All of the 6900Z's connections are behind a door on the left side
of camera, here you'll find the USB connector, video out and DC
To charge the battery in-camera you must connect the supplied AC
adapter / battery to the DC input connector here, it probably would
have been a little more convenient to leave the DC connector exposed
or implement some kind of cradle design as on the 6800Z.
The 6900Z features the same 6x optical zoom lens as the 4900Z.
It's the extending type, that is at power up it extends from the
main barrel to its normal operating length. It provides a 35 mm
equivalent focal length range of 35 mm to 210 mm and an impressive
maximum aperture of F2.8 - F3.1. That makes this lens not only useful
(because of its 210 mm top end) but also fast, F3.1 is very impressive
at this equiv. focal length.
Focusing and zoom are electronic (motorized).
Base / Tripod Mount
The 6900Z's tripod mount is metal but unfortunately it's located
too near to the front of the body for my liking. This may lead to
the camera tipping forward on certain tripod mounts. Also it's not
in line with the lens barrel center.
The pop-up flash on the 4900Z has a quoted range of wide: 0.3 -
3.6 m (1 - 11.8 ft), tele: 0.9 - 3.2 m (3 - 10.5 ft).
The flash itself is released by pressing a small button on the
left edge (you can see it in this photo). The small photocell beside
the flash appears to measure flash output at the time of firing.
The flash hot-shoe allows you to use external flash units or studio
systems. The manual says "Flash units that can be used with
this camera must meet the following three conditions: (1) The aperture
can be set, (2) External flash synchronization can be used, (3)
The ISO sensitivity can be set. The 6900Z has an external flash
white balance feature, go into the white balance menu, select manual
white balance, aim the camera at a white sheet of paper and press
the custom white balance button, the flash will fire and the camera
will measure the white balance.
In the box
Supplied in the box are: (may vary by region)
Fujifilm FinePix 6900Z Digital Camera
16 MB SmartMedia Card
Fujifilm NP-80 Lithium-Ion Battery
Fujifilm AC-5V/AC-5VH AC adapter/charger
Shoulder Strap & lens cap holder
Battery Quick Charger:
PC Card adapter:
PC-AD3 (up to 128 MB)
IEEE1394 Media Reader:
DM-R1 (SmartMedia & CF II)
USB SmartMedia reader:
FlashPath adapter (floppy):
Synthetic leather case:
Wide angle lens kit (x0.79):
WL-FX9 (min 28mm on 6900Z)
Telephoto lens kit (x1.5)
TL-FX9 (max 315 mm on 6900Z)