Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Fujifilm 07/29/03 Press Releases
Press Releases - July 29, 2003
Fujifilm Unveils First Point-And-Shoot Digital Camera With Leading Edge Sensor Technology
FinePix A310 first affordable point-and-shoot to carry 4th Generation Super CCD HR chip
The FinePix A310's 3.1 million effective pixels can produce high-resolution images with 2,816 x 2,120 (6.0 million) recorded pixels, allowing consumers to print crisp and vivid prints up to 16 x 20 inches in size. These features make the FinePix A310 perfect for getting photographic-quality prints using Fujifilm's Digital Camera Developing services at retail outlets nationwide. To find a Digital Camera Developing retail location near them, consumers should go to http://www.digitalcameradeveloping.com.
"The FinePix A310 is a meaningful addition to our ample line of first-class digital cameras. We are particularly proud of our product range, and are pleased to offer for the first time our latest technology advance in a camera that's in reach for first-time digital photographers," said Eric Thorng, Senior Manager, Consumer Digital Cameras, Photo Imaging Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.
Fujifilm's FinePix A310 digital camera offers the following array of features:
The FinePix A310 comes bundled with a 16MB xD-Picture Card™, two AA alkaline batteries, USB cable, video cable, wrist strap, cradle adapter, Apple QuickTime™ 5.0, FinePix Viewer, and ImageMixer VCD for FinePix. The camera will be available for purchase in August 2003 at the suggested list price of .95.
Fujifilm Makes Digital Photography Easy:
Now, consumers can get high-quality photos produced from their digital cameras just as easily as they get pictures from film cameras. It's as simple as bringing their media storage card to one of thousands of Fujifilm Digital Camera Developing services providers nationwide. Consumers are encouraged to visit www.digitalcameradelveloping.com to find a retailer in their area offering Fujifilm Digital Camera Developing services.
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 "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 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 Fujifilm.net. Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., is the largest U.S. distributor of equipment, consumables and technical services for the graphic communications industry.
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 A310 Specifications
|Number of Effective Pixels||3.1 million pixels|
|CCD Sensor||1/2.7-inch 4th Generation Super CCD HR System (Number of Total Pixels: 3.14 million pixels)|
|Number of Recorded Pixels||2,816 x 2,120 (6.0 million), 2048 x 1536 (3.0 million), 1600 x 1200 (2.0 million), 1280 x 960 (1.0 million) pixels|
|File formats||Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)*Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible|
|Storage Media||xD-Picture Card (16MB to 512MB)|
|Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included)||Still images||Movie|
|6MP 3M 1M||320x240|
|10 19 33||Approx. 26 sec.|
|Lens Focal Length||Equivalent to 38-114mm on a 35mm camera|
|Digital Zoom||2.9x (at 1280 x 960 pixels mode)|
|Focus Range||Normal: 2.0ft to infinity, Macro: 0.3ft. - 2.6ft.|
|Aperture Range||F2.8/F4.8 (W) F7.0/F11.6 (T)|
|Viewfinder||Real-image optical viewfinder|
|Exposure control||Auto / Manual EV / Scene Position Modes|
|Sensitivity||Auto: equivalent to ISO 160-400 with flash off and 200-400-800 with flash on|
|Shutter speed||2 sec - 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 mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Effective range (at ISO 200): 1.0ft-19.7ft (W)/2.6ft-18.0ft (T)
|LCD monitor||1.5-inch amorphous silicon TFT (60,000 pixels)|
|Camera Terminal||USB interface, power-input socket|
|Power source||2 AA alkaline batteries or NH-10 Ni-MH rechargeable battery packAC-3V AC adapter (optional)|
|Dimensions||3.8(W) x 2.5(H) x 1.3(D) inches|
|Weight||5.5 oz. (excluding battery and media)|
|Shooting modes||Auto, Exposure Combination, Macro, Movie|
|Movie Recording||320 x 240 pixels up to 120sec. / 160 x 120 pixels up to 480sec.:|
10 fps, AVI (Motion JPEG) without sound
|Video Out||NTSC and PAL Switchable|
|Playback||Single frame (13x playback zoom), 9 multi frame|
|Special shooting modes||Exposure Modes: landscape, Night Scene, Sport, and Portrait, 4 frame Continuous Shooting, Manual EV, Photo Mode Control -ISO/Color/Res|
|Continuous shooting modes||Top 4 Continuous and Final 4 Continuous|
40 frame 1MP continuous shooting (1.8 frames/second)
|Accessories included||16MB xD-Picture Card|
2 AA Alkaline Batteries
Cradle Adapter for FinePix A310
FinePix Viewer 4.1
ImageMixer VCD for FinePix 2.0