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Pre-PMA 2006: Fujifilm has announced a new entry-level 'A' series camera in the shape of the FinePix A600 Zoom. Featuring 6.3 million pixels, Fujifilm’s proprietary Super CCD, 3x zoom and a large 2.4-inch LCD screen.
Fujifilm today announces the launch of the FinePix A600 Zoom, the next step forwards for Fujifilm’s highly successful ‘A’ series entry-level cameras. The FinePix A600 Zoom, designed in an attractive two-tone metallic finish, incorporates many features normally only found in higher end models. With an impressive 6.3 million pixels, featuring Fujifilm’s proprietary Super CCD, along with an extra-large 2.4-inch LCD monitor, the FinePix A600 Zoom is a delight for all those new to digital photography.
Available for the first time in an entry-level ‘A’ series FinePix camera, the sophisticated Super CCD sensor means that image quality is the best possible standard, allowing the FinePix A600 Zoom to take shots that look more realistic, and more traditionally photographic. Skin tones look like skin, colours are more vibrant, and intricate landscapes appear sharper and more detailed.
Simplicity in design is the central theme of this model, the casing has few buttons, freeing the user from spending hours ‘getting to know’ the camera. The large 2.4inch LCD monitor also allows users to frame shots perfectly without the use of a viewfinder.
In addition, the FinePix A600 Zoom has approx.12 megabytes of internal memory built-in, making it possible to record up to seven frames without a media card. The FinePix A600 Zoom is also capable of capturing 10 movie frames per second with monaural sound.
Will Rolls, Fujifilm’s UK Marketing Manager for Digital Imaging commented: ‘The Fujifilm FinePix A600 Zoom does something a bit special in the entry level category. It incorporates our sought-after Super CCD technology, as well as great functionality. Entry-level consumers deserve products that give them the freedom to take shots simply without compromising on image quality, the FinePix A600 Zoom fits the bill perfectly and then some…’
Fujifilm FinePix A600 Zoom features at a glance
Availability & pricing
The FinePix A600 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in June 2006. Pricing and stockists will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.
1/1.7 " Type CCD
|Image sizes|| 2848 x 2136
3024 x 2016 (3:2)
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 320 x 240 @ 10fps
160 x 120 @ 10fps
|File formats|| JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
|Lens|| 36-108mm equiv
3x optical zoom
|Digital zoom||up to 6.3x|
|AF area modes|| Center
|Focus distance|| Normal: 50cm-infinity
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|Scene modes|| Portrait
|White balance|| Auto
Fluorescent light (Daylight)
Fluorescent light (Warm white)
Fluorescent light (Cool white)
|Self timer||2 or 10secs|
|Continuous shooting||3 frames @ 0.95fps|
Red eye reduction
Red eye reduction & Slow synch
|LCD monitor|| 2.4-inch TFT
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0
|Storage|| 12MB internal memory
xD-Picture Card compatible
|Power|| 2xAA alkaline or NiMH batteries
Optional AC adapter
|Weight (no batt)||145 g|
|Dimensions||93 x 60 x 30.1 mm (3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in)|