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Fujifilm FinePix F650 Zoom

By dpreview staff on Feb 14, 2006 at 05:05 GMT

Pre-PMA 2006: Fujifilm today announces another addition to the 'F' series, the FinePix F650 Zoom, with 6 million pixels, a 5x zoom and large 3-inch LCD screen. What it doesn't have is the high ISO capabilities of the F10 / F11, though it does at least offer some photographic control (aperture and shutter priority).

Press Release:

The FinePix F650 Zoom: slim, but fully-loaded

A neat compact camera boasting six megapixels, a 5x optical zoom and super-size 3-inch LCD screen

Fujifilm today announced the launch of the FinePix F650 Zoom – an ultra-smart compact merging strength and elegance to form a neat and enviable package.

The latest addition to Fujifilm’s well-established ‘F’ series, the FinePix F650 Zoom delivers six megapixels, handy for those keen to enlarge images. What’s more, this stylish and functional camera is the first Fujifilm compact to contain a 5x optical zoom lens, ensuring its owners are never far from the action.

The FinePix F650 Zoom is a sociable, picture-taking companion, thanks to its super-size 3-inch LCD screen – ideal for viewing menu options and sharing images with friends on the spot. What’s more, there’s added capacity for storing precious pictures, as this all-rounder comes equipped with built-in internal memory.

As has become commonplace on FinePix cameras, the FinePix F650 Zoom captures 30 frames per second when set on movie mode, giving smoother, clearer video clips. It also contains an ISO sensitivity range of 64-400, allowing it to handle everyday lighting conditions.

The camera boasts easy-to-operate scene modes, allowing users to choose from up to ten automatic settings, suiting a variety of photographic situations. These include a Sunset mode that emphasises vivid colours, a ‘Beach and Snow’ mode for minimising glare in bright situations, and a ‘Party’ setting for indoor environments, allowing images to retain the natural ambience of the scene in low-light conditions.

FinePix F650 Zoom features at a glance

  • CCD sensor delivering 6.0 million pixels
  • 5x optical zoom lens
  • High resolution 3.0” LCD monitor
  • 10 selectable scene positions for different shooting conditions: Portrait, Landscape,
    Sport, Night, Beach & Snow, Sunset, Museum, Party, Flower Close-Up and Text
  • VGA movie capture of 30 frames per second with sound
  • PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing without a PC
  • Internal memory

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Photo Products, said, “The FinePix F650 Zoom combines panache with a surprising amount of power. This stylish compact is a perfect pocket companion for less experienced users who want results that belie their knowledge. It contains a powerful zoom usually reserved for SLR-shaped models, as well as a sizeable LCD screen to share or view photographs instantly – a great all-rounder.”

Availability & pricing

Pricing and stockists will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch

FinePix F650 Zoom specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 6.0 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2816 x 2112
• 2816 x 1880 (3:2)
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480 @ 30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps
• WAVE audio
• Monoaural sound
File formats • JPEG (Exif 2.2)
• AVI (Motion JPEG)
Lens • 36-180mm equiv
• F2.8-4.7
• 5x optical zoom
Digital zoom up to 4.4x
Focus Auto Focus
AF area modes • TTL contrast system
• AF Multi
AF assist lamp No
Focus distance • Normal: 60cm to infinity
• Macro: min 12cm
• Super Macro: min 3cm
Metering 256-zone TTL
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 64
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Shuttter speed 1/2000 to 2secs
Aperture F2.8-F4.7
Modes • Auto
• Scene
• Macro
• Movie
• Continuous
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority
Scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Sport
• Night
• Beach & Snow
• Sunset
• Museum
• Party
• Flower close-up
• Text
White balance • Auto
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent light (daylight)
• Fluorescent light (warm white)
• Fluorescent light (cool white)
• Incandescent light
Self timer 2 or 10secs
Continuous shooting Unknown
Image parameters • Standard
• Chrome (vivid)
• B&W
Flash • Auto
• Red eye reduction
• Forced Flash
• Suppressed Flash
• Slow Synch
• Red eye reduction & Slow Synch
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 3.0-inch TFT
• 230,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB
• Video out
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage • 32MB internal memory
• xD-Picture Card up to 1GB
Power • Rechargeable NP-40N Li-ion battery
• Optional AC adapter
Weight (no batt) 170 g (6.0 oz)
Dimensions 104.7 x 60.6 x 30.8 mm (4.1 x 2.4 x 1.2 in)
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