Fuji FinePix S602Z - now shipping!|
(Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 00:24 EDT)
3 megapixel, 6x optical zoom digital camera now available...
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc, which announced its FinePix S602 Zoom digital camera back in January just before the PMA 2002 show, has today announced that the camera is now shipping (meeting the schedule given last February). The S602Z is an update to the company's SLR-style 4900/6900 series, and couples an electronic viewfinder with a 3 megapixel SuperCCD imager and 6x optical zoom.
The FinePix S602 Zoom costs $799, and we reviewed it in April, concluding:
"I really think Fuji's hit a home run in the "enthusiast" category with this one. They've brought together a range of key features in an appealing package, and thrown in some unusual capabilities to boot. - And they've managed to offer all this capability with a surprisingly low price tag as well. The S602 Zoom will meet the needs of many "enthusiast" photographers, and its long 6x zoom, faster than average shutter lag and shot to shot cycle time, and unusual "Final 5 Frame" capture mode make it a particularly good choice for amateur sports shooters. And of course, there's the amazing 640x480, 30 fps movie mode too. While talking about all the other cool features though, it's important not to miss image quality: The S602 delivers great-looking images, with excellent color and resolution, and low image noise. (But I would really like to see less geometric distortion at the ends of its zoom range.) Finally, despite all its advanced features, it's as easy to operate in full "auto" mode as any point & shoot on the market. - A great camera to start with and gradually grow into. Long the "Rodney Dangerfield" of the digicam marketplace, with the S602 Zoom, Fuji may finally get some respect among the enthusiast crowd. Highly recommended!"Read the review for a lot more in-depth info, and see if this might be the right camera for you!
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