exciting new camera combines a fully specified 3rd Generation Super CCD digital
stills camera with outstanding digital movie capture, in a beautifully designed,
compact body. Unlike other digital stills cameras, the FinePix M603s movie
mode captures digital video at a full 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames per second,
allowing full screen high definition playback on a standard TV, and includes
an unrivalled range of movie features.
Compatible with both xD-Picture Card and IBM Microdrive, the FinePix M603 is
fully equipped to take advantage of the latest developments in high capacity
storage. Up to 15 minutes of high quality video can be stored on a single 1GB
Microdrive (30 minutes at 15 fps). Plans for the newly developed xD-Picture
Card include cards with a capacity of up to 8GB, meaning that the FinePix M603
will eventually be able to record up to two hours of quality movies onto a single
card smaller than a postage stamp.
Gadget lovers, holidaying families and businessmen on the go are
bound to love the FinePix M603s unique combination of movies and stills,
its 2.5 inch ultra-bright TFT screen and its compact, vertical design.
Unlike many combination products, the FinePix M603 makes no compromise
when it comes to capturing still images, delivering richly detailed 3.1 million
effective pixel (6 million recorded pixel) images, free from colour casts and
FinePix M603 Features at a Glance
- New 3rd Generation Super CCD sensor with 3.1 million
effective pixels (delivering more than six million recorded pixels) producing
ultra-low noise results, even at the highest sensitivity
- Dual Media slots: uses xD-Picture Card and IBM
- High performance Super EBC Fujinon 38-76mm (35mm
equivalent) 2x optical zoom lens
- 4.4 x digital zoom*
- Movie mode offering full TV screen video (VGA, 640 x
480 pixels) at 30 frames per second, with sound
- Movie recording with zoom and auto focus operation
- Wide range of sensitivities equivalent to ISO values
100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600**
- High speed, continuous shooting mode (up to 4 frames
per second for up to 5 frames)
- Voice memo mode for up to 30 seconds per picture
- Powerful built-in flash
- Exceptionally large (2.5), high resolution (118,000)
TFT LCD screen with custom monitor hood for easy viewing in bright daylight
- New, easy-to-use graphical user interface that
includes a full range of movie playback functions
- PictureCradle (included) for convenient downloading
of images and recharging of batteries
- Compact, stylish upright design with convenient handgrip (included)
3rd Generation Super CCD for excellent image quality and exceptional movies
Key to both the image quality of the FinePix M603, and its movie recording abilities,
is the 3rd Generation Super CCD sensor. The latest version of this innovative
chip improves upon the class-leading colour reproduction, high sensitivity and
low noise of the previous sensor. The significant increase in top sensitivity
(ISO 1600** equivalent) is made possible by the use of Pixel Data Coupling,
a Fujifilm technology that makes use of the fast processing abilities of the
LSI. The ultra-low noise and superb colour characteristics mean more authentic
colour images are delivered, even with skin tones and in low light levels.
That same fast processing, combined with Pixel Mixing, make the multimedia
capabilities of the camera extremely impressive. Pixel Mixing enables the recording
of high resolution, high frame rate video unique in the current digital
still camera market. It exploits the multi-megapixel nature of the Super CCD
and groups pixels (in arrays comprising two vertical and two horizontal pixels)
into sets that deliver high output signals. Coupled with fast processing, this
signal can be quickly retrieved and stored, ensuring high-resolution images
at high frame rates.
Superior still images
In addition to its movie credentials, the FinePix M603 is an exceptional digital
stills camera offering easy to use, fully automatic point-and-shoot operation,
with additional manual overrides to cope with difficult lighting conditions.
The advanced metering, focus and white balance systems ensure that users can
be sure of getting perfectly exposed, richly detailed, noise-free photographs
boasting accurate colours and delicate skin tones at all times.
Three special continuous shooting modes are available. In order to capture
action shots, up to 40 frames can be shot in rapid succession**. To ensure you
never miss that special shot, the FinePix M603 also enables the user to record
either the first four or the last four frames in a series of shots,
to capture a moment in time.
Exceptional movie performance
The movie mode in the FinePix M603 records VGA (640 x 480 pixel) quality images
at a frame rate of 30 frames per second, with sound. When played back on a conventional
TV, this delivers full screen, flicker-free movies. Up to 15 minutes of video
can be recorded using a 1GB Microdrive, or 30 minutes at the lower 15 frames
per second rate. A high-capacity battery pack (NP-120) is available as an option,
to facilitate extended movie recording.
To enrich the movie making experience, the FinePix M603 boasts a very large
2.5 TFT LCD monitor on the back, and the camera is supplied with a monitor
hood to shield the screen from extraneous light.
Comprehensive on-board movie editing
The FinePix M603 offers a range of playback and review functions for recorded
digital movies. Repeat Play mode allows the user to repeatedly playback a selected
piece of a movie clip. Fast Search helps the user to find that elusive clip
by replaying at between 2x and 60x normal playback speed. Furthermore, Easy
Edit makes it simple to delete unwanted scenes and insert new material.
Two different options will be available for the FinePix M603. Customers will
be able to choose from a camera-only option, or a camera with 512MB IBM Microdrive
for additional storage.
Accessories included with both options are: a USB PictureCradle for image download
and battery charging, an NP-60 Lithium-ion battery, AC power adaptor, 16MB xD-Picture
Card, strap and case. The supplied software CD includes USB drivers, Fujifilms
FinePix viewer for image browsing and corrections, DP Editor and VideoImpression
for movie editing.
Optional accessories include additional xD-Picture Cards (16128MB currently,
with larger capacities available soon), IBM Microdrive (capacities up to 1GB),
high capacity battery pack (NP-120), USB xD-Picture Card memory card reader
and Microdrive card reader.