Fujifilm FinePix A200 Review
Full review posted 10/18/02
Click on the FinePix A200 to take a QuickTime VR tour
The Fujifilm FinePix A200 is a "point and shoot" camera that is perfect for the first-time digital camera user that wants ease of use with a similar look and feel to a traditional film camera. The FinePix A200 features a 2.0 million pixel imager that allows for printing sharp and colorful pictures up to 8 x 10 inches in size.
One of the most competitively priced cameras in its category, the FinePix A200 will be available in October 2002 at a price of $179.95, featuring:
- Lightweight - The FinePix A200 is the smallest and lightest camera in its category - measuring a mere 3.9" W x 2.5" H x 1.6" D and weighing only 4.7 ounces.
- Movie Recording - The FinePix A200 is the only camera in its category to offer movie recording. Users can record approximately 20 seconds of AVI video without sound and can store up to 94 seconds on the camera's bundled 16MB xD-Picture Card, and up to 12.9 minutes on a 128 MB xD-Picture Card.
- Video Conferencing - The camera's new PC-cam capabilities make it the only model in its price-range to offer this multi-functional offering.
The Fujifilm FinePix A200 and a standard CD for size comparison.
FinePix A200 Zoom Specifications
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.
Number of total pixels: 2.11 million
Number of Effective Pixels: 1.92 million
|Number of Recorded pixels
||1600 x 1200|
1280 x 960
640 x 480 pixels
||Still image: JPEG (Exif 2.2, DCF compliant, DPOF-compatible)
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
||xd-Picture Card (16MB to 128MB) |
||Fujinon optical lens equivalent to a 36mm on a 35mm camera|
||2.5x (640x480), 1.25x (1280x960) |
||TTL contrast-type type fixed-focus|
||Normal: 31 in. to Inf.|
Macro: 3.12 in. to 5.12 in.
||Inverted galiean finder w/ approx. 80% coverage|
||ISO 100 equivalent|
||1/2 - 1/1000 sec.(automatic)|
Exposure compensation in Manual Mode
||64 Zone TTL Metering; Exposure compensation|
||Auto, 6 positions selectable in Manual Mode (Fine, Shade, Daylight Fluorescent, Warm White Fluorescent, Cool White Fluorescent, Incandescent Light) |
||Auto flash using flash control sensor
Flash mode (auto, red-eye reduction, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow syncro)
||Approx. 10 sec. |
||320 x 240: 10fps, up to 20 sec's|
160 x 120: 10fps, up to 80 sec's
||1.5-inch D-TFT (55,000 pixels)|
||Single frame (with 10x Playback zoom), 9 multi-frame |
||USB Interface, power-input socket |
||2 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH, lithium) or AC adapter (optional) |
||3.9 (W) x 2.5 (H) x 1.6 (D) inches |
||4.7 oz. (without batteries/xD card) |
||16MB xD-Picture card, hand strap, USB cable, CD-ROM with FinePix Viewer, Picture Hello video conferencing software and USB Driver|
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