FujiFilm Finepix J15 Review
The Final Word
Reviewby Chris Jager (Good Gear Guide)
The FujiFilm Finepix J15 is the mid-range offering in the company’s J Series of cheap digital cameras. Slotting snugly between the FujiFilm Finepix J10 and the Finepix J100, it’s a bare-bones point-and-shoot model aimed primarily at casual users. With an 8.2-megapixel CCD sensor and 3x optical zoom, it’s not the most robust entry-level compact camera on the market, though its performance is reasonable for the asking price. That said, it’s certainly not without its faults, and fails spectacularly to stand out from the crowd. In other words, it lives up to its middle-child status with aplomb.
At first — and indeed, second — glance, the FujiFilm Finepix J15 looks no different to the FinePix J10. For starters, its appearance is literally identical (and when we say literally, we literally mean it). It also sports the same 1/2.5in 8.2-megapixel (Mp) CCD sensor, Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens and most of the same features. In fact, the only significant difference we could find is the addition of face-detection technology. (Shockingly, FujiFilm neglected to include this function on the Finepix J10, despite it being a major drawcard for entry-level compacts). Otherwise, this is pretty much the same exact camera we reviewed last year; right down to the ‘8.2MP’ sticker and unburnished silver finish. We think it deserves some kind of medal for being the least ambitious upgrade ever.