Fujifilm FinePix F480 Review

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Review posted 12/2/2007

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The diminutive F480 is and entry-level model aimed towards beginners looking for function and form. It includes an 8.2-Megapixel CCD sensor with a digital signal processor for noise reduction. This CCD and processor combination ensures that pictures taken with the FinePix F480 are colorful, clear and crisp. A 4.0x wide angle optical zoom lens from Fujinon, helps the camera capture large groups or bring distant subjects a bit closer with ease thanks to a 28 mm-112mm equivalent on a 35 mm camera.

The FinePix F480 also features Picture Stabilization mode to reduce blurry images that can be caused by camera shake or subject movement. This mode automatically chooses the correct light sensitivity and best- matching shutter speed, allowing users to produce the highest quality digital pictures without blur and the noise often associated with low light (high ISO) photographs.

Like many of Fuji's 2007 models, the FinePix F480 features an xD/SD Compatible memory card slot which accepts not only Fujifilm's traditional xD-Picture Cards but also Secure Digital (SD) cards.

FinePix F480 Features:

  • 8.2 million pixel CCD image sensor
  • Fujinon 4x Wide optical zoom lens (28-112mm equiv)
  • Compact and stylish metal alloy body
  • Movie Mode; 320x240 30fps w/sound AVI format
  • 19 different shooting modes, including Auto and Picture Stabilization modes
  • 2.7" LCD color monitor with approx. 100% frame coverage
  • Shutter speeds from 5 sec. to 1/1500 sec. (depends on shooting mode)
  • ISO equivalent from 100 - 800
  • Top 3 Continuous capture mode
  • Includes approx. 12MB of internal memory
  • Uses removable xD-Picture Card or SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Powered by rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • USB 2.0 (High-speed) connectivity and PictBridge direct-print compatible

The FinePix F480 is available now with a retail price of US$179, and ships with: Li-ion Battery NP-40N, Battery charger BC-40N, Hand Strap, A/V cable, USB cable, CD-ROM (FinePix Viewer-S/FineFix Viewer), and Owner's Manual.

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Fujifilm FinePix F480

Fujifilm FinePix F480

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Fujifilm FinePix F480

Fujifilm FinePix F480

Fujifilm FinePix F480

The FinePix F480 and a standard CD for size comparison.

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FinePix F480 Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels 8.2 million pixels
CCD Sensor 1/ 2.5-inch
Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 12MB) / xD-Picture Card™ ( 16MB - 2 GB ) /SDHC memory card
File format Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2 )
Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG )
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Recording capacity with 512MB xD-Picture Card (not included) Still images:
3264x2448(F) - 127
3264x2448(N) - 253
3264x2176(3:2) - 253
2304x1728 - 515
1600x1200 - 818
640x480 - 3,993
QVGA (30fps) - 14.8 min.
Recording capacity with 512MB SD Memory Card (not included) Still images:
3264x2448(F) - 123
3264x2448(N) - 245
3264x2176(3:2) - 245
2304x1728 - 498
1600x1200 - 793
640x480 - 3,867
QVGA (30fps) - 14.3 min.
Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 3,264 x 2,448(8M) /3,664 x 2,176(3:2) / 2,304 x 1,728/ 1,600 X 1,200 / 640 X 480
Lens 4x Optical zoom lens , F2.8 - F5.6
Lens Focal Length f=4.6mm - 18.4mm, Equivalent to 28-112mm on a 35mm camera
Digital Zoom Approx. 6.9 X
Aperture Wide-angle: F2.7/5.4
Focus Distance Normal : Approx. 40cm/1.3 ft to infinity
Macro: Wide Angle : Approx. 5cm/2.0 in to 80cm/2.6ft Telephoto Angle: Approx. 30cm/1.0ft to 80cm/2.6ft
Sensitivity AUTO/Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure control TTL 64-zones metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE
Shooting Modes Mode dial : Auto, Baby mode, Picture Stabilization, Red-eye Reduction, Digital ZOOM, Portrait, SP(Scene Position), Movie
SP : Landscape, Sport, Night, Natural light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Flower, Party, Museum, Text, Manual
Shutter speed 4 sec. to 1/1500 sec. (depend on exposure)
Continuous shooting Top-3
Focus AF System: TTL contrast type
AF frame selection: AF (Center)
White balance Automatic scene recognition Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White) Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light )
Self-timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec.delay
Flash Auto flash
Effective range: (ISO AUTO): Telephoto angle : Approx.0.5m/1.6ft to 4m/13.1ft. Wide angle : Approx. 0.5/1.6ft to 2.2m/7.2ft.
Flash mode :
Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON : Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
LCD monitor 2.7 inches, 230,000 pixels , Amorphous silicon TFT color LCD monitor, Approx. 100% coverage
Movie Recording 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. With monaural sound, AVI format( Motion JPEG )
* Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording.
Photography functions Best framing, Frame No.memory
Playback functions Slide show, Trimming, Single frame, Multi-frame playback , Sorting by date, Image rotate
Video Output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/ output USB 2.0 High speed
Power Supply NP-40N Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions 95.6(W)� 55.4(H)� 23.0(D) mm/3.8(W)� 2.2(H)� 0.9(D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight approx. 140g/4.9 oz
Optional accessories xD-Picture Card™ : 256MB,512MB,1GB,2GB
Battery charger BC-65S
AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
CompactFlash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF

* Specifications as represented from manufacture, subject to change without notice.

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