Fujifilm FinePix A200 Review

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FinePix A200

Full review posted 10/18/02

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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.

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Fujifilm FinePix A200

Fujifilm FinePix A200

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Fujifilm FinePix A200

Fujifilm FinePix A200

Fujifilm FinePix A200

The Fujifilm FinePix A200 and a standard CD for size comparison.

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FinePix A200 Zoom Specifications

Sensor Type 1/2.7-inch CCD

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
File format Still image: JPEG (Exif 2.2, DCF compliant, DPOF-compatible)

Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)

Storage Media xd-Picture Card (16MB to 128MB)
Lens Fujinon optical lens equivalent to a 36mm on a 35mm camera
Digital Zoom 2.5x (640x480), 1.25x (1280x960)
Focus TTL contrast-type type fixed-focus
Focus Range Normal: 31 in. to Inf.
Macro: 3.12 in. to 5.12 in.
Aperture F 4.6/9.5
Viewfinder Inverted galiean finder w/ approx. 80% coverage
Sensitivity ISO 100 equivalent
Shutter Speed 1/2 - 1/1000 sec.(automatic)
Shooting modes Auto, Manual
Exposure Modes Programmed AE
Exposure compensation in Manual Mode
Exposure Control 64 Zone TTL Metering; Exposure compensation
White Balance Auto, 6 positions selectable in Manual Mode (Fine, Shade, Daylight Fluorescent, Warm White Fluorescent, Cool White Fluorescent, Incandescent Light)
Flash Auto flash using flash control sensor

Flash mode (auto, red-eye reduction, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow syncro)

Self-timer Approx. 10 sec.
Movie: 320 x 240: 10fps, up to 20 sec's
160 x 120: 10fps, up to 80 sec's
LCD Monitor 1.5-inch D-TFT (55,000 pixels)
Playback Single frame (with 10x Playback zoom), 9 multi-frame
Video Output none
Camera Terminal USB Interface, power-input socket
Power Source 2 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH, lithium) or AC adapter (optional)
Dimensions 3.9 (W) x 2.5 (H) x 1.6 (D) inches
Weight 4.7 oz. (without batteries/xD card)
Included Accessories 16MB xD-Picture card, hand strap, USB cable, CD-ROM with FinePix Viewer, Picture Hello video conferencing software and USB Driver
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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