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Fujifilm's FinePix F650 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modificatioms by Michael R. Tomkins. Fujifilm: Finepix F650 launched
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 00:01 EST)

For its second announcement of the day, Fujifilm has revealed the new FinePix F650, a camera whose rear panel is dominated by a larger than average 3.0-inch LCD display.

The camera's sensor and lens combination sees a six megapixel, 1/2.5" CCD imager coupled with a Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens that offers a 36 - 180mm equivalent range. The F650 stores images on xD-Picture cards or built-in memory (the exact size of which we're currently awaiting confirmation on). Power comes from a proprietary NP-40N Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, and images are transferred to a computer via a USB 1.1 connection. The F650 features a 256-segment metering system, ten scene modes, shutter- and aperture-priority modes to cater for the creative types, ISO sensitivities from 64 to 400, and shutter speeds from 1/2000 to 2 seconds.

The Fujifilm FinePix F650 will ship in June, priced at $349.

Fujifilm FinePix F650
Fujifilm's FinePix F650 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modificatioms by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Camera Type Compact
Manufacturer Fujifilm
Model Number F650
Dimensions 4.1 x 2.4 x 1.2"
104.0 x 61.0 x 30.5mm
Weight 170.0 g
5.9 oz
Planned Price $349.00
Planned Availability Jun 2006
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.5" CCD
6.00 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2
Image Dimensions 2816 x 2112 (5.9 megapixels)
2816 x 1880 (5.3 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality 2 levels
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder No
LCD 3.0", 230,000 pixels
Lens
Lens Type Fujinon
5x optical zoom
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 5.8 - 29.0mm (actual)
36 - 180mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.7 (tele) - f/8.0
Focusing System TTL Contrast
Focusing Range Normal: 24" - infinity (60 cm - infinity)
Macro: 1.2"
Exposure
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400
Shutter Speed 2 - 1/2000 second
Metering Modes 256-zone multi
White Balance Image Sensor - Automatic, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)
Internal Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Range: 2.3 - 15.1 ft (Wide), 2.3 - 8.5 ft (Tele)
Creative
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Beach & Snow, Sunset, Museum, Party, Flower Close-up, Text
Digital Zoom 4.4x
Self Timer Yes, 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse No
Movie Format AVI with audio
640x480 and 320x240
Max. frame-rate: 30 frames per second
Storage
Recording Medium xD Picture Card, Built-in
File System Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File Format JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Connectivity
Video Yes
Computer USB 1.1
Other DC In
Power
Battery Type Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Form Factor Proprietary NP-40N
Product Bundle
Software FinePixViewer, ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix
Battery / Charger Proprietary NP-40N Lithium Ion battery battery and charger
Flash Memory Size unknown
Other
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant Yes
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Control No
More Photos
Fujifilm's FinePix F650 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modificatioms by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
 

Original Source Press Release:

SLIM STYLINGS, LONG LENS, AND A BIG BRILLIANT LCD MAKE THE FINEPIX F650 DIGITAL CAMERA A STANDOUT MODEL

Valhalla, NY, February 14, 2006 – Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., today announced the FinePix F650, adding yet another standout model to an already impressive digital camera line-up.

While the FinePix F650 slides easily into a pocket or clutch purse, its small size doesn’t prevent the camera from having a sharp 5x optical zoom lens. The 5x optical zoom lens of the FinePix F650 is manufactured by Fujinon, a world leader in lens technology.

In addition to its impressive lens, the FinePix F650 has a number of other noteworthy features:

• A 6.0 MegaPixel CCD image sensor. 6.0 MegaPixels is more than enough for standard 4 x 6-inch prints, however, if the user would like to make larger prints or alter an image with photo editing software, the extra resolution comes in handy.

• A 3-inch LCD. Framing subjects couldn’t be easier with the FinePix F650 large LCD, which has a 230,000 pixel-resolution and low-light gain up features. Sharing photos is just as easy with this super-size LCD.

• Internal memory. Memory cards can fill quickly, so having a little on-board storage is always helpful. The FinePix F650 will have extra storage space built-in.

• Ten scene modes. This includes shutter and aperture priority AE for more user control plus 30 frame-per-second movie mode with sound.

The FinePix F650 is available in June at a retail price of $349.

About Fujifilm
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and delivers technology solutions to meet the imaging and information needs of retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers. As a global leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm pioneered the development of digital medical systems, and today is the leader in digital minilab systems. The company was ranked number 15 for U.S. patents granted during 2004, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2005, had global revenues of more than $23.6 billion.

In the United States, Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Film and Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.

For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm USA Web site at www.fujifilm.com.

Consumers also can receive news and information direct from Fujifilm USA via RSS. Subscription is free at www.fujifilm.com/rss.

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