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Fujifilm FinePix F440 and F450 Zoom

By dpreview staff on Jun 17, 2004 at 06:04 GMT

Fujifilm has today announced the FinePix F440 and F450 Zoom. These two ultra-compact cameras are successors to the popular F410 and F420 Zoom. Perhaps the most interesting element of this announcement is that just like the FinePix A330 and A340 (announced just before PMA) the F440 and F450 feature standard CCD sensors of four and five megapixels respectively. This means that out of the eight new cameras announced by Fujifilm this year five of them are based around standard CCD sensors rather than Fujifilm's own SuperCCD. Both cameras have 3.4x optical zoom lenses, are powered by a Lithium-Ion battery, store images on xD-Picture Card and 2.0" LCD monitors.

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Fujifilm's FinePix F440 Zoom and FinePix F450 Zoom:
new standards in compact camera design

Four and five megapixel resolution and 3.4x optical zoom set a new standard in ultra-compact housing

Fujifilm today announced the FinePix F440 Zoom and FinePix F450 Zoom: five and four megapixel resolutions, with a 3.4 times optical zoom, two inch LCD screen, and housed in a design so small that it can be hidden behind a single Post-It® Note.

Borrowing the good looks of their predecessors - the popular FinePix F410 and F420 Zoom - the trim figures of these new models are possible thanks to a newly developed lens structure. The clever lens design makes these cameras' enviable vital statistics achievable (W 74.5 x H 62.3 x D 21.3 mm and a body weight of just 150g).

Although weighing no more than a mobile handset, the FinePix F440 Zoom and FinePix F450 Zoom are big where it counts - boasting 2" LCD screens, fast F2.8 lenses and enough megapixels to allow images to be printed as enlargements without loss of quality.

Furthermore, the brushed metal casing and eye-catching, cool, blue lights will please those who feel aesthetic appeal is as critical as image quality.

Not just a pretty face, the FinePix F440 Zoom and F450 Zoom are capable of ISO 80, enabling enhanced quality images in bright conditions.

A new lithium rechargeable battery gives the cameras stamina, while technology advancements mean their power consumption has been reduced even further. Both models come complete with a PictureCradle, making recharging and downloading both easy and convenient. PictBridge™ compatibility also allows printing at home without the need for a PC or Mac.

FinePix F440 Zoom features at a glance:

  • CCD sensor delivering 4.1 million pixels
  • 2.0-inch LCD monitor for clarity and detail
  • 3.4x optical zoom lens
  • Low sensitivity setting of ISO 80 for photography in bright conditions with low noise
  • New lithium battery (NP-30) and reduced energy consumption
  • Movie capture of 10 frames per second with sound
  • xD-Picture Card™ providing large storage capacity, lower power consumption and fast write speeds (16MB to 512MB)
  • USB PictureCradle for fuss-free downloading of images and battery recharging
  • PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing without a PC

FinePix F450 Zoom features at a glance:

  • CCD sensor delivering 5.2 million pixels
  • 2.0-inch LCD monitor for clarity and detail
  • 3.4x optical zoom lens
  • Low sensitivity settings of ISO 80 for photography in bright conditions with low noise
  • New lithium battery (NP-30) and reduced energy consumption
  • Movie capture of 10 frames per second with sound
  • xD-Picture Card™ providing large storage capacity, lower power consumption and fast write speeds (16MB to 512 MB)
  • USB PictureCradle for fuss-free image downloading and battery recharge
  • PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing without a PC

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm's Director of Consumer Products, said, "Despite their non-professional positioning, ultra-compacts are where some of the most interesting technological advancements are being made in digital photography. We're pleased to be the first to offer a lens that goes all the way to 130mm and a 2" LCD in a body so small."

Availability & pricing

The FinePix F440 and F450 Zoom will be available in the UK from retailers in August 2004. Stockists to be confirmed. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.

Fujifilm FinePix F450 and F440 Zoom Specifications


  Fujifilm FinePix F450 Zoom Fujifilm FinePix F440 Zoom
Sensor • 1/2.5" type CCD
• 5.3 million total pixels
• 5.2 million effective pixels
• 1/2.5" type CCD
• 4.2 million total pixels
• 4.1 million effective pixels
Lens • 3.4x optical zoom
• 38 - 130 mm equiv.
• F2.8 - F4.9
Focus range • Normal: 60 cm - Infinity
• Macro: 9 - 80 cm
Image sizes • 2592 x 1944
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
• 2304 x 1728
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 320 x 240, 10 fps up to 60 sec
• 160 x 120, 10 fps up to 180 sec
• With audio
File formats • JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• AVI (Motion JPEG)
Shooting modes • Auto
• Manual
• Scene
Scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Sports
• Night Scene
Sensitivity • Auto (ISO 80 - 400)
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Metering 64-zone TTL metering
Shutter speed 2 to 1/2000 sec
Aperture At wide: F2.8 / F7.4
White balance • Auto
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent (Day, Warm, Cool)
• Incandescent
• Manual
Flash • Built-in
• Range: 0.6 - 3.6 m (w), 0.6 - 2.0 m (t)
• Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Forced On, Supressed, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction + Slow Sync
Viewfinder • Optical
• Approx. 78% frame coverage
LCD monitor • 2.0 in TFT LCD
• 154,000 pixel
• Approx. 97% frame coverage
Connectivity • USB (1.1)
• Video out
• DC-IN
Storage • xD-Picture Card
• 16 MB xD-Picture Card supplied
Power • Lithium-Ion NP-30 rechargeable battery
• Charger / AC adapter supplied
Other

PictureCradle dock supplied

Dimensions 75 x 62 x 21 mm
Weight (no batt) 150 g

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