Pre-Photokina 2002: Fujifilm has today announced the FinePix F402. This ultra compact, ultra slim digital camera has a fixed 39 mm equiv. lens and a 2.4 megapixel SuperCCD. The F402 is notably slimmer than the F401 but does lose the zoom lens. The F401 also now uses the new xD Picture Card for storage and comes with a PictureCradle for easy connectivity and charging.
Press Release (Fujifilm UK):
Ultimate style! Fujifilm announces the FinePix F402 - probably the coolest digital camera in the world
Ultra-compact, stylish and offering amazing image quality, this 3rd Generation Super CCD model sets new standards in point-and-shoot digital cameras
Fujifilm today announced the FinePix F402, a tiny, incredibly attractive, 'take-anywhere' digital camera that any fashion-conscious gadget fan just can't afford to be without!
Destined to be hot property this Christmas, the ultra-slim FinePix F402 sets a new level of style and performance in point-and-shoot digital cameras at just £299.99 (SRP).
Thanks to Fujifilm's 3rd Generation Super CCD technology, the FinePix F402 offers 2.1 million effective pixels, producing 4.0 million recorded pixels. Combined with the high quality Fujinon 39mm (35mm equivalent) lens, this enables the FinePix F402 to produce stunning, beautifully clear images. Furthermore, its prime lens means the camera is remarkably slim - with a depth of just 22mm, it easily fits into any pocket or handbag.
In addition to its breathtaking good looks, the FinePix F402 is extremely easy to use. Battery charging and transferring pictures to a computer couldn't be simpler. Just drop the F402 into its stylish PictureCradle (supplied with the camera), and it's all done automatically for you! Its exceptionally high resolution (117,000 pixel) 1.5" TFT LCD display - matching the quality of cameras twice the price - also allows the user to capture and preview their images with great precision.
The FinePix F402 offers an outstanding range of features, including movie recording (with sound), continuous shooting and the latest power-saving technologies to ensure maximum battery life.
A true fashion icon, the FinePix F402's sleek metal case, cool blue indicator lights and sheer portability are sure to attract jealous glances from friends this season!
Fujifilm FinePix F402: Features At A Glance
- Fujifilm�s 3rd Generation Super CCD provides 2.1 million effective pixels (delivering 4.0 million recorded pixels). Uses special Noise Reduction technology to produce ultra-low noise results even at the highest sensitivity. Pixel Data Coupling technology also enables higher ISO sensitivities (from 200 equivalency to ultra high speed 800* and 1600*)
- Sharp 39mm (35mm equivalent) Super EBC Fujinon prime lens
- 3.6x digital zoom (VGA mode, 640 x 480 pixels)
- Movie mode offering QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) at 10 frames per second with sound (clips up to 60 seconds, or 240 seconds in 160 x 120 mode)
- Powerful built-in flash
- New easy-to-use graphical user interface
- Low power consumption for long battery life
- PictureCradle� included, for convenient downloading of images and recharging of batteries
- Stylish brushed-metal case with ultra-slim design
- Uses Fujifilm�s recently-announced xD-Picture Card memory format
3rd Generation Super CCD for stunning image quality
Key to the remarkable image quality of the FinePix F402 is Fujifilm's 3rd Generation Super CCD. With this sensor, the LSI processes the brightness and colour information from captured images separately, to produce extremely low-noise results. The significant increase in top sensitivity (ISO 800* and 1600 equivalent*) is made possible by Pixel Data Coupling, a technology that makes use of the fast processing abilities of the LSI. The ultra-low noise and superb colour characteristics mean more authentic colour images are delivered - even for skin tones and in low light level.
Powerful multimedia capabilities
The fast and accurate processing of images, made possible by the 3rd Generation Super CCD, delivers an impressive movie mode, offering 320 x 240 pixel (QVGA) resolution at ten frames per second with sound. In addition, the camera can be used as a webcam for Internet conferencing.
Cool styling, great results!
The FinePix F402's styling builds on the successful formula developed with the FinePix F401 Zoom. The compact design makes the camera ideal to carry with you everywhere. The use of the recently announced xD-Picture Card further enhances the storage capabilities of this camera, offering high capacities, fast image storage/retrieval times and low power consumption.
The FinePix F402's outstanding quality Super EBC Fujinon prime lens is extremely sharp, delivering crisp, clean images in all situations. Working with the new Super CCD sensor (with its advanced signal processing), the result is exceptional digital image quality, with perfectly exposed, richly detailed, noise-free photographs boasting accurate colours and delicate skin tones. And all of this achieved by a point-and-shoot camera!
Adrian Clarke, Director of Consumer Products, Fujifilm, said, "The FinePix F402 puts the exceptional talents of Fujifilm's 3rd Generation Super CCD into a beautifully designed, ultra compact, easy-to-use camera. The combination of head-turning design and exceptional performance will ensure that the FinePix F402 finds its way to the top of many of this year's Christmas lists."
Everything included in the box
The FinePix F402 ships with a host of accessories including a PictureCradle, NP-40 Lithium-ion battery, AC power adaptor, 16MB xD-Picture Card, strap and soft case. The supplied software CD includes USB drivers, Fujifilm's FinePix viewer for image browsing, DP Editor and VideoImpression for movie editing.
Optional accessories include additional xD-Picture Cards (16 to 128MB, with larger capacities available soon) and USB xD-Picture Card readers.
Availability and Pricing
The FinePix F402 will be available from Dixons, Currys, PC World and
Dixons Tax Free (airport) stores from November 2002 at a Suggested Retail
Price (SRP) of £299.99 including VAT.
* In 1280 x 960 mode only
|Sensor||1/2.7" Fujifilm SuperCCD III|
|Effective pixels||2.1 million|
|Maximum image size||2304 x 1728 (3.98 million pixels)|
|Other image sizes|| 1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
|Image format||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)|
|Lens|| Fixed focal length, 39 mm
Max aperture: F3.2
|Focus range|| Normal: 50 cm - Infinity
(1.6 ft - Infinity)
Macro: 6 cm - 65 cm (2.4 - 25.6 in)
|Digital zoom|| 1.4x at 1600 x 1200
1.8x at 1280 x 960
3.6x at 640 x 480
|Metering||TTL 64 division|
|Sensitivity|| ISO 200
ISO 800 (only at 1280 x 960)
ISO 1600 (only at 1280 x 960)
|Aperture range|| Wide: F2.8 - F7.0
Tele: F4.8 - F11.6
|Shutter speed||1/4 - 1/2000 sec|
|Apertures||F3.2 / F8.0|
|White balance||Auto with seven manual positions|
Auto, red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow sync
Range: 0.4 - 3.5 m (wide), 0.4 - 2.0 m (tele)
|Continuous||2 fps up to 2 frames|
|Monitor||1.5" 117,000 pixels|
|Storage||xD Picture Card (16 MB card included)|
|Movie clips|| 320 x 240, 10 fps max 60
160 x 120, 10 fps, max 240 secs
|Voice memos||Up to 30 seconds|
|Connectivity|| USB 1.1|
|Power|| Lithium-Ion NP-40 rechargeable
Charges on PictureCradle (supplied)
|Dimensions||77 x 69 x 22 mm (3.0 x 2.7 x 0.9 in)|
|Weight (exc. batts / card)||120 g (4.2 oz)|
|Weight (inc. batts / card)||145 g (5.1 oz)|
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