Fujifilm FinePix E510 Review

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Review posted 09/14/2004

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New for 2004 is Fujifilm's compact, durable and lightweight FinePix E-series of versatile digital cameras that combine the ease of point-and-shoot for new users with a more powerful feature set that satisfies the needs of advanced users too.

The FinePix E510 offers 5.2 megapixels of shooting power, while the FinePix E500 offers 4.1 megapixels. Both cameras feature a Fujinon 3.2x wide-angle (28mm-91mm equivalent) optical zoom, which can be enhanced with optional 1.94x telephoto or 0.76x wide-angle lens adapters. A large, 2.0-inch LCD screen makes viewing and sharing captured images easier, while the ergonomic design and non-slip grip provide sure and steady handling.

The cameras capture images in fully automatic (point-and-shoot) modes, as well as offering manual, programmed AE, aperture or shutter priority AE, macro, super-macro and four scene position modes (portrait, landscape, sports, night scene) to photographers who want extra control. In addition, QVGA movies can be taken at a rate of 10 frames/second, with sound for up to 60 seconds.

Two AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries power the cameras; consumers can expect best possible battery life with rechargeable batteries, while alkaline batteries provide operational flexibility. Fujifilm's optional CP-FXA10 PictureCradle can be used with the FinePix E510 and E500 for rapid recharging, as well as for fast image downloading.

FinePix E510 Zoom Features:

  • 5.2 million pixel CCD for up to 2592 x 1944 image size
  • 3.2x optical zoom (28-91mm in 35mm equiv)
  • Macro and Super Macro focus as close as 1.0 inches
  • Movie Mode; 10fps w/sound @ 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
  • 2.0" color TFT LCD monitor
  • Auto, Scene, Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority and Manual exposure modes
  • Multi or Spot exposure metering
  • Adjustable ISO sensitivity, white balance, sharpness, color mode
  • 2 - 1/2000 sec shutter speeds
  • Uses removable xD-Picture cards (16MB included)
  • Compact (4 x 2.4 x 1.3 inch) durable metal-front body
  • Very lightweight at just 6.2 oz. (excluding batteries)
  • Powered by two standard AA type batteries
  • USB connectivity and PictBridge direct-print compatible
  • Optional Picture Cradle & rechargeable battery pack

The FinePix E510 and E500 will be available in August 2004. The FinePix E510 will sell for approximately $349.99, while the FinePix E500 will sell for approximately $299.99. All cameras will ship with a 16MB xD-Picture Card, 2 AA alkaline batteries, FinePix Viewer, ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix, USB cable, A/V cable, hand strap and a PictureCradle adapter.

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Fujifilm FinePix E510

Fujifilm FinePix E510

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Fujifilm FinePix E510

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Fujifilm FinePix E510

The FinePix E510 and a standard CD for size comparison.

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FinePix E510 Zoom Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels
5.2 Million Pixels
CCD Sensor 1/2.5" Conventional CCD System (Number of Total Pixels: 5.36 million pixels) RGB Filters
Number of Recorded Pixels 2,592 x 1,944 (5.0 Million), 2,048 x 1,536, 1,280 x 960, 640 x 480 Pixels. Movie: 320 x 240 pixels (10 frames/sec.) 160 x 120 pixels (10 frames/sec), AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
File formats Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), WAV, 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
5MP(F) 5MP(N)
3MP 2MP 0.3MP
320x240 160x120
6 12
19 25 122
Approx. 94 Sec.
Approx. 288 Sec.
Lens focal Length Equivalent to 28-91mm on a 35mm camera
Optical zoom 3.2x wide-angle
Digital zoom 3.9X (at 640 x 480 pixel mode), 1.6x (1,280 x 960 pixels), 1.3x (1,600 x 1,200 pixels)
Focus Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Focus Range Normal: 2.0 ft. to infinity, Macro: 2.6 in. - 2.6 ft., Super Macro 1.0 in. - 5.9 in.
Aperture Wide F2.9 - F8, Tele F5.5 - F8
Viewfinder Real-image optical viewfinder (approx. 80% Coverage)
Exposure control 64 Point TTL Metering
Exposure modes Programmed AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
4 Scene modes: sports, night, portrait, landscape
Color modes Standard, Chrome, B&W
Sensitivity Auto: (equivalent to ISO 80 - 320 depending on conditions)/ 80/100/200/400 Portrait/landscape/sports/night scene/P/S/A/M modes: equivalent to ISO 80/100/200/400
Shutter speed 2 - 1/2000 sec.( depending on Exposure mode)
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
Effective range: 2.0 ft - 13.5 ft (W)/ 2.0 ft - 6.6 ft (T)
Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
LCD monitor 2.0-inch low temp polysilicon TFT (Approx. 154,000 pixels)
Digital Interface USB
Power source 2 AA alkaline batteries (included)
2 AA NiMH batteries (sold separately)
NH-10 NiMH rechargeable battery pack (sold separately)
AC-3V AC adapter (sold separately)
Shooting modes Auto, 4 scene position modes (portrait, landscape, sports, night scene programmed AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, Manual
Movie recording 320 x 240 pixels up to 60sec. per movie / 160 x 120 pixels up to 180sec. per movie
10 fps, AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
Video out NTSC and PAL Switchable
Voice memo Voice Memo (30Sec.)
Playback Single frame (14.4x playback zoom), 9 multi frame
Other features 0.76x wide-angle and 1.94x telephoto lens mount, voice memo (30 sec.), self-timer: 10 sec., world time, 6 language menu interface, tripod socket, PictBridge compatible
Dimensions 4.0 (W) x 2.4 (H) x 1.3 (D) inch
101 (W) x 60.5 (D) x 32.6 (D) mm
Weight 6.2 oz./ 176g excluding battery and media
Optional accessories xD-Picture card (16MB-512MB)
Compact Flash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF
Image memory card reader DPC-R1
xD-Picture Card™ USB Drive DPC-UD1
AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable NH-10 NiMH battery pack
AC-3VW power adapter
AC-3V power adapter
PictureCradle CP-FXA10
Fitted soft case SC-FXE01
Deluxe soft case SC-FXA3-US
AR-FXE01 lens adapter ring for WL-FXE01 and TL-FXE01 (threads hold 43mm filters)
Wide-angle lens adapter WL-FXE01
Telephoto lens adapter TL-FXE01
Travel kit (A3): large case, AA NiMH travel charger with auto adapter
Starter accessory kit (A4): fitted soft case, AA NiMH travel charger with auto adapter

(Specifications as provided by the manufacturer)

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