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Fujifilm develops FinePix T400 10x entry-level compact superzoom

By dpreview staff on Jan 5, 2012 at 05:00 GMT

Pre-CES: Fujifilm has developed the FinePix T400, an entry-level compact camera with a 10X zoom lens. The camera is built around a stabilized 16MP CCD sensor and a 28-280mm equivalent lens to offer flexibility at an accessible price point. Its CCD underpinnings limit its video capability to 720p but this is easily accessed with a direct movie record button.

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Fujifilm FinePix T400:  The easy-to-use, affordable, long zoom compact camera

As the latest model in the popular T-series of entry-level long zoom compact cameras the FinePix T400 offers the very latest in Fujifilm’s imaging technology and creative features allowing users to get the best images and movies. The FinePixT400 is the perfect camera for traveling or everyday use.

Main specification
Model name Sensor Zoom LCD
FinePix T400 16MP CCD 10x 3.0 inch

Packed with features

Boasting a Fujinon 10x wide-angle optical zoom lens in a slim and stylish body, the FinePix T400 is ideal for travel or those users simply looking for the versatility of a wide zoom range. The FinePix T400 has a 28-280mm zoom range (35mm equivalent to a camera) which in addition to the long zoom, makes it great for wide-angle shots filled with detail. Inside the camera is 16 megapixel CCD sensor with an ISO range of 100 to 3200, enabling the FinePix T400 to continue capturing top-quality shots even in low-light environments. In addition, CCD Shift Image Stabilisation helps eliminate camera shake and keeps pictures sharp, whatever the conditions.

Your best pictures, every time

The FinePix T400 may be small and pocketable, but it’s still packed with advanced imaging technology to ensure users always get a fantastic picture or movie of a scene. Features include Fujifilm’s extremely popular Motion Panorama mode where users simply press the shutter button, rotate the camera and release the shutter – the FinePix T400 then automatically stitches the images together to create a fantastic panoramic shot, which can easily be printed.

In addition, the FinePix T400 offers Smile & Shoot and Blink Detection modes for the best possible portraits as well as Face Recognition, which ensures that the people who matter the most are always correctly exposed and focused. And for those occasions when users are shooting a wide variety of images, Automatic Scene Recognition technology ensures the optimum camera settings are always deployed for the best images of a given scene or location.

Perfect HD movie capture

The FinePix T400’s brilliance doesn’t stop with still images as it’s been designed to make capturing movies even easier. A dedicated movie recording button starts and stops movie recordings to make movie capture simple and, once the movie footage has been captured in 720p HD, both still images and movies can be reviewed on any HD ready television. The FinePix T400 also has in-camera movie editing features to allow users to edit their movie footage without having to upload to a computer or use complicated movie editing software.

Never miss a shot

As well as improved picture-taking features, the FinePix T400 has also been given additional enhancements over its predecessor, making it even better to use. The Auto Focus speed has been dramatically improved helping users lock onto their subjects in a flash, shutter lag has been reduced and the start-up time shortened, ensuring that the FinePix T400 is always ready.

Further improvements have been made to the 3.0-inch LCD screen, which is now brighter and easier to see. This makes reviewing photos and movies simpler, especially when in bright sunlight. The camera’s buttons have been ergonomically placed to make the camera comfortable to hold and operate, with the zoom control located under the users’ thumb and the dedicated movie recording button standing out on the camera’s reverse.

Available in 5 colours: Pink, Purple, Blue, Silver and Black.

Fujifilm FinePix T400: key features

  • Fujinon 10x optical zoom
  • 14 megapixel CCD Sensor
  • CCD Shift image stabilisation
  • ISO 100-3200*1
  • Motion Panorama Mode
  • 720p High Definition movie capture
  • Dedicated movie recording button
  • Improved Start-up/Response times

*1 ISO 3200 is effective in S mode.

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Fujifilm FinePix T400 Specifications

Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3440
Other resolutions4608 x 3072 , 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3072x1728, 2304x1728, 1920 x 1080
Image ratio w:h4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
Color filter arrayRGB color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, (3200 with boost)
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceNo
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatNo
File format
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 )
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)28–280 mm
Optical zoom10×
Maximum apertureF3.4 - F5.6
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Digital zoomYes (7.2x)
Manual focusNo
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size2.7
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT color LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed8 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Portrait Enhancer
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Landscape
  • Sport
  • Night
  • Night (Tripod)
  • Fireworks
  • Sunset
  • Snow
  • Beach
  • Party
  • Flower
  • Text
Built-in flashYes
Flash range4.50 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive1 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatH.264, Motion JPEG
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD / SDHC / SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMINo
Remote controlNo
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-ion NP-45A rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)180
Weight (inc. batteries)159 g (0.35 lb / 5.61 oz)
Dimensions104 x 59 x 29 mm (4.09 x 2.32 x 1.14)
Other features
Orientation sensorNo
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone
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