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Press Releases - March 20, 2003

Fujifilm Quality And Innovation Recognized Via Top Honors At PMA 2003

Prestigious Awards Underscore Fujifilm's Leadership Position in Imaging and Information

ELMSFORD, NY, March 20, 2003 - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., announced that it received several photo industry awards for its products, recognizing the company's innovative digital cameras, image sensor, printers, papers and storage media recently at the 2003 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Annual International Convention and Trade Show. Recognizing products for technical achievement and design, the awards were given out at PMA, the photography industry's largest annual event.

Competing against hundreds of products in two competitions, Fujifilm took home 10 awards, including the 2003 Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) Innovative Digital Product Award for the company's new Super CCD SR image sensor and FinePix F700 digital camera as well as the 2003 DigitalFocus Award for its xD-Picture Card. Both competitions were held in conjunction with PMA 2003, which took place March 2-5, 2003 in Las Vegas.

"From such technology breakthroughs as our new Super CCD SR image sensor, to our digital camera, printer, paper and storage products, Fujifilm is recognized for its product innovation and quality," said Bill DiMinno, Senior Vice President and General ManagerTITLE, Photo Imaging Group, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. "These awards underscore our commitment to providing our customers - whether they are consumers, professional photographers, studios, retailers or commercial labs - with superior and innovative products and services. We thank DIMA and DigitalFocus for recognizing our success in these efforts."

Fujifilm products received the following awards at the PMA 2003 show:

    2003 DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards
  • Fujifilm Super CCD SR image sensor
  • Fujifilm FinePix F700 digital camera

    2003 DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out Winner

  • Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro digital camera system: Prosumer/Professional Digital Camera between ,500 - ,999 category

    2003 DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out Winners

  • Fujicolor Professional Crystal Archive Paper: Photo Print category, 50" wide or more
  • Fujicolor Professional Crystal Archive Paper: Photo Print category, 30" to 49" wide
  • Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper: Photo Print, 8" wide or less
  • Pictrography 3500 Digital Printer: Dye Sublimation category, 8" x 10" or larger
  • Fujifilm Pictro-Paper Ever-Rich: Dye Sublimation category, 8" x 10" or larger

    2003 DigitalFocus Award

  • xD-Picture Card: Storage Solution category

    2003 DigitalFocus Award Finalists

  • Fujifilm FinePix F402: Consumer Digital Camera category
  • Fujifilm FinePix S602: Prosumer Digital Camera category
  • Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro: Professional Digital Camera category

The 2003 Innovative Digital Product Award winners were selected by digital imaging editors and writers and were based upon how the products utilize new technologies and/or applications to make the product either unique or the first of its kind. The annual award is one of several events sponsored by the Digital Imaging Marketing Association, a section of PMA. The 7th Annual DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out took place on March 1 when 24 participating camera manufacturers captured images in two live-model studios. Winners of the 2003 DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out were chosen from 138 prints from 27 companies. PMA trade show attendees voted upon the entries based on overall quality of the digital print and the accuracy of the color as compared to the "target" print.

The DigitalFocus Awards annually honor the top digital imaging products in 15 different categories. This year's awards, formerly known as the Excellence in Imaging Awards, were once again sponsored by Pepcom Inc. and its DigitalFocus showcase series. The awards were presented at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on March 1, the evening before the PMA trade show opened.

About Fujifilm

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 and 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

For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm USA Web site at .

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