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Three new entry-level FinePix cameras from Fujifilm

Three new entry-level FinePix cameras from Fujifilm - 

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Fujifilm today announced three additions to their best-selling FinePix range of digital cameras. The new models combine compact designs with prices that allow Fuji's award-winning digital camera range to reach an even wider audience.

Fujifilm FinePix 2600 Zoom
This two-megapixel zoom camera for 330 provides the budget-conscious buyer with a more affordable entry point to high-performance digital photography. The ultra-compact body with its metallic silver finish and sliding lens cover houses a two megapixel CCD (1600x1200 pixels) and 3x AF zoom lens. Features include movie mode, Webcam function & manual overrides plus a full range of accessories including Ni-MH batteries, a charger, software bundle and a 16Mb SmartMedia.

'With a level of design, build quality and performance that you would usually expect to pay considerably more for, the FinePix 2600 Zoom is quite simply in a class of its own,' comments Michelle da Gama, Fujifilm's UK Digital Imaging Marketing Manager. 'This, together with the camera's keen pricing and included accessories mean the FinePix 2600 Zoom makes getting into high quality digital photography easier - and more affordable - than ever.'

A 1.8-inch colour LCD monitor is provided for taking photos and playing back results in addition to an optical viewfinder for longer battery life. Fuji claim the use of the latest power-saving technologies allows the FinePix 2600 Zoom to take up to 300 shots in standard use or 6000 VGA pictures to be taken in succession using the supplied and fully charged AA Ni-MH batteries.

The camera sports an autofocus Fujinon optical zoom lens that gives a 38-114mm, 35mm equivalent. The optical range can be extended with a digital zoom to give a total magnification of 7.5x (38-285mm in 35mm format). The fully automatic operation takes care of all shooting parameters, including focus, exposure and white balance, while AE compensation, manual white balance and AF/AE lock allow more experienced users some control.

In addition to high quality stills, the FinePix 2600 Zoom offers a 20-second movie mode and can be used as a Webcam when attached to a PC using the supplied USB cable and 'PictureHello' software.

Full specifications of FinePix 2600 Zoom

Sensor 2.0 million pixel CCD
Image file size 1600x1200/ 1280x960/ 640x480 pixels
Storage media SmartMedia cards (2-128Mb), 16Mb supplied.
Number of images 75 (1600x1200 resolution, Basic mode) using supplied 16Mb card.
Lens Fujinon optical lens f/3.5/f/8.7 (38-114mm equivalent)
Focus

Automatic, 0.8m-infinity (10-80cm macro mode)

Exposure 64-zone TTL metering, program AE (exposure compensation in manual mode)
Digital zoom 2.5x (VGA mode)
LCD monitor 1.8-inch D-TFT with 72,000 pixels
Power Source 2xAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Dimensions
99.8x65x53.9mm
Weight 200g (excl batteries)
Connections USB and AC in (via optional adapter)
Shooting modes auto, movie mode (up to 20 seconds, 320x240 pixels at 10fps), Manual mode
Other features Six white balance presets, self-timer, 5x playback zoom, DPOF (digital print order form) functions, PC-Webcam mode (when connected via USB to computer), sliding lens cover, movie playback

Accessories
The FinePix 2600 Zoom comes complete with a 16Mb SmartMedia card, two AA rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, battery charger, USB cable, handstrap, software CD-ROM including USB driver, FinePix Viewer, DP Editor, VideoImpression and Apple Quicktime 4.0 (all compatible with Macintosh and Windows).
Optional Fujifilm accessories include an AC Adapter, Soft Case, Floppy Disk Adapter and a range of card readers.
The camera will be available from October.

Fujifilm FinePix A101 and FinePix A201
The FinePix A101 and FinePix A201 are ultra-small, fully automatic and affordable digital cameras that can capture high-quality still images and video clips. Additionally, both cameras can also be used as a Webcam using the supplied 'PictureHello' utility software. Image storage is SmartMedia, while a USB connection ensures fast and easy transfer of images to computer. The 1.3 megapixel FinePix A101 and 2.0 megapixel FinePix A201 both feature a 1.6-inch D-TFT colour monitor for shooting and playback, and the latest power-saving technologies allow the A101 to take up to 200 shots on a single set of AA batteries (150 shots for the A201).

As well as point & shoot ease of use in auto mode, both cameras feature a manual mode, where users can set exposure compensation and manual white balance. The versatile five-mode built-in flash includes advanced features such as red-eye reduction and slow-sync mode.

Full specifications:

FinePix A101  FinePix A201
Sensor
1.3 million pixel CCD
2.0 million pixel CCD
Image file size 1280x960/ 640x480 pixels 1600x1200/ 1280x960/ 640x480 pixels
Colour depth 24-bit colour 24-bit colour
Storage media
SmartMedia  (2-128Mb), 8Mb supplied. SmartMedia cards (2-128Mb), 16Mb supplied.
Number of images 47 (1280 x 960 resolution, Basic mode) using supplied 8MB SmartMedia
75 (1600 x 1200 resolution, Basic mode) using supplied 16MB SmartMedia
Lens Fujinon optical lens (36mm equivalent)
Fujinon optical lens (36mm equivalent)
Exposure 64-zone TTL metering, program AE
64-zone TTL metering, program AE
Digital Zoom 2x (VGA mode) 2.5x (VGA mode), 1.25x (1M mode)
LCD Monitor
1.6-inch D-TFT with 55,000 pixels 1.6-inch D-TFT with 55,000 pixels
Power Source 2xAA batteries
2xAA batteries
Dimensions
98.5 (w) x 64.5 (h) x 40.5mm (d)
98.5 (w) x 64.5 (h) x 40.5mm (d)
Weight 145g 145g

Connections 

USB and AC in (via optional adapter) USB and AC in (via optional adapter)
Shooting Modes Auto, Movie (up to 20 seconds, 320 x 240 pixels at 10 fps), Manual mode

Auto, Movie (up to 20 seconds, 320 x 240 pixels at 10 fps), Manual mode

 


USB and AC in (via optional adapter)

Other features:
Macro mode (8 to 13cm), six white balance presets, self-timer, playback zoom, DPOF (digital print order form) functions, PC- Webcam mode (when connected via USB to computer), sliding lens cover, movie playback

Both cameras include a SmartMedia card (8Mb in the FinePix A101, 16Mb in the FinePix A201), USB cable, two AA alkaline batteries, handstrap, software CD including FinePix Viewer, PictureHello and VideoImpression (for Windows and Macintosh). Optional Fujifilm accessories include an AC Adapter, Ni-MH batteries & charger, Soft Case and a range of card readers.

The FinePix A101 will be available in late August priced at under 200 and the FinePix A201 will be available from October priced at under 250.


 

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