FujiFilm FinePix A920 Review

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Review posted 11/12/2007

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FujiFilm's FinePix A920 is designed specifically for the first-time digital camera buyer, and consumers seeking an affordable, easy-to- operate upgrade to their current digital camera. This model is loaded with features usually reserved for more advanced models. The camera incorporates Fujifilm's signature Super CCD sensor technology, a 4.0x optical zoom lens and features a 2.7" LCD.

The FinePix A920' 4.0x optical zoom lens was developed specifically for the A-Series by Fujinon, a Fujifilm sister company and leading provider of broadcast-grade television lenses and other high quality optical products across many consumer and industrial applications.

The FinePix A920 also features an intuitive icon-based Graphic User Interface (GUI). When users switch shooting modes, scene positions or control settings, a brief explanation of the setting is momentarily displayed on the LCD screen, taking much of the guess work out of digital camera operation. Additionally, the camera sports a conveniently placed mode dial that provides easy access to the most commonly used shooting modes, including Auto, Picture Stabilization and Movie mode.

Like many of FujiFilma current models, the A920 also utilizes an "xD / SD / SDHC Media Compatible slot"; a single media slot that accepts not only Fujifilm's traditional xD-Picture Cards™, but also SecureDigital (SD) and SDHC media cards. In offering these media options, Fujifilm is providing greater choice and flexibility to consumers who purchase Fujifilm digital cameras.

Two standard AA batteries (alkaline one-use or rechargeable NiMH type) power the FinePix A920. Never get caught with a dead proprietary type battery, you can buy AA batteries nearly anywhere in the world. Off the shelf alkalines will let you capture up to 100 pictures, 2500mAh NiMH cells deliver as many as 350 pictures per charge.

FinePix A920 Features:

  • 9-megapixel Super CCD HR sensor
  • 4x optical zoom lens (39-156mm equiv)
  • Movie Mode; 320x240 30fps w/sound AVI format
  • Auto, Manual and several easy to use, pre-programmed scene modes
  • Picture Stabilization scene mode for blur free photos
  • 2.7" 115K pixel TFT LCD monitor
  • ~10MB of memory, xD/SD/SDHC Media card slot
  • Powered by two AA-type batteries
  • USB 2.0 (High-speed) connectivity and PictBridge direct-print

The FinePix A920 is available now with an MSRP of US$199, and ships with AA-size Alkaline Batteries (2), Hand Strap, A/V Cable, USB cable (mini-B), CD-ROM: FinePix Viewer-S/FinePix Viewer, and Owner's Manual.

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Fujifilm FinePix A920

Fujifilm FinePix A920

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The FinePix A920 and a standard CD for size comparison.

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FinePix A920 Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels 9.03 million pixels
CCD Sensor 1/1.6-inch Super CCD HR
Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 10MB) /xD-Picture Card™ ( 16MB - 2 GB ) SD memory card/ SDHC memory card
File format Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 ) (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound
Recording capacity with 512MB xD-Picture Card (not included) Still images:
3488x2616(F) - 113
3488x2616(N) - 227
3696x2464(3:2) - 227
2592x1944 - 409
2048x1536 - 651
1600x1200 - 818
640x480 - 3993
QVGA (30fps) - 14.8min
Recording capacity with 512MB SD Memory Card (not included) Still images:
3488x2616(F) - 110
3488x2616(N) - 220
3696x2464(3:2) - 220
2592x1944 - 396
2048x1536 - 631
1600x1200 - 793
640x480 - 3,867
QVGA (30fps) - 14.3min
Number of Recorded Pixels Still image : 3,488 x 2,616 (9M) / 3,696x 2,484 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,048 x 1,536 /1,600 x 1,200 / 640 X 480 pixels
Lens Fujinon 4 x Optical zoom lens , F2.9 - F6.3
Lens Focal Length f=8.8mm - 35.2mm, Equivalent to 39-156mm on a 35mm camera
Digital Zoom Approx 7.6x
Aperture F2.9 -F7.1
Focus Distance Normal : Wide angle :Approx. 60cm/2.0 ft. to infinity
Macro: Wide Angle: Approx. 10cm/3.9 in to 80cm/2.6ft. Telephoto-Agle: Approx. 26cm/0.9ft. to 80cm/2.6ft.
Sensitivity Auto/ Equivalent to 100/200/400/800(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE
Shooting Modes Mode dial : Auto, Baby mode, Picture Stabilization, Red-eye Reduction, Digital ZOOM, Portrait, SP(Scene Position), Movie
SP : Landscape, Sport, Night, Natural light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Underwater, Flower, Party, Museum, Text, Manual
Shutter speed 4 sec. to 1/1200 sec.
(depend on Shooting mode)
Focus AF(Center)
White balance Automatic scene recognition Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom
Self-timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec.delay
Flash Auto flash
Effective range: (ISO AUTO): Wide-angle: approx. 0.6m - 3.9m / 2.0ft - 12.8 ft Telephoto : approx. 0.6m - 1.8m / 2.0ft - 5.9 ft
Effective range: (ISO AUTO): Wide-angle: approx. 0.6m - 3.9m / 2.0ft - 12.8 ft Telephoto : approx. 0.6m - 1.8m / 2.0ft - 5.9 ft
Macro : approx. 0.3m - 0.8m / 1.0 ft - 2.6 ft
Flash mode : Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro.
LCD monitor 2.7-inch , approx.115,000 pixels, Amorphous silicon TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage
Movie Recording 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. with monaural sound
* Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording.
Photography functions Best framing, Frame No.memory
IR communication IrSimple™
Playback functions Slide show, Trimming, Single frame, Multi-frame playback , Sorting by date, Image rotate
Video Output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/ output USB High-speed
Power Supply 2×AA-size alkaline batteries , 2×AA-size Ni-MH batteries (optional) , AC power adapter AC-3VX (optional)
Dimensions 97.5(W)� 61.9(H)� 31.8 (D) mm/3.8(W)� 2.4(H)� 1.3(D) in.(excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight Approx. 156 g/5.5 oz.(excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)
Optional accessories xD-Picture Card™ : 256MB,512MB,1GB,2GB
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
CompactFlash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF
AC Power Adapter AC-3VX
|Waterproof Housing WP-FXA800
Soft Case SC- FXA03/SC-FXA04

(Specifications as provided by the manufacturer)

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