Fujifilm FinePix F470 Review

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Review posted 5/23/2006

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The FinePix F470 is no bigger than a deck of playing cards yet has a six megaPixel CCD sensor, a new digital signal processor, a 3x optical zoom lens and a large 2.5-inch color LCD monitor. All of this is contained in a lightweight, sleek and stylish metal alloy body that is small enough to fit in most pockets.

The FinePix F470 makes shooting simple with an automatic Program AE exposure mode plus 10 scene modes that provide the correct setting for picture success. These scene modes include the familiar "Portrait", "Sport", "Landscape" and "Night" settings, as well as more defined settings such as "Beach and Snow", "Sunset", "Museum", "Party", "Flower Close-Up" and "Text" along with a manual mode.

The large 2.5-inch color LCD won't leave you in the dark. It has an automatic gain-up that senses low-light and brightens to compensate. The LCD's live image can be further brightened with a manual control, a big boon to the photographer when shooting in restaurants and other dimly lit environments.

The FinePix F470 has 16MB of internal memory which is easily expanded by purchasing an optional xD-Picture Card from 16MB to 1GB. Downloading images and movies to the host PC is via a standard USB port that is Pictbridge compatible for computerless photo printing with most modern printers. Camera power is supplied by a small but powerful and rechargeable Li-ion battery with an approx. capacity of up to 200 frames.


FinePix F470 Features:

  • 6.0 million pixel CCD sensor
  • 3x optical zoom lens (38-105mm equiv)
  • Compact and stylish metal alloy body
  • Movie Mode; 640x480 30fps w/sound AVI format
  • Program AE and ten scene modes
  • Large 2.5" LCD color monitor with Gain-up
  • 16MB internal memory and xD-Picture card slot
  • Powered by rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • USB connectivity and PictBridge direct-print


Priced at $279, Fujfilm's FinePix F470 digital camera will be available for purchase March 2006.


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Fujifilm FinePix F470

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Fujifilm FinePix F470

Fujifilm FinePix F470





Fujifilm FinePix F470

TheFinePix F470 and a standard CD for size comparison.





Fujifilm FinePix F470

Fujifilm FinePix F470

The 5-megapixel FinePix V10 and the FinePix F470.





Fujifilm FinePix F470

Fujifilm FinePix F470

The entry-level FinePix A500 and the FinePix F470.




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FinePix F470 Specifications

CCD Sensor 1/2.5-inch square pixel CCD
Number of Effective Pixels 6.0 Million Pixels
Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 2816 x 2112 (6M)/2816 x 1880 (3:2) 2048 x 1536 (3M)/1600 x 1200 (2M)/640 x 480 (0.3M)
Movie Recording: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec)
File formats Still image: DCF-compliant (Compressed Exif Ver 2.2 JPEG), *Design rule for Camera File system compliant/DPOF-compatible. Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound
Storage media approx. 16MB internal memory
xD-Picture cards from 16MB to 1GB
Lens Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens F2.8 - F4.9
Lens Focal Length (Rated) / (35mm Equiv.) f=5.8mm - 17.4mm, Equivalent to 38-105mm on a 35mm camera
Aperture Range Wide Angle: F2.8/F7.0, -2EV to +2EV in 1/3 EV increments
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom 4.4x
Lens Adapters Available N/A
Focus - Auto / Manual / Macro Auto/Macro
Focus Range Normal: Approx. 2.3ft / 70cm to Infinity
Macro - Closeup: Wide Angle: Approx. 3.9in/10cm to 2.6ft/80cm
Telephoto: Approx. 1.3ft / 40cm to 2.6ft / 80cm
Focusing Operation AF System: TTL contrast type
AF frame selection: AF (Center), AF (Multi)
Exposure Control Program AE
Light Metering (Photometery) TTL 256-zones metering
Color Control Modes Standard, Chrome (Vivid), B&W
Sensitivity Auto / ISO Range equivalent to 64/100/200/400
Shutter Release Control Press half way to set focus, all the way to release the shutter.
Shutter Speed 2 sec. to 1/1500 sec. (exposure mode dependant)
White balance Automatic, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)
Flash Mode Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Effective Range (ISO Auto) 2.3-15.1ft / 70cm-4.6m (Wide), 2.3-8.5ft / 70cm-2.6m (Tele), 1.0-2.6ft / 30-80cm (Macro)
LCD monitor 2.5-inch, Aspect ratio 4:3, 115,000 pixels, low-temperature polysilicon TFT, color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage
LCD Low Light Viewability Gain-up Brightness Mode Auto, Manual
Camera Terminals USB, 5 volt power-input socket, Video-out (NTSC/PAL)
Printing Interface PictBridge, DPOF, and EXIF Print Compatible
Power source Rechargeable NP-40 Li-ion Battery, AC Power Adapter AC-5VW (included), additional NP-40 Li-ion battery and AC-5VX AC Adapter available (optional)
Pictures / Battery Charge (CIPA Standard) Battery NP-40: approx. 200 frames
Camera Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 in. / 91.9 x 58.1 x 19.7 mm
Weight - Camera Mass (not including accessories, batteries & xD Card) Approx. 4.3 oz / 122g
Weight for Photography (including batteries & xD) Approx. 5.0 oz / 142g
Start-up Speed Approx. 1.5 sec.
Shutter Lag Time 1/100 sec (with auto focus/exposure locked)
Shooting modes Auto, Preprogrammed Scene Position (SP), Manual, Macro, Movie, Burst/Continuous
Preprogrammed Scene Modes (SP) Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Beach & Snow, Sunset, Museum, Party, Flower Close-up, Text
Continuous Shooting Modes 6M Fine 5 frames, 6M Normal 10 frames
Movie Recording 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) w/ Monaural sound. Zoom cannot be used during movie recording.
Audio Recording Mode Yes
Video Out NTSC/PAL-type
Playback Trimming, Image Rotate, Automatic Playback, Multi-Frame Playback, Sort by Date, Voice Memo, Game Function
Memory Type xD-Picture Card
Other Features Self-timer: approx 2/10 sec., World Time, 7 language menu interface, Exif Print, Discharge rechargeable batteries, Tripod socket, FinePix Photo Mode (F-button)
Optional Accessories AC Power Adapter: AC-5VX
xD-Picture Card (256MB to 1GB)
PCMCIA PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Compact Flashâ„¢ Card Adapter DPC-CF
Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
NP-40 Li-ion Battery
Battery charger BC-65

(Specifications as provided by the manufacturer)



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