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Fujifilm's FinePix F470 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fujifilm unveils FinePix F470
(Wednesday, January 4, 2006 - 00:00 EST)

Amongst its announcements leading into this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Fujifilm USA has today unveiled its new FinePix F470 digital camera.

Based around a six megapixel CCD imager, and a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, the F470 will ship this March for a price of $279. Other features include a 2.5" LCD display, 16MB of internal memory, xD-Picture card storage, and a generous selection of 10 scene modes. Connectivity includes USB 2.0 high-speed data and NTSC / PAL video, while power comes from a bundled NP-40N lithium ion battery. More details can be found in the press release at the end of this item, as well as the specifications table that follows below.

Fujifilm FinePix F470
Fujifilm's FinePix F470 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera TypeCompact
Model NumberF470
Dimensions3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8"
92.0 x 58.0 x 20.0mm
Weight142.0 g
5.0 oz
Planned Price$279.00
Planned AvailabilityMar 2006
Image Capture
Sensor Type1/2.5 Fujifilm CCD
6.00 megapixels (total)
6.00 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio4:3, 3:2
Image Dimensions2816 x 2112 (5.9 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality2 levels
Image Preview / Review
LCD2.5", 115,000 pixels
Lens TypeFujinon
3x optical zoom
Image StabilizationNo
Focal Length5.8 - 17.4mm (actual)
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture RangeF2.8 - F4.9; Wide Angle: F2.8 - F7.0
Focusing SystemContrast Detect
Focusing RangeNormal: 29" - infinity (70 cm - infinity)
Macro: 4.1" - 33" (10 cm - 80 cm)
ISO Sensitivity64/100/200/400
Shutter Speed2 - 1/500 second
Exposure ModesProgram
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White BalanceAutomatic, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fl uorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)
Internal FlashModes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Range: 2.3 - 15.1 ft (Wide), 2.3 - 8.5 ft (Tele), 1.0 ft - 2.6 ft (Macro)
Scene ModesPortrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Beach & Snow, Sunset, Museum, Party, Flower Close-up, Text, Manual
Digital Zoom4.4x
Self TimerYes, 10 seconds
Movie FormatAVI (Motion JPEG) with audio
640x480 and 320x240
Max. frame-rate: 30 frames per second
Recording MediumxD Picture Card, Built-in
File SystemComplies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File FormatJPEG (EXIF 2.2)
VideoYes, NTSC / PAL switchable
ComputerUSB 2.0 High Speed
OtherDC input
Battery TypeNP-40N Li-ion
Battery Form FactorNP-40N
Product Bundle
SoftwareFinePixViewer; ImageMixer; Raw File Converter
Battery / ChargerNP-40N Li-ion battery
Flash Memory16.0MB Internal
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliantYes
PictBridge CompliantYes
Internal MicrophoneYes
Tripod MountYes

Original Source Press Release:


CES 2006, Las Vegas, January 4, 2006 – Slim is definitely in, especially when it comes to consumer electronics. Televisions, mobile phones and digital music players seem to get slimmer by the day. Digital cameras are no exception with many manufacturers now offering ultra-slim models.

Fujifilm stood out in the ultra-slim camera race last year with its popular FinePix Z1 and it continues to lead the way with today’s announcement of the FinePix F470. No bigger than a deck of playing cards, the FinePix F470 carries a six MegaPixel CCD sensor along with a new digital signal processor. This CCD and processor combination ensures that pictures taken with the FinePix F470 are colorful, clear and crisp. A 3x optical zoom lens from world-renowned lens manufacturer, Fujinon, brings the user closer to the subject.

Picture-taking environments can vary depending on many factors, such as lighting, location, etc., and changes in a camera’s settings are often necessary to produce the most eye-pleasing picture. The FinePix F470 makes the selection of these settings a snap by offering a helpful set of 10 scene modes that provide the correct setting for picture success. These scene modes include the familiar “Portrait”, “Sport”, “Landscape” and “Night” settings, as well as more defined settings such as “Beach and Snow”, “Sunset”, “Museum”, “Party”, “Flower Close-Up” and “Text” along with a manual mode.

The FinePix F470’s 2.5-inch LCD won’t leave the user in the dark. It has a manual gain-up control that senses a low-light setting and brightens to compensate. This feature, which the user also can control manually, is a big boon to the photographer when shooting in restaurants and other dimly lit environments.

Another helpful feature of the FinePix F470 is 16MB’s worth of internal memory. Most digital photographers have come to the “miss it or delete it” crossroad. This is the moment when a photographer must choose between missing a photo opportunity because the media card is full and forever deleting a picture to make room for a new one. Not an easy decision, and one the photographer often has to make in a split seconds’ time. The FinePix F470 eliminates this decision altogether by having available storage space on board for extra security.

Priced at $279, Fujfilm’s FinePix F470 digital camera will be available for purchase March 2006.

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 www.fujifilm.com.

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