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Fuji FinePix 2400 Zoom

A two megapixel CCD, 3x zoom lens and USB make a fine, value-priced digital point & shoot from Fuji

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Review First Posted: 11/19/2000

2.1 megapixel CCD delivering 1600x1200 file sizes
3x optical zoom lens for flexible framing
Good user controls for exposure & white balance
Sleek, compact design for easy "pocketability"

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Manufacturer Overview
Long a powerhouse in the world of film-based photography, Fujifilm is staking out broad swaths of terrain in the digital domain as well. As evidence, we point to the number and variety of digital cameras they've introduced this year (2000). On display at PhotoPlus Expo East in New York City's Jacob Javits Center in November 2000 were a range of cameras stretching from the inexpensive 1.3 megapixel FinePix 1300 (introduced at the same time as the FinePix 2400) to the pro-grade S1 Pro digital SLR. Their broad scope and competitive pricing left no doubt that Fujifilm is making a strong play for all segments of the digital imaging market.

Other recent Fujifilm digital camera introductions include the FinePix 40i, which targets the young consumer with MP3 and QuickTime Movie capabilities, plus a very cool, high-tech, palm-size body that comes in silver and metallic blue in the American market (a pink version is available in Japan); the FinePix 4900 Zoom, which has a more sporty SLR look, with a 6X Super EBC Fujinon aspherical lens and a 2.4 megapixel Super CCD; and the FinePix 1300, with a 1.3 megapixel sensor, fixed 36mm lens (35mm equivalent), and 2X digital zoom.

The new FinePix 2400 Zoom falls somewhere in the middle range of the consumer digicam market. An upgrade of the FinePix 1400 Zoom, it provides a 2.1 megapixel CCD and 3X optical zoom lens with Macro capability. Primarily for the point & shoot user, consumers can choose to let the camera make all of the shooting decisions, or assume limited control in the areas of white balance, exposure compensation, and flash output. With its 1,600 x 1,200-pixel, 24-bit file output, the FinePix 2400 Zoom provides the resolution you need for sharp prints as large as 8x10 inches, a zoom lens to help frame your shots, and enough exposure and color control to handle typical consumer-level shooting situations.

High Points

  • 2.11 megapixel CCD, delivering up to 1,600 x 1,200-pixel resolution images.
  • 1.6-inch, 55,000-pixel LCD monitor.
  • 3X, Fujinon 6-18mm lens (equivalent to a 38-114mm lens on a 35mm camera).
  • 2.5X digital telephoto.
  • Built-in flash with Auto, Redeye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, and Slow Synchro modes.
  • Adjustable white balance setting with Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Daylight Fluorescent, Warm White Fluorescent, Cool White Fluorescent, and Incandescent settings.
  • Exposure Compensation adjustable from -0.9 to +1.5 EV in one-third-step increments.
  • 10-second self-timer.
  • Continuous shooting at up to 1.5 frames per second.
  • Automatically controlled shutter speeds from 1/1,000 to 1/2 second.
  • Light sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100.
  • Image capture on SmartMedia as Exif Ver. 2.1 JPEG files.
  • USB interface and cable for connecting to a Mac or PC.
  • Compatible with Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) specifications.

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