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Fujifilm FinePix Z30 Quick Take

The 10-megapixel Fujifilm FinePix Z30 is, for the most part, a fairly basic ultracompact camera with a 3x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD.

The 10-megapixel Fujifilm FinePix Z30 is, for the most part, a fairly basic ultracompact camera with a 3x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD. But along with its interesting looks there are a couple other extras to make it stand out from other youth-oriented models.

For example, you get face detection and automatic scene recognition to help with fast shooting, but there's also a Blog Mode (a carryover from the Z20fd), which preps shots and video so they can go right online for sharing.

There are separate buttons for the still photo shutter release and movie record taking away the need to switch to a different mode to do one or the other. Video quality is VGA only, however. Also, small movie clips can be stitched together in the camera to create a single, 60-second clip.

We have not reviewed the Z30, but we have tested other cameras in its class. Also, Fujifilm's FinePix Z33WP is a waterproof version of the Z30. It is currently going through the hands-on testing process and its review will posted soon.