Pre-PMA 2009: Fujifilm has released the FinePix J20 entry-level digital compact camera. This 10 megapixel camera with a 2.7 inch LCD and 3x Optical zoom has a compact 17.4mm body and includes features such as Auto Scene Recognition, Face Detection and 15 Scene Modes.

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High on specifications and low on cost, the latest addition to the J-Range: FinePix J20

February 17, 2009 - Fujifilm today announced a new entry-level compact cameras, succeeding the hugely popular FinePix J10 and J15. The FinePix J20 is the latest in the line-up and offers consumers an affordable, but highly-stylish compact camera with point-and-shoot appeal.

With a core specification of 10 Megapixels, a quality Fujinon 3x zoom, Scene Recognition AUTO (SR AUTO), Face Detection and Picture Stabilisation, the FinePix J20 will deliver great images time after time. The FinePix J20 has a 2.7” LCD, both with 230k dots, for crisp, bright images time after time.

Previously only featured on Fujifilm’s award-winning FinePix F60fd, both models feature SR AUTO technology, allowing users to get the best possible results from their camera. All users have to do is frame the shot and SR AUTO intelligently recognises the scene – Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, Portrait, Backlit Portrait – and selects the ideal setting. There’s also software-based Face Detection technology with auto red-eye removal which identifies faces and optimises focus and exposure to reveal perfect people pictures.

In addition, Picture Stabilisation increases the camera’s ISO setting and associated shutter speed, so that the shutter can open and close much more quickly, thereby freezing moving action without blur - perfect for school sports fields and action shots.

All this technology is packed in to a super-slim and super-stylish 17.4mm body. Its tiny size means you can easily slip it in to your pocket or bag so you’ll always have your camera with you wherever you go.

Features at a glance

  • Small and stylish
  • 10 Megapixels
  • Fujinon 3x zoom lens
  • Scene Recognition AUTO
  • Picture Stabilisation
  • Face Detection technology – software based
  • 15 pre-programmed scene modes
  • ISO up to 1600
  • 2.7” LCD screen – FinePix J2

Availability & pricing
The FinePix J20 will be available from April. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of the launch.

Fujifilm Finepix J20 specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.3 " CCD
• 10 million effective pixels

Image sizes

• 3648 x 2736
• 3648x 2432
• 2592 x 1944
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 X 480 pixels

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Movie clips • 640x480 (30fps)
• 320x240 (30fps)
File formats • Still Image : JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movie Clip : AVI (MJPEG) Audio : WAV
Lens

• 35.5-106.5mm equiv.
• f = 6.3 - 19.9mm
• F3.1(W) - F5.6(T)

Digital zoom Approx. 5.7x
Focus

Auto focus
Automatic scene recognition

AF area modes

• Cente
• Continuous

Focus distance

• Normal : Wide angle :Approx. 40cm/1.3 ft to infinity
Telephoto   :Approx. 40cm /1.3 ft to infinity
• Macro:   Wide Angle: Approx. 10cm/3.9 in to 80cm/2.6ft
Telephoto:  Approx. 40cm/1.3ft. To 80cm/2.6ft

ISO sensitivity

• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600

Metering TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure modes Programmed AE
Shuttter speed 8 sec to 1/2000 sec
Shooting modes

• Portrait
• Landscape
• Sport
• Night
• Fireworks
• Sunset
• Snow
• Beach
• Museum
• Party
• Flower
• Text
• Baby
• Anti-blur
• Natural light
• Night(tripod)
• MOVIE

White balance Preset: (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light),
Self timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec.
Continuous shooting Modes Top-3 (max 1.4 frames/sec)
Flash

• Modes: Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON  : Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
• Range
Wide-angle - approx. 0.5m / 1.6ft  to  3.2m /10.5ft
Telephoto - approx. 0.5m/1.6ft to 1.8m/5.9 ft
Macro - approx. 0.3m/1.0 ft to 0.8m/2.6 ft

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LCD monitor

• 2.7 inch TFT LCD
• approx. 230,000 pixels
• Amorphous silicon TFT colours LCD monitor
• approx. 97% coverage

Digital input/output

• USB 2.0 High Speed

Video output AV : NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
Storage • Internal memory (Approx. 20 MB)
• SD/SDHC
Power • Rechargeable NP-45 Li-ion battery
Weight (no batt) 100 g
Dimensions 91 (W) x 56 (H) x 17 (D) mm
3.6(W)× 2.2(H)× 0.7(D) in

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