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Fujifilm announces FinePix S700|
(Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 04:05 EST)
Rounding out its three digital camera announcements for the day, Fujifilm USA Inc. has unveiled its new FinePix S700 digital camera.
The Fujifilm FinePix S700 is an affordable long-zoom digital camera model, coupling a powerful Fujinon-branded 10x optical zoom lens which can focus down to just 0.4 inches, with a 1/2.5" seven megapixel standard CCD imager that yields a maximum ISO rating of 1600. Other features of the Fujifilm S700 include dual media slots (Secure Digital / MultiMediaCard and xD-Picture Card), a 0.24" electronic viewfinder with a relatively high 230,000 pixel resolution, and a 2.5" LCD display with the exact same resolution. There's plenty in the Fuji FinePix S700 to cater to the needs of advanced amateurs looking to gain maximum control over their photos, with P / A / S / M exposure modes, auto / manual focus, eight white balance modes (including a custom hold mode), and a six-mode popup flash.
The Fuji S700 is priced at $250, shipping from March 2007.
|Fujifilm FinePix S700|
|Dimensions||4.2 x 3.0 x 3.2"|
106.1 x 75.7 x 80.7mm
|Planned Availability|| 2007|
|Sensor Type||1/2.5" CCD|
7.10 megapixels (effective)
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 3:2|
|Image Dimensions||3072 x 2304 (7.1 megapixels)|
3072 x 2048 (6.3 megapixels)
2304 x 1728 (4.0 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
|Image Quality||2 levels|
|Image Preview / Review|
|Viewfinder||Yes, EVF type; 0.24" 230K pixel color LCD|
|LCD||2.5", 230,000 pixels|
10x optical zoom
|Focal Length||6.3 - 63.0mm (actual)|
38 - 380mm (35mm equivalent)
|Aperture Range||f/3.5 (wide) / f/3.7 (tele) - f/13.6|
|Focusing System||Contrast Detect (Area, Multi, Center) with AF assist lamp|
Manual Focus possible (0) steps
|Focusing Range||Normal: 12" - infinity (30 cm - infinity)|
Macro: 0.4" - 122" (1 cm - 300 cm)
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Shutter Speed||4 - 1/1000 second|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture, Shutter, Manual|
|Metering Modes||256-zone multi, |
|Exposur e Compensation||+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments|
|White Balance||Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom, Manual|
|Internal Flash||Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro|
Range: Auto ISO: 0.5 m to 6.2 m / 1.6 ft to 20.3 ft
|Scene Modes||Natural Light, Natural Light with Flash, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text|
|Digital Zoom||Up to 4.8x|
|Self Timer||Yes, 2 or 10 seconds|
|Movie Format||AVI (Motion JPEG) with audio|
|Recording Medium||SD/MMC, xD Picture Card, Built-in|
|File System||FAT16, complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)|
|File Format||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)|
|Video||Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable|
|Computer||USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed|
|Battery Type||Alkaline disposable or NiMH rechargeable|
|Battery Form Factor||4 x AA|
|Battery / Charger||4 x AA Alkaline disposable battery|
|Flash Memory||27.0MB Internal|
|Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant||Yes|
|Operating System Compatibility||Windows, Mac OS|
|More Power For Less: Fujifilm Introduces The FinePix S700|
Compact SLR-Styled Digital Camera Boosts Power And Extends Range Without Breaking The Bank
Valhalla, NY, February 22, 2007 – Advanced amateur photographers interested in an affordable, step-up digital camera will welcome the introduction of the seven-MegaPixel, long zoom, SLR-styled FinePix S700, announced today by FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc.
Ideal for families seeking to kick it up a notch with a more advanced, compact SLR-style digital camera without losing operational simplicity, the FinePix S700 is feature-packed, yet affordable and easy to use. Additionally, its powerful 10x optical zoom will ensure that you capture great close-up action shots of your kids playing sports or candid shots of the family on vacation.
Rounding out its powerful feature set is a seven-MegaPixel CCD, a 2.5” LCD plus electronic viewfinder (EVF) and ISO levels of up to ISO 1600 at full resolution. The FinePix S700 also utilizes many of Fujifilm’s unique and innovative technologies such as:
- Picture Stabilization mode: A selectable mode, Picture Stabilization uses the heightened sensitivity of the FinePix S700 and high-speed shutter settings to reduce blur caused by hand-shake or subject movement. It allows the camera to automatically choose the correct light sensitivity and optimal shutter speed to produce clear, blur-free images.
- i-Flash (Intelligent Flash): i-Flash (Intelligent Flash) detects subtle lighting differences within a scene and then varies the flash intensity accordingly. It also leverages the high sensitivity of the FinePix S700 to enable the camera to use less flash, resulting in an image that displays pleasing, natural tones without a “washed-out” effect. And with an automatic pop-up flash, it’s always ready when you need it.
- Dual Shot Mode: In this selectable mode, the FinePix S700 quickly shoots two images in rapid succession -- one with the flash and one without – and saves both. This convenient function lets the user perform a comparison at their convenience and select the most pleasing image.
- 14 Pre-programmed Scene Modes: The FinePix S700 features 14 pre-programmed scene modes that offer a one-touch setting for almost any situation, including: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text.The FinePix S700 also features a versatile xD/SD Media Compatible Slot that accepts both xD-Picture Cards™ and SecureDigital™ (SD) media cards, providing photographers with greater flexibility and more storage options.
The FinePix S700 will debut in March 2007 at a retail price of $249.95
Fujifilm brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries including medical, life sciences, consumer electronic, chemical, graphic arts, information systems, photography and office products based on its vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company provides products and services that contribute to the advancement of culture, science, technology and industry, as well as to improved health and environmental protection. It is the global leader in digital minilabs; Computed Radiography systems; ink dyes, pigments and UV inks for inkjet printers and materials used in the production of flat panel displays. It was ranked number 18 for U.S. patents granted in 2005, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2006, had global revenues of $22.8 billion.
FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., Valhalla, NY, is a U.S. marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, providing digital and analog photographic Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media and Motion Picture Film products and services to consumers, professionals and businesses.
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