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Fujifilm was recently presented with the 2001 Walter Kosonocky Award for outstanding achievement in image sensor technology at the IEEE Workshop on CCDs and Advanced Image Sensors in Crystal Bay, Nevada. They won the award in recognition of a white paper "A Progressive Scan CCD Image Sensor for DSC Applications" which was developed as part of the R&D for the SuperCCD sensor. The award was authored by Tetsuo Yamada, Katsumi Ikeda, Yong-Gwan Kim, Hideki Wakoh, Tetsuo Toma, Tomohiro Sakamoto, Kazuaki Ogawa, Eiichi Okamoto, Kazuyuki Masukane, Kazuya Oda and Masafumi Inuiya, and was published in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, in IEEE, vol 35.
We've just posted our review of Fujifilm's 6x optical zoom, 3.3 megapixel 6900Z. Design and operation based heavily on the 4900Z of last year, the new model now has a 3.3 (instead of 2.4) megapixel SuperCCD which outputs a 6 megapixel image. There are also a few changes 'under the hood' as well as the cool looking black body. Anyone who read my 4900Z review will recall I wasn't overly keen, so what of the 6900Z?
Our friend Yamada Kumio has posted a set of samples from Fujifilm's 6900Z for the PC Watch site. The camera who's body is based on the 4900Z and sensor is the 3.3 megapixel SuperCCD (with a 6 megapixel output) found on the 6800Z. His samples cover a variety of subjects from outdoor architectures, people, indoor and his standard Japanese building shot. Other shots are available at different resolutions and ISO sensitivities.
Another dpreview.com exclusive review! We've just posted our review of Fujifilm's FinePix 6800Z, the successor to the 4700Z features a 3.3 megapixel SuperCCD generating a 6 megapixel image file. Stlyed by F.A. Porsche the 6800Z is certainly sleek and stylish, but does it live up to the promise of a super high resolution super compact digital?
CeBIT 2001: Fujifilm today announce the 6900Z, using the same body design as the 4900Z the 6900Z now uses the same 3.3 megapixel SuperCCD sensor (which produces a 6 megapixel image, 2,832 x 2,128 pixels) found in the 6800Z. Dressed now in a new all black body the camera features the same 6 x zoom lens found on the 4900Z. UPDATE: New product image and complete specifications.
Fujifilm have announced a reduction in their list price for the S1 Pro from $3,999 to "just under" $3,000 including a bundled 1GB Microdrive (worth $499). "This is a tremendous cost break for photographers who want a high-quality professional digital SLR camera,'' said Jennifer Davalos, Marketing Manager, Commercial Markets Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. This limited time offer is good until April 15, 2001.
Yamada Kumio has published the first samples (on PC Watch) from Fujifilm's new 6800Z. With an all new 3.3 megapixel SuperCCD sensor the 6800Z produces 6 megapixel images. These samples appear to show good colour reproduction (as we've become acustomed with Fujifilm digital cameras) and the images look good sample down in size, not so fantastic viewed at 100%.... UPDATE 8/Feb: Even more!
Fujifilm have released the specifications for the two newest models in their signature series of digital cameras, the FinePix 6800 Zoom and the FinePix 4800 Zoom. The FinePix 4800 Zoom has the 2.4 megapixel Super CCD found in the FinePix 4900 Zoom and the FinePix 6800 Zoom is built with a 3.3 megapixel Super CCD. Both have the same 36-108 mm zoom lens. UPDATE: Samples now online (thanks to PC Watch).
Fujifilm have released the specification for their new entry level model, the FinePix 2300. It has a 2.1 megapixel CCD and a 36mm fixed lens. It also gets below the $300 price point, at a suggested list of $279, when it hits stores in April.
Must be Fuji Monday or something, both DC Resource and A-Digital-Eye have published their own reviews of Fujifilm's Finepix 4900Z, this camera has certainly gained a lot of interest from the webmasters but how did it perform for them? "The camera is also one of the fastest out there, with minimal processing times. The build quality is very good, and the camera includes an attractive bundle.", "Overall, the Fujifilm FinePix 4900 is an advanced camera with very good to excellent results in actual usage, especially in rendering colors"
Fujifilm US have today announced a $50 rebate off Yamaha's YST-MS201 multimedia speaker system (retail price $50 - thus the rebate making them effectively free). The 40i was of course the first digital camera to offer both MP3 audio and digital photography capability, featuring the same imager as found on the 4700Z and 4900Z but with a fixed focal length lens, it's a small package with a lot of functionality. The offer runs from December 1 to December 23.
Yesterday we attended the (UK) launch of Fujifilm's FDi Technology, primarily this consists of a kiosk which can accept SmartMedia, CompactFlash, PCMCIA Type II or CD-ROM and a software package which allows for touch-screen selection, editing and purchase of prints from these images. Initial users of Fujifilm's FDi Technology here in the UK are Jessops (a large UK photography chain) where the service is called Fuji Kiosk and Boots (a large UK pharmacist / traditional developer) where the service is called Photo Makeover.
Thanks to David M. Stone from Photographic Solutions for letting us know that Fujifilm have officially approved the use of their Sensor Swab and Eclipse cleaning fluid for cleaning the CCD Sensor in the Fujifilm S1 Pro. Additional to this they've even published a page describing how to clean the CCD on the S1 Pro.
Imaging-Resource just posted a full review of a pre-production 4900Z and Steves-Digicams has posted a review of what appears to be a production model. Here's what each had to say, Dave E: "Overall, a very interesting camera for the true "enthusiast", yet one that can also be used in a fully automatic mode for the technology-challenged.", Steve: "I see the FinePix 4900 Zoom as a very worthy competitor to other cameras in its price and resolution class, it's loaded with features and performance and takes great pictures. Which camera you buy is a matter of ergonomics and personal taste. "
We've just posted our Fujifilm FinePix 4900Z review (production camera), this interesting camera with sci-fi inspired looks, smaller and lighter than you expect, a big 6x optical zoom and in addition all the features a "prosumer" would require, well designed, great ergonimics and fast operation.. But what about image quality?
Fujifilm today announced their FinePix Platform HA-770. This device (similar to Iomega's Fotoshow) allows for the transfer of images from SmartMedia or PC Card (with PC Card adpaters; CompactFlash and MemoryStick) onto Zip 100 or 250 MB disks. The device can be connected to a TV for slideshow playback / delete / protection (not as many editting options as the Fotoshow) and can also be used as an external drive to a computer (via USB). The HA-770 can also be directly connected to Fujifilm's NX-700/500/TX-70 printers for direct prints. On sale in Japan on November 5th at 49,800 YEN ($460).
Steve Sanders has just posted a first look at a beta Fujifilm Finepix 4900Z. He says "I've just posted the first review on the Internet of Fujifilm's FinePix 4900 Zoom. This first look report includes all the usual detailed camera photos, 360-degree QTVR virtual tour, controls, menus and sample photos. The FinePix 4900 Zoom we reviewed is a pre-production unit but was still most impressive in both features and image quality."