 offers Auto, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority and Manual exposure modes plus 5 different scene modes (Natural Light, Sports, Night Scene, Portrait, Landscape). The maximum aperture is f2.8 - f8 (wide) and f5.0 - f8 (tele), and the shutter speed range is 15 secs. – 1/2000 sec. There are 6 ISO speeds ranging from 80 to 1600 and an Auto option. There are 7 different White Balance presets to choose from (Custom, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), plus an Auto setting. The camera offers exposure compensation in ± 2 in 1/3 EV stops. The Fujifilm Finepix F11 offers 3 different auto-exposure metering options - Multi, Average and Spot.
The Fujifilm Finepix F11 has a normal shooting mode, Self-timer (2 secs. or 10 secs.) and 3 different Continuous modes. Top 3 allows you to take a maximum of 2.2 frames / sec. for up to 3 frames. Final 3 allows you to take a maximum of 2.2 frames / sec. for up to 3 frames. Long period allows you to take a maximum of up to 40 frames at 1.3 sec. intervals at the 6M(N) picture quality level. There are 3 different colour modes on offer - Standard, Chrome and B&W. The Macro setting allows you to focus on subjects that are as close as 5cms. The camera offers 3 auto-focusing systems - Centre, Multi and Continuous, and there is a AF assist illuminator. The built-in flash offers 6 different modes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro., Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro). The flash range is 0.3-6.5m (W) / 4.0m (T).
To compose your images, you can use the LCD monitor (there is no optical viewfinder). The Fujifilm Finepix F11 has a 2.5 inch colour TFT LCD monitor which has 153,000 pixels and which offers 100% scene coverage. The LCD has an auto brightness-up function, which means that it becomes brighter than normal in low-light conditions, plus there is a low light view button which you can use to manually increase the LCD brightness level. The Fujifilm Finepix F11 can record movies with sound at 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 pixels, both at 30. Video is recorded in the AVI Motion JPEG format. The length of the video is only limited by the size of the memory card that you are using. You can also record a 30 second or less sound clip (WAV format). The Fujifilm Finepix F11 supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) and PictBridge printing standards, and it connects to a computer via USB 2.0.
The Fujifilm Finepix F11's dimensions are 92 (W) x 27.3 (D) x 58.2 (H) mm, and it weighs 155g without the battery and storage card fitted. The camera is powered by a 1950mAh NP-120 battery which allows you to take up to 500 shots before needing to be recharged. You can also use the supplied AC power adaptor. There is a plastic tripod mount in the center of the bottom of the camera.
Finally, the standard box kit contains a rechargeable NP-120 Battery, AC power adaptor, 64Mb xD-Picture Card, Hand strap, USB cable (Mini-B type), AV cable, Manual and a CD-ROM containing: USB driver, FinePix Viewer, ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix. Note that you can only store 21 images at the highest quality setting on the supplied 32Mb memory card. You will therefore need to invest in some more memory cards to store your images on.
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