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FujiFilm FinePix F30 Zoom

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I found THE low light little camera! (August 2006) It's quick and easy to use and you won't miss many shots with it. When I'm in a hurry I just switch it to Auto, although I prefer to work with more manual control. The battery life is just incredible. I took 196 shots the first day with it at an indoor dog show, several with flash, and the battery indicator still indicated full. (Click on the thumbnails to see larger images) Just a suggestion: As with every digital camera I've owned, there is a tendency for highlights to get "blown out" on bright sunny days, so I always take the precaution of use a minus exposure compensation of between 1/3 and 2/3 stop and then "lift" the shadow areas for detail in my post processing. For outside work, using full auto with the F30 is not going to yield the best results. Your pictures will probably be overexposed. By the way, the F30 does outstanding macro work! Update: Please note that the F31 has an Auto ISO of 800, which the F30 lacks (it offers only Auto 400 and Auto 1600)and that makes the F31 a better choice, if you can get one...it wasn't around long. The F30 tends to choose a higher ISO than you might need in auto mode, probably to compensate for the lack of stabilization. Later models in this F series do not have as good noise control as these earlier models, most likely because they offer high pixel counts with their small sensors. Update, August 2012: Still my favorite "purse cam" although my new Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone is relieving some of the necessity to always have the F30 with me.


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DSCF8802 Almost Still Life
DSCF8802 Almost Still Life
DSCF8771 Paper Wasp on Chrysanthemum
DSCF8771 Paper Wasp on Chrysanthemum
DSCF8455 Through Window
DSCF8455 Through Window
DSCF8474 Checking the Babies
DSCF8474 Checking the Babies
DSCF8240 Most amazing flash
DSCF8240 Most amazing flash
DSCF8189 My Strawberry Crepes at Mountain Pie Company
DSCF8189 My Strawberry Crepes at Mountain Pie Company
DSCF8183 The Preamble to my Crepes
DSCF8183 The "Preamble" to my Crepes
DSCF8185 Cake Cooler
DSCF8185 Cake Cooler
DSCF8180 View from our Table
DSCF8180 View from our Table
DSCF8192 Front  Room Mountain Pie Company
DSCF8192 Front Room Mountain Pie Company
DSCF8227 Blueberry Blintzes at Mountain Pie Company
DSCF8227 Blueberry Blintzes at Mountain Pie Company
DSCF8083 Modern Times
DSCF8083 Modern Times
DSCF8062 Topaz Adjust Chihuahuas
DSCF8062 Topaz Adjust Chihuahuas
DSCF8008 Changing the E
DSCF8008 Changing the E
DSCF7672 Little Spider on Blueberry Leaf
DSCF7672 Little Spider on Blueberry Leaf
DSCF7713 Harvestman on Sunflower
DSCF7713 Harvestman on Sunflower
DSCF7665 Harvestman on Asclepias
DSCF7665 Harvestman on Asclepias
DSCF7492 Sleeping in the Sun
DSCF7492 Sleeping in the Sun
DSCF7484 Fill Flash
DSCF7484 Fill Flash
DSCF7488 Coins in a jar - macro handheld
DSCF7488 Coins in a jar - macro handheld
DSCF7389 Supercam
DSCF7389 Supercam
Tobacco* Hornworm on Tomato Leaf
Tobacco* Hornworm on Tomato Leaf
DSCF7023 It's Morphed 100 percent crop
DSCF7023 It's Morphed 100 percent crop
DSCF7114 Fuji Flash
DSCF7114 Fuji Flash
DSCF7114 100 percent crop
DSCF7114 100 percent crop
DSCF6999 Oyster Salad at Blue Water Seafood
DSCF6999 Oyster Salad at Blue Water Seafood
DSCF6988 Leaf Footed Bug
DSCF6988 Leaf Footed Bug
Dutch Babies
"Dutch Babies"
My Breakfast Plate at Honey's
My Breakfast Plate at Honey's
Honey's Facade
Honey's Facade
Special Relationship
Special Relationship
DSCF6629 Philly Facades
DSCF6629 Philly Facades
_MG_1979 Constant Motion
_MG_1979 Constant Motion
DSCF6720 Bucket Water Play
DSCF6720 Bucket Water Play
DSCF6769 Family Fun
DSCF6769 Family Fun
DSCF6689 My Grandkitty Goofy (Big Image!)
DSCF6689 My Grandkitty Goofy (Big Image!)
DSCF6519 Bee or Fly?
DSCF6519 Bee or Fly?
Louie being calmed before his cardiac ultrasound
Louie being calmed before his cardiac ultrasound
Louie is not too worried
Louie is not too worried
Louie is checking out the ultrasound equipment
Louie is checking out the ultrasound equipment
Louie's chest is being shaved
Louie's chest is being shaved
...and a bit more taken off
...and a bit more taken off
Amazed by this low light picture!
Amazed by this low light picture!
DSCF6268 Eastern Fence Lizard
DSCF6268 Eastern Fence Lizard
DSCF6245 Natural Looking Fill Flash
DSCF6245 Natural Looking Fill Flash
DSCF6234 Large Bee on Buddleia
DSCF6234 Large Bee on Buddleia
DSCF6235 Bee on Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)
DSCF6235 Bee on Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)
DSCF6238 20 percent crop
DSCF6238 20 percent crop
DSCF6242 Bee under Buddleia Blossom
DSCF6242 Bee under Buddleia Blossom
DSCF6243 Very Busy Bee
DSCF6243 Very Busy Bee
When I forgot my long lens!
:: When I forgot my long lens! ::
DSCF6215 Wheat Grass Snack
DSCF6215 Wheat Grass Snack
DSCF6220 Wheat Grass
DSCF6220 Wheat Grass
DSCF6139 Camera Shy
DSCF6139 Camera Shy
DSCF6057 Japanese Beetle
DSCF6057 Japanese Beetle
DSCF6066 Praying Mantis Exoskeleton
DSCF6066 Praying Mantis Exoskeleton
DSCF6042 Silver Spotted Skipper on Butterfly Bush
DSCF6042 Silver Spotted Skipper on Butterfly Bush
DSCF5996 Vacation Bible School Props
DSCF5996 Vacation Bible School Props
DSCF5969 Ritz and Joker on Desk
DSCF5969 Ritz and Joker on Desk
DSCF5948 Vet Office Pals
DSCF5948 Vet Office Pals
DSCF5703 I thought it was a turd!
DSCF5703 I thought it was a turd!
DSCF5327 Very little light
DSCF5327 Very little light
DSCF5336 Merlin on Laptop
DSCF5336 Merlin on Laptop
DSCF5321 Goofy and Merlin Cuddled
DSCF5321 Goofy and Merlin Cuddled
DSCF5201 Pay Attention to Me
DSCF5201 Pay Attention to Me
DSCF5059 Waiting for the Crowd
DSCF5059 Waiting for the Crowd
DSCF5065 Politics Country Style
DSCF5065 Politics Country Style
DSCF5074 Food Line
DSCF5074 Food Line
DSCF5080 Little Cake Eater
DSCF5080 Little Cake Eater
DSCF5081 I picked an apple
DSCF5081 I picked an apple
DSCF4996 It's a MOUSE pad, Louie!
DSCF4996 It's a MOUSE pad, Louie!
DSCF4983  Chain three, two double crochets....
DSCF4983 "Chain three, two double crochets...."
DSCF4973 Caught in the Rain
DSCF4973 Caught in the Rain
DSCF4962 Can He Finish?
DSCF4962 Can He Finish?
DSCF4952 Our Waitress
DSCF4952 Our Waitress
DSCF4954 Happy Forty-First
DSCF4954 Happy Forty-First
DSCF4937 Western Carolina Tomato Field
DSCF4937 Western Carolina Tomato Field
Four Baby Smiles
Four Baby Smiles
DSCF4772 Their New Home
DSCF4772 Their New Home
DSCF4750 Approaching Philly
DSCF4750 Approaching Philly
DSCF4780 Captain Mays Bake Shop
DSCF4780 Captain Mays Bake Shop
DSCF4478 Aidan's Pinup Pose
DSCF4478 Aidan's Pinup Pose
DSCF4473 Daddy's Favorite Outfit
DSCF4473 Daddy's Favorite Outfit
4477 Kira
4477 Kira
DSCF4465 Aidan
DSCF4465 Aidan
DSCF4460 Kira
DSCF4460 Kira
DSCF4448 Grandpa & Aidan 1st Time
DSCF4448 Grandpa & Aidan 1st Time
057 Aidan Big Smile
057 Aidan Big Smile
091 Kira Smile Web
091 Kira Smile Web
Kira Smiles
Kira Smiles
181 Kira Red Bow
181 Kira Red Bow
185 Half Smile
185 Half Smile
192 Mellow Fellow
192 Mellow Fellow
DSCF4419 I'm not crazy about hard liquor....
DSCF4419 I'm not crazy about hard liquor....
DSCF4423 Grace and Cake
DSCF4423 Grace and Cake
DSCF4422 Message Fan
DSCF4422 Message Fan
We thought we would get there early.
We thought we would get there early.
Busy Busy
Busy Busy
Is that our food?
Is that our food?
Ribs Cucumber Salad Corn Pudding
Ribs Cucumber Salad Corn Pudding
DSCF4189 Where's The Water?
DSCF4189 Where's The Water?
Flamenco Soltado
:: Flamenco Soltado ::
DSCF3860 Innocent Look
DSCF3860 Innocent Look
DSCF3852 Laugh of the Day
DSCF3852 Laugh of the Day
An F30 video
An F30 video
DSCF3758 Marie is 90
DSCF3758 Marie is 90
DSCF3669 Lab Assistant
DSCF3669 Lab Assistant
DSCF3657 Sees better than I can!
DSCF3657 Sees better than I can!
DSCF3555 Mantis
DSCF3555 Mantis
DSCF3533 Menu is Improving
DSCF3533 Menu is Improving
DSCF3519 Tiny Beetle
DSCF3519 Tiny Beetle
DSCF3484 Fuji Macro
DSCF3484 Fuji Macro
DSCF3471 Fuji Macro
DSCF3471 Fuji Macro
PDADen Silicone Skin
PDADen Silicone Skin
DSCF3359 Steel Magnolias
DSCF3359 Steel Magnolias
DSCF3353  Old Friends
DSCF3353 Old Friends
DSCF3353 Original
DSCF3353 Original
Stoney Knob Cafe
Stoney Knob Cafe
DSCF3243 100 percent crop
DSCF3243 100 percent crop
DSCF3242 Welcome
DSCF3242 Welcome
DSCF3234 Everything Crash
DSCF3234 Everything Crash
DSCF3218  Busker
DSCF3218 Busker
DSCF3171
DSCF3171
DSCF3173 Porter Center
DSCF3173 Porter Center
Too dark to see them! Listen!
Too dark to see them! Listen!
DSCF3163 Sweet Old Girl
DSCF3163 Sweet Old Girl
DSCF3166 Love those eyes!
DSCF3166 Love those eyes!
DSCF3127 Digital Zoom
DSCF3127 Digital Zoom
DSCF3129 Digital Zoom
DSCF3129 Digital Zoom
Belle says her prayers
Belle says her prayers
Introducing Belle, My Neighbor's Kitten - A Video
Introducing Belle, My Neighbor's Kitten - A Video
DSCF3088 Translucent
DSCF3088 Translucent
DSCF3081 Tulip Town
DSCF3081 Tulip Town
DSCF3078 Courthouse Renovation
DSCF3078 Courthouse Renovation
DSCF3076 Courthouse Renovation
DSCF3076 Courthouse Renovation
DSCF3046 I Love Spring!
DSCF3046 I Love Spring!
DSCF2956Conjugal Visit
DSCF2956Conjugal Visit
DSCF2858 Miss B
DSCF2858 Miss B
Sky Diver Mag Cover
Sky Diver Mag Cover
Sky Diver
Sky Diver
The Office Assistant
The Office Assistant
Tamrac 5686
Tamrac 5686
DSCF2729 New Cast Cover
DSCF2729 New Cast Cover
DSCF2733 Constant Companion
DSCF2733 Constant Companion
DSCF2682 Digital Zoom
DSCF2682 Digital Zoom
DSCF2652. Digital Zoom
DSCF2652. Digital Zoom
DSCF2624 In My Lap
DSCF2624 In My Lap
DSCF2589R.jpg
DSCF2589R.jpg
DSCF2476 Business as usual
DSCF2476 Business as usual
DSCF2420Web
DSCF2420Web
DSCF2446Web
DSCF2446Web
DSCF2417 Love it for shots like this!
DSCF2417 Love it for shots like this!
DSCF2260 No Flash Allowed
DSCF2260 No Flash Allowed
DSCF2304 Lighting was challenging
DSCF2304 Lighting was challenging
DSCF2311 Silver Polishing Day
DSCF2311 Silver Polishing Day
DSCF2313 Sunroom
DSCF2313 Sunroom
DSCF2315 AB Tech Color
DSCF2315 AB Tech Color
DSCF2335 Small Cones
DSCF2335 Small Cones
DSCF2337 Paying at Piggy's
DSCF2337 Paying at Piggy's
DSCF2338 Harry's
DSCF2338 Harry's
Card Adapter
Card Adapter
DSCF2209 At the Optometrist
DSCF2209 At the Optometrist
DSCF2205 Collecting Food
DSCF2205 Collecting Food
DSCF2172 A Week Early
DSCF2172 A Week Early
DSCF2079 Sweet Puppy Sitter
DSCF2079 Sweet Puppy Sitter
DSCF2086 Charming Sitter
DSCF2086 Charming Sitter
DSCF2087 Another Charming Helper
DSCF2087 Another Charming Helper
DSCF2088 Real Guys Love Havs
DSCF2088 Real Guys Love Havs
1896 Chimney Rock Fog Today
1896 Chimney Rock Fog Today
1902 Hare and Hound
1902 Hare and Hound
Farm City Day
Farm City Day
1872 Folk Art Center
1872 Folk Art Center
1861 Basket
1861 Basket
1843 Dirty Dozen Brass Band
1843 Dirty Dozen Brass Band
DSCF1806 Big File!
DSCF1806 Big File!
DSCF1797 Fall Color Begins
DSCF1797 Fall Color Begins
1764 Candy Corn Vine
1764 Candy Corn Vine
1762 Vining Flower
1762 Vining Flower
1759 Hard at Work
1759 Hard at Work
1752 Seed Pods
1752 Seed Pods
1749 Nursery Color
1749 Nursery Color
1733 Late Summer Paper Wasp
1733 Late Summer Paper Wasp
North Carolina Apple Festival 2006
:: North Carolina Apple Festival 2006 ::
029 Like Mountain Music?
029 Like Mountain Music?
031 Waiting 4 Brakes
031 Waiting 4 Brakes
037 Second Time Around.
037 Second Time Around.
042 Azalea Garden Inn
042 Azalea Garden Inn
045 Azalea Garden Cabin
045 Azalea Garden Cabin
 044 Azalea Garden Cabin2
044 Azalea Garden Cabin2
054 Kilwin's
054 Kilwin's
060 Through Car Window
060 Through Car Window
DSCF1526 Curtain
DSCF1526 Curtain
DSCF1532 Its Raining
DSCF1532 Its Raining
DSCF1437 Snacktime
DSCF1437 Snacktime
DSCF1443 Aphids
DSCF1443 Aphids
DSCF1445-100 percent crop
DSCF1445-100 percent crop
DSCF1436 Louie Tower
DSCF1436 Louie Tower
DSCF1419Hummer
DSCF1419Hummer
DSCF1419 before crop
DSCF1419 before crop
DSCF1414 Morning Paper
DSCF1414 Morning Paper
1363 Backlit Fill Flash
1363 Backlit Fill Flash
1328 Steak Combo
1328 Steak Combo
1331 Gyro Platter
1331 Gyro Platter
Low Light Video Test
Low Light Video Test
Kitties and Spider Video.
Kitties and Spider Video.
1323 Black White WB
1323 Black White WB
8-31 001 Paper Wasp
8-31 001 Paper Wasp
8-31 003-100 percent crop
8-31 003-100 percent crop
8-31 026 Tomatoes.jpg
8-31 026 Tomatoes.jpg
8-31 032 Bird's Nest Fungus
8-31 032 Bird's Nest Fungus
8-31 033 Great Purple
8-31 033 Great Purple
8-31 042 Rudebekia
8-31 042 Rudebekia
1191 Sunflower Spot.
1191 Sunflower Spot.
95 Cents + Tax Stabilizer.
95 Cents + Tax Stabilizer.
Tamrac5686.jpg
Tamrac5686.jpg
1153 Huge Dynamic Range
1153 Huge Dynamic Range
1104 Sushi Chef
1104 Sushi Chef
1107 Finishing Touches
1107 Finishing Touches
1109 Don't Drop Anything
1109 Don't Drop Anything
1114 Why the purple orchid?
1114 Why the purple orchid?
1125 Conference
1125 Conference
1125 Before cropping
1125 Before cropping
1126 Overture
1126 Overture
1128 Scott Treadway
1128 Scott Treadway
1131 Duet
1131 Duet
1133 Thomas Joiner
1133 Thomas Joiner
1134 Klea Blackhurst
1134 Klea Blackhurst
1135 Trio
1135 Trio
1143 Standing Ovation
1143 Standing Ovation
1043 Shopping Cart Mantis
1043 Shopping Cart Mantis
1032 Too fast for me
1032 Too fast for me
1034 Road Warrior
1034 Road Warrior
998 Today's Haul-9 pints!
998 Today's Haul-9 pints!
1030 Muffins
1030 Muffins
984 Milkweed bug  nymphs
984 Milkweed bug nymphs
985
985
Bloodflower
Bloodflower
914 Fred
914 Fred
915 Two Guys
915 Two Guys
903 Perennial Begonia
903 Perennial Begonia
877 orig
877 orig
877 With Editing
877 With Editing
877Compromise
877Compromise
868 No room for my arm
868 No room for my arm
850 Original
850 Original
850BacklitFillFlash
850BacklitFillFlash
Screen Grab of MP4
Screen Grab of MP4
838 Mantel
838 Mantel
CanonA610 FujifilmF30
CanonA610 FujifilmF30
Katydid Nymph
Katydid Nymph
768 Checking Leaf Detail
768 Checking Leaf Detail
772 Too Darned Sharp, so I
772 Too Darned Sharp, so I
786 Erika's Needlework
786 Erika's Needlework
788 Stitching Macro
788 Stitching Macro
794 Cutwork Detail
794 Cutwork Detail
800 Cake Cutting
800 Cake Cutting
801 Zebra Cake
801 Zebra Cake
802 Hot in Landrum
802 Hot in Landrum
Daylight Setting, and...
Daylight Setting, and...
761 YellToBlue.jpg
761 YellToBlue.jpg
740  Rat Snake(?)
740 Rat Snake(?)
742 BlackSnake2
742 BlackSnake2
743 Curious
743 Curious
746 Who's Charming Whom?
746 Who's Charming Whom?
693BreezyDusk
693BreezyDusk
708-LightFixture
708-LightFixture
712-Driveway Lights
712-Driveway Lights
714 Fountain
714 Fountain
684-ISO800HiSpeedAWB
684-ISO800HiSpeedAWB
687-Constant Motion
687-Constant Motion
630 Little Swimmer
630 Little Swimmer
615 Two Divers
615 Two Divers
606 On His Throne
606 On His Throne
605 Flirt
605 Flirt
598-100% Crop
598-100% Crop
596AWB-AutoColor
596AWB-AutoColor
542.Countertop Still Life
542.Countertop Still Life
50% for the Night Critters...
50% for the Night Critters...
Testing Text Mode
Testing Text Mode
In the covered entryway
In the covered entryway
Rest Stop Grab
Rest Stop Grab
Quick to Respond
Quick to Respond
Portrait Mode
Portrait Mode
No Sharpening after resize down
No Sharpening after resize down
136 Straight out of the camera
136 Straight out of the camera
136 Face/Hair Sharpened
136 Face/Hair Sharpened
126 Winston Church
126 Winston Church
127 Sharing Memories
127 Sharing Memories
129 Radiant Smile
129 Radiant Smile
133 Patty's Aunt Erleen
133 Patty's Aunt Erleen
172 Cozy Cabin
172 Cozy Cabin
195 Cooler working in the dark!
195 Cooler working in the dark!
 043 Linville Cavern Guide
043 Linville Cavern Guide
038 Not Sure
038 Not Sure
 044 Cavern Formation
044 Cavern Formation
 045Cavern Formation
045Cavern Formation
058Lunch at Knight's Restaurant
058Lunch at Knight's Restaurant
064 Poisonous Jimson Weed
064 Poisonous Jimson Weed
065 Beautiful but dangerous
065 Beautiful but dangerous
073 At Azalea Garden Inn
073 At Azalea Garden Inn
Fuji Macros 005
Fuji Macros 005
Fuji Macros 003
Fuji Macros 003
222 Ch Ji Jo's Son of Pan
222 Ch Ji Jo's Son of Pan
219 Trouble Again
219 Trouble Again
213 Hanging on Every Word
213 Hanging on Every Word
207 Los Perritos Looking for Trouble
207 Los Perritos Looking for Trouble
202. Just Plain Cute
202. Just Plain Cute
199 Ch Belamour-Moonrise Rumbadancer
199 Ch Belamour-Moonrise Rumbadancer
170 Hedy Lamarr?
170 "Hedy Lamarr"?
196 Hairy Havanese
196 Hairy Havanese
162 Once Over
162 Once Over
137 Downright Embarrassing
137 Downright Embarrassing
85Lowchen
85Lowchen
95 Resigned Basset
95 Resigned Basset
223 Dog Show
223 Dog Show