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Fujifilm FinePix A610, FinePix A800 - cameras launched

Fujifilm FinePix A610, FinePix A800 - cameras launched - Two new, entry-level, A-series Fuji FinePix cameras feature the Super CCD HR sensor and Real Photo processors for the first time.

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FinePix A610 featuring HR
Fujifilm FinePix A610, FinePix A800 - cameras launched
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Fujifilm FinePix A610, FinePix A800 - cameras launched
Press release:
Super CCD HR and RP Processor featured together for the first time in FinePix A series

Fujifilm today announced two new additions to its entry-level A series, the FinePix A610 and FinePix A800. In a first for Fujifilm's A series, both cameras feature the company's proprietary Super CCD HR sensor and RP (Real Photo) Processor together, making it possible to capture sharp images and more detail, with less noise. Fujifilm's 'Real Photo Technology' cameras combine lens, CCD and processor, optimised to work together for best results.

In another first for Fujifilm's FinePix cameras, both models feature a dual memory card slot, which accepts not only Fujifilm's traditional xD-Picture Card(tm) but also the popular Secure Digital (SD) card format.

Fujifilm's A series cameras are easy to use, with an intuitive button layout and straightforward access menus. They are a good investment for families who want a reliable, affordable take-anywhere camera that everyone can use, which captures great photos with minimum fuss.

The FinePix A800 features 8.3 megapixels, selectable sensitivity up to ISO 800 and a 3x optical zoom, whilst the FinePix A610 couples 6.1 megapixels and selectable sensitivity up to ISO 400 with a 3x optical zoom.

Users will immediately appreciate the benefits of Fujifilm's Super CCD sensor. The increased surface area means it is more sensitive to light, enabling faster shutter speeds to help reduce image blur and the need for flash when taking photos in lower light. When extra illumination is required, Fujifilm's Intelligent Flash system analyses the subject and sets power output accordingly. This overcomes the traditional problem of flooding the foreground with harsh light, leaving subjects in the frame looking 'ghostly' and the background in darkness.

Multiple scene modes make it possible for everyone to take first-rate photos in a range of situations. The new Baby mode is ideal for parents, ensuring babies' skin tones are reproduced naturally. Sports mode means action shots will suffer from less blur. The FinePix A800 also features a newly designed mode dial, so that users can quickly select scene position modes using just their thumb.

Framing and reviewing photographs is made easy thanks to a large 2.5" LCD monitor, with an anti-reflective coating to prevent glare when shooting in bright daylight.

Both cameras are powered by two AA-size batteries.

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm's Director of Photo Products, said: "These cameras significantly bolster Fujifilm's A series, and for the first time, introduce technology from our higher-end cameras to our entry level models, demonstrating our commitment to first time users. The FinePix A610 and FinePix A800 are very affordable cameras, offering reliability, ease of use and great results, ideal for anyone starting out in digital photography."

FinePix A610 features
*6.3-megapixel
*High-performance Super CCD
*3x optical zoom
*2.5-inch LCD monitor
*Selectable sensitivity up to ISO 400
*10MB internal memory permits shooting without a media card
*Power source 2x AA-size alkaline (included)/2x AA-size Ni-MH (optional) and AC Power Adapter AC-3VX (optional)
*QVGA movie capture of 30 frames per second (without sound)
*14 selectable scene positions

FinePix A800 features
*8.3-megapixel
*High-performance Super CCD
*3x optical zoom
*2.5-inch LCD monitor
*Selectable sensitivity up to ISO 800
*10MB internal memory permits shooting without a media card
*Power source 2x AA-size alkaline (included)/ 2x AA-size Ni-MH(Optional) and AC Power Adapter AC-3VX(Optional)
*QVGA movie capture of 30 frames per second with Monaural sound (AVI format)
*14 selectable scene positions

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