Fujifilm Finepix Z1

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Here’s a camera we could find it easy to get excited about: superslim, slick design and a nice set of features. The Fujifilm Finepix Z1 Zoom is a 5-megapixel camera with a 3X optical zoom lens and credit card-style dimensions. Available in the usual silver, and this swanky black finish, the Z1 features a slide back panel that reveals the zoom lens. Unlike most lenses, this one doesn’t extend to focus, using a special refractive design that allows it to provide 3X zoom without any movement. The fifth generation Super CCD HR sensor, low noise ISO 64-800 sensitivity and 2.5-inch preview screen, leaves it looking pretty appealing. The camera’s due for launch in June over in the UK, with pricing to be confirmed nearer the time.

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[Update: Apparently, the camera will also be out in blue and red as well as black and silver. That’s what we like to hear.]

FinePix Z1 Zoom features at a glance:

* Super CCD HR sensor delivering 5.1 million effective pixels
* New non-extending refractive optical zoom lens with 3x optical zoom
* Unique aluminium shell design body with sliding power-on function
* 2.5 inch LCD screen with reinforced, scratch-resistant glass
* Sensitivity range of ISO 64-800 for low-noise photography in all conditions
* TV-quality VGA movie recording of 30 frames per second with sound
* PictBridge(tm) compatible for direct printing without a PC

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