Pre-PMA 2006: Fujifilm has announced a new entry-level 'A' series camera in the shape of the FinePix A600 Zoom. Featuring 6.3 million pixels, Fujifilm’s proprietary Super CCD, 3x zoom and a large 2.4-inch LCD screen.

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The FinePix A600 Zoom: entry level moves up a level

The FinePix A600 Zoom, elegant, simple, but highly competent

Fujifilm today announces the launch of the FinePix A600 Zoom, the next step forwards for Fujifilm’s highly successful ‘A’ series entry-level cameras. The FinePix A600 Zoom, designed in an attractive two-tone metallic finish, incorporates many features normally only found in higher end models. With an impressive 6.3 million pixels, featuring Fujifilm’s proprietary Super CCD, along with an extra-large 2.4-inch LCD monitor, the FinePix A600 Zoom is a delight for all those new to digital photography.

Available for the first time in an entry-level ‘A’ series FinePix camera, the sophisticated Super CCD sensor means that image quality is the best possible standard, allowing the FinePix A600 Zoom to take shots that look more realistic, and more traditionally photographic. Skin tones look like skin, colours are more vibrant, and intricate landscapes appear sharper and more detailed.

Simplicity in design is the central theme of this model, the casing has few buttons, freeing the user from spending hours ‘getting to know’ the camera. The large 2.4inch LCD monitor also allows users to frame shots perfectly without the use of a viewfinder.

In addition, the FinePix A600 Zoom has approx.12 megabytes of internal memory built-in, making it possible to record up to seven frames without a media card. The FinePix A600 Zoom is also capable of capturing 10 movie frames per second with monaural sound.

Will Rolls, Fujifilm’s UK Marketing Manager for Digital Imaging commented: ‘The Fujifilm FinePix A600 Zoom does something a bit special in the entry level category. It incorporates our sought-after Super CCD technology, as well as great functionality. Entry-level consumers deserve products that give them the freedom to take shots simply without compromising on image quality, the FinePix A600 Zoom fits the bill perfectly and then some…’

Fujifilm FinePix A600 Zoom features at a glance

  • 6.3 megapixel Super CCD sensor
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Large 2.4 inch LCD monitor for easy framing and playback
  • Automatic ISO setting up to ISO400 with low noise
  • Approx.12MB of internal memory
  • Captures 10 movie frames per second
  • Four selectable scene positions (portrait, landscape, sport and night scene)

Availability & pricing

The FinePix A600 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in June 2006. Pricing and stockists will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.

FinePix A600 Zoom specifications


• 1/1.7 " Type CCD
• 6.3 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2848 x 2136
• 3024 x 2016 (3:2)
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 320 x 240 @ 10fps
• 160 x 120 @ 10fps
• WAVE audio
• Monoaural sound
File formats • JPEG (Exif 2.2)
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Lens • 36-108mm equiv
• F2.8-5.2
• 3x optical zoom
Digital zoom up to 6.3x
Focus Auto Focus
AF area modes • Center
• Multi
Focus distance • Normal: 50cm-infinity
• Macro: 10cm-80cm
Metering 64-zone TTL
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Shuttter speed 1/1600-2secs
Aperture F2.8-5.2
Modes Program AE
Scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Sport
• Night
White balance • Auto
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent light (Daylight)
• Fluorescent light (Warm white)
• Fluorescent light (Cool white)
• Incandescent light
Self timer 2 or 10secs
Continuous shooting 3 frames @ 0.95fps
Flash • Auto
• Red eye reduction
• Forced flash
• Supressed flash
• Slow synch
• Red eye reduction & Slow synch
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.4-inch TFT
• 112,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0
• Video out
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage • 12MB internal memory
• xD-Picture Card compatible
Power • 2xAA alkaline or NiMH batteries
• Optional AC adapter
Weight (no batt) 145 g
Dimensions 93 x 60 x 30.1 mm (3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in)