Fujifilm FinePix A101 Review

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FinePix A101

Full review posted 10/18/01

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The introduction of the FinePix A101 and A201 models signifies the birth of a new series of Fujifilm FinePix digital cameras, the A-Series. Designed specifically for picture-takers looking to take their first steps into the world of digital photography, the A-Series offers simple, streamlined functions, sure to make a beginner's digital experience fun and pleasant.

The pocket-size A101 features a 1.3-megapixel CCD imager and a fixed focus lens with a 2.5x digital zoom feature that delivers the color, sharpness and overall picture-quality typically associated with more expensive models. Its image resolution of 1280 x 960 is sufficient for printing photo-quality 5 x 7-inch prints. 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 of the FinePix A-Series 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.

FinePix A101 Features

  • Simple User-Friendly Design in a Compact body
  • 1.31 Million Pixels RGB Color Filter CCD
  • 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
  • 2.0X Digital Zoom
  • Auto Lens Cover
  • 64 Zone TTL Metering, Program AE (Exposure Comp. Available in Manual Mode)
  • Automatic plus 6 manual selectable White Balance
  • 4 modes Flash System (Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced, Off)
  • 1.6 inch LCD Monitor
  • Optical Range Finder with LCD Monitor
  • ISO 125 equivalent

The FinePix A101 including 8MB SmartMedia card, 2 AA batteries, USB cable, and FinePix Viewer is priced at $179 and available now.

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Fujiffilm FinePix A101

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The Fujifilm FinePix A101 and the FinePix 2600 Zoom.

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Fujifilm FinePix A101 Specifications

Sensor Type 1/2.7-inch CCD, 1.3 million pixels
Image File Resolution 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Lens 36mm (35mm equivalent)
Digital Telephoto 2X (VGA mode)
Macro Mode 3.1 inches to 5.9 inches
Focus Range 2.6 feet to infinity
Sensitivity (ISO) Equivalent to ISO 125
Shutter Speed Automatic (1/2 -1/1000 sec.)
Storage Media SmartMedia™(3.3V, 2-128MB), 8MB included
File Format JPEG (Exif) with 3 compression levels
White Balance Advanced Auto plus 6 Modes
Flash Effective Range: 9.8 ft. (Max.)
Exposure Modes Program AE, Manual EV Control
Exposure Meter 64-zone TTL metering
LCD Monitor 1.6-inch D-TFD (55,000 pixels)
Interface USB (PC Card Adapter, Floppy Disk Adapter and USB Card reader are optional)
DPOF Compliant Yes
Power source 2 Alkaline, Ni-MH or Ni-Cd (optional DC3VAC adapter)
Auto Power Off Disable Yes
Sharpness Control No
Playback Modes Auto Playback, 9-up, Zoom, Resize, DPOF
Self Timer Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Forced Flash, Suppressed, Slow Sync
Viewfinder Optical
Dimensions 3.9 (W) x 2.5 (H) x 1.6 (D) in.
Weight 5.1 ounces
PC / Mac Compatible Yes/Yes

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