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CES 2006: The last of four new cameras announced today by Fujifilm are the FinePix A400 and A500 Zoom. Two affordable cameras one which are essentially identical apart from their sensor, one four megapixel and one five megapixel SuperCCD HR. Other features include a three times optical zoom lens, 1.8" LCD monitor and power from two AA batteries.
Fujifilm launches FinePix A400 Zoom and FinePix A500 Zoom
Following the continued success of its ‘A’ series of entry-level digital cameras, Fujifilm today announced the launch of two new additions to the range: the FinePix A400 Zoom and FinePix A500 Zoom. Designed with ease-of-use as a priority, these digital cameras produce outstanding images, even for those people who find digital technology a potentially intimidating experience.
Bearing in mind that there are still more households that don’t own a digital camera than those that do, the FinePix A400 and A500 Zoom will make life easier for those thinking of converting to digital photography during 2006.
Boasting 4.1 and 5.1 megapixel Super CCD HR sensors, the FinePix A400 and A500 Zoom are powerful enough to deliver exceptionally sharp images, characterised by accurate reproduction of subtle details, smooth, attractive skin tones and true-to-life colours.
Incorporating 3x optical zoom functions, both cameras allow users to capture exceptionally clear images at a distance, while the impressive 1.8 inch LCD screen makes it possible to shoot and review images quickly and easily.
Both new models feature 12MB of internal memory, giving you the option of shooting and saving pictures whilst your removable xD-Picture Card™ is otherwise engaged. What’s more, the camera’s low power consumption (operating on standard AA batteries) means you’ll never miss out on the action.
These competitively priced cameras also boast QVGA movie capture at 10 frames per second. Users can shoot their mini-movies and playback through their TV at a later date – an interesting alternative to taking still images.
FinePix A400 Zoom features at a glance:
FinePix A500 Zoom features at a glance:
Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Photo Products, said, “We’re committed to providing entry-level cameras that punch above their weight in terms of sensor performance. These new additions to the range are excellent value for money and are some of the most user-friendly cameras on the market.”
Availability & pricing
The FinePix A400 and A500 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in March 2006. Pricing and stockists will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.
Fujifilm FinePix A400
1/2.5" Type Super CCD HR
| 1/2.5" Type Super CCD HR
4.1 million effective pixels
|Image sizes|| 2592 x 1944
2592 x 1728 (3:2)
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
| 2303 x 1728
2303 x 1536 (3:2)
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 320 x 240, 10 fps
160 x 120, 10 fps
|Lens|| 38 - 114 mm (35 mm equiv) 3x optical zoom
F3.3 - F5.5
|Focus distance|| Normal: 60 cm - Infinity
Macro: 10 cm - 80 cm
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|Shutter speed||2 sec - 1/1500 sec|
|Aperture|| Wide: F3.3 / F8.5|
|Shooting modes|| Auto|
|White balance|| Auto
Fluorescent (Daylight, Warm White, Cool White)
|Self timer||2 or 10 sec|
|Flash|| Auto, Red-eye red., On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye red. & slow sync
Wide range: 0.6 - 3.1 m
Tele range: 0.6 - 2.0 m
|LCD monitor|| 1.8" TFT LCD
|Storage|| 12 MB Internal flash
|Power|| 2 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)|
|Weight (no batt)||126 g (4.4 oz)|
|Dimensions||93 x 60 x 28 mm (3.7 x 2.4 x 1.1 in)|