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 6.2 Megapixel (S-Pixel: 3.1 Million, R-Pixel: 3.1 Million) Consumer Digital Camera With New Fourth-Generation Super CCD SR For Extended Dynamic Range
FinePix F700 offers 6.2 million effective pixels to capture images with quality approaching that of film
See some actual Fuji F700 Sample Pics
One of two new Fujifilm digital cameras announced today, the FinePix F700 is intended for photo enthusiasts who want a near-film quality print experience from digital imaging products. The FinePix F700 produces digital pictures that stay truer to life than ever before, thanks to its Super CCD SR technology, which doubles the number of pixels on the chip. The SR sensor offers 3.1 million large pixels (S) with high sensitivity to light, and 3.1 million smaller pixels (R) with low sensitivity to light, resulting in a dynamic range of four times that of previous Super CCDs. Fujifilm combines this new technology with the traditional color integrity and overall high quality imaging Fujifilm is best known for, allowing consumers to capture truer-to-life images.
The FinePix F700’s sleek metal body echoes traditional film-camera design with centralized placement of its viewfinder, lens and 1.8 inch LCD screen. Its 6.2 million effective pixels (S-pixel: 3.1 million, R-pixel: 3.1 million) can produce high-resolution images with 2,832 x 2,128 (6.03 million) recorded pixels. In addition, the FinePix F700 offers on-demand continuous auto-focus, three color modes, manual functions, advanced movie recording capabilities, diminished shutter lag, and at 1.2 seconds, one of the fastest start-up times on the market. The FinePix F700 also comes with a cradle for easy downloading and recharging.
"The FinePix F700 is representative of Fujifilm’s focus – leading-edge technology combined with an enjoyable user experience. The camera’s sleek and familiar form factor, combined with its increased dynamic range, heightened sensitivity, and unique functions will make it the new camera of choice for consumers who seek the highest standard in picture quality," said Eric Thorng, Senior Marketing Manager of Consumer Digital Imaging Products, Consumer Markets Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.
Some of the Fujifilm FinePix F700’s most exciting features include:
The FinePix F700 comes bundled with an NP-40 battery, USB/AV cable, hand strap, 16MB xD-Picture Card, AC Power Adapter, and Picture Cradle / Battery Charger, FinePixViewer 4.0, ImageMixer VCD for FinePix 1.0 software. The camera will be available for purchase in April 2003 at the suggested list price of .95.
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 third 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 F700 Specifications
|Number of Effective Pixels||6.2 million (S-pixel: 3.1 million, R-pixel: 3.1 million) pixels|
|CCD Sensor||1/1.7 inch 4th Generation Super CCD SR [Number of Total Pixels: 6.7 million (S-pixel: 3.35 million, R-pixel: 3.35 million) pixels]|
|Number of Recorded Pixels||2832 x 2128 (6.03 million) pixels, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960|
|File formats||Still image: CCD-RAW / JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio: WAV|
|Storage media||xD-Picture Card™ (3.3V, 16MB to 256MB)|
|Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included)||Still images||Times of movie recording (30 frames/second with sound, AVI format - Motion JPEG)|
|Lens||Super EBC Fujinon 3x zoom lens F2.8, equivalent to 35-105mm on a 35mm camera|
|Zoom||3x Optical, 2.2x Digital|
|Focus||TTL contrast type, Auto, Manual|
|Focus Range||Normal: 2.0ft to infinity, Macro: approx. 9cm-80cm/3.5in.-2.6ft|
|Aperture||F2.8 to F8 (1/3EV step)|
|Viewfinder||Real-image optical, approx. 80% coverage|
|Sensitivity||Auto equivalent 160-400 (at LCD on and flash off)|
Manual equivalent 200/400/800/1600 (when resolution is fixed at 1M for shots taken at ISO 1600)
|Shutter speed||3 sec. to 1/2000 sec.|
|White balance||Automatic, Manual (7 modes can be selected)|
|Flash||Automatic, 5.0m / 16.4ft (Max.)|
Auto flash using flash control sensor
Flash modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
|LCD monitor||1.8-inch CGsilicon TFT (134,000 pixels)|
|Interface||Multiple Connector (for included USB and AV cable, Cradle)|
|Video output||NTSC/PAL selectable|
|Power source||NP-40 battery or AC-5VW AC Adapter (included)|
|Dimensions||4.3 (W) x 2.1 (H) x 1.1 (D) inches|
|Weight||6.0 oz. (excluding battery and xD-Picture Card™); 6.7oz. (including battery and xD-Picture Card™)|
|Shooting modes||Auto scene position, Continuous, Movie|
|Movie Recording||640 x 480 pixels 30 frames/second|
320 x 240 pixels 30 frames/second
With sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG)
|Voice Memo||Up to 30 seconds WAV format|
|Other||Self-timer: approximately 2/10 sec. delay; multi-language menu|
|Package Contents||16MB xD-Picture Card™|
Li-ion battery NP-40
AC Power Adapter AC-5VW
Picture Cradle CP-FX700
: DC-in, Multiple Connector
|Optional Accessories||xD-Picture Card™: DPC-16, DPC-32, DPC-64, DPC-128, DPC-256|
Rechargeable battery NP-40
Battery Charger BC-65
AC Power Adapter AC-5VH/5VHS
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
Soft case SC-FX700
|System Requirement||Factory installed USB port|
(1) IBM PC/AT compatible computer