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Conclusion Introduction The Fujifilm Finepix F31fd is the successor to the popular Finepix F30 model, retaining its manual controls in the form of aperture-priority and shutter-priority modes, whilst adding Face Detection, a new technology that automatically enables it to identify up to 10 faces in a frame, optimize settings and capture an image within just 0.
At first glance the Fujifilm F31fd is a pretty ordinary compact digital camera; 6 megapixels, 3x optical zoom lens, 2. It offers a fastest ISO speed of at full resolution, allowing you take more natural photos in low-light conditions without having to resort to flash. Many other digicams struggle to offer a usable ISO setting. The Fujifilm F31fd is currently sold alongside the F30, so which one should you choose?
Read the rest of our review to find out. With dimensions of During the course of this review, I carried the Fujifilm Finepix F31fd with me virtually all of the time, resulting in photos that I otherwise might not have taken at all. Fujifilm have made a couple of subtle improvements to the F31fd, with the camera having a larger, more protruding handgrip on the front than its predecessor, the Finepix F30, and the addition of an infra-red port on the side.
Otherwise the external design is unchanged. It also retains the excellent overall finish of the Fujifilm Finepix F30, and generally looks and feels more expensive than it actually is.
The Fujifilm Finepix F31fd is fairly comfortable to hold, largely thanks to the dimpled area underneath the zoom switch where your right thumb is naturally positioned. Your right forefinger is then free to operate the shutter button, whilst your thumb controls the zoom. You can also comfortably hold the camera and take pictures with one hand. Despite the smooth all-plastic body, the camera is not too slippy when gripping it.
The various buttons are well-made and easy to operate, and the camera feels well-balanced in your hands. There are no real innovative features here, but everything that the Fujifilm Finepix F31fd does, it does well. Overall the Fujifilm Finepix F31fd is well constructed and designed with no obvious signs of corners being cut. The Fujifilm Finepix F31fd has relatively few external controls, just 10 in total, which is surprising considering that this camera offers nearly a full range of photographic controls.
You can directly access the various flash, macro, self-timer and delete options by clicking on the four buttons around the navigation pad. As with most other Fujfilm digital cameras, the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd has a Menu button on the rear of the camera which, as you would expect, gives you access to the software menu system.
This lets you set various parameters including shooting mode aperture-priority or shutter-priority , white balance, continuous mode and so on. There is also a small silver button with an F on it, which opens what Fujifilm call the Photo Mode menu. The F button does give quick access to certain features, but you do have to memorise what another button does.
As mentioned above, the F31fd gains an Exposure button, which allows you to access either shutter-speed priority or aperture-priority depending on which mode you have selected in the main menu and exposure compensation. This is a great improvement on the F11, where you had to set the exposure compensation via the main menu. There is, however, an annoying by-product of this system. Pressing the Exposure button effectively changes the default behaviour of the navigation pad buttons, and you have to press the same button again to change them back.
I found that I would often forget which mode the camera was operating in and press, for example, the left button to change the aperture, only to set the Macro mode by mistake, and vice versa. I would have preferred a system where pressing the Exposure button would allow you to change the exposure settings, but then the navigation buttons would revert back to their default settings after a certain period of time, so that you knew that you then had to press the Exposure button again in order to change the exposure.
Which is something of a disappointment, as this new feature is a welcome one that works quite well in the right situations. The manual amusingly says that it will also fail if the subject is standing on their head! All 10 external controls are clearly labeled using industry-standard symbols and terminology. Overall the camera body feels very well-designed and not at all cluttered, despite the presence of the large 2.
Note that there is no optical viewfinder on the Finepix F31fd, leading to a few moments of frustration in very bright sunlight when it can be difficult to see the image on the monitor clearly. Thankfully Fujifilm have bucked the recent trend of not providing hard-copy manuals and decided to supply it in printed format. There is a single Shooting menu with 6 options. At the bottom is the Setup option - select this to access 3 more tabbed pages each with 6 options which contain options that you will probably set once and then forget about.
Due to the large LCD screen, the various options and icons are perfectly easy to read. The F31fd has a few interesting features up its sleeve. Intelligent Flash is a little more exciting. When selected, the camera instantly takes 2 photos, one with flash, one without, giving you the option of which one to choose later both are saved by the camera.
The new infra-red port allows you to send or receive images but not movies to another Fujifilm camera or device with high-speed IR capability. Transmission distance is cm within a 20 degree angle. Battery Compartment The Fujifilm Finepix F31fd offers a range of advanced exposure modes, including shutter-priority, aperture-priority and manual, perfect for the photographer who wants to take full control.
The manual mode is actually misleading, however, in that it does not allow you to set both the aperture and shutter speed at the same time. If you buy the Fujifilm Finepix F31fd because you think it has a proper manual exposure mode, then you will be sorely disappointed.
There are some other notable missing features that will disappoint the photographer in you, and which I think Fujifilm should really have added to the Finepix F31fd.
An infinity mode for landscapes would have been a good idea, but this is also missing. Somewhat amazingly, Fujifilm have not included a histogram, either in shooting mode or image playback.
Finally there is no RAW mode, which may or may not be a deal-breaker for you. The start-up time from turning the Fujifilm Finepix F31fd on to being ready to take a photo is very quick at around 0. Focusing is very quick in good light and the camera achieves focus most of the time indoors or in low-light situations, helped by a powerful focus-assist lamp. The visibility and refresh rate of the 2. It takes about 2 seconds to store an image, allowing you to keep shooting as they are being recorded onto the memory card - there is no LCD blackout between each image.
In Continuous mode the camera takes 2. There is a mode that allows you to take 40 frames at 1. All in all the Fujifilm Finepix F31fd is quite fast in terms of operational speed. Once you have captured a photo, the Fujifilm Finepix F31fd has a good range of options when it comes to playing, reviewing and managing your images. You can scroll through the images that you have taken, view thumbnails, zoom in and out, sort images by date, view slideshows with lots of different settings, delete, protect, trim and rotate an image.
You can also add a sound clip to an image, set the print order and the transfer order. As noted above, there is no histogram. In summary the Fujifilm Finepix F31fd is a compact, well built and easy to use digital camera that offers a lot of creative control, but which also still has some annoying omissions in its feature set.
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