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Fujifilm's FinePix A600 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modificatioms by Michael R. Tomkins. Fujifilm announces FinePix A600
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 00:01 EST)

Kicking off its announcements in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Tradeshow, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. has unveiled its new FinePix A600 digital camera.

The latest addition to the A-series of entry-level digital cameras, the A600 features a six megapixel SuperCCD HR imager coupled to a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens. Where the current A-series lineup all offer optical viewfinders, the A600 eschews one in favor of a larger 2.4" LCD display. Other features include ISO sensitivities ranging from 100 to 400, shutter speeds from 1/1600 to 2 seconds, automatic white balance with six presets, and a six mode flash good to 10.5 feet. Images are stored on xD-Picture cards or 12MB of built-in memory, and power comes from two AA batteries, with alkaline disposables in the product bundle.

The Fujifilm FinePix A600 will ship in June 2006, priced at $249.

Fujifilm FinePix A600
Fujifilm's FinePix A600 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modificatioms by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera Type Compact
Manufacturer Fujifilm
Model Number A600
Dimensions 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2"
94.0 x 61.0 x 30.5mm
Weight 144.6 g
5.1 oz
Planned Price $249.00
Planned Availability Jun 2006
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/1.7" Fujifilm SuperCCD HR
6.30 megapixels (total)
6.00 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2
Image Dimensions 2848 x 2136 (6.1 megapixels)
3024 x 2016 (6.1 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 2.4"
Lens Type Fujinon
3x optical zoom
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 8.0 - 24.0mm (actual)
36 - 108mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range Wide: F2.8 / F8, Tele: F5.2 / F14
Focusing System TTL Contrast
Focusing Range Normal: 20" - infinity (49 cm - infinity)
Macro: 4.1" - 256" (10 cm - 628 cm)
ISO Sensitivity Auto / ISO 100/200/400
Shutter Speed 2 - 1/1600 second
Metering Modes TTL 64-zones
White Balance Image Sensor - Automatic, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)
Internal Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Range: 1.0 ft.-10.5 ft. (wide); 2.0 ft. to 6.6 ft. (tele); 0.3 ft. - 2.6 ft. (macro)
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night
Digital Zoom 6.3x
Self Timer Yes, 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse No
Movie Format AVI with audio
320x240 and 160x120
Max. frame-rate: 10 frames per second
Recording Medium xD Picture Card, Built-in
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 Full (LOW) Speed, FireWire
Other DC In
Battery Type Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable
Battery Form Factor 2 x AA
Product Bundle
Software FinePixViewer
Battery / Charger 2 x AA Alkaline disposable battery
Flash Memory 12.0MB built-in memory
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant Yes
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Control No
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Fujifilm's FinePix A600 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modificatioms by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Fujifilm's FinePix A600 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modificatioms by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:


Valhalla, NY, February 14, 2006 – Fujifilm is expanding its A-Series digital camera offering with today’s announcement of the FinePix A600. The FinePix A600 joins the FinePix A400 and FinePix A500 -- digital cameras announced last month at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show – in Fujifilm’s entry-level digicam line-up.

Fujifilm’s A-Series cameras are ideal for the first-time digital camera buyer or any photographer who craves simplicity without sacrificing image quality. The big news in Fujifilm’s A-Series digital cameras for 2006 is Fujifilm’s decision to include the award winning* Super CCD sensor into these models. Seven years ago Fujifilm set itself apart from other manufacturers by introducing its own image sensor, the Super CCD. Using the human eye as a model and mimicking the way it functions, Super CCD enhances vertical and horizontal resolution, improves color reproduction, widens dynamic range and increases signal-to-noise ratios and light sensitivities. All of these factors play important roles in the production of higher-quality digital pictures.

In addition to the Super CCD sensor, Fujifilm’s FinePix A600 digital camera includes the following desirable features:

• A 6.3 MegaPixel Super CCD HR sensor for first rate digital photos

• A 3x Fujinon Zoom Lens. Fujinon, a Fujifilm sister company, is a world leader in lens technology. Broadcasters, astronomers, scientists and the military all use Fujinon optics. The FinePix A600 digital camera has a sharp, 3x optical zoom lens manufactured by Fujinon.

• A 2.4-inch LCD display. The screen’s anti-glare coating improves LCD viewing in direct light.

• Internal memory. This is a great safety net for FinePix A400 and FinePix A500 users. They can fill up their xD Picture card and have the security of knowing some extra space is tucked away for those unexpected picture moments.

• Four scene modes: portrait, landscape, sport and night. These scene modes are great aids in getting the best picture quality in challenging photo situations.

• AA Batteries. Two AA batteries power the FinePix A600. This is yet another convenience for the user since AA batteries are readily available.

• Price and availability. The FinePix A600 is available June 2006 at a retail cost of $249.

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, 2005, had global revenues of more than $23.6 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

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*IEEE’s Walter Kosonocky Award for Outstanding Achievement in Image Sensor Technology.

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