CeBIT 2001: Fujifilm today announce the 6900Z, using the same body design as the 4900Z the 6900Z now uses the same 3.3 megapixel SuperCCD sensor (which produces a 6 megapixel image, 2,832 x 2,128 pixels) found in the 6800Z. Dressed now in a new all black body the camera features the same 6 x zoom lens found on the 4900Z.

Fujifilm Finepix 6900Z specifications

Imager 1/1.7" 3.3 megapixel FujiFilm SuperCCD
ISO equiv. sensitivities 100, 200, 400
A/D Converter 12 bit (36 bits dynamic range, 24 bits output)
Lens 6 x zoom, 35 - 210 mm (35 mm equiv. lens)
F2.8 - F3.1
Image sizes 2832 x 2128
2048 x 1536
1280 x 960
640 x 480
Image types JPEG (EXIF), TIFF-RGB
Movie mode 320 x 240, 10 fps AVI with Audio up to 160 seconds
Burst mode 5 frames per second (!!) up to 5 frames
Focus range 50 cm - Infinity (35 - 135 mm zoom)
90 cm - Infinity (135 - 210 mm zoom)
Macro: 10 cm - 80 cm (35 - 80 mm zoom)
Focus modes Auto, Manual (3 settings)
Shutter speed Auto: 1/4 s - 1/2000 s
Manual: 3 s - 1/2000 s
Apertures F2.8, 3.2, 3.6, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0
Metering Multi 64-division TTL or Spot
Exposure modes Auto
Scene program
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Full Manual
Exposure Compensation +/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
White Balance modes Auto, 7 preset modes + Manual one-button-push
Sharpening modes Soft, Normal, Hard
Flash Internal, pop-up, modes: Auto, Anti red-eye, On, Off, Slow Sync
Flash range Wide: 0.3 m - 4.5 m
Tele: 0.9 m - 4.0 m
External Flash Hotshoe
Self timer 2 or 10 seconds
Viewfinder LCD TTL 0.556" (110,000 pixels)
LCD 2.0" TFT (130,000 pixels)
Video output Varies by region
Digital I/O USB
Power FujiFilm NP-80 Lithium-Ion (battery & charger included)
Storage SmartMedia up to 128 MB (16 MB SmartMedia included)
Weight (including batteries) 450 g (15.9 oz)
Case material Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions 110 x 78.5 x 93.5 mm (4.3 x 3.1 x 3.7 ")

Press release:

High-Performance Digital Camera with 6-Fold Optical Zoom and 3.3 Million Pixel Super CCD: Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

CeBit 2001, Hanover, March 22nd, 2001 – With the FinePix 6900 Zoom Fuji Photo Film (Europe) GmbH presents a new camera for the top consumer market segment, a camera which also fulfils the demands of professional photographers. The FinePix 6900 Zoom is based on the market success of the FinePix 4900 Zoom: It is also equipped with a 6-fold optical zoom, however, has an even larger potential due to the new 3.3 million pixel Super CCD.

Top features of the extraordinary class

The equipment of the FinePix 6900 Zoom promises absolutely sharp and brilliant photos with vivid colours. The Super EBC Fujinon lens with the 6-fold optical zoom, the electronic 0.55 inch viewfinder with 110,000 picture elements and the flash-shoe for the connection of an external flash belong to the top features of the FinePix 6900 Zoom. Certainly a variety of manual selections regarding shutter times, focus and even two setting for customer-specific white-balance will cause some photographers’ hearts to beat faster.

Newly developed 3.3 million pixel Super CCD creates new standards

In addition to the other features there is the new 3.3 million pixel Super CCD, which may produce output files of a maximum of 6.0 million pixel. This corresponds to a resolution of 2,832 x 2,128 pixel.

The highlights of the FinePix 6900 Zoom include the video function in the AVI mode of 320 x 240 pixel. The maximum recording time amounts to 160 seconds per clip. Design-oriented buyers will apart from that be fascinated by the futuristic design of the FinePix 6900 Zoom and the housing made of a magnesium alloy. This design considers a special ergonomic arrangement of the operating elements.

The product introduction of the FinePix 6900 Zoom in Germany is planned for June 2001. The price is not yet published.