The Fujifilm FinePix Z900 EXR takes some tips from the iPhone can't do...-- not only is it sleekly stylish, it boasts a single button and multi-touch controls. And it does at least one thing the
The Z900 is a sliding snapper sporting a giant 3.5-inch touchscreen with 460,000-pixel resolution. The screen adds iPhone-style multi-touch controls, so you can pinch with two fingers to zoom in and out of photos, or swipe through photos with your fingertip. Next to the screen is a single home button, just like an iPhone.
And yes, the Z900 has a trick up its sleeve the iPhone can't match: Flash. The menus are Flash animations, which are based on vectors so the interface will look just as crisp on a giant high-definition TV as on the camera's screen. HDMI output makes the connection between snapper and telly.
The Z900 is the latest to boast a triple-layer EXR sensor. The 16 megapixels are arranged in a unique way that's designed to perform differently in different situations, making the most of the available light to add more detail or pick out more. It's also a rear-illuminated CMOS sensor, which will help it in low light.
Fuji offers a range of cameras packing EXR sensor, from pocketable
It shoots up to 3 frames per second at full resolution, or up to 320fps for low-resolution slow-motion video. Video is 1080p at 30 frames per second with stereo sound. Despite its slender 18mm depth, the Z900 packs a 5x optical zoom.
The Z900 EXR comes in blue, black, pink or red. It arrives in May and will cost around £220.