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Just posted! Our full in-depth review of Fujifilm's new FinePix F601 Zoom. The F601 Zoom has the latest generation SuperCCD sensor which has 3.1 million pixels and creates a 6 megapixel output image. The F601 is Fujifilm's successor to the 6800Z, it's slightly smaller, slightly lighter better designed and faster. Indeed, the F601 Zoom may well be the fastest compact digital camera currently available.
In an interesting move Fujifilm US has now dropped the price of the S2 Pro digital SLR Kit to $2399 from its previous price of $3699. The S2 Pro has a six megapixel Super CCD sensor which produces a twelve megapixel output file. This new drop brings the price of this camera closer to that of the recently announced Nikon D100 and Canon EOS-D60. Note that there will now no longer be a non-kit version available. All pre-orders placed with our official affiliate will automatically be lowered to the new $2399 price. Place your order today and help support this site!
Once more the Japanese 'gallery' site 'Miscall' has posted samples from yet another pre-production (Beta) camera. This time it's Fujifilm's S2 Pro digital SLR with its new third generation SuperCCD sensor. There are 23 samples, mostly shot outdoors, unfortunately there is little exposure or lens information with these samples. Not sure who the owner of this site is but he's always got his hands on early cameras (and doesn't seem to mind publishing from pre-production cameras). UPDATE: Yamada Kumio also posts samples (inc. comparisons to Nikon D100 & Canon EOS-D60).
Fujifilm has today announced the FinePix F401 Zoom. This ultra-compact digital camera has a three times optical zoom lens and 2.1 megapixel Super CCD which produces a 3.9 megapixel final image size (2304 x 1728). The F401 has an ISO sensitivity range of ISO 200 - 1600 and conforms to EXIF 2.2 (ExifPRint). Just like its bigger brother the F601 the F401 also has a dedicated dock system for charging and image transfer. Storage is by SmartMedia card and the camera is powered by the same NP-60 used on the F601. UPDATED: Press release, specs and more pictures added.
The Japanese site 'Miscall' (who used to be associated with Dreamarts) has once more claimed another Internet first by being the first site to publish samples from Fujifilm's new S602 Zoom (a beta camera). The S602 Zoom, announced just before PMA 2002 is an evolution on the 6900Z. The S602 is also one of three new cameras based on Fujifilm's updated SuperCCD III technology.
We've managed to get our hands on a Japanese pre-production Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom. This is the 3.1 megapixel SuperCCD III successor to the popular FinePix 6800Z. The camera is one of just a few which have vertically orientated bodies, as is always the case with Fujifilm the design and finish on this camera is excellent with a full metal body and large automatic lens cover. A quick overview of the updates and a samples gallery are available.
SMaL Camera Technologies as today announced that Fujifilm Axia (a subsidiary of Fujifilm) will release a camera based on SMaL's Ultra-Pocket digital camera design and technology. The Axia 'eyeplate' weighs in at just 35 g (1.2 oz) including its built in storage and battery, features a 0.3 megapixel CMOS sensor (640 x 480 or 320 x 240 image sizes) and a fixed focal length lens. This camera is obviously both a bit of fun and an exercise in miniaturization. And I find it interesting that a company like Fujifilm have chosen to release it under one of their brands.
The Japanese site 'Miscall' (who used to be associated with Dreamarts) has managed to pull another Internet first by being the first site to publish samples from Fujifilm's new F601 Zoom (a beta camera). The F601 Zoom, announced just last week is an update to the popular 6800Z. The F601 is also one of three new cameras based on Fujifilm's updated SuperCCD III technology. So, in effect these are also the first samples from a SuperCCD III sensor (although will in no way be representative of the level of quality we expect from the S2 Pro).
Pre-PMA 2002: The second camera announced by Fujifilm is the new FinePix S602 Zoom. For a while now many people on our Fuji Talk forum have complained that they have been unable to get the 6900Z, well here's the reason. The S602 Zoom replaces the 6900Z and then some. Just like the other cameras announced today the S602 uses the new third generation SuperCCD. On top of the 6900Z features is a higher resolution EVF, dual media slots (now takes CF Type I/II as well as SmartMedia), an all new body, a new user interface and several other new features.
Pre-PMA 2002: As part of three new cameras announced today based on its third generation SuperCCD technology Fujifilm has revealed the FinePix F601 Zoom. This camera, as the sucessor to the popular 6800Z also features a 3.1 megapixel SuperCCD (although this time the new 'third generation') which produces a 6 megapixel image. There are a full set of manual controls, selectable ISO sensitivity and high speed continuous shooting at five frames per second.
Pre-PMA 2002: Fujifilm has today announced a camera which will no doub turn quite a few heads. The S2 Pro has a 6.17 megapixel SuperCCD III which produces a huge 12 megapixel image (yes, twelve). The new camera also addresses two of the major issues with the S1 Pro; it is based on the Nikon F80/N80 body which means it's more robust, this also means it can now shoot with AF-D, AF-G and AF-S Nikkor lenses. Other new features include CCD-Raw files and ISO 100 support.
Over on the Finepix.Com page Fujifilm are running a teaser about an upcoming product announcement which will use an updated verison of their SuperCCD technology, this time called SuperCCD III. The second generation SuperCCD was used in the 6800Z and 6900Z. According to the teaser more information will be available on 30th January. The page just after the teaser reveals three shooting modes; "Candleshot", "Speedsnap" and "Motionphoto". The hype build-up to PMA has begun...
Fujifilm, updating their 'Big Job' ruggedized digital cameras has today announced the DS-270HD. The 'Big Job' line is aimed specifically at the construction industry with rubber coatings and waterproof seals. The new DS-270HD has a 28 mm (equiv.) F2.8 fixed focal length lens and a 2.4 megapixel SuperCCD sensor which outputs a 4.3 megapixel image. The DS-270HD also features a flash hotshoe and a movie clip mode.
Fujifilm Germany has announced an all new ultra-compact VGA digital camera with a CMOS sensor. The iX-1 measures just 30 x 51 x 124 mm (1.2 x 2.0 x 4.9 in) and weighs just 96 g (3.4 oz) without its two AAA batteries. It has a fixed focal length, fixed focus F3.0 lens (36 mm equiv), 8 MB of internal flash storage and USB connectivity. It can also capture video clips and be used as a webcam. Price is expected to € 89 (approx. $80).
Fujifilm has updated to the combination MP3 player digital camera 'i' line with the announcement of the new 30i. Gone is the SuperCCD used in the 40i and 50i, replaced by a 2 megapixel CCD sensor with non-interpolated resolution of 1600 x 1200. The lens is also slower at F4.8 vs. the previous F2.8. These changes add up to cost savings which should place the 30i in the sub $500 bracket (UK price has been set at £350). The 30i also adds handphone connectivity for the Japanese market.
Fujifilm US has today announced a $200 price reduction for the FinePix 4800Z, 6800Z and 6900Z digital cameras. This brings them down to $499, $699 and $799 respectively. "In anticipation of this holiday season,'' Pepple continued, "shoppers will find that with Fujifilm's FinePix digital cameras, giving the gift of great pictures will be easier than ever before. With a choice of digital cameras that meet the needs of just about every digital photographer, Fujifilm's quality, high-performance FinePix line is now accessible to a wider range of consumers.'' (13:20 GMT)
Fujifilm has today announced the 2 megapixel (not SuperCCD), 6x (F2.8 - F3.0) optical zoom (38 - 228 mm equiv.) FinePix 2800Z digital camera. The 2800Z (as with all other Fujifilm consumer digital cameras) has a SmartMedia slot and comes with a 16 MB card. It can record 60 second movies (with audio) as well as voice annotations which can be attached to images. Its SLR-like design and 6x optical zoom will appeal to first time (and even more advanced) buyers who are looking for an easy to use digital camera. Available October, price just $449.
IFA 2001: Fujifilm continue their assault on the entry level, low cost digital camera markets with the new Finepix A101, A201 and 2600Z. The A101 ($179) and A102 ($249) share the same body design, both have a fixed focal length lens and an extremely basic layout, the A101 has a 1.3 megapixel CCD and the A201 has a 2.0 megapixel CCD. The 2600Z ($299) has a 3x optical zoom lens which is shielded behind a sliding cover (which also acts as a power switch), it has a 2.0 megapixel CCD and a slightly more rectangular design than the A101 / A201.
Not to be outdone by Sony and their DPP-SV88 multi-function printer Fujifilm has today announced the 'FinePix Memory Printer' NX-800M which provides the ability to archive and print. The NX-800M has both SmartMedia and PCMCIA slots for storage cards which can then be archived directly to CD-R/RW or printed on the internal 4 x 6 dye-sub printer. Prints can also then be made at a later date from the archived photos. The NX-800M also has a small LCD screen for preview / setup as well as connectivity to a TV/Monitor and/or PC/Mac via USB.