Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom Review

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Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Full review posted 6/22/01

Introduction & Physical Views

Click on the 6900 Zoom to take a QuickTime VR tour

The FinePix 6900 Zoom builds on the ease-of-use and distinctive styling of Fujifilm's popular FinePix 4900 Zoom and inherits advanced functions from the FinePix S1 Pro. The FinePix 6900 Zoom features Fujifilm's second generation 3.3 million-sensor Super CCD that generates a 6-megapixel picture file. The Super CCD, along with Fujifilm's High Definition Color processing technology and 6X Super EBC Fujinon lens, helps the FinePix 6900 Zoom set a new standard in color and overall picture quality for the serious photo enthusiast.

With the ability to generate image files of up to six million pixels (2832 x 2128 resolution in TIFF-RGB format) for enlargements and photo editing software manipulation, the FinePix 6900 Zoom also offers the following features:

  • Large-diameter 6x optical zoom (35-210mm 35mm equivalent)
  • Two zoom controls, one on lens and another on the back
  • Manual focus via ring and on-screen magnification
  • Shutter speed priority (3 to 1/1000 sec)
  • Aperture priority (F2.8 to F11 in 13 steps)
  • Full Manual control of both shutter and aperture
  • Scene Position modes as well as Auto and Program AE
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (3 frames, 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps)
  • TTL viewing via color electronic viewfinder
  • Two-inch color LCD playback monitor
  • Burst rate of 0.2 sec/frame for up to five frames
  • Captures up to 160 seconds of AVI video w/out sound
  • Adjustable ISO sensitivity of 100/200/400
  • Builtin popup multi-mode intelligent flash
  • Stylish magnesium alloy, gunmetal black body
  • SmartMedia image storage, compatible with 128MB cards
  • Rechargeable lithium battery pack and AC adapter included
  • Compact dimensions of 4.3"W x 3.1"H x 3.7"D

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

To further enhance the digital photography experience, Fujifilm provides consumers with an easy entrance to the Internet imaging world with the company's newly designed FinePixViewer software program, which comes bundled with the FinePix 6900 Zoom and other FinePix digital cameras. At the click of a few buttons, the FinePixViewer lets users view their pictures and links them directly to the World Wide Web for answers to frequently asked questions, picture-taking tips, support utilities, updated drivers and the receipt of periodic and pertinent promotional announcements from Fujifilm.

Along with Fujifilm's FinePixViewer, other bundled software programs include DP Editor, Adobe PhotoDeluxe® 4.0 Home Edition and ActiveShare™.

The FinePix 6900 Zoom will be available with a suggested list price of $999.

Physical Views

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fuji FinePix 6900 Zoom

Here's the FinePix 6900 Zoom in the hand, much smaller than most imagine.

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FinePix 6900 Zoom Specifications

Imaging Device 3.3-million pixel Fujifilm 1/1.7" SuperCCD
Still Image Resolution 2832 x 2128 (interpolated)
2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Image Compression JPEG (EXIF 2.1)
Fine, Normal or Basic quality.
TIFF uncompressed in 2832 x 2128 only.
Zoom Lens Super EBC Fujinon 6x optical
35-210 mm (35mm equivalent)
Maximum Aperture F2.8 - F3.1
Digital Zoom 1.4x to 4.4x (depending on image size)
2x for Movie Recording
Recording Modes Still images,
AVI movies w/out sound
Focus System TTL Contrast detection AF type
Focus Range 1.6 ft - Infinity (Normal Wide)
3.0 ft - Infinity (Normal Tele)
0.3 ft - 2.6 ft (Macro)
8 in. - Infinity - stepless (Manual w/ring)
Viewfinder 0.55-inch color LCD (with 110,000 pixels)
LCD 2.0-inch color TFT (with 130,000 pixels)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Flourescent 1/2/3, Tungsten, Manual preset 1 and 2
Shutter Speeds 3 - 1/2000 sec (Auto & SP)
3 - 1/1000 sec (P-S-A-M)
Exposure Modes Fully Automatic
Program AE
Shutter speed priority (3 - 1/1000 sec)
Aperture priority (F2.8 - F11)
Full Manual
AE Bracketing (3 frames with 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0EV steps)
ISO rating 100, 200, 400
Built-in Flash Pop-up Type
Range: 1 ft - 11.8 ft (Wide)
3 ft - 10.5 ft (Tele)
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Red-Eye Reduction
Exposure Compensation -2 to +2 in 0.3EV steps
Exposure Metering TTL 64-zone Multi-point, Center-weighted average, Spot
Burst Mode 0.2sec/frame up to 5 images at full resolution
Movie Mode QuickTime Motion JPEG, 320x240 @ 10fps
up to 160 seconds, no audio.
Self-timer 2 or 10 sec
Video out Depends on region (PAL or NTSC)
Storage Media SmartMedia (up to 128 MB)
16 MB SmartMedia card included
I/O Connectivity USB, Video Out
Battery Proprietary NP-80 Lithium 3.7 V, 1100mAh
camera is supplied with charger/AC supply
Weight 18.9 ounces (incl. battery)
Dimensions (W/H/D) 4.3 x 3.1 x 3.7 inches

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