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Press Releases - August 24, 2006





NEW FINEPIX S9100 DIGITAL CAMERA ADVANCES AN ENTHUSIAST FAVORITE




Valhalla, NY, August 24, 2006 – Fujifilm today announced the launch of the FinePix S9100, the latest model in Fujifilm’s SLR-styled digital camera line-up and successor to the highly regarded FinePix S9000.

The FinePix S9100 features a 10.7x Fujinon optical zoom lens, nine MegaPixel Fujifilm Super CCD sensor and ISO 80-1600 capabilities. The FinePix S9100 is aimed at photo enthusiasts who will benefit from its impressive zoom range, functionality, high light sensitivities and overall image quality.

The camera’s high sensitivity range, made possible by Fujifilm’s Real Photo Technology, enables FinePix S9100 users to capture images using natural light in a wide variety of lighting conditions. In addition, Fujifilm’s Picture Stabilization technology uses the heightened sensitivity of the FinePix S9100 and high-speed shutter settings to reduce blur caused by camera shake and subject movement. This easy-to-access feature is selectable on the mode dial and allows the FinePix S9100 to choose the correct light sensitivity and best-matching shutter speed automatically for the highest quality digital pictures.

Other noteworthy features of the FinePix S9100 include:

    i-Flash: Fujifilm’s intelligent flash system fine-tunes output for shooting with high sensitivity settings. i-Flash recognizes scene conditions and adjusts flash intensity accordingly to ensure superb results. With i-Flash, subjects in the foreground appear natural and background detail is bright and clear. The difference is especially noticeable in portraits with subjects that exhibit true-to-life skin tones.

    Fujinon Lens Technology & Zooming: The FinePix S9100 features a 10.7x wide angle optical zoom with a focal range equivalent of 28mm - 300mm. In Super Macro mode, the FinePix S9100 can focus clearly as close as 0.4-inches, and the overall speed of focusing is much improved over the FinePix S9000. With the addition of a beam assist, the camera will focus automatically in low light conditions.

    New Processing Algorithms: Users will notice a difference in the photographs taken by the FinePix S9100. New processing algorithms have led to increased sharpness and greater resolution.




    Tilted LCD Screen: The FinePix S9100 has all its angles covered with a tilting 2" LCD, making it easy to frame your shot from a variety of shooting positions. The LCD gain-up control allows viewing of the LCD in bright and low light conditions. The viewfinder is electronic with 235,000 pixel resolution and provides approximately 100% coverage.

    HS-V2 Software: The inclusion of Fujifilm’s Hyper Utility Software HS-V2 version 3 software enables FinePix S9100 photographers to explore the full potential of the camera’s RAW file format. By fully controlling the 18 million pixel RAW file from the FinePix S9100’s Super CCD, photographers can enjoy the control and flexibility of working on a "lossless" file format.

Due to ship in September, the FinePix S9100 will sell at a price of .


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 number 15 for U.S. patents granted during 2004, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2005, had global revenues of more than .6 billion.

In the United States, Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Film and Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is 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 USA Web site at www.fujifilm.com.



FinePix S9100 Specifications

CCD Sensor1/1.6-inch super CCD HR

Number of Effective Pixels

9.0 million pixels
Number of Recorded PixelsStill image: 3,488 x 2,616 (9.03 million)/ 3,696 x 2,464 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,084 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels

Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.), with monaural sound
Storage MediaSlot No. 1: xD-Picture Card™ (16MB to 2GB)
Slot No. 2: CF Card and MicroDrive™ (compatibility listed on Fujifilm website: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital)
File formatsStill image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), CCD-RAW
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
LensFujinon 10.7x zoom lens, (F 2.8 - 4.9)
Lens Focal Lengthf=6.2 - 66.7mm/Equivalent to 28 - 300 mm on a 35 mm camera
Aperture RangeF 2.8 - F11, 13 steps in 1/3 EV increments Manual/Auto selectable
Digital Zoom ratio at ShootingApprox. 2.0x (10.7x optical zoom lens is used together: Max. zoom scale: 21.4x)
FocusAuto focus (Area, Multi, Center)/Manual focus/Continuous AF
AF assist illuminator available, Effective range: up to 3.5m (Wide angle)
Focus Distance
 Normal: Approx. 1.3 ft. to infinity (wide), 6.6 ft. to infinity (telephoto)
 Macro: Approx. 4 in. to 9.8 ft. (wide), 3.0 ft. to 9.8 ft. (telephoto)
 Super Macro: Approx. 0.4 in. to 3.3 ft. (wide angle only)
Exposure Control256-zone TTL metering-Multi/Spot/Average
Exposure ModesProgrammed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
SensitivityAUTO/ Equivalent to ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Shutter SpeedAuto/Picture Stabilization/Natural Light/Portrait/Landscape: 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Night: 4 sec. to 1/500 sec.
P/S/A: 4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
M: 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Bulb (Up to 30 sec.)
White balanceAutomatic, Manual: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom (2 types)
Flash
 Flash Mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
 Effective Range
 (Auto Flash):
Effective range: Wide angle: Approx. 1.0 ft. - 18.4 ft. / Telephoto: Approx 2.0 ft. - 9.8 ft.
Self-timerApprox. 2/10 sec. delay
Electronic Viewfinder0.44-inch Low temperature polysilicon TFT (approx. 235,000 pixels), Approx. 100% coverage
LCD monitor2.0-inch Low temperature polysilicon TFT (approx. 235,000 pixels), Approx. 100% coverage
Camera TerminalsUSB 2.0 high-speed, Video-out (NTSC/PAL)
Power source4 AA type alkaline batteries (included), 4 AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC power adapter AC-5VX (optional)
Dimensions5.0 (W) x 3.7 (H) x 5.1 (D) in.
Weight22.9 oz. (excluding batteries and xD-Picture Card)
Shooting Modes (Normal, Continuous, High Speed Shooting)
 Normal: Auto, Scene Position (Picture Stabilization, Natural Light, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene)
 Continuous:

1. Top-4 (max. 1.5 frames/sec., up to 4 frames)
2. Final-4 (max. 1.5 frames/sec., up to 4 frames)
3. Long-period (max. 1.1 frames/sec., up to 40 frames)

Color ModesStandard/Chrome/B&W
Movie Recording640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG), Direct recording to the media
PlaybackSingle frame, 9 Multi-frame, Exposure information with histogram, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Trimming, Automatic playback. Navigation screen on playback zoom.
Voice MemoUp to 30 seconds, WAV format
Guide to the number of frames for battery operation **

Battery/LCD Monitor Status/Number of Frames
4xAA type alkaline/LCD Monitor ON/Approx. 120 frames
4xAA type NiMH (2500mAh)/LCD Monitor ON/Approx 320 frames
** According to the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards*1: The storage media should be xD-Picture Card.

Optional AccessoriesxD-Picture Card: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
Rechargeable Battery 2HR-3UF (2xAA type Ni-MH)
Battery Charger with Battery (2xAA type NiMH) BK-NH/BK-NH2
AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
xD-Picture Card USB Drive DPC-UD1 (Not available for 2GB xD-Picture Card)
CompactFlash Card Adpater DPC-CF
Soft Case SC-FXS9
Wide Conversion Lens WL-FXS6




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