In February 2005 Fujifilm announced the 6.3 megapixel FinePix F10, a camera with several unique claims to fame. For one thing it is the first of a new generation of Fuji cameras built around a new Super CCD HR sensor that doesn't use any interpolation to produce its 6 million output pixels (previous generations have produced images with double the amount of effective pixels on the sensor). Then there's the ISO 80-1600 sensitivity range, which comes thanks to a newly-developed 'Real Photo Processor' - as does the class-leading 500 shot-per-charge battery life and very fast operation (with a claimed 0.01 second shutter lag). Other features of note include a 2.5-inch screen, 3x optical zoom and VGA, 30 fps movie mode, but this is essentially a 'point-and-shoot' camera with little in the way of real manual control.

  • Newly-developed 1/1.7-inch Super CCD HR sensor with 6.3 million effective pixels
  • 3x optical zoom lens (36mm - 108mm equiv.)
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • Wide range of ISO settings (80/100/200/400/800/1600)
  • VGA movie recording at 30 fps with sound
  • Fast start-up and operation

FujiFilm FinePix F10 key specifications

Street price • US: $325
• UK: £260
Body Material Metal
Sensor • 1/1.7" Super CCD HR
• 6.3 million effective pixels
Image sizes

• 2848 x 2136
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480

Movie clips

Standard mode:
• 640 x 480 pixels @ 30 fps
• 320 x 240 pixels @ 30 fps
• Motion JPEG (.avi)
• With monaural sound (.wav)

Lens

• Fujinon 36 - 108 mm equiv. (3x optical zoom)
• F2.8 - F5.0

Focus

• TTL 64-zone metering
• Multi
• Spot
• Average

Focus range Normal: 60 cm - infinity
Macro: 7.5 cm to 80 cm
Shutter speed 3 - 1/2000 sec
3 - 15 sec avail in night mode
Aperture F 2.8 - F 8 - wideangle
• F 5.0 - F8.0 - telephoto
Shooting mode

• Auto
• Program
• Natural light
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Sports
• Night
• AE compensation -2.0EV to +2.0 EV in 1/3EV steps

Color Modes • B&W
• Chrome
• Standard
Sensitivity • Auto
ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
White balance

• Auto
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent Light (daylight)
• Fluorescent Light (cool white)
• Fluorescent Light (warm white)
• Incandescent Light
• Custom

Continuous • 2.2 fps up to 3 frames (top 3 or final 3)
• 0.9 fps up to 40 frames (6MP N)
Flash • Built-in pop-up flash
• Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, On/Off, Slow Synch, Red-eye reduction + Slow Synch
• Range: (wide) 6.5 m, (tele) 4 m, (macro) 80cm
Storage • xD-Picture Card
16MB included
LCD monitor • 2.5" TFT
• 115,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB
• A/V out
• DC-IN
Power • Lithium ion (NP-120)
• Battery and charger included*
• In-camera charging
In the box*

Lithium ion NP-120 rechargeable battery
• AC power adapter
AV cable
Strap
• 16MB xD-Picture Card
• USB cable
• Terminal adapter
• CD-ROM

Owner manual

Other features

• Calendar view
• Voice memos
• DPOF, Exif Print

Autofocus Illuminator

Weight (inc batt) 200 g (7.1 oz)
Dimensions 92 x 58 x 27 mm (3.6 x 2.3 x 1.1 in)

* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area