Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom Review
The F601 Zoom joins its bigger brother the S602 Zoom as the latest in a line of SuperCCD digital cameras. Last year we saw the 6800Z introduced as the stylish replacement to 4700Z. This year the design is a little more rounded and certain controls have matured and shifted. The F601Z (just like the S602) uses the latest generation Super CCD III sensor, like all SuperCCD digital cameras the F601Z captures a 'honeycomb pattern' image (in this case 3.1 megapixels) and processes it up in size to produce a larger final image (in this case 6 megapixels).
Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom vs. FinePix 6800 Zoom (differences)
|FinePix F601 Zoom||FinePix 6800 Zoom|
|Control layout|| Mode dial on top of
4-way joystick control
| Mode dial on rear of
4-way buttons & LCD panel
|Video out||Via cradle||Connector on camera|
|Sensor||SuperCCD III||SuperCCD II|
|ISO sensitivity|| ISO 160
ISO 800 (at 1280 x 960 only)
ISO 1600 (at 1280 x 960 only)
| ISO 100
|AF Modes|| AF
AF Area (49 selectable AF points)
|Exposure modes|| Auto
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480, 15 fps,
320 x 240, 15 fps, unlimited
| 320 x 240, 10 fps (max 160 secs)|
|Continuous|| 5 fps up to 5 images
1.8 fps, 40 frames (1280 x 960)
| 5 fps up to 5 images|
|Shutter speed||2 sec - 1/2000 sec||3 sec - 1/1000 sec|
|LCD Monitor||1.5" 110,000 pixel||2.0" 130,000 pixel|
|Power source||NP-60 Lithium-Ion battery (1035 mAh)||NP-80 Lithium-Ion battery (1100 mAh)|
|Dimensions||72 x 93 x 34 mm
(2.8 x 3.7 x 1.3 in)
|80 x 97.5 x 36.3 mm
(3.2 x 3.8 x 1.4 in)
|Volume||227 cm³||283 cm³|
|Weight (inc batt)||243 g (8.6 oz)||290 g (10.2 oz)|
The use of SuperCCD doesn't have the same controversial impact it had when first introduced, but there are still a good number of sceptics of exactly how this honeycomb CCD layout produces better pictures. Fujifilm didn't help themselves back when they first announced SuperCCD by labelling their first camera '4.3 megapixel' when they were in fact 2.4 megapixel images being 'processed' (interpolated to you and me) up to a 4.3 megapixel image.
This 'processing' still occurs now, and the S602Z has a 3.1 megapixel SuperCCD which produces a 6.0 megapixel image. SuperCCD works by combining pixels from the 45 degree pixel layout into a normal square pattern, this has the side-effect of producing more image pixels than were actually captured.
With the latest generation of SuperCCD (now third) Fujifilm has added two new sensitivities of ISO 800 and ISO 1600, these work by 'coupling' (combining) neighbouring pixel values to effectively increase sensitivity. The disadvantage of these two new higher sensitivities is that you can only shoot at 1280 x 960.
Other new features introduced with SuperCCD III are the ability to record high frame rate (30 fps) VGA video, longer continuous shooting at 1280 x 960 as well as an improved automatic white balance feature.
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