Fujifilm FinePix F810 Review
The FinePix F810 Zoom was announced worldwide at the end of July 2004, though it was only made available to customers in North America very recently. The F810 is essentially the same camera as the F700/710 with a different sensor. Whereas the F700/710 cameras used the new Super CCD SR technology found in the upcoming FinePix S3 PRO DSLR, the F810's sensor is the fourth generation of the now well-established Super CCD technology, offering 12.3MP output from 6.3 million effective pixels. Like the F700/710 the new camera offers a 4x optical zoom (32.5-130mm equiv.), widescreen (16:9) LCD and shooting mode, fast operation and a fairly comprehensive array of manual controls in a compact, traditionally-styled all-metal body. Interestingly the lens, sensor, processing and user interface are identical in every way to a less expensive, non-widescreen, plastic-bodied camera, the FinePix E550, which we will be adding to this review shortly. So what does your five hundred dollars get you?
- Newly-developed 1/1.7- inch Super CCD HR sensor with 6.3 million effective pixels (delivering 12.3 million recorded pixels)
- Wide angle 4x optical zoom lens (32.5mm - 130mm equiv.)
- High resolution 2.1-inch widescreen LCD
- Full range of exposure controls (P/S/A/M)
- Wide range of ISO settings (80/100/200/400/800)
- VGA movie recording at 30 fps with sound
- AF Illuminator
- USB 2.0 connectivity
- RAW file format
- Fast start-up and operation
- Includes PictureCradle for battery charging and image transfer
- PictBridge™ compatibility for direct printing without a PC
FujiFilm FinePix F810 Zoom Key specifications
|Street price|| US: $499
|Sensor|| 1/1.7" Super CCD HR
6.3 million effective pixels
4048 x 3040
Fujinon 32.5 - 130mm equiv. (4x optical zoom)
|Focus|| TTL contrast-type Autofocus
• 49 area multi AF (auto or manual select)
• Center AF
|Focus range|| Normal: 60 cm - infinity
Macro: 7.5 cm to 80 cm
|Shutter speed||3 - 1/2000 sec|
|Aperture|| F 2.8 - F 8 - ten steps at wideangle
F 5.6 - F8.4 - 4 steps at telephoto in 1/3 EV increments Manual/Auto selectable
|Color Modes|| B&W
ISO 800 (resolution set at 3MP)
• 'F Color': B&W, Chrome (high saturation), Standard
|Continuous|| 3fps up to 4 frames (top 4 or final 4)
1.6 fps up to 40 frames (2MP resolution only)
|Flash|| Built-in pop-up flash
Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, On/Off, Slow Synchro, Red-eye reduction + slow synchro
Range: (wide) 3.0 m, (tele) 2.5 m
• Flash brightness adjustment (-0.6 to +0.6 EV in 0.3EV steps)
|Storage|| xD-Picture Card
16MB included *
|Viewfinder|| Real Image Optical|
|LCD monitor|| 2.1 " CG Silicon TFT
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0
|Power|| NP-40 Rechargeable InfoLithium® Battery
AC adapter included*
|In the box*||
NP-40 rechargeable battery
|Weight (inc batt)||200 g (7.1 oz)|
|Dimensions||110 x 54 x 29 mm (4.3 x 2.1 x 1.1 in)|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
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