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To highlight the FinePix Z200fd’s style and versatility, Fujifilm is advertising the 10-megapixel digital camera with a panoply of beautiful women. The skinny “glam-cam,” as the company calls it, is 20mm thick and comes in four color combinations, but includes numerous other features beyond its portability and good looks.
There is a 5x optical zoom lens, a scratch-resistant 2.7-inch LCD screen, and ISO settings of up to 1600 allowing for pictures to be taken without the flash. Dual image stabilization reduces the effects of shaky hands.
An intelligent flash system detects the lighting in the scene and varies the flash output accordingly. In cases where it’s uncertain whether flash would improve a photo, a dual shot mode quickly snaps one photo with and one photo without the flash.
When taking pictures of people, the Z200fd can automatically detect up to ten faces - focusing, setting exposure and automatically removing red-eye. When the photographer wants to get in the picture, an auto-timer mode detects couples, and a group timer detects up to four faces.
A “blog mode” automatically resizes photos to 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 pixels and allows in-camera editing before uploading to the Web. An “auction mode” combines multiple photos into one file, creating the kinds of “three-in-one” images seen on eBay. IrSimple wireless communication allows for sending photos to other enabled cameras, computers, phones or devices.
Special picture modes include Beach, Sunset, Text, Fireworks, Party and Under Water, and video at 30 frames per second with mono sound is also available.
The Fujifilm FinePix Z200fd can store 52 MB on its internal memory, but also accepts x-D Picture, SD, and SDHC memory cards. The lens’ focal length is a 35mm equivalent of 33-165mm, and the aperture ranges from f/3.8 to f/8.0.
Minimum focusing distance in normal mode is roughly 2 feet (wide) and 3.3 feet (telephoto). Focusing distance in macro mode is 3.5 inches to 2.6 feet (wide) and 1 foot to 2.6 feet (telephoto).
The camera includes a hand strap, lithium ion battery and charger, but no panoply of beautiful women. As of September, the Z200fd is available for $299.95.