The Fujifilm FinePix A920 is based around a nine megapixel SuperCCD HR imager with a maximum resolution of 3,488 x 2,616 pixels. Fuji's SuperCCD HR sensors use an octagonal array of photodiodes that increases image resolution in the horizontal and vertical planes - where the maximum detail in pictures should be found. The A920's sensor is coupled to a Fujinon-branded 4x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 39 - 156mm, a rather tight wide angle to a moderate telephoto. The FinePix A920 offers ISO sensitivity from 100 to 800 equivalent. All this is much the same as the previous Fuji A900 model, however the A920 boosts the LCD display on the rear panel from the A900's 2.5" 115K pixel type to a larger 2.7" display of the same resolution.
As with the past FinePix A900 model, the new Fuji FinePix A920 includes not just 10MB of built-in storage and an xD-Picture Card slot, but is also compatible with Secure Digital cards - a move we're sure will make the model far more attractive to users considering an upgrade from an existing SD-based camera. Other A920 features include 256 zone metering, 14 scene modes (Landscape, Sport, Night, Natural light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Underwater, Flower, Party, Museum, Text, Manual), a movie mode with audio, a two or ten second self timer and a product bundle including Fuji's FinePix Viewer-S software. Power for the A920 comes from two AA batteries (with alkaline disposables in the product bundle).
The Fuji FinePix A920 is priced at US$200 - exactly the same pricepoint that the A900 first shipped at - and will be available from September 2007.