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New Fujfilm's Finepix S7000 has 12 million pixel output - Fujifilm launch first Super CCD HR digital camera with 12 million pixel image output
Fujifilm today announce the FinePix S7000 Zoom and with it the most heavyweight imaging capability ever seen in a 'prosumer' camera. Building on the success and with all the features of the FinePix S602 Zoom - including full manual control and 6x optical zoom - the FinePix S7000 Zoom's Super CCD HR sensor produces a six million effective pixel (12 million recorded pixel) output.
Even before Fujifilm's Super CCD signal processing technology takes control of the image, photographs taken with this camera will possess six million pixels. After the Super CCD HR has processed the file, the image output is 12 million pixels - allowing the user to enlarge to 10x15in, representing gallery-size print dimensions.
This camera offers a serious digital alternative to a film SLR. A compact and ergonomic tool for professional photographers, the FinePix S7000 Zoom also represents an irresistible package for the ambitiously minded newcomer to digital photography. If you have a talent for photography, the last thing you need is to be constrained by your camera.
The FinePix S7000 Zoom's manual modes enable you to exert creative control over aperture, focusing shutter speed and flash. This, combined with the Super EBC 6x optical Fujinon lens, means that even the most ambitious images can become a reality. If you stop at nothing in pursuit of quality, the FinePix S7000 Zoom's RAW mode stores images exactly as they were recorded, pixel by pixel, every time.
Fujifilm's Super CCD HR technology also delivers the renowned Fujifilm colour reproduction, and the sensitive octagonal diodes ensure that images are awash with accurate detail, even in low-light situations.
The FinePix S7000 Zoom offers everything the serious user wants, with a cable
release socket, external flash and truly outstanding Super EBC optics.
The camera also boasts VGA digital movie mode, recording at 30 frames per second (fps), with sound. An added bonus is the dual card slot, enabling the use of both xD-Picture Card and CompactFlash/IBM Microdrive cards, a combination of formats that will soon be capable of carrying several gigabytes of memory.
FinePix S7000 Zoom features at a glance
- Compact, SLR-style body shape to give you features and performance without the bulk
- Fourth Generation Super CCD HR sensor with 6.3 million effective pixels, delivering 12 million recorded pixels
- 230,000 electronic viewfinder pixels, for accurate image viewing
- RAW file format
- Super EBC 6x optical Fujinon zoom lens equivalent to 35-210mm on a 35mm camera
- Dual card format: xD-Picture Card and CompactFlash, for added flexibility
- Full manual controlUSB 2.0 socket, allowing rapid transfer of images from camera to PC
- VGA movie recording (30 fps) with sound, providing ultra-smooth movie recording
- High sensitivity settings (up to ISO800) to allow photography in a wide range of situations, including low light without flash
Adrian Clarke Fujifilm's Director of Consumer Products, commented, "The
tried and trusted design of the FinePix S602 Zoom is reflected in the S7000
Zoom, with the additional benefit of awe-inspiring detail capabilities. Zooming
in to check the level of detail captured will be more satisfying with this digital
camera - you just keep zooming in and it just keeps giving you more."
Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom specifications
|Number of effective pixels||6.3 million pixels|
|CCD sensor||1/1.7" Super CCD HR|
|Number of total pixels:||6.63 million pixels|
|Number of recorded pixels Still image||
4048x3040 (12.3 million)
|Movie||640x480 pixels, 30 frames / sec.
320x240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
|File formats||Still image: CCD-RAW/JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Slot 1: xD-Picture Card (16/32/64/128/256/512Mb)
|Lens||Super EBC Fujinon 6x optical zoom lens|
|Lens focal length||Equivalent to 35 - 210mm on a 35mm camera|
|Focus distance||Normal: 50cm to infinity
Telephoto: 90cm to infinity
|Macro||Approx. 10cm - 80cm|
|Super macro||1cm - 20cm|
|Shutter Speed||Auto / SP: 1/4 sec to 1/2000 sec
SP (night scene mode): 3sec to 1/250 sec
P/S/A: 3sec. to 1/1000sec.
Manual: 15sec. to 1/10000sec
|Aperture||f/2.8 - f/8 10 levels in 1/3 EV step|
Auto Equivalent to ISO160 - 800
|Exposure control||64-zone TTL metering-multi, spot, average|
|Exposure Modes||Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light
(Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom
|Viewfinder||0.44 inches approx. 235,000 pixels electronic viewfinder, built-in dioptre adjustment|
|LCD monitor||1.8" low temperature polysilicon TFT (approx. 118,000 pixels)|
Auto flash using flash control sensor
|Flash mode:||Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction and Slow Synchro|
|Self-timer||Approx. 2/10 sec. delay|
|Video Out||NTSC / PAL selectable|
|Power source||4 x AA size alkaline batteries / 4 x Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC power adapter (AC-5VH / AC-5VHS) (optional)|
|Dimensions||121.0 (W) x 81.5 (H) x 97.0 (D) mm|
|Weight||Approx 500g (excluding batteries and media)|
|Digital Zoom||3.2x (1280 X 960 pixels), 2.5x (1600x1200 pixels), 2x (2016x1520 pixels)|
|Colour Modes||B&W / Chrome / Standard|
|Movie recording||640 x 480 pixels: 30 frames / sec.
320 x 240 pixels: 30 frames / sec.
With sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG)
|Voice memo||Up to 30 sec. WAV format|
|Playback||Single frame (with max.18x playback zoom), 9 multi-frame|
Pricing and availability
The FinePix S7000 Zoom will be available in October 2003 at a price that will be finalised closer to the retail launch.