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Fuji FinePix F455 Zoom

By dpreview staff on Sep 21, 2004 at 05:05 GMT

Fujifilm has today launched the FinePix F455 Zoom, taking inspiration for the body design from the F810 and spec from the F450 Zoom. Essentially an elongated version of the F450 Zoom, the F455 also boasts 5.2 million pixels and a 2-inch LCD. It comes with a Picture Cradle for downloading images and recharging the battery (different to the F450Z; an NP-40) as well as a 16MB xD-Picture Card.

Press Release:

Fujifilm’s FinePix F455 Zoom: sharp looks and even sharper pictures

New five megapixel addition to Fujifilm’s ultra-smart ‘F’ range of digital cameras

21 September 2004, Fujifilm today announced the FinePix F455 Zoom, a sleek new model that increases Fujifilm’s already powerful presence in ultra-compact digital cameras. Beneath its elegant exterior lies a powerful sensor delivering five megapixel resolution and a 3.4 x times optical zoom lens, balancing strength and style in a diminutive package exactly the same size as a standard deck of cards.

The FinePix F455 Zoom also boasts a high resolution, two-inch LCD screen, making it ideal for checking the five megapixel detail of your best shots.

Capable of low sensitivity settings of ISO 80, the FinePix F455 Zoom allows users to capture images of exceptional clarity, even in bright conditions. The five megapixel sensor also means that images can be enlarged without loss of quality or detail.

Furthermore, Fujifilm has developed a new battery system with reduced energy consumption, giving the FinePix F455 Zoom greater staying power. And with its xD-Picture Card™ memory (currently available in capacities up to 512MB), the FinePix F455 Zoom can store and download multiple images quickly and easily. This versatile camera also comes with a USB PictureCradle, useful for recharging batteries and parking your camera when not in use. PictBridge™ compatibility means that images can also be printed directly without the need for a PC or a Mac.

FinePix F455 Zoom features at a glance:

  • CCD sensor delivering 5.2 million pixels
  • High resolution 2” LCD monitor for the best clarity and detail
  • 3.4x optical zoom lens
  • Low sensitivity settings of ISO 80 for photography in bright conditions with low noise
  • 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 capacities currently available)
  • 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, “Making a small camera is not the exciting part. The exciting part is making a camera that is both small and does justice to what people would expect from Fujifilm in terms of image quality. We feel we’ve reached that point with the F455 Zoom – I’ve seen batteries that are bigger than this camera!”

Availability & pricing

The FinePix F455 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in November 2004. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.*

Fuji FinePix F455 Zoom specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 5.4 million total pixels
• 5.2 million effective pixels

Image sizes

• 2592 x 1944
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480

Movie clips • 320 x 240 (10 fps) up to 60 secs
• 160 x 120 (10 fps) up to 180 secs
• With monaural sound
File formats • Still: JPEG
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
• Sound: WAV
Lens • 38 - 130mm (3.4x optical zoom)
Digital zoom Up to 4.1x
Focus Autofocus
Focus distance • Normal: 60cm - infinity
• Macro: 9cm - 80cm
Metering 64-zone TTL
ISO sensitivity ISO 80 - 400
Shutter speed 2 - 1/2000 sec
Aperture F2.8 - F 7.4
Modes Programmed AE
Scene modes • Auto
• Manual
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Sports
• Night scene
White balance

• Auto
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent light (daylight)
• Fluorescent light (warm)
• Fluorescent light (cool white)
• Incandescent light
• Custom

Self timer 10 sec
Image parameters • Black and white
• Chrome
• Standard
Flash

• Built-in
• Auto, red-eye reduction, On/Off, Slow synchro, red-eye reduction and slow synchro
• Range: 3.6 m (wide) / 2.0m (tele)

Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 2" TFT LCD
• 154,000 pixels
Connectivity

• USB
• Video out

Print compliance PictBridge
Storage • xD-Picture Card
• 16 MB card supplied
Power • Rechargeable lithium ion NP-40 battery
• Charger included
Weight (no batt) 150 g (x oz)
Dimensions 93 x 56 x 22 mm (Ai x Bi x Ci in)
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