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.

Warning: not yet verified but this may be a Japan Domestic market only product.

FujiFilm FinePix 40i specifications

Imager FujiFilm 1/1.7" 2.4 megapixel SuperCCD
Image sizes 2400 x 1800, 1260 x 960, 640 x 480
Lens Fixed 36mm (35mm equiv.)
ISO sensitivity ISO 200 equiv.
Shutter speed 1/4s - 1/1000s (mechanical)
Apertures F2.8 / F9.8
Exposure compensation +/-1.5EV in 0.3EV steps
White Balance Auto + Seven manual settings
Flash Auto, Anti red-eye, Forced on, Forced off, Slow Sync
Self-Timer 10 seconds
Video mode 320 x 240 Motion JPEG (with audio) up to 80 seconds
Audio playback MP3 (can only be uploaded via USB onto "ID" SmartMedia)
Viewfinder Optical
LCD 1.8"
Storage SmartMedia (up to 64MB)
Connectivity USB (req. for uploading of MP3's due to copy protection)
A/V jack Audio & Video output
Power Supply 2 x NiMH AA rechargables
Weight 210g (7.4 oz) - including batteries & SmartMedia
Dimensions 85.5 x 71.0 x 28.5 mm (3.4 x 2.8 x 1.1 ")


Thanks to several different people for emailing me about this, sorry for the delay I'd been out of the country...