Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom Review
By Movable Type Admin
Full review posted 5/14/02
Introduction & Physical Views
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In addition, the FinePix S602 Zoom offers a dual media slot for both SmartMedia and IBM's 1GB Microdrive, which can be inserted into the camera's CompactFlash Type II slot for the storage of 145 pictures with 2832 x 2128 pixels (Fine compression) and 15 minutes of VGA, 30 frames-per-second video. Building upon the exceptional usability and output picture quality of the FinePix 6900 Zoom, the FinePix S602 Zoom has advanced features such as a passive auto-focus sensor combined with TTL CCD contrast auto-focus that enables photographers to capture better images in a variety of lighting situations including low light. It offers manual control modes (aperture, shutter speed, focus) as well as automatic point-and-shoot convenience.
Shutter speeds range from 3 to 1/2,000 of a second in auto mode and 15 to 1/10,000 of second in manual mode with adjustable ISO sensitivity of 160/200/400, including a high sensitivity, noise reducing one-megapixel mode (1280 x 960) at ISO 800/1600 that features Fujifilm's noise reduction technology. In this same mode, picture takers can snap 1.8 frames/second up to 40 frames. Other continuous shooting modes capture five frames/second up to five frames, including one that allows an infinite number of shots while the shutter is depressed, only saving the final five frames when the shutter is released. The FinePix S602 Zoom also includes a voice annotation feature that allows the user to attach 30-second voice notes to photos, and the camera's TTL electronic viewfinder has 180,000 pixels for clear viewing, up from 110,000 pixels for the FinePix 6900 Zoom.
The camera measures 4.8" W x 3.2" H x 3.8" D and weighs 17.6 ounces, without batteries. Bundled accessories include a 16MB SmartMedia storage card, four AA alkaline batteries, shoulder strap and USB and video cables.
Along with DP Editor, Arcsoft's VideoImpression 5.0 and Apple QuickTime software, the camera is packaged with Fujifilm's FinePixViewer software program that automatically launches and organizes pictures stored on the camera's storage media. The FinePixViewer links users directly to the World Wide Web for answers to frequently asked questions, picture taking tips, support utilities, updated drivers and the receipt of periodic and pertinent promotional announcements from Fujifilm. The camera is Windows and Macintosh compatible.
Additional bundled software includes Adobe Photoshop Elements designed for photo enthusiasts looking to explore their creativity in digital imaging.
FinePix S602 Zoom features:
Here's the FinePix S602 Zoom and the FinePix F601 Zoom
A trio of super-zoom cameras, the 8x Coolpix 5700,
the 8x Olympus C-720UZ and the 6x Fuji S602 Zoom.
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FinePix S602 Zoom Specifications
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