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Photos: Hands-on with the Fujifilm Finepix Z10fd

We got our hands on the Fujifilm Finepix Z10fd this morning: a stylish, affordable and multi-coloured camera for blogging and picture sharing

Hey kids! You're on your way back from that exclusive gig by New Young Pony Club or Enter Shikari or Frigid Nana at the Hoxton Goat and Testicle. If you're a proper 21st century teenager you've filled your camera and now you need to get the pictures on to your blog, MySpace or Facebook page -- pronto. You need the Fujifilm Finepix Z10fd.

The Z10fd's main draws are its Web 2.0-type sharing capabilities. Pictures can be taken at optimum size for blogging and uploaded straight to your blog. With the Z10fd you can be 'part of the seen' -- see what they did there? -- which is marginally better than the original 'Generation Z' slogan 'Face_it. Beam_it. Blog_it.' Shh_it.

The Z10's marketing is achingly hip, with a freerunner called Sticky, a fashion student/indie sindy named Camille Bennett, and Peaches Geldof's bessie mate and DJ partner all promoting the brand. It'll be popping up in series two of Skins soon, you mark my words.

Click through the pictures to learn more about the Z10fd and see some pictures. We know you kids have short attention spans, so we'll keep it short.

Update: A full review of the Z10fd is now available. -Rich Trenholm

But what about the camera itself? It offers a 7.2-megapixel CCD sensor with 3x optical zoom and 64mm (2.5-inch) LCD screen -- yawn. But there's plenty of Fujifilm features packed in, including the now-ubiquitous face-detection technology, intelligent red-eye removal, infrared sharing and the option to choose xD or SD cards for memory needs.

The Z10fd is switched on by sliding across the faceplate. We've seen this recently on the Casio Exilim EX-V7 as well as the Sony T series, and the jury's still out -- the faceplate adds a couple of millimetres to what could have been an extremely small camera, making it merely tiny.

In perhaps a sign of the times, Fuji has chiefly promoted the Z10fd through Facebook rather than MySpace, with a blog and competitions from glitter-folk space pixie Patrick Wolf.

The Z10fd is available in hot pink, wave blue, midnight black, wasabi green, moss green and sunset orange. Ours is red. Obviously the marketing types ran out of creative juice when the red one was passed round.

The Fujifilm Z10fd will cost you £110 -- expect a full review soon. Today's Crave was brought to you by the letter 'Z'.