Previous news story    Next news story

Fujifilm FinePix A400 and A500

By dpreview staff on Jan 4, 2006 at 05:05 GMT

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.

Jump to:

Press Release:

Fujifilm’s straight ‘A’ cameras in a class of their own

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:

  • 4.1 megapixel high-performance Super CCD sensor
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 1.8 inch LCD monitor
  • Selectable sensitivity up to ISO 400
  • 12MB internal memory
  • Power source: 2x AA-size alkaline batteries and AC power adaptor
  • QVGA movie capture of 10 frames per second
  • Four selectable scene positions (portrait, landscape, sports and night)
  • PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing without a PC

FinePix A500 Zoom features at a glance:

  • 5.1 megapixel high-performance Super CCD senso
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 1.8 inch LCD monitor
  • Selectable sensitivity up to ISO 400
  • 12MB internal memory
  • Power source: 2x AA-size alkaline batteries and AC power adaptor
  • QVGA movie capture of 10 frames per second
  • Four selectable scene positions (portrait, landscape, sports and night)
  • PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing without a PC

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 and A500 specifications

 


Fujifilm FinePix A500


Fujifilm FinePix A400
Sensor

• 1/2.5" Type Super CCD HR
• 5.1 million effective pixels

• 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
File formats

• Still: JPEG
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)

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
Metering • 64-zone
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Shutter speed 2 sec - 1/1500 sec
Aperture • Wide: F3.3 / F8.5
Shooting modes • Auto
White balance • Auto
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent (Daylight, Warm White, Cool White)
• Incandescent
Self timer 2 or 10 sec
Continuous shooting Unknown
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
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 1.8" TFT LCD
• 77,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB
• Video Out
• DC-In
Storage • 12 MB Internal flash
• xD-Picture card
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)
1
I own it
0
I want it
0
I had it
Discuss in the forums
2
I own it
0
I want it
0
I had it
Discuss in the forums

Comments