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Fuji FinePix 2600 Zoom

2 megapixels, a 3x zoom lens, great pictures, and a bargain price: A great "value leader" from Fuji!

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Page 1:Intro and Highlights

Review First Posted: 11/08/2001

2 megapixel CCD for 1,600 x 1,200 pixel images
3x, 38-114mm equivalent optical zoom lens
Movie mode (without sound)
Rechargeable batteries & charger included with the camera

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Manufacturer Overview
Fujifilm produces a wide range of digicam models from bare-bones entry-level models up to and including a high-end digital SLR. To my mind though, where they've really had their greatest success has been in creating good-quality midrange cameras that sell at very competitive prices. The latest case in point is their FinePix 2600 Zoom, which sports a 2 megapixel CCD, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a quick USB computer connection, all for only $299 retail at its introduction. (This review was written in late October, 2001.) This is a great bargain, for a camera with a nice complement of features and very good photo quality. In fact, I think it's one of the better bargains in the digicam market today.

High Points

  • 2-megapixel CCD delivering image resolutions as large as 1,600 x 1,200 pixels.
  • 1.8-inch LCD monitor.
  • Real image optical viewfinder.
  • 3x, 6-18mm lens (equivalent to a 38-114mm zoom on a 35mm camera).
  • Digital enlargement to 2.5x, depending on image resolution size.
  • Full automatic exposure control.
  • Shutter speeds range from 1/1,000 to 1/2-second.
  • Apertures range from f/3.5 to f/8.7.
  • Adjustable white balance with seven settings.
  • Sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100.
  • Built-in flash with five modes.
  • 10-second self-timer.
  • Movie mode (without sound).
  • Images saved in JPEG format to SmartMedia card (16-megabyte card included).
  • Power from two AA batteries or AC adapter (separate accessory).
  • USB cable for high speed connection to a computer.
  • Interface software compatible with both PC and Mac platforms.
  • Compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) devices.

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