Fujifilm releases FinePix J20 entry-level compact camera
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.
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.
1/2.3 " CCD
• 3648 x 2736
|Movie clips||• 640x480 (30fps)
• 320x240 (30fps)
|File formats||• Still Image : JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movie Clip : AVI (MJPEG) Audio : WAV
• 35.5-106.5mm equiv.
|Digital zoom||Approx. 5.7x|
|AF area modes||
• Normal : Wide angle :Approx. 40cm/1.3 ft to infinity
• ISO 100
|Metering||TTL 256-zones metering|
|Exposure modes||Programmed AE|
|Shuttter speed||8 sec to 1/2000 sec|
|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)|
• Modes: Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
• 2.7 inch TFT LCD
• USB 2.0 High Speed
|Video output||AV : NTSC, PAL (user selectable)|
|Storage|| Internal memory (Approx. 20 MB)
|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