- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 2.1 x 5.5 cm ; 127 g
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Item model number: JV100 Black
- ASIN: B0035WTVNC
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 26 2010
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #455,248 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Fujifilm FinePix JV100 12 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)
|List Price:||CDN$ 149.99|
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- 12 Mega-Pixel, 3x Optical Zoom (37-111mm)
- 2.7" LCD Screen; Slim Metal Body
- 720p HD Video; Scene Recognition (Auto-mode)
- Smile/Blink Detection; Panorama Mode; Intelligent Flash
- SD/SDHC Card Slot; NP-45 Li-Ion Battery
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Color Name: Black
Amazon.ca Product Description
Fujifilm-12MP, 3x Optical Zoom (37 -111mm), 2.7" LCD, 720p HD Movie, Upto 3200 ISO, SR Auto, Intelligent Flash, Target Focus, Smile/Blink Detection, Panaroma Mode, SD/SDHC, NP-45 Li-ion Battery BLACK
From the Manufacturer
The FinePix JV100 has a 12-megapixel CCD, a 2.7-inch High-Resolution LCD and a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens. Soft, curved edges give it a sculpted, sophisticated look. Encased in a high-grade brushed aluminum metal body, it's not only well protected from bumps and scrapes, but features a simple, yet elegant design. The JV100 also has a new mode dial for additional convenience and functionality.
FinePix JV100 Highlights
The new J-Series models all offer stunning movies in 720p with sound and high quality stills at 1920 x 1080.
Tracking Auto Focus
Previously featured on Fujifilm's D-SLR styled FinePix S1500, the new J-Series models feature Tracking Auto Focus which is perfect for when you need to take a picture of a moving subject and can't keep your subject in the frame. Just switch Tracking Auto Focus on and it will track your subject and ensure that you achieve a crisp picture with you subject in the center of the frame in perfect focus.
Smile & Blink Detection
Photos are all too often spoiled by people blinking or grimacing. Smile Detection works with Fujifilm's highly-acclaimed Face Detection technology to detect smiles on faces: it will not take a picture until it detects a smile, so you're guaranteed happy shots! Another new feature is Blink Detection which warns you if you have captured an image with people blinking, so you can re-shoot if necessary.
- Scene Recognition Auto (SR AUTO): This mode intelligently detects the scene type you are shooting and optimizes the camera's focus, exposure and white balance, so whether you're photographing flowers or a holiday landscape, you will get flawless photos at the press of a button.
- Picture Stabilization: This marries high sensitivities with faster shutter speeds that not only reduces blur due to camera shake, but also blur caused by ever-active children, fidgety pets or other moving subjects.
- Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal: To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, each J-Series model is fitted with Fujifilm's latest Face Detection technology which is able to track up to 10 faces simultaneously, at almost any angle to the camera. The system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file automatically.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I also noticed after reviewing a taken photo, a message will say "face detected." The user now has the option to do a close-up review of the person's face, whom they have taken a picture of. Another difference is this camera is a little more user-friendly. The camera now has a shooting mode dial. This means the person can just turn the dial to the shooting mode, which they want to go to. In addition, the modes tell you what they do. Still, a user will have to go to the menus to do modify the camera, such as change the movie mode and shooting image quality and repeated shooting options. Compared to the Fujifilm Finepix J38 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD, I must say that the JV100's photos are a little more vivid. I took pictures with both and saw the difference. I must admit, the HD movie mode is very underrated. In fact, it shows almost as good as many HD camcorders. Collectively, that makes this camera a steal.
The biggest flaw with this camera is the HD Movie Mode just sucks the life out of the camera. I would suggest staying using that mode wisely. With that in mind, users are not obligated to use the HD movie mode. It can be changed to the 640 x 480 shooting resolution. Another flaw is this camera cannot be charged, while the battery is in the camera. The battery must be taken out, and placed in the charger. Also, the camera was poorly designed for recording a movie. For example, the female part, which the tripod screws in, is on the bottom right side of the camera. Most cameras have it directly at the bottom of the camera. Not to mention, the built-in microphone is right next to it. Some tri-pods will cover a portion of the built-in microphone. This can lead to altered play-back on the movies. These issues make me give this camera a rating of four.
Something I love about the JV100 is that it has SRAuto, which automatically selects the best mode according to the situation. It is actually really accurate and perfect if you're in a hurry.
The picture quality is also impressive. Both indoors and outdoors the images come out nicely and with a lot of detail and depth. The colors are beautiful and vivid. The movie mode is pretty good, and a plus is that you can zoom while taping.
The only problems I have with this FinePix are that the Smile&Shoot doesn't always work, but that's not a major deal. My last complaint is the battery life. I have to charge it at least once a day.
-many position options
-great price for value
-good image quality
-you can zoom while recording a video
-easy to use and figure out
-compact and good looking
-huge LCD screen
-only comes in blue and black
-ok battery life
P.S. The camera comes with a CD that is great for organizing and editing your uploaded pictures. Cool!
Overall, this is a great camera that I'd recommend for anyone that wants a Point and Shoot. FugiFilm has really done a great job.
Thanks for reading!
Update, July 13
My little brother dropped this camera from about 5 ft in the air and it started to have issues with turning on. I was reluctant to return it, but the thing would rarely turn on so I had no choice. I pruchased the FinePix Z70 as a replacement, and heres my experiance: This one is better than the newer, more expensive model. I would like to get the JV100 again, but my mom won't let me because she doesn't want to deal with Best Buy's costumer service again :(
DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA!
I have two major complaints: One being that the battery lasts an extremely short amount of time. There have been several occasions where I've charged this camera the a day or two before I've needed it only to find that the battery was dead by the time I've gone to use it.
My second complaint is the difficulty I have had trying to import photos to my computer (Mac). The files are corrupt and I've lost a lot of pictures I needed. I'm also having trouble viewing the files on the camera itself, it keeps giving me a "read error."
This camera broke after only a couple of uses and even if it was only $20 it would be a rip-off.