CES 2006: Another Fujifilm camera today, the FinePix F470 which features a standard six megapixel CCD sensor and three times optical zoom lens, it packs 16 MB of flash storage, has a 2.5" LCD monitor, has a Lithium-Ion battery and is just 20 mm (0.8 in) thin.

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FinePix F470 Zoom: stylish, friendly and functional

Six megapixel, user-friendly addition to Fujifilm’s ultra-smart ‘F’ range of digital cameras

Fujifilm today announced the launch of the FinePix F470 Zoom – a pocket-sized, silver compact with user-friendly controls and multiple scene positions for ultimate ease-of-use. Hidden within this camera’s individual body design are 16MB of internal memory, a 3x optical zoom lens and a sensor delivering six megapixels. Combining strength and elegance in a neat package, the FinePix F470 Zoom is both stylish and functional, and perfect for anyone new to digital photography.

This chic compact, only 19.7mm thick, has a distinctive appearance thanks to its innovative design. Incorporating a raised side grip that sits comfortably in the palm of the hand, the FinePix F470 Zoom allows the user to hold it securely, without compromising the slimline look of the camera’s stylish body.

The FinePix F470 Zoom is also host to a high resolution, extremely clear 2.5” LCD screen for framing and viewing shots. Furthermore, the FinePix F470 Zoom comes with a TV-quality VGA movie mode that can capture up to 30 frames per second with sound.

Equipped to handle a variety of shooting conditions, this easy-to-operate camera allows users to select from ten automatic scene settings. These include a ‘Sunset mode’ to emphasis vivid colours, a ‘Beach and Snow mode’ for minimising glare in bright situations, and a ‘Party mode’ for indoor settings, allowing images to retain the natural ambience of the scene in low-light conditions.

FinePix F470 Zoom features at a glance:

  • CCD sensor delivering 6.0 million pixels
  • 16MB internal memory
  • High resolution 2.5” LCD monitor
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 10 selectable scene positions for different shooting conditions: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Beach & Snow, Sunset, Museum, Party, Flower Close-Up and Text
  • VGA movie capture of 30 frames per second with sound
  • Lithuim-ion rechargeable battery and battery charger included
  • xD-Picture Card™ (16MB to 1GB capacities available)
  • PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing without a PC

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Consumer Products, said: “This model is exciting not just because of its stylish good looks, but because – once again – Fujifilm has created a digital camera with features that give even inexperienced users the chance to take professional-looking shots, easily and effecitvely.”

Availability & pricing

The FinePix F470 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in late March 2006. Pricing and stockists will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.

Fujifilm FinePix F470 specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5" Type CCD
• 6.0 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2816 x 2112
• 2816 x 1880 (3:2)
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480, 30 fps with audio
• 320 x 240, 30 fps with audio
File formats

• Still: JPEG
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
• Voice: WAV (up to 30 sec)

Lens • 35 - 105 mm (35 mm equiv) 3x optical zoom
• F2.8 - F4.9
Digital zoom Up to 5.7x
Focus distance • Normal: 70 cm - Infinity
• Macro: 10 / 40 cm - 80 cm
Metering • 256-zone
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 64
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Shutter speed 2 sec - 1/1500 sec
Aperture • Wide: F2.8 / F7.0
Shooting modes • Auto
• Scene
Scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Sports
• Night Scene
• Beach & Snow
• Sunset
• Museum
• Party
• Flower close-up
• Text
White balance • Auto
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent (Daylight, Warm White, Cool White)
• Incandescent
Self timer 2 or 10 sec
Continuous shooting Unknown
Flash • Auto, Red-eye red., On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye red. & slow sync
• Wide range: 0.7 - 4.6 m
• Tele range: 0.7 - 2.6 m
Viewfinder None
LCD monitor • 2.5" TFT LCD
• 115,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Hi-speed)
• Video Out
• DC-In
Storage • 16 MB Internal flash
• xD-Picture card
Power • NP-40N Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Charger included
Weight (no batt) 122 g (4.3 oz)
Dimensions 92 x 58 x 20 mm (3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 in)