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Fujifilm's FinePix A920 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. FinePix A920 digicam announced
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(Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 00:00 EDT)

Continuing its burst of digicam announcements, Fujifilm has today taken the wraps off its new FinePix A920, a model which follows in the footsteps of the existing FinePix A900.

The Fujifilm FinePix A920 is based around a nine megapixel SuperCCD HR imager with a maximum resolution of 3,488 x 2,616 pixels. Fuji's SuperCCD HR sensors use an octagonal array of photodiodes that increases image resolution in the horizontal and vertical planes - where the maximum detail in pictures should be found. The A920's sensor is coupled to a Fujinon-branded 4x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 39 - 156mm, a rather tight wide angle to a moderate telephoto. The FinePix A920 offers ISO sensitivity from 100 to 800 equivalent. All this is much the same as the previous Fuji A900 model, however the A920 boosts the LCD display on the rear panel from the A900's 2.5" 115K pixel type to a larger 2.7" display of the same resolution.

As with the past FinePix A900 model, the new Fuji FinePix A920 includes not just 10MB of built-in storage and an xD-Picture Card slot, but is also compatible with Secure Digital cards - a move we're sure will make the model far more attractive to users considering an upgrade from an existing SD-based camera. Other A920 features include 256 zone metering, 14 scene modes (Landscape, Sport, Night, Natural light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Underwater, Flower, Party, Museum, Text, Manual), a movie mode with audio, a two or ten second self timer and a product bundle including Fuji's FinePix Viewer-S software. Power comes from two AA batteries (with alkaline disposables in the product bundle).

The Fuji FinePix A920 is priced at US$200 - exactly the same pricepoint that the A900 first shipped at - and will be available from September 2007.

Fujifilm FinePix A920
Fujifilm's FinePix A920 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Camera TypeCompact
ManufacturerFujifilm
Model NumberA920
Dimensions3.8 x 2.4 x 1.3"
97.5 x 61.9 x 31.8mm
Weight155.0 g
5.4 oz
Planned Price$199.95
Planned Availability Sep 2007
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/1.6" Fujifilm Super CCD HR
9.03 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio4:3, 3:2
Image Dimensions3488 x 2616 (9.1 megapixels)
3696 x 2464 (9.1 megapixels)
2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Preview / Review
ViewfinderNo
LCD2.7", 115,000 pixels
100% field of view
Lens
Lens TypeFujinon Zoom
4x optical zoom
Image StabilizationNo
Focal Length8.8 - 35.2mm (actual)
39 - 156mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture RangeWide: f/2.9 - f/7.1; Tele: f/6.3 - ???
Focusing SystemCenter autofocus
Focusing RangeNormal: 24" - infinity (60 cm - infinity)
Macro: 4.1" - 33" (10 cm - 80 cm)
Exposure
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800
Shutter Speed4 - 1/1200 second
Exposure ModesProgram
Metering ModesTTL 256-zones metering
White BalanceImage Sensor - Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light
Internal FlashModes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Range: Wide: 0.6m 1.8m / 2.0 ft. - 5.9ft.; Tele: 0.6m 3.9m / 2.0 ft. -12.8ft.; Macro: 0.3m 0.8m / 1.0 ft 2.6 ft.
Creative
Scene ModesLandscape, Sport, Night, Natural light, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Underwater, Flower, Party, Museum, Text, Manual
Digital Zoom7.6x
Self TimerYes, 2 or 10 seconds
Time LapseNo
Storage
Recording MediumSD/MMC, xD Picture Card, Built-in
File SystemComplies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File FormatJPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Connectivity
VideoYes, NTSC / PAL switchable
ComputerUSB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
OtherDC In, IrSimple infrared
Power
Battery TypeAlkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable
Battery Form Factor2 x AA
Product Bundle
SoftwareFinePixViewer-S / FinePixViewer
Battery / Charger2 x AA alkaline disposable battery
Flash Memory10.0MB built-in memory
Other
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliantYes
Internal MicrophoneYes
Internal SpeakerYes
Tripod MountYes
Remote ControlNo
 

Original Source Press Release:

Fujifilm Continues To Offer Advanced Features On Entry-Level Digital Cameras With New A920

New A920 Model Wows with 9-MP, Super CCD, 4x Optical Zoom and 2.7” LCD

Valhalla, N.Y., July 26, 2007 – FUJIFILM U.S.A. Inc. today announced the launch of the nine-MegaPixel FinePix A920. Designed specifically for the first-time digital camera buyer and consumers seeking an affordable, easy-to-operate upgrade to their current digital camera, Fujifilm’s FinePix A920 is loaded with features usually reserved for more advanced models. The camera incorporates Fujifilm’s signature Super CCD sensor technology, a 4.0x optical zoom lens and features a 2.7” LCD.

Following in the footsteps of Fujifilm’s more advanced digital cameras, the FinePix A920 features a 4.0x optical zoom lens that was developed specifically for the A-Series by Fujinon, a Fujifilm sister company and leading provider of broadcast-grade television lenses and other high quality optical products across many consumer and industrial applications.

To make it easy for consumers to achieve blur-free results, the FinePix A920 features a “Picture Stabilization” mode in the dial setting. This easy-to-identify setting automatically chooses the correct light sensitivity and best-matching shutter speed, producing the highest quality digital pictures without blur and the noise often associated with high sensitivity photographs. In addition, the FinePix A920 shoots with light sensitivities of up to ISO 800 at full resolution. These higher light sensitivities enable the user to shoot with faster shutter speeds, which lessen the likelihood of blurry pictures caused by a moving subject or the shake of an unsteady hand.

The FinePix A920 also features an intuitive icon-based Graphic User Interface (GUI). When users switch shooting modes, scene positions or control settings, a brief explanation of the setting is momentarily displayed on the LCD screen, taking much of the guess work out of digital camera operation. Additionally, the camera sports a conveniently placed mode dial that provides easy access to the most commonly used shooting modes, including Auto, Picture Stabilization and Movie mode and allows one-touch access to other pre-programmed scene modes.The FinePix A920 also utilizes an “xD / SD / SDHC Media Compatible slot”; a single media slot that accepts not only Fujifilm’s traditional xD-Picture Cards™, but also SecureDigital (SD) and SDHC media cards. In offering these media options, Fujifilm is providing greater choice and flexibility to consumers who purchase Fujifilm digital cameras.

Fujifilm’s new A920 model also offers the following attractive features:

  • Large LCD: 2.7-inch LCD display with anti-glare properties.
  • Scene Modes: A wide range of 15 pre-programmed scene modes provides top-quality photos in a range of shooting conditions.
  • Movie Mode: Capture live action movies in QVGA quality 640x480 resolution at 30 frames per second with sound.
  • Internal Memory: When the xD-picture card or SD memory card (sold separately) is filled with images, users have extra internal storage space on each camera to capture additional pictures.
  • IrSimple™ Technology: Demonstrating Fujifilm’s commitment to innovation, ‘IrSimple™’ enables mobile devices – like the FinePix A920 – to instantly and wirelessly connect and transmit digital images to other IrSimple™ enabled devices such as other digital cameras, PDAs and photo kiosks. It provides a faster, more secure means to share pictures with family and friends.

The FinePix A920 will debut in September 2007 with a retail price of $199.95.

About Fujifilm
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 15 for U.S. patents granted in 2006, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2007, had global revenues of $23.6 billion. Fujifilm ADRs (American Depository Receipts) are traded in the U.S. on the Nasdaq exchange (NASDAQ:FUJI). For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com.

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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