Fujifilm today announced the launch of the FinePix Z2 Zoom, a digital compact offering 5.1 megapixels, a high resolution 2.5in LCD monitor, 3x optical zoom and improved sensitivity up to ISO 1600, all housed within a black or cool white shell.

To help keep the slim figure, the Z2 features a non-extending refractive optical zoom lens with 3x optical zoom.

A successor to the FinePix Z1 Zoom, this camera boasts an even higher- sensitivity performance (up to ISO 1600) meaning that images can be captured in low light or difficult lighting situations, such as parties, concerts and other indoor events.

Furthermore, the FinePix Z2 Zoom is prepared for any photographic situation with its continuous shooting feature - allowing users to follow classic sporting moments, or catwalk catastrophes, frame by frame. In addition, its smart, glossy single-shell casing - available in black or white - is sure to complement any style this season.

A real pocket rocket, the FinePix Z2 Zoom also includes a TV-quality movie function, capable of capturing 30 frames per second VGA video with sound. The Z2 is also PictBridge compatible for direct printing without a PC.

The FinePix Z2 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in November 2005. Pricing has yet to be announced.

We will keep you posted.