Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Fujifilm 01/04/2007 Press Releases
Press Releases - January 4, 2007
TAKE GREAT PICTURES WITH ALL-IN-ONE FUJIFILM FINEPIX F40fd
8MP Super CCD, ISO Equivalency Speeds Up To 2000 and Face Detection Technology
Combining unequalled performance and ease of use, the Finepix F40fd is a compact, highly portable and stylish digital camera. It’s packed with features that make it easy for new photographers to get great pictures, and experienced digital camera buffs will love the advanced photographic capabilities that result in exceptional performance. These include Face Detection Technology by Fujifilm, a hardware based system using Fujifilm’s proprietary dedicated LSI chip, which can detect up to 10 human faces in a scene in as little as 5/100’s of a second, and Dual Shot Mode, a convenient function that takes two shots in rapid succession, one with flash and one without, letting the user decide on the best picture.
Life doesn’t give too many second chances, and a group photo can be tough to capture. Now, the FinePix F40fd features Face Detection Technology by Fujifilm that makes it easy. It sets the correct focus and exposure automatically, regardless of where subjects are located within the frame. Face Detection Technology can even perform flawlessly in difficult focusing and lighting conditions, such as off-center subject faces, low light situations, and even backlit conditions. Fujifilm’s Face Detection Technology also enhances playback functions with the ability to zoom in on each detected face automatically. Now users can check to make sure everyone’s eyes were open and they’re smiling, crop images for the perfect portrait and perform a variety of other functions to make sharing more fun.
Low light? No Problem!
Frequently, pictures taken in evening environments, birthday parties or any dim-lit situation can create problems for some digital cameras. The FinePix F40fd allows users to effortlessly capture the moment as their eye sees it, with tremendous clarity and low noise, using Fujifilm’s Real Photo technology. Thanks to the 6th generation FinePix Super CCD-HR chip and the RP processor, the Finepix F40fd can utilize ISO settings of up to 2000, capturing stunning images even in low light while preserving the natural color and clarity of the shot.
To make it easy for consumers to achieve blur-free results, the FinePix F40fd also features Fujifilm’s "Picture Stabilization" mode. Not only does Picture Stabilization reduce the "blur" effect from the photographer’s hand-shake, it also adjusts for subject movement, and compensates for low light shooting, making it a comprehensive solution to prevent blurry photos. This easy-to-identify, automatic setting lets the FinePix F40fd choose the correct light sensitivity and shutter speed for the highest quality digital pictures, with sharp, clean and clear results.
Natural Color and Contrast, even with a Flash
At times using a flash may be necessary to help secure adequate lighting and image quality. This is when the FinePix F40fd’s Intelligent-Flash system, or "i-Flash" comes into play. i-Flash detects subtle lighting differences within a scene, and then varies the flash intensity accordingly. It also leverages the high sensitivity of Finepix cameras to enable the camera to use less flash, preventing that "blasted with light" effect that so many digital camera flashes leave you with. The result is pleasing, natural tones with no flash "wash-out".
In addition to these advantages, the FinePix F40fd possesses a number of other impressive features:
By combining a high ISO setting, a eight MegaPixel Super CCD and great new features like Face Detection Technology, the FinePix F40fd is the perfect all-in-one digicam model for those looking for a first class digital camera," said David Troy, Senior Product Manager, Consumer Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc.
The FinePix F40fd will debut in March 2007 at a retail price of .
FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., Valhalla, NY, is a U.S. marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, providing digital and analog photographic Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media and Motion Picture Film products and services to consumers, professionals and businesses.
FinePix F40fd Specifications
Number of Effective Pixels
8.3 million pixels
|CCD Sensor||1/ 1.6-inch Super CCD HR|
|Number of Recorded Pixels||Still image: 3,296 x 2,472 / 3,504 x 2,336 (3:2 format) / 2,304 x 1,728 /1,600 x 1,200 / 640 X 480 pixels |
Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
|Storage Media||Internal memory (approx. 25MB) |
xD-Picture Card or SD Card ( 16MB - 2 GB )
|File format||Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2 )|
Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG )
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
|Recording Capacity with (256 xD Picture Card (not included)||Still images||Movie|
|Lens||Fujinon 3 XOptical zoom lens , F2.8 - F5.1|
|Lens Focal Length||f=8.0mm - 24.0mm, Equivalent to 36-108mm on a 35mm camera|
|Focus||Auto Focus( Single,Continuous, Center,Multi) |
AF assist illuminator available
|Focus Distance||Normal : approx. 60 cm to infinity|
Macro:Wide Angle: Approx. 7cm to 80cm
Telephoto: Approx. 30cm to 80cm
|Shutter speed||3 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (depend on Shooting mode)|
|Aperture||Wide-angle:F2.8 - F8, 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments|
Telephoto:F5.1 - F8, 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments
|Sensitivity||Auto /Equivalent to 100/200/400/800/1600(standard output sensitivity)/(up to ISO2000 on Anti-blur/Natural Light mode)|
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zones metering(Multi/Spot/Average)|
|Exposure mode||Programmed AE|
|White balance||Automatic scene recognition|
Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom
|LCD monitor||2.5 inches, Aspect ratio: 4:3, Approx 230,000 pixels, Coverage Approx. 100%|
Effective range: (ISO AUTO): Wide-angle: approx. 0.6 - 6.5m / 2.0 - 21.3 ft
Telephoto: approx. 0.6 - 3.5m / 2.0 - 11.5 ft
Flash mode : Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro.
|Self-timer||Approx.10sec./ 2 sec. delay|
|Video Output||NTSC / PAL selectable|
|Digital input/output||USB High-speed|
|Power supply||NP-70 Rechargeable Battery, AC Power Adapter AC-5VC|
|Dimensions||95.7(W)× 59.0(H)× 23.3(D) mm/3.8(W)× 2.3(H)× 0.9(D) in.(excluding accessories and attachments)|
|Weight||Approx. 175 g/6.2 oz.(excluding accessories, batteries and Media Card)|
|Digital Zoom||Approx 6.90 X|
|Shooting Modes||Normal : Auto, Picture Stabilization, Scene Position ,Macro, Movie, Burst/Continuous,|
SP: Natural Light,Natural Light& with Flash,
Continuous : 1.Top-2 ( max.1.3 frames/sec., up to 2 frames)
2.Final-2 ( max.1.3 frames/sec)
3.Long-period ( max.0.6frame/sec. Up to memory card size)
|Movie Recording||640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec. |
320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG)
* Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording.
|Voice Memo||Up to 30 sec.WAV format|
|Photography functions||Intelligent face detection,power management,Best framing,Frame No.memory|
|Playback functions||Intelligent face detection,Slide show,Trimming, Single frame, 9 Multi-frame , Sorting by date,Image rotate, Voice Memo|
Automatic playback, IR Communication
|Optional accessories||xD-Picture Card ™ : 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB,256MB,512MB,1GB,2GB|
AC Power Adapter AC-3VX
Battery Charger BC-70