New Camera – Fuji FinePix F601Z

We finally received a replacement digital camera for the one that was stolen. It’s a Fuji FinePix F601Z. It looks to be a good camera; 3.1 mega pixels, 3 x optical zoom, lots of manual override of the automatic settings, etc.
On the minus side; it’s a proprietary rechargeable battery, so I’ll have to get a spare, and it takes 5 hours to charge from empty; the camera uses smart media cards rather than compact flash, so the one CF card which wasn’t stolen isn’t any use; it’s also not a traditional camera shape, which will take some getting used to. On the plus side; we did get the cradle with it.
It will also record short movies (and at 640 X 480 too), so I’m looking forward to playing with that.
It’s fully charged now, so I can have a play with it.

3 thoughts on “New Camera – Fuji FinePix F601Z

  1. Glad you got a new (replacement) camera, it feels weird for me not to have a camera around these days 🙂

    I have a USB smart media card reader that I don’t use (or plan to use), perhaps you’d like to swap it for the CF card?

    You know how to reach me…

  2. Thanks for the offer Alex, but the card reader we have reads both SM and CF (and a couple more). Plus I have a palmtop in which I can use the CF card.

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