Original Source Press Release:
Fujifilm UK: FinePix Z2 Zoom (UPDATED)|
(Monday, October 10, 2005 - 01:44 EDT)
A press release from Fujifilm UK today has announced the new FinePix Z2 Zoom digital camera, coming as rather a surprise to us since even the company's head office in Japan has published no information on the camera at the moment.
The FinePix Z2 Zoom is an update to the existing Z1 model with only a handful of changes, in much the same manner as the recent announcement of the F11 Zoom model offered a slight upgrade to the existing F10. Changes we noted between the Z1 and Z2 are a higher maximum ISO sensitivity of 1600 (previously 800), a 256-zone multi metering system (previously 64-zone), and a higher resolution LCD display (232k pixels, versus 115k pixels in the Z1). Shutter speeds and apertures remain identical to those in the original Z1, and the camera also features the same lens, xD-Picture Card storage, USB 2.0 High-speed and NTSC / PAL connectivity, and proprietary NP-40 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery as the Z1.
The Fujifilm FinePix Z2 Zoom will ship in the UK from November. Information on pricing is not available at this time, and nor do we have any information on any plans to sell the camera in other markets.
UPDATED 2005-10-10 17:32ET: Fujifilm USA has advised us that this camera will not be available for purchase in the US market.
|Fujifilm FinePix Z2 Zoom |
|Camera Type ||Ultra Compact |
|Manufacturer ||Fujifilm |
|Model Number ||Z2 |
|Dimensions ||3.5 x 2.2 x 0.7" |
90.0 x 55.0 x 18.6mm
|Weight ||130.0 g |
|Image Capture |
|Sensor Type ||1/2.5" Fujifilm SuperCCD HR |
5.22 megapixels (total)
5.10 megapixels (effective)
|Aspect Ratio ||4:3, 3:2 |
|Image Dimensions ||2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels) |
2736 x 1824 (5.0 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 ||2.5", 232,000 pixels |
100% field of view
|Playback Zoom ||4.1x max |
|Lens Type ||Fujinon Zoom Lens |
3x optical zoom
|Image Stabilization ||No |
|Focal Length ||6.1 - 18.3mm (actual) |
36 - 108mm (35mm equivalent)
|Aperture Range ||f/3.5 (wide) / f/4.2 (tele) - f/8.0 |
|Focusing System ||Contrast Detection |
|Focusing Range ||Normal: 24" - infinity (60 cm - infinity) |
Macro: 3.3" - 33" (8 cm - 80 cm)
|ISO Sensitivity ||Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 |
|Shutter Speed ||4 - 1/1000 second |
|Exposure Modes ||Program |
|Metering Modes ||256-zone TTL |
|White Balance ||Image Sensor - Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight / Warm White / Cool White), Incandescent light |
|Internal Flash ||Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Sync |
Range: 0.3 - 3.0m (W), 0.6 - 2.3m (T)
|Scene Modes ||Sports, Portrait, Night Scene, Landscape, Natural Light |
|Digital Zoom ||5.7x |
|Self Timer ||Yes, 2 or 10 seconds |
|Time Lapse ||No |
|Movie Format ||AVI (Motion JPEG) with audio |
640x480 and 320x240
Max. frame-rate: 30 frames per second
|Recording Medium ||xD Picture Card |
|File System ||Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF) |
|File Format ||JPEG (EXIF 2.2) |
|Video ||Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable |
|Computer ||USB 2.0 High Speed |
|Other ||DC In, camera cradle |
|Battery Type ||Lithium Ion rechargeable |
|Battery Form Factor ||Proprietary NP-40 |
|Product Bundle |
|Software ||FinePix Viewer, ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix |
|Battery / Charger ||Proprietary NP-40 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and charger |
|Flash Memory ||16.0MB xD-Picture Card |
|Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant ||Yes |
|PictBridge Compliant ||Yes |
|Internal Microphone ||Yes |
|Internal Speaker ||Yes |
|Tripod Mount ||Yes, mount is in cradle |
|Remote Control ||No |
|Operating System Compatibility ||Windows, MacOS |
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|Fujifilm FinePix Z2 Zoom: the sensitive supermodel that's naturally slim|
Fujifilm today announced the launch of the FinePix Z2 Zoom, a super-slim digital compact offering 5.1 megapixels, a high resolution 2.5" LCD monitor and improved sensitivity up to ISO 1600, all housed within a chic, sleek body.
As anyone with an eye for the world of fashion knows, occasionally you may want to take discrete photos in low light. With an amazing sensitivity setting of ISO 1600, this model certainly won't be dropped for a poor performance.
A stylish successor to the hugely popular FinePix Z1 Zoom, this camera boasts an even higher- sensitivity performance (up to ISO 1600) meaning that clean, sharp images can be captured in low light or difficult lighting situations, such as parties, concerts and other indoor events. What's more, Fujifilm's Real Photo Processor enables users to achieve more natural-looking images, without the harsh effects often caused by camera flash - and avoiding the blurring caused by camera shake or subject movement.
The FinePix Z2 Zoom's enhanced resolution 2.5" LCD monitor has reinforced, scratch-resistant glass, making it ideal for viewing and editing images on the move.
Furthermore, the FinePix Z2 Zoom is prepared for any photographic situation with its continuous shooting feature - allowing users to follow classic sporting moments, or catwalk catastrophes, frame by frame. In addition, its smart, glossy single-shell casing - available in black or white - is sure to complement any style this season.
Designed to get you even closer to the action, the FinePix Z2 Zoom's special refractive, non-extending zoom lens gives 3x optical reach without any visible movement on the camera's flat exterior. As if that wasn't enough, the camera also incorporates Fujifilm's fifth generation Super CCD HR, meaning that large reprints can be produced without loss of image quality or detail.
A real pocket rocket, the FinePix Z2 Zoom also includes a TV-quality movie function, capable of capturing 30 frames per second VGA video with sound.
FinePix Z2 Zoom features at a glance:
Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm's Director of Photo Products, said, "It's ironic that most ultra-slim cameras struggle where they are most frequently used - in low-light social situations, such as parties. With four times the sensitivity, combined with iconic design, the FinePix Z2 Zoom is a camera that truly qualifies as an evening companion."
- Super CCD HR sensor delivering 5.1 million effective pixels
- Non-extending refractive optical zoom lens with 3x optical zoom
- Sensitivity range of ISO 64-1600 for low-noise photography in all conditions
- Wraparound, glossy shell-design body, with sliding power-on function
- Available in stunning black or cool white
- High resolution 2.5 inch LCD screen with reinforced, scratch-resistant glass
- Continuous shooting mode for action photography
- TV-quality VGA movie recording of 30 frames per second with sound
- PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing without a PC