Fujifilm FinePix A201 Review
Full review posted 8/27/01
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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 A201 features a 2-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 1600 x 1200 is sufficient for printing photo-quality 8 x 10-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.
The FinePix A201 is priced at $249 and will be available in September 2001.
The Fujifilm FinePix A201 and the pocket-sized Sony DSC-P5.
Fujifilm FinePix A201 Specifications
||1/2.7-inch CCD, 2.1 million pixels |
|Image File Resolution
||1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 |
||36mm (35mm equivalent) |
||2.5 X (VGA mode) |
||3.1 inches to 5.9 inches |
||2.6 feet to infinity |
||Equivalent to ISO 100 |
||Automatic (1/2 -1/1000 sec.) |
||SmartMedia™(3.3V, 2-128MB), 16MB included |
||JPEG (Exif) with 3 compression levels |
||Advanced Auto plus 6 Modes |
||Effective Range: 9.8 ft. (Max.) |
||Program AE, Manual EV Control |
||64-zone TTL metering |
||1.6-inch D-TFD (55,000 pixels) |
||USB (PC Card Adapter, Floppy Disk Adapter and USB Card reader are optional) |
||2 Alkaline, Ni-MH or Ni-Cd (optional DC3VAC adapter) |
|Auto Power Off Disable
||4.3 (W) x 3 (H) x 1.5 (D) in. |
||7.1 ounces |
||Auto Playback, 9-up, Zoom, Resize, DPOF |
||2 frames/sec. up to 9 frames (VGA) |
||Auto, Red-Eye, Forced Flash, Suppressed, Slow Sync |
||Yes (640 x 480 only) |
|PC / Mac Compatible
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