Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Fujifilm 01/04/2007 Press Releases
Press Releases - January 4, 2007
THE IS-1 IS FUJIFILM’S NEWEST INFRARED DIGITAL CAMERA
Like the FinePix S3 Pro UVIR, the IS-1 will help law enforcement officers solve crimes by capturing evidence not easily seen by the human eye. It can be used in both the visible and infrared light spectrums, making the evidence-gathering process more efficient and accurate.
For example, the IS-1 has a continuous live preview feature, an advantage during infrared photography for focusing and composing when using dark lens filters. It also has an articulating LCD, which simplifies the processes of previewing, capturing and reviewing photos – especially when the camera is in a laboratory environment. Its 10.7x, 28-300mm optical zoom system is built-in, minimizing dust, making operation a snap for forensic photographers.
Through the use of an infrared cut or "hot mirror" filter on the lens, the IS-1 can capture a visible light image very close in quality to that of a standard digital camera, adding flexibility and cost-effectiveness to the overall package.
"The FinePix S3 Pro UVIR has been well-received in the forensic and scientific markets, and we anticipate an even better reception for the IS-1 digital camera in these same channels," remarked Darin Pepple, Marketing Manager, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc.
"Law enforcement and scientific departments often contend with very restrictive budgets so a product that can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations, without draining too much of their resources, is quite appealing."
The IS-1 digital camera features a nine MegaPixel Fujifilm Super CCD sensor and ISO 80-1600 (in case of capturing a visible light image) capabilities. The camera's high sensitivity range, made possible by Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology, enables IS-1 users to capture images using visible and infrared light (approximately 400nm –900nm). Users can apply lens filtration to isolate specific wavelengths to achieve a desired effect. In addition, Fujifilm's Picture Stabilization technology uses the heightened sensitivity of the IS-1 and high-speed shutter settings to reduce blur caused by camera shake and subject movement. This easy-to-access feature is selectable on the mode dial and allows the IS-1 to choose the correct light sensitivity and best-matching shutter speed automatically for the highest quality digital pictures.
HS-V2 Software: The inclusion of Fujifilm's Hyper Utility Software HS-V2 version 3 enables IS-1 photographers to explore the full potential of the camera's RAW file format. This program also provides law enforcement investigators with side-by-side image comparisons along with metadata analysis, a useful tool when examining images of blood stains, documents or other forms of evidence.
Priced at , the IS-1 will be available at select authorized dealers in the United States in February 2007. For a dealer list, interested parties should visit www.fujifilmusa.com. Infrared and infrared cut filters are optional.
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.
|CCD Sensor||1/1.6-inch Super CCD HR|
|Number of Effective Pixels||9.0 Million Pixels ( Visible – IR 400nm 900 nm)|
|Number of Recorded Pixels|
Still image: 3,488 x 2,616 / 3,696 x 2,464 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,0 48 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixelsMovie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.), with monaural sound
Slot No. 1: xD-Picture Card (16MB to 2GB)
|File Formats||Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), CCD-RAW|
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Recording capacity with 256MB xD Picture Card (not included)
|Lens||Fujinon 10.7x zoom lens, (F 2.8 - 4.9) (58mm lens threads)|
|Lens Focal Length|
f=6.2 - 66.7mm/Equivalent to 28 - 300 mm on a 35 mm camera (IR and IR Cut Filters are Optional – 58mm)
|Aperture Range||F 2.8 - F11, 13 steps in 1/3 EV increments Manual/Auto selectable|
|Digital Zoom ratio at Shooting||Approx. 2.0x (10.7x optical zoom lens is used together: Max. zoom scale: 21.4x)|
|Focus||Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center) ** /Manual focus/Continuous AF ** |
AF assist illuminator available, Effective range: up to 3.5m (Wide angle) **
|Approx. 1.3 ft. to infinity (wide), 6.6 ft. to infinity (telephoto)|
Approx. 3.9 in. to 9.8 ft. (wide), 3.0 ft. to 9.8 ft. (telephoto)
Approx. 0.4 in. to 3.3 ft. (wide angle only)
|Exposure Control **|
256-zone TTL metering-Multi/Spot/Average
|Exposure Modes||Programmed AE ** , Aperture Priority AE ** , Shutter Priority AE ** , Manual|
|Sensitivity||AUTO/ Equivalent to ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Recommend 200 or higher for IR photography) **|
|Shutter Speed||1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec. (Auto/Picture Stabilization/Natural Light/Portrait/Landscape) |
Night: 4 sec. to 1/500 sec.
P/S/A: 4 sec. to 1/4000 sec., M: 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Bulb (Up to 30 sec.)
|White Balance **||Automatic |
Manual: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom (2 types)
|Flash (visible light shooting situations only) **|
Effective range: Wide angle: Approx. 1.0 ft. to 18.4 ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 3.0 ft. to 9.8 ft.Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
|Flash Mode (visible light shooting situations only) **||Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro|
|Effective Range (Auto Flash) **||Effective range: Wide angle: Approx. 1.0 ft. - 18.4 ft. / Telephoto: Approx 3.0 ft. - 9.8 ft.|
Approx. 2/10 sec. delay
|Electronic Viewfinder||0.44-inch Low temperature poly-silicon TFT (approx. 235,000 pixels), Approx. 100% coverage|
2.0-inch Low temperature poly-silicon TFT (approx. 235,000 pixels), Approx. 100% coverage
USB 2.0 high-speed
4xAA type alkaline batteries (included), 4xAA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC power adapter AC-5VX (optional)
5.0 (W) x 3.7 (H) x 5.1 (D) in.
22.9 oz. (excluding batteries and xD-Picture Card)
Normal : Auto ** , Scene Position (Picture Stabilization, Natural Light, Portrait, Landscape, Night) **
1. Top-4: Max. 1.5 frames / sec. up to 4 frames
2. Final- 4: Max. 1.5 frames / sec. up to 4 frames3. Long-period: Max 1.1 frames / sec up to 40 frames.
|High Speed Shooting|
|Color Modes **|
640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
Single frame, 9 Multi-frame, Exposure information with histogram, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Trimming, Automatic Playback. Navigation screen on playback zoom.
Up to 30 seconds, WAV format
xD-Picture Card: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
|Accessories Included||4xAA type Alkaline Batteries|
USB cable (Mini-B)
Lens cap holder
CD-ROM 3 with:
Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation:
LCD Monitor Status / Number of Frames
* Due to Fujifilm's commitment to constant improvement, the company reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice.
** Those functions are available only in the use of an infrared cut or "hot mirror" filter on the lens . Then IS-1 can capture a visible light image very close in quality to that of a standard digital camera .