Fuji announce FinePix 4700, 4.3 megapixels!
Today in one of several announcements Fuji announced the MX-4700, based on the design of the rest of the 700 series but radically updated with a new LCD display built-into the command wheel, larger LCD display and a whopping 4.3 megapixel SuperCCD. This is now the highest resolution consumer digital camera on the market.
Vitals: 4.3 Megapixels, 3x Zoom, ISO: 200-800, SmartMedia, Price: 128,000 Yen (US$1100), on-sale: March 1st, 2000 (Japan).
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Fuji FinePix 4700 Specifications
|CCD||1/1.7" 4.3 megapixels (Fuji SuperCCD - RGBG filter)|
|Image sizes||2400 x 1800, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480|
|Image modes||FINE, NORMAL, BASIC|
|ISO (sensitivity)||200, 400, 800|
|Lens||3x Zoom (36-108mm 35mm equiv.) / F2.8|
|Digital Zoom||Available, unknown magnification|
|Autofocus||TTL autofocus / macro option|
|Shooting distance||Normal: 80cm - infinity
Macro: 20cm - 80cm
|Optical viewfinder||Real-image zoom|
|LCD monitor||2", 130,000 pixel low temperature TFT|
|Timing||3 second startup time, 0.2 second recycle time|
16MB SmartMedia card included
|Shooting modes||Programmed, Manual options|
|Metering modes||TTL 64 segment, CW-Average, Spot, Multi-point|
|Burst||QuickTime Motion JPEG 320 x 240 (10 fps)|
|Shutter||Mechanical and CCD electronic shutter|
|Shutter speed range||3 seconds - 1/2,000 second|
|Aperture range||F2.8 - F4.5|
|Exposure compensation||+/-1.5EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Bracketing||3 image bracketing|
|White balance||Full Auto, Preset, 7 settings|
|Flash coverage|| Wide: 0.2 - 4m
Tele: 0.2 - 3m
|Flash modes||Auto Flash, Flash Cancel, Forced Flash, Slow Sync, Anti-Red-Eye|
|Video output||Varies by region|
|Misc||Voice recording function, "Best Of Image" automatic|
|Power requirements||2 x NiMH AA or 2x Alkaline AA (charger & NiMH batteries inc.)|
|Dimensions||78 x 97.5 x 32.9 mm|
|Weight (no batteries)||255 g|
|MSRP Price||128,000 YEN (~US$1,100)|
|Release date||1st March 2000 - Japan|
Fuji FinePix 4700 Storage Specifications
(Sizes of 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB & 64MB refer to numbers of images which could be stored on corresponding sized SmartMedia cards)
|Resolution||Image mode||Image size||4MB||8MB||16MB||32MB||64MB|
|2400 x 1800||FINE||1700KB||2||4||9||18||36|
|1280 x 960||FINE||612KB||6||12||25||50||101|
|640 x 480||FINE||162KB||23||47||90||180||362|
|Animation 320 x 240||-||-||22 secs||45 secs||90 secs||182 secs||364 secs|
Reuters Press Release
Fuji Photo to sell 4.32 mln-pixel digital camera
TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd said on Monday it will begin selling a 4.32 million-pixel digital camera in Japan on March 1.
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