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Fujifilm's FinePix F20 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fujfilm announces FinePix F20
(Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 22:20 EDT)

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc. has today unveiled its new FinePix F20 digital camera, a compact model that sits alongside the existing F30 model in the company's F-series lineup.

Stylistically, the F20 has quite similar styling to the F30, which was first described at this year's Photo Marketing Association spring tradeshow last February. Both cameras are of similar size and weight, with the F20 being just a touch lighter even though it is slightly wider than its sibling. They also share the same 6.3 megapixel Super CCD HR image sensor, although Fuji has dialled back the maximum ISO sensitivity slightly from the F30's maximum of 3200 to a maximum of ISO 2000 equivalent in Anti-blur or Natural Light mode on the F30. Both cameras are based on the same second-generation Real Photo processor, so the difference is likely either to reduce noise levels somewhat, or to help provide differentiation between models.

Both cameras also share the same F2.8 - F5.0 3x optical zoom lens, with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 36 - 108mm - a fairly standard range for a compact, pocket-friendly digicam. They also both offer 2.5" LCD displays, although where the F30 offered a relatively high resolution 230,000 pixel type, the F20 substitutes this with a lower-res 153,000 pixel display. Other features of the FinePix F20 include a built-in six-mode flash with slow synch capability, NTSC / PAL and USB 2.0 High-Speed connectivity, xD-Picture Card storage plus 10MB of built-in memory, power from an NP-70 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, and the ability to shoot photos completely manually if you're a creative type, or using one of 15 preset scene modes if you want the ultimate in ease of use.

The Fujifilm FinePix F20 ships this August, priced at $299.95.

Fujifilm FinePix F20
Fujifilm's FinePix F20 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
CCD Sensor 1/1.7-inch Super CCD HR
Number of Effective Pixels 6.3 Million Pixels
Number of Recorded Pixels Still image: 2,848 x 2,136 / 3,024 x 2,016 (3:2 format) / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames / sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames / sec.)
File Formats Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 10MB) /xD-Picture Card (16MB - 1 GB)
Lens Fujinon 3.0x optical zoom lens, F2.8 – F5.0
Lens Focal Length (Rated) / (35mm Equiv.) 8.0 - 24.0mm (36 - 108mm on a 35mm camera)
Aperture Range Wide-angle: F2.8 - F8, 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments
Telephoto: F5.0 - F8, 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments
Optical Zoom 3.0x
Digital Zoom 6.2x
Focus - Auto / Manual / Macro Auto Focus (Single, Continuous)
(Center, Multi)
AF assist illuminator available
Focusing Range - Normal Approx. 2.0 ft. to Infinity
Focusing Range - Macro Close-up Wide Angle: Approx. 2.0 in. to 2.6 ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 1.0 ft. to 2.6 ft.
Focusing AF System: TTL contrast type
AF Mode: Single, Continuous
AF Area: Center, Multi
Exposure Control 256-zones TTL metering (Multi / Spot / Average)
Exposure Mode Programmed AE (AUTO / SP), Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE
Color Control Modes B&W, Chrome, Standard
Sensitivity Auto / ISO Range equivalent to 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Up to ISO 2000 in Anti-blur / Natural Light mode)
Shutter Speed 4 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (speed depends on shooting mode)
White Balance Automatic scene recognition, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom
Flash Auto Flash
Flash Mode Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Flash Effective Range (ISO Auto) 2.0 - 21.3 ft (Wide), 2.0 - 11.5 ft (Tele), 1.0 ft - 2.6 ft (Macro)
LCD Monitor 2.5 in., Aspect Ratio: 4:3, Amorphous silicon TFT, Approx. 153,000 pixels, Coverage approx. 100%
Self-timer Approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. delay
Power Supply NP-70 Rechargeable Battery, AC Power Adapter AC-5VW (included), AC-5VX AC Adapter available (optional)
Dimensions 3.7(W) x 2.2(H) x 1.1(D) in.
Weight Approx. 5.3 oz.(excluding battery and xD-Picture Card)
Shooting Modes - Normal Auto, Picture Stabilization, Preprogrammed Scene Position (SP), Macro, Movie, Burst/Continuous
Shooting Modes - SP Natural Light / Natural Light & with Flash / Portrait / Landscape / Sport / Night / Fireworks / Sunset / Snow / Beach / Museum / Party / Flower Close-Up / Text
Shooting Modes - Continuous 1.Top-3 (max. 2.2 frames / sec., up to 3 frames)
2.Final-3 (max. 2.2 frames / sec., up to 3 frames)
3.Long-period (max. 0.7 frames / sec., up to memory card size)
Movie Recording 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames / sec)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames / sec)
With Monaural sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG).
Playback functions Single frame, 9 Multi-Frame, Sort by Date, Image Rotate, Post shot Assist window (3 frames), Voice Memo, Trimming, Automatic Playback
Memory Type Internal memory (approx. 10MB)
xD-Picture Card TM (16MB-1GB)
Optional Accessories xD-Picture Card TM: 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
AC Power Adapter: AC-5VX
Battery Charger BC-70
Soft Case SC-FXF30
Accessories included

Li-ion battery NP-70
AC Power Adapter AC-5VC
Hand Strap
USB cable for the FinePix F20
A/V cable for the FinePix F20

  • FinePixViewer
  • ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix

Owner’s Manual

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Fujifilm's FinePix F20 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Fujifilm's FinePix F20 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Fujifilm's FinePix F20 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:


ISO Equivalency Speeds Up To 2000, Easy-to-Use Picture Stabilization Mode Gives Consumers The Real Picture

Valhalla, NY, July 12, 2006- Perfect for families looking for a compact digital camera that will produce great shots in almost any condition, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A, Inc. announced today the launch of the FinePix F20, the latest addition to its family of cameras with Real Photo Technology.

Sitting alongside the multiple-award winning FinePix F30 in Fujifilm’s high-end compact range, the FinePix F20 is an affordable digital camera for photo lovers who don’t want to compromise on quality. With sensitivity levels of up to ISO 2000 and advanced Picture Stabilization technology, the FinePix F20 delivers detailed, natural looking photographs with little need for flash, even in very low light…without image blur.

The FinePix F20’s sleek, lightweight proportions disguise its technology-heavy specifications. Featuring a 6.3 MegaPixel 6th Generation Super CCD, RP Processor II and ISO 100-2000 sensitivity, the F20 delivers images that remain sharp and natural in bright sunshine, low light or with fast moving subjects. Fujifilm’s Real Photo Technology cameras are among the only digital compact cameras to deliver high ISO at full resolution. This means there’s no need for a trade off between high-quality, low light photography, and potential print size.

For those moments when a flash is needed, the FinePix F20’s i-Flash intelligent flash system automatically sets power output and exposure for balanced results, combining natural foreground illumination with optimum background exposure. Its innovative Dual Shot mode takes two pictures in quick succession; one with flash, and one without, then displays them side-by-side for on-the-spot comparison.

With one-touch Picture Stabilization, 15 scene positions, and 300 shot battery life, the FinePix F20 will be a constant companion; producing photographs of stunning quality no matter where it’s taken.

In addition to Real Photo Technology, the FinePix F20 possesses a number of other impressive features:

  • ISO 2000 (*) sensitivity at full resolution (* on Picture Stabilization and Natural Light Mode or ISO1600 on Auto and Manual Mode)
  • Picture Stabilization button to set high shutter speed to reduce the risk of blurry images
  • Fujinon 3.0x optical zoom lens
  • Long-life rechargeable Li-ion battery (up to 300 shots)
  • Quick response times (0.01 second shutter lag and 1.4 second start-up)
  • 15 selectable scene position modes
  • 2.5-inch LCD

The FinePix F20 will be available in August 2006 at a retail cost of $299.95.

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, 2006, had global revenues of $22.8 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.fujifilmusa.com.

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