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Press Releases - July 28, 2004





Popular Fujifilm Finepix Models Receive Upgrade

FinePix S3100 and S5100 digital cameras offer 4.0 megapixels, long zooms and enhanced LCD properties


VALHALLA, NY – JULY 28, 2004 – Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., a pioneer in digital imaging technology, today announced the addition of two new digital cameras in the company’s esteemed S-series line. Both the FinePix S3100 and S5100 deliver powerful 4.0 megapixel resolution in appealing 35mm-style form factors, and provide enhancements for improved viewfinder and LCD viewing in low-light situations – making it easy to capture brilliant images under any condition.

"The FinePix S3100 and S5100 offer long zoom power combined with ease of use and best- possible image quality," said Susan Schaffer, Director, Consumer Products, Photo Imaging Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. "Fujifilm is proud to continue its digital imaging leadership with these solid performers."



Top Features




The FinePix S3100 offers beginner digital photographers 4.0 million pixels of shooting power with a fully automatic point-and-shoot feature set. The camera also offers a 6x optical and 3.4x digital zoom to capture crisp, clear images of distant subjects, and captures QVGA video clips at a rate of 10 frames/second. This model will replace the popular FinePix S3000 in August.




The FinePix S5100 offers mid-level digital photographer 4.0 million pixels combined with both point-and-shoot simplicity as well as a more advanced manual feature set including continuous shooting, continuous auto-focus, shutter priority and aperture priority modes. This model offers a 10x optical and 3.6x digital zoom capability, the longest in Fujifilm’s consumer category. In addition, the FinePix S5100 can capture VGA video clips at a rate of 30 frames/second, with sound, and can capture RAW format files. This model will replace the company’s best-selling FinePix S5000 in October.

Both cameras offer a low-light viewfinder and LCD enhancement, making it easier to see the subject in dark conditions, and can be used with telephoto and wide-angle lenses. The FinePix S3100 and S5100 operate on four AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries, and use Fujifilm’s xD-Picture Card™ storage media, which can hold up to 532 4.0 megapixel (normal) images on a 512MB card.

Familiar SLR-Type Design

The FinePix S3100 and S5100 offer traditional 35mm styling, while pistol grips offer easy handling. The FinePix S3100 measures 3.9(W) x 3.0(H) x 2.7(D) inch and weighs 10.1 ounces without batteries and storage media; the FinePix S5100 measures 4.4(W) x 3.2(H) x 3.1(D) inches and weighs 11.9 ounces without batteries and storage media. Optional telephoto and wide-angle lens adapters increase the performance of both models.

Availability

The FinePix S3100 will be available in August 2004 and sell for approximately .99, while the FinePix S5100 will ship in October 2004 and sell for approximately .99. Both cameras will ship with a lens adapter ring, a 16MB xD-Picture Card™, FinePix Viewer, ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix, four AA alkaline batteries, USB cable, A/V cable, and a shoulder strap.

Great Prints

Fujifilm digital cameras offer consumers best-quality printed images made from home, at home and at the store. Both the FinePix S3100 and S5100 offer consumers PictBridge compatibility for fast and convenient at-home printing, without the use of a computer. Now, consumers can use Fujifilm’s inkjet paper in nearly any manufacturer’s inkjet printer to ensure long-lasting prints with bright colors. Consumers may visit http://www.digitalcameradeveloping.com to find a store near them – or near friends and family across the country – that offers in-store digital camera developing, and to order images from local retailers online.






About Fujifilm

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and delivers technology solutions to meet the imaging and information needs of retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers. As a global leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm pioneered the development of digital medical systems, and today is the leader in digital minilab systems. The company was ranked in the top ten for U.S. patents granted during the last decade, employs 73,100 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2004, had global revenues of more than billion.

In the U.S., Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Film and Imaging Systems, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is committed to being an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.

For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm U.S.A. Web site at www.fujifilm.com.





FinePix S5100 Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels4.0 million pixels
CCD Sensor1/2.7" Conventional CCD System (Number of Total Pixels: 4.23 million pixels) RGB Filters
Number of Recorded Pixels2,272 x 1,704 pixels (3.87 Million)
1,600 x 1,200
1,280 x 960
640 x 480 pixels
File formatsStill image: CCD-RAW, JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
*Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible
Storage mediaxD-Picture Card (16MB to 512MB)
Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included)Still imagesMovie
4MP(F)  4MP(N)  
2MP  1MP  0.3MP
640x480 320x240
8        16    
25    33    122
Approx. 13 Sec.
Approx. 26 Sec.
Lens focal LengthEquivalent to 37-370mm on a 35mm camera
Optical zoom10x
Digital zoom3.6x (at 640 x 480 pixel mode), 1.8x (at 1280x960 pixels), 1.4x (at 1600x1200 pixels)
FocusAuto focus /AF area focus/AF center focus/ Manual focus
Focus RangeNormal: 3.0ft to infinity (W), 6.6ft to infinity (T), Macro: 0.3-6.6ft (W), 3.0-6.6ft (T)
ApertureF 2.8-F8 (W), F3.1-F9 (T) (10 steps in 1/3 EV increments)
Viewfinder0.33-inch 115,000 pixels electronic viewfinder (approx. 100% coverage)
Exposure controlProgrammed AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
Exposure compensation-2 EV to +2 EV (13 Steps in 1/3 EV increments at P/S/AM)
Color modesStandard, Chrome, Black & White
SensitivityAuto (equivalent to 64-320 depending on conditions)/64/100/200/400
P/S/A/M (equivalent to ISO 64/100/200/400)
Shutter speedAuto/SP: ¼ sec. to 1/2000 sec.
SP (night scene mode only): 3 sec. – 1/1000 sec.
Manual: 15 sec. – 1/2000 sec.
White balanceAutomatic, Manual (Custom, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, custom)
FlashAuto flash
Effective range: 1.0ft – 14.8ft (W)/2.0ft. – 13.1ft (T)
Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
LCD monitor1.5-inch 115,000 pixels low-temperature polysilicon TFT (Approx. 100% coverage)
Digital InterfaceUSB interface, power-input socket
Power source4 AA alkaline batteries included
4 NiMH rechargeable batteries (sold separately)
AC power adapter AC-5VH/AC-5VHS (sold separately)
Dimensions4.4(W) x 3.2(H) x 3.1(D) inch
Weight11.9 oz. (excluding batteries and media)
Shooting modesNormal: auto, scene position (portrait, landscape, sports, night scene), P/S/A/M
Continuous: top 3 (3 frames/sec., up to 3 frames), final 3 (3 frames/sec., up to 3 frames), long-period (max. 1.6 frames/sec., up to 40 frames)
Movie recording640 x 480 pixels/320 x 240 pixels(Up to media capacity, direct recording to the media).
30 fps, AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
Video outNTSC and PAL switchable
PlaybackSingle frame (with 14x playback zoom), 9 multi-frame, exposure information with histogram, navigation screen on playback zoom
OthersLow-light viewfinder function, scene modes, continuous auto-focusing, auto bracketing, photo mode control – ISO/resolution/color, continuous top 3 and final 3 frame 4MP shooting (3 frames/second), 40 frame continuous shooting (1.6 frames/second), self-timer: approximately 2/10 sec., world time, 7 language menu interface, tripod socket, lens cap, adapter ring, PictBridge compatible
Optional accessoriesxD-Picture card (16MB-512MB)
PCMCIA PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Compact Flash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF
Image memory card reader DPC-R1
AC power adapter AC-5VH/AC-5VHS
Battery charger with battery BK-NH/BK-NH2
Wide-angle conversion lens WL-FX9/F9B
Telephoto conversion lens TL-FX9/FX9B
Soft case SC-FX S5
Travel kit (A3): large case, AA NiMH travel charger with auto adapter




FinePix S3100 Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels4.0 million pixels
CCD Sensor1/2.7" Conventional CCD System (Number of Total Pixels: 4.23 million pixels) RGB Filters
Number of Recorded Pixels2,272 x 1,704 pixels (3.87 Million), 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels
File formatsStill image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), WAV, Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
*Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible
Storage mediaxD-Picture Card (16MB to 512MB)
Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included)Still imagesMovie
4MP(F)  4MP(N)  
2MP  1MP  0.3MP
320x240 160x120
8        16    
25    33    122
Approx. 98 sec.
Approx. 5.6 min.
Lens focal LengthEquivalent to 39-234mm on a 35mm camera
Optical zoom6x
Digital zoom3.4x (at 640 x 480 pixel mode), 1.7x (1280 x 960 pixels), 1.4x (1600 x 1200 pixels)
FocusAuto focus (TTL center point fixed) – contrast type
Focus RangeNormal: 2.6 ft - inf., Macro: 3.9 in. - 2.6 ft.
ApertureF 2.8/F4.8/F8.2(Wide-Angle), F3/F5.2/F8.7 (Telephoto)
Viewfinder0.33 inch 110,000 Pixel Electronic Viewfinder (approx. 88% coverage)
Exposure control64-zone TTL metering-multi
Exposure modesProgrammed AE
Color control modesNormal, vivid (chrome), black and white
SensitivityEquivalent to ISO 100 (automatically set between ISO 64-250 depending on the shooting mode and subject)
Shutter speedAuto/SP: 1/4 sec. - 1/1500 sec.
SP (night scene mode only): 2 sec. – 1/250 sec.
Manual (A. priority): ½ sec. – 1/1500 sec.
White balanceAutomatic, Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)
FlashAuto flash uses flash control sensor
Effective range: 2.6ft – 11.5ft (W)/2.6ft. – 11.5 ft (T)
Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
LCD monitor1.5-inches amorphous silicon TFT (approx. 62,000 pixels, approx. 87% coverage)
Digital interfaceUSB interface, power-input socket
Power source4 AA alkaline batteries (included)
4 AA NiMH batteries (sold separately)
AC power adapter AC-5VH/AC-5VHS
Dimensions3.9(W) x 3.0(H) x 2.7(D) inch
Weight10.1 oz. (excluding battery and media)
Shooting modesAuto, manual, scene position (portrait, landscape, sports, night scene), movie
Movie recording320 x 240 pixels up to 60sec. / 160 x 120 pixels up to 240sec.
10 fps, AVI (Motion JPEG) without sound
Video outNTSC and PAL Switchable
PlaybackSingle frame (with 14x playback zoom), 9 multi-frame
OthersSelf-timer: approximately 10 sec., world time, 6 language menu interface, tripod socket, lens cap, adapter ring, low-light viewfinder function available, PictBridge compatible
Optional accessoriesxD-Picture card (16MB-512MB)
PCMCIA PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Compact Flash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF
Image memory card reader DPC-R1
AC power adapter AC-5VH/AC-5VHS
Battery charger with battery BK-NH/BK-NH2
Wide-angle conversion lens WL-FX9/F9B
Telephoto conversion lens TL-FX9/FX9B
Soft case SC-FX 304
Travel kit (A3): large case, AA NiMH travel charger with auto adapter




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