Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Fujifilm announced what it claims to be the world's thinnest 10x optical zoom compact camera. It’s unusual for a thin compact camera to have such a high optical zoom, so we decided to take a look.
This Fujifilm camera is the T190, which is generally distributed through Wal-Mart. It is also sold in some other outlets under the number T200. The two cameras are identical. Since our review unit was a FinePix T190, we will refer to this camera by that number for the purpose of this review.
The FinePix T190 comes in a small, unassuming purple box, as shown in Figure 1.
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Figure 1: The box
Inside the box, as shown in Figure 2, are the camera itself, a rechargeable NP-45A Lithium Ion battery, a battery charger with collapsible wall prongs, a USB cable, a software disk, a small User Guide, a small hand strap, and some miscellaneous material including a flyer with battery specifications, charging instructions, and indicator lights explanations..
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Figure 2: The contents of the box
As you can see in Figure 2, this camera is very compact. It measures 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches (97 x 56.5 x 28.1 mm) and weighs approximately 4.7 ounces (134 grams), excluding battery and memory card. Although the camera is light-weight, it has a good solid feel. It is thin enough to easily fit in a pocket. The camera comes without a memory card and has no internal memory, so you will have to purchase an SD or an SDHC card with the camera.
Our review camera was black with silver trim and accents. The camera also comes in gray, silver, red, and blue. The slightly rounded corners and edges give it a nice feel.
Fujifilm packed a lot into this little pocket camera. It boasts 14 megapixels, a 2.7-inch LCD, and a 28-280 mm equivalent lens. It features 720p recording, image stabilization, Motion Panorama and Photobook in-camera book design software.