Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Fujifilm 08/26/03 Press Releases
Press Releases - August 26, 2003
Fujifilm Announces New Digital SLR-Type Camera For Everyday Consumers
FinePix S3000 offers 3 megapixels, lens adapters and affordable pricing in time for holiday season
The FinePix S3000 offers 3.2 million effective pixels, which can produce images of 2048 x 1536 (3.15 million) recorded pixels for best-quality prints up to 8 x 10 inches in size. The camera also offers 6x optical and 3.2x digital zooms, movie recording without sound and several scene positioning modes.
"Fujifilm knows that as consumers become more sophisticated about their digital photography options, they want a product that feels more like a traditional film camera while providing the benefits of digital," said Eric Thorng, Senior Marketing Manager, Consumer Digital Cameras, Photo Imaging Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. "The FinePix S3000 is a great example of how Fujifilm has integrated its film industry expertise with world-class digital technology - resulting in an easy-to-use, high performance camera. It's a great holiday gift for family and friends who love to capture best-quality everyday images with minimal fuss."
Fujifilm's FinePix S3000 digital camera offers the following array of features:
The FinePix S3000 comes bundled with a 16MB xD-Picture Card, four AA alkaline batteries, shoulder strap, USB cable, lens adapter ring, FinePix Viewer 4.1, and ImageMixer VCD for FinePix 2.0. The camera will be available for purchase in October 2003 at the suggested list price of .99.
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.
FinePix S3000 Specifications
|Number of Effective Pixels||3.2 million pixels|
|CCD Sensor||1/2.7-inch CCD (Number of Total Pixels: 3.34 million pixels)|
|Number of Recorded Pixels||2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels|
|File formats||Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)|
|Storage media||xD-Picture Card (16MB to 512MB)|
|Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included)||Still image||Movie|
|3MP 2MP 1MP VGA||320x240 160x120|
|19 25 33 122||98sec. 5.6min.|
|Digital zoom||3.2x (640 x 480), 1.6x (1280 x 960), 1.28x (1600 x 1200)|
|Lens focal Length||Equivalent to 38-228mm on a 35mm camera|
|Focus Distance||Normal: 2.6 ft - inf., Macro: 0.3 ft - 2.6 ft.|
|Aperture||F 2.8/F4.8/F8.2(Automatically selected)|
|Viewfinder||0.33 inch 110,000 Pixel EVF|
|Exposure control||64-zone TTL metering Program AE (Exposure Comp. available in Manual Mode)|
|Exposure modes||Auto, Manual (Aperture Priority, Exposure Compensation)|
|Sensitivity||Equivalent to ISO 100 (with flash off)|
Equivalent to ISO 100-200 (with flash on)
|Shutter speed||3 to 1/1500 sec.|
|White balance||Auto, 6 positions selectable in Manual Mode (Fine, Shade, Daylight|
Fluorescent, Warm White Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Cool White),
|Flash||Auto flash using flash control sensor|
5 modes (auto, red-eye reduction, forced flash, suppressed flash,
slow synchro with red-eye reduction)
Wide: 1ft - 11.5ft.
Tele: 2.6ft. - 11.5ft.
|LCD monitor||1.8-inches amorphous silicon TFT (62,000 pixels)|
|Video output||NTSC, PAL|
|Digital Interface||USB interface|
|Power source||4 AA type Alkaline batteries or AC-5V power adapter (optional)|
|Dimensions||3.9(W) x 3.0(H) x 2.7(D) inch|
|Weight||10 ounces (without batteries or storage media)|
|Shooting modes||Auto, Manual, Scene position, Movie, Continuous Shooting|
|Movie Recording||320 x 240 pixels up to 60sec. / 160 x 120 pixels up to 240sec.:|
10 fps, AVI (Motion JPEG) without sound
|Playback||Single frame (with max.13x playback zoom), 9 multi-frame|
|Others||Self-timer: approximately 10 sec.|
|Accessories included||16MB xD-Picture Card|
4 AA-size Alkaline Batteries
Lens Adapter Ring
ImageMixer VCD 2 for FinePix
|Optional Accessories||AC-5V AC Adapter|
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Compact Flash? Card Adapter DPC-CF
Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
Tele Conversion Lens TL-FX9/FX 9B
Wide Conversion Lens WL-FX9/FX 9B
Soft Case SC-FX 304