Fuji announce FinePix 4700, 4.3 megapixels!
Today in one of several announcements Fuji announced the MX-4700, based on the design of the rest of the 700 series but radically updated with a new LCD display built-into the command wheel, larger LCD display and a whopping 4.3 megapixel SuperCCD. This is now the highest resolution consumer digital camera on the market.
Vitals: 4.3 Megapixels, 3x Zoom, ISO: 200-800, SmartMedia, Price: 128,000 Yen (US$1100), on-sale: March 1st, 2000 (Japan).
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Fuji FinePix 4700 Specifications
|CCD||1/1.7" 4.3 megapixels (Fuji SuperCCD - RGBG filter)|
|Image sizes||2400 x 1800, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480|
|Image modes||FINE, NORMAL, BASIC|
|ISO (sensitivity)||200, 400, 800|
|Lens||3x Zoom (36-108mm 35mm equiv.) / F2.8|
|Digital Zoom||Available, unknown magnification|
|Autofocus||TTL autofocus / macro option|
|Shooting distance||Normal: 80cm - infinity
Macro: 20cm - 80cm
|Optical viewfinder||Real-image zoom|
|LCD monitor||2", 130,000 pixel low temperature TFT|
|Timing||3 second startup time, 0.2 second recycle time|
16MB SmartMedia card included
|Shooting modes||Programmed, Manual options|
|Metering modes||TTL 64 segment, CW-Average, Spot, Multi-point|
|Burst||QuickTime Motion JPEG 320 x 240 (10 fps)|
|Shutter||Mechanical and CCD electronic shutter|
|Shutter speed range||3 seconds - 1/2,000 second|
|Aperture range||F2.8 - F4.5|
|Exposure compensation||+/-1.5EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Bracketing||3 image bracketing|
|White balance||Full Auto, Preset, 7 settings|
|Flash coverage|| Wide: 0.2 - 4m
Tele: 0.2 - 3m
|Flash modes||Auto Flash, Flash Cancel, Forced Flash, Slow Sync, Anti-Red-Eye|
|Video output||Varies by region|
|Misc||Voice recording function, "Best Of Image" automatic|
|Power requirements||2 x NiMH AA or 2x Alkaline AA (charger & NiMH batteries inc.)|
|Dimensions||78 x 97.5 x 32.9 mm|
|Weight (no batteries)||255 g|
|MSRP Price||128,000 YEN (~US$1,100)|
|Release date||1st March 2000 - Japan|
Fuji FinePix 4700 Storage Specifications
(Sizes of 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB & 64MB refer to numbers of images which could be stored on corresponding sized SmartMedia cards)
|Resolution||Image mode||Image size||4MB||8MB||16MB||32MB||64MB|
|2400 x 1800||FINE||1700KB||2||4||9||18||36|
|1280 x 960||FINE||612KB||6||12||25||50||101|
|640 x 480||FINE||162KB||23||47||90||180||362|
|Animation 320 x 240||-||-||22 secs||45 secs||90 secs||182 secs||364 secs|
Reuters Press Release
Fuji Photo to sell 4.32 mln-pixel digital camera
TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd said on Monday it will begin selling a 4.32 million-pixel digital camera in Japan on March 1.
The 32.9 millimetre-thin, 255 gram ``FinePix4700Z'' is the world's first digital camera using over four million pixels in a high-quality image sensor, Fuji Photo said.
The 0.58 inch CCD (charge-coupled device) sensor generates larger, octagonal-shaped photodiodes situated at 45-degree angles, which increases sensitivity and offers a wider range and sharper digital images, Japan's leading photo film maker said.
A Fuji Photo spokesman said the company will eventually sell the digital camera overseas, but declined to comment on its sales target.
Global digital camera demand was estimated at 4.5 to 5.0 million units in calendar 1999, and is expected to rise to about seven million units in 2000, a spokeswoman at Olympus Optical Co Ltd said last week.
Olympus, another Japanese camera maker, announced last week it will start selling a 3.34 million-pixel digital still camera in early March.
Canon Inc , a major Japanese maker of cameras and printers, also said last week it will begin selling a new 3.34 million-pixel digital still camera, the PowerShot S20, worldwide in March.