Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom Review
Full review posted 6/22/01
Introduction & Physical Views
Click on the 6900 Zoom to take a QuickTime VR tour
The FinePix 6900 Zoom builds on the ease-of-use and distinctive styling of Fujifilm's popular FinePix 4900 Zoom and inherits advanced functions from the FinePix S1 Pro. The FinePix 6900 Zoom features Fujifilm's second generation 3.3 million-sensor Super CCD that generates a 6-megapixel picture file. The Super CCD, along with Fujifilm's High Definition Color processing technology and 6X Super EBC Fujinon lens, helps the FinePix 6900 Zoom set a new standard in color and overall picture quality for the serious photo enthusiast.
With the ability to generate image files of up to six million pixels (2832 x 2128 resolution in TIFF-RGB format) for enlargements and photo editing software manipulation, the FinePix 6900 Zoom also offers the following features:
- Large-diameter 6x optical zoom (35-210mm 35mm equivalent)
- Two zoom controls, one on lens and another on the back
- Manual focus via ring and on-screen magnification
- Shutter speed priority (3 to 1/1000 sec)
- Aperture priority (F2.8 to F11 in 13 steps)
- Full Manual control of both shutter and aperture
- Scene Position modes as well as Auto and Program AE
- Auto Exposure Bracketing (3 frames, 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps)
- TTL viewing via color electronic viewfinder
- Two-inch color LCD playback monitor
- Burst rate of 0.2 sec/frame for up to five frames
- Captures up to 160 seconds of AVI video w/out sound
- Adjustable ISO sensitivity of 100/200/400
- Builtin popup multi-mode intelligent flash
- Stylish magnesium alloy, gunmetal black body
- SmartMedia image storage, compatible with 128MB cards
- Rechargeable lithium battery pack and AC adapter included
- Compact dimensions of 4.3"W x 3.1"H x 3.7"D
To further enhance the digital photography experience, Fujifilm provides consumers with an easy entrance to the Internet imaging world with the company's newly designed FinePixViewer software program, which comes bundled with the FinePix 6900 Zoom and other FinePix digital cameras. At the click of a few buttons, the FinePixViewer lets users view their pictures and links them directly to the World Wide Web for answers to frequently asked questions, picture-taking tips, support utilities, updated drivers and the receipt of periodic and pertinent promotional announcements from Fujifilm.
Along with Fujifilm's FinePixViewer, other bundled software programs include DP Editor, Adobe PhotoDeluxe® 4.0 Home Edition and ActiveShare™.
The FinePix 6900 Zoom will be available with a suggested list price of $999.
Here's the FinePix 6900 Zoom in the hand, much smaller than most imagine.
FinePix 6900 Zoom Specifications
||3.3-million pixel Fujifilm 1/1.7" SuperCCD |
|Still Image Resolution
||2832 x 2128 (interpolated) |
2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
||JPEG (EXIF 2.1)|
Fine, Normal or Basic quality.
TIFF uncompressed in 2832 x 2128 only.
||Super EBC Fujinon 6x optical|
35-210 mm (35mm equivalent)
Maximum Aperture F2.8 - F3.1
||1.4x to 4.4x (depending on image size)|
2x for Movie Recording
AVI movies w/out sound
||TTL Contrast detection AF type|
||1.6 ft - Infinity (Normal Wide)|
3.0 ft - Infinity (Normal Tele)
0.3 ft - 2.6 ft (Macro)
8 in. - Infinity - stepless (Manual w/ring)
||0.55-inch color LCD (with 110,000 pixels) |
||2.0-inch color TFT (with 130,000 pixels) |
||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Flourescent 1/2/3, Tungsten, Manual preset 1 and 2 |
||3 - 1/2000 sec (Auto & SP)|
3 - 1/1000 sec (P-S-A-M)
Shutter speed priority (3 - 1/1000 sec)
Aperture priority (F2.8 - F11)
AE Bracketing (3 frames with 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0EV steps)
||100, 200, 400 |
Range: 1 ft - 11.8 ft (Wide)
3 ft - 10.5 ft (Tele)
||Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Red-Eye Reduction |
||-2 to +2 in 0.3EV steps |
||TTL 64-zone Multi-point, Center-weighted average, Spot |
||0.2sec/frame up to 5 images at full resolution |
||QuickTime Motion JPEG, 320x240 @ 10fps|
up to 160 seconds, no audio.
||2 or 10 sec |
||Depends on region (PAL or NTSC) |
||SmartMedia (up to 128 MB)|
16 MB SmartMedia card included
||USB, Video Out |
||Proprietary NP-80 Lithium 3.7 V, 1100mAh|
camera is supplied with charger/AC supply
||18.9 ounces (incl. battery) |
||4.3 x 3.1 x 3.7 inches |
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