Fujifilm FinePix A201 Review

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FinePix A201

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.

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Minolta Fujifilm FinePix A201

Minolta Fujifilm FinePix A201

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Minolta Fujifilm FinePix A201

Minolta Fujifilm FinePix A201

Minolta Fujifilm FinePix A201

The Fujifilm FinePix A201 and the pocket-sized Sony DSC-P5.

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Fujifilm FinePix A201 Specifications

Sensor Type 1/2.7-inch CCD, 2.1 million pixels
Image File Resolution 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Lens 36mm (35mm equivalent)
Digital Telephoto 2.5 X (VGA mode)
Macro Mode 3.1 inches to 5.9 inches
Focus Range 2.6 feet to infinity
Sensitivity (ISO) Equivalent to ISO 100
Shutter Speed Automatic (1/2 -1/1000 sec.)
Storage Media SmartMedia™(3.3V, 2-128MB), 16MB 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
Dimensions 4.3 (W) x 3 (H) x 1.5 (D) in.
Weight 7.1 ounces
Sharpness Control No
Playback Modes Auto Playback, 9-up, Zoom, Resize, DPOF
Burst Rate 2 frames/sec. up to 9 frames (VGA)
Self Timer Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Forced Flash, Suppressed, Slow Sync
Viewfinder Optical
Continuous Exposure Yes (640 x 480 only)
PC / Mac Compatible Yes/Yes

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