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Fuji Introduces Three Digital Cameras
High-end models sport new Fujifilm Super CCD

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Fuji Photo Film today introduced three new models in its FinePix line of digital cameras. Two higher-end models will see their debuts later this year, while the low-end FinePix 2300 will start shipping in April.

The higher-end models, the FinePix 6800 Zoom and the FinePix 4800 Zoom, will come equipped with a new Fujifilm Super CCD sensor and image processors. They offer a broad range of features, including videoconferencing, image voice annotation, the ability to capture either up to 160/80 seconds (FinePix 6800/4800 Zoom) of AVI video with sound or record up to 60/30 minutes of audio.

The FinePix 6800 Zoom is built with a 3.3 million-sensor Super CCD that can produce images at 2,832 x 2,128. The FinePix 4800 Zoom has the 2.4 million-sensor Super CCD found in the FinePix 4900 Zoom, which is capable of producing a file image as large as 2,400 x 1,800.

Both digital models are equipped with functions like an f2.8 3x Super EBC Fujinon aspherical zoom lens with a focal length equivalent to a 36-108 mm zoom on a 35 mm camera, while offering macro capability to approximately 7.8 inches. Both also include Fujifilmís digital zooms: 4.4x for the FinePix 6800 Zoom and 3.75x for the FinePix 4800 Zoom.

In addition, the FinePix 6800 Zoom is capable of a continuous shooting speed at full resolution of up to five frames at five frames per second. The FinePix 4800 Zoom is capable of continuous shooting at full resolution of up to three frames at five frames per second.

The cameras have five programmed exposure modes: auto, portrait, scenic, night and full manual. There are also three metering modes (average, multi-zone or spot) and 64-zone TTL metering with programmed auto-exposure, along with exposure compensation for a variety of lighting situations. Shutter speeds range from 1/4 to 1/2,000 second in auto mode and from 1/2,000 second to three seconds in night mode. The FinePix 6800 Zoom carries an adjustable ISO sensitivity of 100/200/400, while the FinePix 4800 Zoom has 125/200/400 sensitivities. The camerasí pop-up flash provides five modes: automatic, red-eye reduction, flash-on-demand, flash cancel and slow synch flash for motion effects.

The FinePix 6800 Zoom will be available in April at a suggested list price of $899. The FinePix 4800 Zoom will be available in June at a suggested list price of $699.

On the lower end, Fuji has also announced the FinePix 2300, which will be available in April. It includes a 2.1 megapixel CCD and an 8 MB SmartMedia card and will carry a list price of $279.

For more information, visit http://www.fujifilm.com.

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