Fujifilm FinePix 2600 Review

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FinePix 2600 Zoom

Full review posted 10/18/01

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The FinePix 2600 Zoom is a compact and stylish 2-megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom. As with Fujifilm's recent A201 and A101 models, the FinePix 2600 Zoom is extremely easy to use while offering the color, sharpness and overall picture-quality typically associated with more expensive models. Designed specifically for picture-takers looking to take their first steps into the world of digital photography, the new FinePix 2600 Zoom expands Fujifilm's existing mid-range line up by offering the same streamlined operation as the A-series with additional picture-taking features and the same outstanding color.

Technological leaps in digital imaging have enabled Fujifilm to reduce manufacturing costs, thereby offering in these new cameras, the exceptional image quality for which Fujifilm is renowned, along with familiar point-and-shoot convenience at a more affordable price. Featuring Fujifilm's Advanced Color Technology and high-resolution megapixel CCDs, the FinePix 2600 Zoom produces beautiful images with rich, true-to-life color. User-friendly controls and Fujifilm's Internet-ready FinePixViewer software make capturing and downloading photos a snap with the cameras' convenient USB computer connectivity. The ultra-compact and lightweight bodies are the end result of a 30% reduction in power consumption when compared to previous FinePix entry-level models and all include such fun features as PC-cam and video recording capabilities.

Fujifilm FinePix 2600 Zoom Features:

  • Simple User-Friendly Design in a Compact body
  • 2.0 Effective Mega Pixel (2.1 Million Pixels RGB Color Filter CCD)
  • 3X Optical Zoom with 2.5X Digital Zoom
  • Feature Fujifilm Advanced Color Technology, which produce better color with more detail
  • Capture 20 seconds (no sound) (320 X 240) motion picture at 10 frames/sec
  • Internet PC-Camera Capable
  • Auto Lens Cover
  • 64 Zone TTL Metering, Program AE (Exposure Comp. Available in Manual Mode)
  • Auto plus 6 manual selectable White Balance
  • 4 modes Flash System (Auto, Red-Reduction, Forced, Off)
  • 1.8 inch LCD Monitor
  • Optical Range Finder with LCD Monitor
  • ISO 100 equivalent

The FinePix 2600 Zoom including a 16MB SmartMedia card, 2 NiMH rechargeable batteries with charger, hand strap, USB cable, USB driver, DP Editor, FinePix Viewer, QuickTime 4.0, and VideoImpression software is priced at $299.

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Fujifilm FinePix 2600 Zoom

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The Fujifilm FinePix A101 and the FinePix 2600 Zoom.

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Fujifilm FinePix 2600 Zoom Specifications

Sensor Type 1/2.7-inch CCD, 2.1 million pixels
Image File Resolution 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
320 x 240 QuickTime movie
Lens Fujinon optical 3X 38mm-114mm (35mm equivalent)
Digital Telephoto 2.5 X (VGA mode)
Aperture F3.5 / F8.7
Focus Range Normal: 2.6 feet to infinity
Macro: Approx. 3.9 in. to 2.6 ft.
Sensitivity (ISO) Equivalent to ISO 100
Shutter Speed Automatic (1/2 -1/1000 sec.)
Storage Media SmartMedia™(3.3V, 2-128MB), 16MB included
File Format JPEG (Exif) with 3 compression levels
White Balance Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent (daylight), Fluorescent (warm white), Fluorescent (cool white), Incandescent
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Syncro
Flash Range 0.7 - 9.8 ft (Wide)
2.6 - 9.8 ft (Tele)
Exposure Modes Program AE, Manual EV Control
Exposure Meter 64-zone TTL metering
LCD Monitor 1.8-inch D-TFD (72,000 pixels)
Interface USB (PC Card Adapter, Floppy Disk Adapter and USB Card reader are optional)
DPOF Compliant Yes
Power source 2 Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and charger supplied
or Ni-Cd, Alkaline or optional DC3VAC adapter)
Auto Power Off Disable Yes
Playback Modes Auto Playback, 9-up, Zoom, Resize, DPOF
Self Timer Yes
Viewfinder Optical
Dimensions 3.9 (W) x 2.6 (H) x 2.1 (D) in.
Weight 7.0 ounces (excluding batteries)
PC / Mac Compatible Yes/Yes

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