4.3 megapixel FinePix 4900 digital still camera. Click image for larger
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Fuji Announces Sub-$1,000 4.3 Megapixel
4900 includes USB
Photo Film today announced a new camera in its line of FinePix digital
still cameras. The new FinePix 4900 Zoom is the first in Fuji's camera
lineup with a 4.3 megapixel resolution and an expected selling price of
less than $1,000. The new camera is geared toward high-end consumers and
includes dual shutter releases for horizontal and vertical shooting and
a new cylindrical design for easier manipulation. It has both point and
shoot and manual functionality. On the manual side, it has user-selectable
shutter speeds from three seconds to 1/2,000 of a second and 13 steps
of aperture adjustments, as well as manual focus. Other features include:
- 6x Super EBC Fujinon
aspherical zoom lens (f/2.8 - f/11) with a focal length equivalent to
a 35 mm to 210 mm on a 35mm camera, along with a frame rate of 1.03
to 1.36 seconds.
- The camera uses
a 36-bit, 2.4 million-sensor Super CCD with ISO sensitivities of 125,
200, 400 and 800.
- Built-in miniature
LCD through the lens viewfinder.
- 2" LCD playback
- An optional lens-mounting
ring for use with 55 mm filters or 28 mm wide-angle lenses.
- AVI video capture/playback
mode with sound.
- Five programmed
exposure modes: auto, portrait, scenic, night scene and full manual.
- 64-zone TTL metering
with three modes: multi, center or spot.
- The pop-up flash,
which effective to a distance of 13', provides five modes: automatic,
red-eye reduction, flash on demand, flash cancel and slow synch flash
for motion effects. (A hot shoe mount is also available for more advanced
- Records JPEG images
at three compression levels (fine, normal and basic) and TIFF images
in two modes (RGB and YC).
- Includes 16 MB
- Resolutions of
2,400 x 1,800, 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 960 and 640 x 480.
- Dimensions: 4.3"
x 3.1" x 3.7".
- Weight: 14.1 ounces.
- The included NP-80
Lithium-ion battery can be recharged inside the camera with a bundled
AC 5V adapter or other charger.
- Interface: USB,
PC Card, floppy disk adapter, USB card reader.
- Video and audio
- Sharpness control:
Hard, Soft, Normal
- Playback Modes:
auto playback, nine-up, zoom, resize, DPOF, 15x zoom.
4900 Zoom is expected to ship in September for less than $1,000 and includes
Adobe PhotoDeluxe. For more information, visit http://www.fujifilm.com.
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