Pre-PMA 2003, 09:00 GMT 06:00 GMT: Fujifilm has today announced the new Finepix 410 Zoom. This is the first Fujfilm digital camera to utilize the SuperCCD HR (High Resolution) technology, although not in its six megapixel guise, the 410 Zoom has a three megapixel SuperCCD HR sensor (which creates a six megapixel output image). The F410 Zoom is clearly a development of the F401 Zoom design, with the same three times optical zoom lens and body design. The F410 also comes with a supplied PictureCradle docking station.

Phil: Apologies for the late posting of this article compared to some other sites but appears once more that we were given different embargo times than "the other sites", we were told 09:00 GMT, they posted at 05:00 GMT.

Click here for our previous article on Fujifilm's SuperCCD HR sensor

Press Release (Fujifilm UK):

Fujifilm FinePix F410 Zoom: Design favourite gains a performance

Fujifilm announces FinePix F410 Zoom: the first digital camera to feature Fourth Generation Super CCD HR technology

Fujifilm announces the arrival of the FinePix F410 Zoom, and with it, proof that you no longer need a large camera to achieve high resolution images.

The FinePix F410 Zoom, successor to last year's hugely successful FinePix F401 Zoom, is the first camera to showcase Fujifilm's new Fourth Generation Super CCD HR (High Resolution) technology, and merges style with incredible resolution to create a true all-rounder.

With this perfectly formed camera, Fujifilm has taken the petite size and ultra-smart design of its predecessor, and added Super CCD HR technology to create a stylish camera capable of achieving even higher resolution images. Already assured to win people over with its with sleek metal finish casing, cool blue flashing lights and protective sliding lens cover, the FinePix F410 Zoom offers 50% more pixels than the FinePix F401 Zoom.

Taking big strides forward in sensor design and manufacture, the FinePix F410 Zoom heralds the arrival of a new range of FinePix cameras capable of capturing even sharper picture detail. The FinePix F410 Zoom achieves sharp, high quality images and can realise 3 million effective pixels, producing 6 million recorded pixels, with a sensor the same size as its Third Generation Super CCD-based predecessor.

This stylish camera also boasts an AVI digital video mode for recording short film clips with sound.

Small enough to fit into a handbag or shirt pocket, the FinePix F410 Zoom makes a stylish companion on any evening out. The FinePix F410 Zoom is set to be this summer's 'must have' item for followers of digital camera fashion for whom high image quality is a must.

FinePix F410 Zoom: features at a glance

  • Fourth Generation Super CCD HR sensor with 3.1 million effective pixels, delivering 6.2 million recorded pixels
  • Special �Photo Mode� button for fast and simple access to main menus, including multi-language function and easy-to-read screen
  • Super EBC Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens equivalent to 38-114mm with up to 3.6x digital zoom
  • QVGA movie capture at 10 frames per second (fps) with sound. Records movies up to 98 seconds (320 x 240 pixels) and up to 5.6 minutes (160 x 120 pixels) with a 16MB xD-Picture Card (included)
  • High sensitivity settings (up to ISO 800) to allow photography in a wide range of situations, including low light without flash
  • 50% boost in pixel count � 3 million effective pixels (delivering 6 million recorded pixels), meaning the end of pixelated pictures
  • Improved autofocus for faster shooting response
  • xD-Picture Card� providing large storage capacity, low power consumption, fast write speed (new larger 256MB card now available)
  • USB PictureCradle� for no-fuss image download and battery recharge

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm's Director of Consumer Products, commented, "Fujifilm's previous model in this range, the FinePix F401 Zoom, has already been a real hit, coupling irresistable styling with our photographic pedigree. What we have done with the new FinePix F410 Zoom is add that extra fizz to give it incredible resolution, whilst retaining that all important small and sleek silver look.

"There are lots of stylish cameras on the market, but if image quality is also a must, then the FinePix F410 Zoom is the camera for you."

Ultra compact, ultra stylish, ultra easy
Whether you want to snap away on a big night out or film your summer holiday adventures, this powerful little camera makes it easy. Offering 10fps movie recording with sound, as well as high sensitivity settings up to ISO 800 for still images taken in low light, the FinePix F410 Zoom ensures that you'll always achieve the pictures you really want.

Straight from the box
The FinePix F410 Zoom comes with a host of accessories in the box to enable you to start shooting straight away. The package includes a USB PictureCradle™, Lithium-ion battery (NP-60), AC power adaptor, 16MB xD-Picture Card™, USB cable, software CD, shoulder strap and soft case.

Super CCD HR technology
The company's Super CCD HR technology high resolution sensors to be housed in even smaller digital cameras, offering the benefits of Third Generation Super CCD in a package two thirds the size. The benefits include:

  • Ultra-high resolution images
  • Faster shutter speeds for action shots
  • Low noise photography
  • Low light photography

Pricing and availability
The FinePix F410 Zoom will be available from retailers in Spring 2003, at a retail price that will be finalised closer to the retail launch.

Fujifilm FinePix F410 Zoom specifications

Sensor • 1/2.7" SuperCCD HR (4th generation SuperCCD) - 5.3 x 4.0 mm
• 3.14 million pixels total
Lens • 3x optical zoom
• 38 - 114 mm (equiv.)
• F2.8 - F4.8
Focus range • Normal: 60 cm (2 ft) - Infinity
• Macro: 10 - 80 cm (0.3 - 2.6 ft)
Image sizes • 2816 x 2120 (6.0 million)
• 2048 x 1536
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Image format • Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Movie clips • 320 x 240, 10 fps up to 120 sec
• 160 x 120, 10 fps up to 480 sec
Voice memo 30 sec
Sensitivity • ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800 (only 1280 x 960)
Metering 64-zone metering
Shutter speed 1/4 - 1/2000 sec
Apertures • Wide: F2.8 / F7.0
• Tele: F4.8 / F11.6
White balance • Auto
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent (Daylight / Warm white / Cool white)
• Incandescent
Flash • Built-in
• Flash modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Forced, Off, Slow Sync
• Range: 0.4 - 3.5 m (1.3 - 11.5 ft)
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 1.5" TFT LCD
• 118,000 pixels
Storage media xD-Picture Card (16 MB supplied)
Connectivity • USB 1.1
• PictureCradle connector
Power • Lithium-Ion NP-60 rechargeable battery
• AC adapter / charger (included)
Dimensions 85 x 69 x 28 mm (3.3 x 2.7 x 1.1 in)
Weight (no batt) 185 g (6.5 oz)