PMA 2002 - January 30, 2002
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Fuji's SuperCCD III logo. Courtesy of Fuji Japan, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fuji's third-gen SuperCCD explained!
18:03 ET - Curious as to what the improvements in the latest iteration of the FujiFilm SuperCCD imager are? If so, then read on...

As most readers are probably already aware, Japanese camera giant Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. took the wraps off its latest new models with the worldwide announcement of the FinePix S2 Pro, FinePix S602 and FinePix F601 digital cameras. All three have one common trait, the fact that they use the third generation of Fuji's proprietary SuperCCD imagers - but what exactly does that mean? According to Fuji,... (More)



FujiFilm's FinePix S2 Pro digital camera. Courtesy of FujiFilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fuji announces FinePix S2 Pro!
00:02 ET - Replacement for existing S1 Pro model doubles resolution, amongst numerous other updates...

In the first of three digital camera announcements tonight, Fuji has officially announced its FinePix S2 Pro digital camera. Based on Nikon's N80 film camera (the S1 Pro was N60-based), the S2 Pro features a new third-generation 6.49 megapixel SuperCCD imager with almost double the previous model's resolution. As with all of Fuji's SuperCCD cameras, the maximum file size is interpolated roughly 2:1... (More)



FujiFilm's FinePix S602 Zoom digital camera. Courtesy of FujiFilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fuji announces update to the 4900/6900 series!
00:01 ET - FinePix S602 Zoom trades a little size for a lot more functionality...

In the second of tonight's announcements from FujiFilm, the company is preparing an update to its SLR-style 4900/6900 series (we say 'SLR-style' because whilst they're similar in shape, they're technically electronic viewfinder cameras). The FinePix S602 Zoom is slightly about a centimeter wider and a few millimeters deeper and taller than its predecessors, and somewhat heavier to boot, but has some... (More)



FujiFilm's FinePix F601 Zoom digital camera. Courtesy of FujiFilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fuji announces FinePix F601Z!
00:00 ET - New camera shrinks down FujiFilm's already-tiny 4800/6800 cameras...

In the third and final of today's announcements from FujiFilm, the company announces a new model following on from its Porsche-designed 4800 Zoom and 6800 Zoom digital cameras. The camera is fairly evolutionary, with similar lens, sensor, and storage to the previous 6800Z model, but Fuji have managed to do a good job in shaving off almost 40 grams and 8mm off the width, plus 3mm off the height and... (More)

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