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Fujifilm FinePix E500 Zoom and FinePix E510 Zoom

Jul 28, 2004 at 05:05 GMT

Fujifilm launched a new range today in the shape of the E series, which is characterized by 'wide zooms, large LCD screens and a competitive price'. The new models include the 4.1 megapixel FinePix E500 and the 5.2 megapixel FinePix E510. Both have 28-91mm equivalent wideangle lenses, 2-inch LCDs, a sturdy hand grip, a pop-up flash and are, Fujifilm says, "sure to bring even the most hardened sceptic round to digital photography". They also offer movies with sound and are PictBridge-compatible. Press Release:

Fujifilm FinePix E500 Zoom and FinePix E510 Zoom: refreshingly candid cameras

Fujifilm takes a wide angle on things with no-nonsense 'E' range duo

28 July 2004 Fujifilm today announces the launch of the FinePix E500 Zoom and FinePix E510 Zoom: compact digital cameras that are dependable in design and straightforward in operation. The cameras are the first models in Fujifilm's newly-launched E series, which is characterised by wide zooms, large LCD screens and useful features, allowing photographic creativity to be explored, all at a competitive price.

The sturdily-built FinePix E500 Zoom and FinePix E510 Zoom are a pleasure to use. With a durable chassis featuring a solid 'grip', they are more comfortable to operate than smaller lifestyle cameras, and will bring even the most hardened sceptic round to digital photography.

The FinePix E500 and E510 Zoom deliver 4.1 million effective pixels and 5.2 million effective pixels respectively. Each has a Fujinon 3.2x zoom lens, boasting a wider-than-average equivalent of 28mm on a 35mm camera. With a starting sensitivity of ISO 80, both models have a pleasingly high signal to noise ratio and an accompanying increase in image quality. The generous 2" LCDs on the rear ensure clear playback and confident picture-taking.

Both the FinePix E500 Zoom and FinePix E510 Zoom are PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing of images without the need for a PC. The new cameras are the perfect transition to digital photography for those who enjoy a wide angle on things. Their reliable performance and solid build mean they can be used with confidence and are made to last.

FinePix E500 Zoom features at a glance:

FinePix E510 Zoom features at a glance:

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm's Director of Consumer Products, said, "The E series cameras are an important addition to Fujifilm's offering, successfully bridging the gap between our entry level compacts and the more enthusiast and lifestyle cameras.

"The E500 and E510 are incredibly unfussy cameras that are capable of exceptionally good pictures at an attractive price. Anybody still using entry-level film SLRs might well find that these are the cameras that tempt them towards digital photography."

Availability & pricing
The FinePix E500 Zoom and FinePix E510 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 E500 Zoom and E510 Zoom specifications

 

Fujifilm FinePix E500 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix E510 Zoom
Sensor • 1/2.5" Type CCD
• 4.2 million pixels total
• 4.1 million effective pixels
• 1/2.5" Type CCD
• 5.4 million pixels total
• 5.2 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 2304 x 1728
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
• 2592 x 1944
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 320 x 240 (10fps)
• 160 x 120 (10fps)
• With sound
File formats • Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movies: MOV (Motion JPEG)
Lens • 28 - 91mm equiv. (3.2x zoom)
• F2.9-5.5
• Fujinon
Digital zoom • Yes, up to 3.6x • Yes, up to 3.9x
Focus • Autofocus
Focus distance • Normal: 0.6 m - Infinity
• Macro: 6.7 cm
• Normal: 0.6 m - Infinity
• Macro: 6.7 cm
• Super macro: 2.6 cm
Metering • 64-zone TTL metering
Exposure Modes

• Programmed AE
• Aperture Priority AE
• Shutter Priority AE
• Manual

ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Shuttter speed • 2 - 1/2000 sec
Aperture • 1/3 EV steps
• At wide: F2.9 / F8
Colour modes • B&W
• Chrome
• Standard
Scene modes • Auto
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Sports
• Night Scene
White balance • Auto
• Manual
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent Light (daylight)
• Fluorescent Light (warm white)
• Fluorescent Light (cool white)
• Incandescent Light
Self timer • 10 sec
Flash • Built-in
• Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, On/Off, Slow Synchro, Red-eye reduction + slow synchro
• Range: (wide) 4.0 m, (tele) 2.0 m
Viewfinder • Optical
LCD monitor • 2.0" TFT LCD
• 154,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB
• A/V out
• DC-IN
Print compliance • PictBridge
Storage • xD-Picture Card
• 16MB xD-Picture Card supplied
Power • 2x AA alkaline/2x NiMH/NH-10 rechargeable battery
• 2x AA alkaline supplied
Weight (no batt or card) 176 g (6.2 oz)
Dimensions 101 x 61 x 33 mm (3.9 x 2.4 x 1.3 in)