Although we did cover this camera back at the beginning of June when it was announced in Japan it's worthwhile following the US announcement for confirmation of specifications and price. Fujifilm Finepix 40i digital camera + MP3 player, fixed 36 mm equiv. lens, 2.4 megapixel SuperCCD (producing up to 2400 x 1800), ISO 200 equiv., also 320 x 240 Motion JPEG AVI with audio up to 80 seconds. Available in the US late August 2000, expected retail price of $699.

Fujifilm FinePix 40i specifications

Imager FujiFilm 1/1.7" 2.4 megapixel SuperCCD
Image sizes 2400 x 1800, 1260 x 960, 640 x 480
Lens Fixed 36mm (35mm equiv.)
ISO sensitivity ISO 200 equiv.
Shutter speed 1/4s - 1/1000s (mechanical)
Apertures F2.8 / F9.8
Exposure compensation +/-1.5EV in 0.3EV steps
White Balance Auto + Seven manual settings
Flash Auto, Anti red-eye, Forced on, Forced off, Slow Sync
Self-Timer 10 seconds
Video mode 320 x 240 Motion JPEG (with audio) up to 80 seconds
Audio playback MP3 (can only be uploaded via USB onto "ID" SmartMedia)
Viewfinder Optical
LCD 1.8"
Storage SmartMedia (up to 64MB)
Connectivity USB (req. for uploading of MP3's due to copy protection)
A/V jack Audio & Video output
Power Supply 2 x NiMH AA rechargables
Weight (inc batt.) 210g (7.4 oz) - including batteries & SmartMedia
Dimensions 85.5 x 71.0 x 28.5 mm (3.4 x 2.8 x 1.1 ")

Fujifilm US press release:

Fujifilm's FinePix 40i Digital Camera Integrates Three of Today's Hottest Digital Technologies

High-Resolution Digital Imaging, MP3 Audio and Digital Video in One, Pocketable Package

ELMSFORD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2000--Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. has announced that the Fujifilm FinePix 40i Digital Camera, an ultra-compact portable device that combines three of today's most popular mobile platforms -- digital imaging, MP3 audio and digital video -- into one product, will be available to the U.S. market late August 2000 at an estimated street price of $699. Fujifilm is the first manufacturer to pair MP3 audio technology with a high-resolution digital camera.

Featuring the same Super CCD image sensor found in Fujifilm's popular FinePix 4700 ZOOM digital camera, the super-small (3.4" W x 2.8'' H x 1.1" D) FinePix 40i captures sharp and colorful pictures. It has an equivalent ISO sensitivity of 200, built-in flash, five programmed exposure modes, a USB port for the quick and easy transfer of images and a generously sized 1.8-inch LCD, considering the size of the camera. Compatible with wafer-thin SmartMedia(TM) cards, the removable storage media of choice for many digital camera and portable MP3 player users, the FinePix 40i also can capture 80 seconds of continuous AVI video with sound.

Just like other MP3 audio players, users can download music to the FinePix 40i via its USB port and playback near CD-quality music. All MP3 controls (play/stop, forward/back, volume) are on a tethered remote into which the FinePix 40i's provided headphones - or the user's own -- can be inserted for private listening. As an added bonus, the remote control can be used with the camera to take and then view captured pictures, along with controlling the camera's digital zoom.

"With the FinePix 40i, we've created a digital camera that not only produces great pictures, but also offers consumers the benefits of the MP3 audio format,'' said Darin Pepple, Product Manager, Consumer Digital Products, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. The FinePix 40i is a digital convergence product in the truest sense of the term, further exemplifying Fujifilm's commitment to digital as well as its overall technology prowess."

In addition to Fujifilm's traditional silver, magnesium alloy housing, a limited supply of metallic blue FinePix 40i digital cameras also will be available to consumers.

Bundled along with the camera will be two, high-powered, nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, a charger, Adobe ActiveShare® photo editing software and RealJukebox® digital audio software. For more information on the FinePix 40i and other Fujifilm digital imaging products, please visit the company's Web site at or call at 1-800-800-FUJI.

Estimated street price


CCD Type

1/1.7� Fujifilm Super CCD (RGB Filters)

CCD Sensor Count

2.4 Million Octagonal Sensors

Image Processing

Fujifilm LSI with A/D 12-bit Converter Featuring PxGA Technology

Image File Resolutions

2,400x1,600, 1280x960 and 640x480 with Fine, Normal and Basic Compression

Pixels per Image File (Max)

4.3 Million Pixel File from Image Processor

Dynamic Range

36-bit Capture, 24-bit Output

Sensitivity (ISO)



Autofocus (TTL Contrast)


64 Point Zone TTL

Exposure Control

Auto with E/V Control

White Balance

Advanced Auto + 6 modes

Self Timer



3.5M/11.5ft. (Max)

Flash Modes

Auto, Red-eye, Forced, Suppressed, Slow Sync


Optical or LCD

Shutter Speed

1/4 - 1/1000


F8.69mm (38mm 135 Equivalent)
1.5ft � inf., Macro: 1.6in. � 2.4in.

35mm Camera Focal Length Equivalent

38mm (fixed)

Filter Size


Lens Aperture

F8.69mm (38mm 135 Equivalent)
1.5ft � inf., Macro: 2.4in. � 1.6in.

Digital Zoom

Recording: 1.88X Tele at 1280 x 960
3.75X Tele at 640 x 480
Playing back up to 15.0X

Exposure Interval

1 sec (flash off)

Booting up

1.5 sec (flash off)

Storage Media

SmartMedia (2MB to 64MB/3.3V)

File Format

JPEG (Exif) with 3 compression levels
AVI-JPEG, MP-3 Audio



Number of Images


(2400 x 1800 pixels)



AVI 320x240 10Frames/sec� 80 sec/QVGA� Mic/Speaker Sound


MP-3 Compatible with Secure Digital Music Initiative

Audio Recording Time (examples)

Std���� 16/32min��� (16/32MB)��� 126Kbps
�������� 21/42min���� (16/32MB)����� 96Kbps
��������� 32/64min���� (16/32MB)����� 64Kbps

Remote Control Features

Audio � Playing Back/Stop, Forward/Backward, Volume, Photo � Shutter, Digital Zoom

LCD Monitor
(Size Pixels)

1.8-inch D-TFD (110,000 pixels)

Computer Interfaces

USB, PC Card, Floppy Disk Adapter, USB Card Reader

PC/Mac Compatible


Video Out (NTSC)



2AA Rechargeable Ni-MH or Ni-CD, (Alkaline emergency use only), Charger included, Optional AC Adapter DC-3V


MP-3 w/ID-Playing Time 160min

(W x H x D)

3.4 (W) x 2.8 (H) x 1.1 (D) in

(w/o battery)

5.75 oz.