News tagged with "fujifilm"
Professional Photographer Kazuhisa Nishikawa puts his expert hands on FujiFilm's S1 Pro in what is a fairly typical gallery, this time his model is Ayu Okakura. Taken with a variety of lenses (Ai AF Nikkor 50mm 1.4D, Ai AF Nikkor 35mm F2D, AF Nikkor ED80-200mm F2.8D) the shots were taken at ISO 320 with Daylight White Balance. Note: original images are not available, all images have been reduced to "web size" (513 x 770).
Last week we published a sneak view of this cameras skeleton, today FujiFilm have made the 4900Z the newest edition to their 4000 series of digital cameras (you can look upon it as a replacement for the now tiring 2900Z). This time featuring a 6x optical zoom lens (yep, lenses are becoming more important) with the same SuperCCD sensor seen in the 4700Z but interesting to note a newly offered sensitivty of ISO 125, perhaps for improved image quality and lowered noise.
Vitals: FujiFilm 4900 Zoom, 2.4 megapixel Super CCD (up to 2400 x 1800 image size), 6 x optical zoom lens (35 - 210 mm as 35 mm equiv.), ISO 125/ 200/ 400/ 800, LCD TTL viewfinder, 1/4s (3s in manual) - 1/2000s shutter speeds, F2.8 - F11 apertures, horizontal and vertical shutter release buttons, SmartMedia, expected September 2000, <US$1000.
UPDATED: Sample Images From 4900Z Now Online
Just noticed over on FinePix.Com, FujiFilm have a new section called "New FinePix". More details on the camera will be available in September, but from the skeleton case picture they've shown so far we can see that the camera has a SLR-look but with a large (I'll guess fast - ~F2.0) non-interchangable lens with a focus ring, a flash hotshoe, SLR style grip & controls, SuperCCD imager and lots of manual controls. Looks interesting... Competition for Canon's Pro 70 follow-up?
Although we did cover this camera back at the beginning of June when it was announced in Japan it's worthwhile following the US announcement for confirmation of specifications and price. Fujifilm Finepix 40i digital camera + MP3 player, fixed 36 mm equiv. lens, 2.4 megapixel SuperCCD (producing up to 2400 x 1800), ISO 200 equiv., also 320 x 240 Motion JPEG AVI with audio up to 80 seconds. Available in the US late August 2000, expected retail price of $699.
Well.. if you live in Japan that is, where the S1 is already on sale. Thanks to digitalcamera.gr.jp for publishing a "real world price table" from the Japanese camera retailer Yodobashi Camera. The table, published today, covers pricing of digital cameras from Digital SLR through to prosumer and consumer digital cameras. Bear in mind that Japanese prices are often much lower than those found in the rest of the world due to packaging differences and shipping / tax charges.
Translated table inside...
Jeff Keller over at DC Resource has just posted his review of FujiFilm's FinePix 4700, here's what he says "The FinePix 4700 is a good looking, small, and fun-to-use camera, as long as you're doing casual shooting. People who want to tweak aperture and shutter settings will have to look elsewhere. But most consumers don't care about those things, and the 4700 fits the bill very well. "
Received this overnight from my contact at FujiFilm, this is the official (English) announcement of the multitalented (Images & MP3's) FinePix 40i. "Fujifilm today announces the super compact, high resolution FinePix 40i digital camera, due for release in Japan next month and in the rest of the world in late August."
FujiFilm blur the multimedia line by bringing out a combined digital camera and MP3 player, this little camera looks more like a MiniDisc player but actually plays MP3's (uploaded by USB). It's equipped with FujiFilm's 2.4 megapixel SuperCCD outputting 2400 x 1600, 1280 x 960 or 640 x 480. Priced at 88,000 YEN (about US$880), available July 1st in Japan.
In a move no doubt timed to coincide with Canon's announcement of the EOS-D30 yesterday, FujiFilm today announced the S1 Pro will be available (on sale) on July 8th at 375,000 YEN in Japan. That (at todays exchange rates) works out at around US$3,500 which is almost identical to the price stated by Canon US yesterday for the EOS-D30. (Although notably Canon Europe state a price of 3000 EUR; $2700 and Canon France 20,000 FFr; $2700).
Roll up, Roll up, get yer S1 Pro samples here, they're free ladies and gentlement... The Japanese Digital Camera webzine DCEX have published six sample images in a range of situations from FujiFilm's S1 Pro digital SLR. The camera features a 3.2 megapixel SuperCCD which (when combined with internal interpolation algorigthms) generates a 6 megapixel image. Each image is a 2.5MB JPEG (3,040 x 2,016).
Phil says: Bit soft at 1:1, but downsampled they're pretty sweet, you can't fault the colour balance or metering. A couple of the PC Watch samples show good dynamic range.
UPDATED!! PC Watch post EVEN MORE SAMPLES...