Photokina 2000: Just as I was leaving the house this morning.. Fujifilm Japan announced the tiny FinePix 4500. Looking distinctively like the 40i with an identical body, lens and CCD this pocket sized fixed lens digicam enters the realm of Canon's Digital IXUS and the new Sony DSC-P1. Full specifications inside...

Fujifilm Finepix 4500 Specifications

Imager Fujifilm 1/1.7" 2.4 megapixel SuperCCD
producing 4.3 megapixel image
Image Sizes 2400 x 1800
1280 x 960
640 x 480
Image Formats JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic)
Movie Clips 320 x 240 AVI
Sensitivity ISO 200
Lens Fixed 36 mm (35 mm equiv.)
Digital Zoom Up to 3.75 x
Focus distance Normal: 50 cm - Infinity
Macro: 6 cm - 50 cm
Focus Auto Focus
Shutter Speed 1/4 s - 1/1000 s (mechanical shutter)
Apertures F2.8, F9.8
Exposure compen. +/- 1.5EV in 0.3EV steps
White Balance Auto + 7 presets
Flash Internal, 2.5m range
Flash modes Auto, red eye reduction, fill-in, off, slow-sync
Self Timer 10 seconds
Viewfinder Optical
LCD 1.8" TFT (110,000 pixels)
Storage SmartMedia (8MB Included)
Connectivity USB, AV
Power 2 x AA NiMH batteries (supplied) & Charger
Dimensions 86 x 71 x 31 mm
Weight 210 g (inc. battery)
Availability October 22nd (Japan)
Price 68,000 YEN (~US$600)