Photo Review has obtained preliminary information about four new digital still cameras that Fujifilm will release by mid-year.
February 15, 2005: Photo Review has obtained preliminary information about four new digital still cameras that Fujifilm will release by mid-year.
Next to arrive will be the 6.3-megapixel FinePix F10, which boasts a retracting Fujinon optical zoom lens, a high-sensitivity 5th generation SuperCCD HR sensor and a 2.5-inch LCD screen (but no optical viewfinder). This model claims a shutter lag of just 0.01 of a second and a lithium-ion battery that lasts for up to 500 shots. The F10 has been designed specifically for low-light photography and includes Fujifilm’s new noise-reducing Real Photo Technology, which allows users to capture full resolution shots at ISO 1600. This model offers movie clip recording with VGA resolution at 30 fps, with sound. It is scheduled for local release at the end of April.
FujiFilm’s new FinePix Z1 is only 18.6mm thick and comes with a Fujinon non-extending, ‘refractive’ 3x optical zoom lens. It sports a 5.1-megapixel 5th-generation Super CCD HR sensor and high-performance RP image processor that supports high quality image capture in low light conditions. Available in two colours, black and brushed silver, it sports a 2.5-inch LCD screen but no optical viewfinder. Fujifilm claims is can boot up in only 0.6 seconds and offers VGA movie clip capture at 30 fps with monaural sound recording. The FinePix Z1 is due for local release in June. The new models can be viewed at http://home.fujifilm.com/products/digital/index.html.