FujiFilm have announced their latest compact camera, the FinePix Z300, a button free 10-megapixel point-and-shoot with a 5.7x optical zoom and 3-inch touchscreen preview screen.The Z300 is the world’s first camera that allows users to take photos by simply touching the screen.This 10MP camera with its 3.0" LCD and 5x (36-180mm equiv.) optical zoom incorporates features such as Image Stabilisation, an improved macro mode and Infrared Connectivity. Users can touch configure the setting, snap photos and slide the images for replay conveniently using just their finger tips.The camera is available in Pink, White Gold, Purple and Glossy Black, but currently only in the Japanese market.
In addition, the Fujifilm Z300 oozes luxury, from its retro design and beautifully sculpted curves to the unique sliding lens cover with a cool ‘Z’ motif. The rounded corners of the camera give a smooth and classy exterior and the ultra-flat design means it will neatly fit in to a jean pocket or bag. The camera lens is 10MP point-and-shoot with a 5.7x optical zoom which is capable of recording VGA quality video at 30fps.
It also features 31MB memory space, support for SD/SDHC cards, touch-focus control, automatic scene selection support for PictBridge photo printing and face detection which can detect up to 10 individual faces.It also offers ISO settings up to 1600, scene recognition AUTO, group/couple self-timer modes, auto red-eye removal and intelligent file management system.A cool feature that hasn’t been seen much if at all is a mode called Blog Mode which allows users to resize the images right on the camera so they are ready for easy web upload.The sleek and modern Fujifilm FinePix Z300 is priced at about $400 and will be available by the end of June.