Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Fujifilm 02/19/03 Press Releases
Press Releases - February 19, 2003
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. Announces First Digital Camera With New Fourth-Generation Super CCD
Fujifilm’s FinePix F410 first camera to carry Super CCD HR technology
ELMSFORD, NY, February 19, 2003 – Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. today unveiled the first digital camera to carry its fourth-generation Super CCD HR (High Resolution), the FinePix F410. The camera, which has 3.1 million effective pixels, provides first-time digital camera users with increased resolution, sensitivity and color reproduction, and produces high quality images. In addition, the camera’s sleek and lightweight design is sure to win style points from consumers.
The camera’s Super CCD HR sensor uses 3.1 million effective pixels on its 1/2.7" chip, and can produce high-resolution images with 2,816 x 2,120 (6.0 million) recorded pixels. This allows consumers to print crisp and vivid prints up to 11 x 14 inches in size using Fujifilm’s Digital Camera Developing services at retail outlets nationwide.
"It is with great pleasure that we bring our proprietary Super CCD HR technology to the FinePix F410 series cameras," said Eric Thorng, Senior Marketing Manager of Consumer Digital Imaging Products, Consumer Markets Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. "Now, first-time digital camera users can experience the increased resolution, sensitivity and truer-to-life color reproduction serious hobbyists enjoy, in a palm-sized, ultra-stylish and easy-to-use camera."
One of two new consumer digital cameras announced today, Fujifilm’s FinePix F410 digital camera offers the following array of features:
The FinePix F410 comes bundled with an NP-60 lithium-ion battery, USB cable, shoulder strap, 16MB xD-Picture Card™, AC Power Adapter/Battery Charger, FinePixViewer v4.0, ImageMixer VCD for FinePix 1.0 software. The camera will be available for purchase in April 2003 at the suggested list price of .99. In addition, an optional cradle is available for easy power recharging, and streamlined file transferring. The cradle also provides a stable platform for the camera’s PC-Cam function.
Fujifilm Makes Digital Photography Easy:
To help simplify digital camera technology and educate consumers about the choices available to them, Fujifilm is now traveling the country for a second year with its FinePix "Picture of America™" Tour featuring its FinePix Truck. The tour highlights Fujifilm’s complete line of shoot, store, print and share digital photography solutions. Details about the truck, as well as information about where it will be next, can be found at www.fujifilm.com/finepixtour.
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is the U.S. marketing subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. of Tokyo (FUJIY), a leading global manufacturer in three business segments, including Imaging Solutions, Information Solutions and Document Solutions. Recognized for its technological innovation and high quality, Fujifilm offers a complete portfolio of imaging, information and document products, services and e-solutions to retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers.
The complete Fujifilm product portfolio in the U.S.A. includes: professional and consumer film and cameras; digital imaging products, including cameras and printers for commercial and consumer use; digital minilabs and kiosks; photographic paper and photofinishing supplies; professional motion picture film; high-capacity floppy disks, CDs and DVDs, tape cartridges and other data storage media; videotape and audiocassettes; professional and consumer optical discs; microfilm and other micrographic products; and graphic arts film, conventional and digital printing plates, analog ad digital color proofing systems, drum and flatbed scanners, imagesetters and computer-to-plate systems. Fujicolor Processing, Inc., a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., provides wholesale photofinishing through a network of laboratories across the country. Fujifilm e-Systems is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., that develops workflow solutions to support the company’s photofinishing labs and consumer photographic businesses, including online imaging services such as Fujifilm.net.
For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm USA Web site at www.fujifilm.com.
Fuji Finepix F410 Specifications
|Number of Effective Pixels||3.1 million pixels|
|CCD Sensor||1/2.7-inch 4th generation Super CCD HR (Number of Total Pixels: 3.14 million pixels)|
|Number of Recorded Pixels||2816 x 2120 (6.0 million), 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels|
|File formats||Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio: WAV|
*Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible
|Storage media||xD-Picture Card™ (16MB to 256MB)|
|Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included)||Still Images||Times of movie recording|
(10 frames/second with sound, AVI format - Motion JPEG)
|Lens||Super Fujinon optical 3x zoom lens|
|Zoom||Fujinon 3x optical zoom, 4.4x digital zoom|
|Focus||TTL contrast-type, auto-focus|
|Focus Range||Normal: 2.0ft to infinity, Macro: 0.3ft. - 2.6ft.|
|Aperture||F2.8/F7 (automatically selected)|
|Viewfinder||Real-image optical viewfinder, approx. 80% coverage|
|Exposure control||TTL 64-zone metering, Program AE, exposure compensation available in manual photography mode|
|Sensitivity||Equivalent to ISO 200/400|
ISO 800 (when resolution is fixed at 1M for shots taken at ISO 800)
|Shutter speed||1/4 sec. To 1/2000 sec.|
|White balance||Automatic, Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)|
|Flash||Auto flash using flash control sensor|
Flash modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
Effective range (at ISO 200):0.4 - 3.5m /1.3ft. - 11.5ft.
|LCD monitor||1.5-inch low temperature polysilicon TFT (118,000 pixels)|
|Camera Terminal||USB interface, power-input socket|
|Power source||NP-60 battery or AC Power Adapter AC-5VW (included)|
|Dimensions||3.3(W) x 2.7(H) x 1.1(D) inches|
|Weight||5.8 oz (excluding battery and xD-Picture Card™); 6.9oz. (including battery and xD-Picture Card™)|
|Shooting modes||Auto, Manual|
|Movie Recording||320 x 240 pixels up to 98 sec. with 16MB xD-Picture Card™; 337 sec. for 160 x 120 pixels|
|Voice Memo||30 seconds|
|Other||Self-timer: approximately 10 sec., multi-language menu|
|Accessories included||16MB xD-Picture Card™|
Li-ion Battery NP-60
AC Power Adapter AC-5VW
-ImageMixer VCD for FinePix
|Optional Accessories||xD-Picture Card™: DPC-16, DPC-32, DPC-64, DPC-128, DPC-256|
Battery Charger BC-65
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
Picture Cradle CP-FX410
Soft case SC-FX401