Fujifilm Announces The FinePix F401 Zoom

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. continues its tradition of exceptional photo quality and distinctive styling with the new FinePix F401 digital camera. The FinePix F401′s ultra-slim, trend-setting metallic body is sure to turn heads. It is one of the smallest 2.1-effective-megapixel zoom digital cameras in its category and features Fujifilm’s third-generation Super CCD sensor and optional PC-sync cradle. Fujifilm’s new FinePix F401 is the perfect solution for those looking for excellent picture-taking performance, advanced multimedia features and pocket-sized convenience.

“Fujifilm continues to expand its extensive portfolio of digital cameras that are designed to make the digital photography experience easy and fun for consumers,” said Darin Pepple, Brand Manager, Consumer Digital Products, Consumer Markets Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. “The FinePix F401 is ideal for the on-the-go photographer who wants a choice of features and point-and-shoot simplicity in a sleek, stylish package.”

Fujifilm’s Third-Generation Super CCD

The FinePix F401 third-generation Super CCD image sensor system reflects significant advancements in the company’s digital imaging technology history, enabling the camera to offer consumers such advantages as images with 2304 x 1728 (3.98 million) recorded pixels and ultra-high ISO sensitivity. Fujifilm’s new, proprietary image processing method, known as Pixel Data Coupling Technology, along with a new noise reduction technology have been combined with the new Super CCD sensor system to enable the FinePix F401 and other third-generation Super CCD models to deliver ISO sensitivities all the way up 1600 in 1280 x 960 (one megapixel) mode while minimizing CCD “noise.”

Fujifilm’s compact FinePix F401 digital camera offers the following features:

Clear and Colorful Pictures
– Boasting a third generation Super CCD sensor system with 2.1 million effective pixels, the FinePix F401 can deliver 2304 x 1728 (3.98 million) recorded pixels for clear, colorful 11 x 16-inch prints.

Sleek and Stylish Metal Body
- This stylish, lightweight camera measures a mere 3.3″ W x 2.7″ H x 1.1 “D and weighs only 6.5 ounces without batteries. One of the smallest zoom digital cameras in its class, the FinePix F401′s ultra-slim body houses the camera’s Super EBC Fujinon 3x optical, retractable zoom (with up to 3.6x digital zoom) lens, enabling picture-takers to capture detailed close-ups.

Digital Movie Recording
- The FinePix F401 can capture over 13 minutes of AVI digital video with sound on a 128MB Smartmedia? card (320 x 240 resolution) at 10 frames per second (fps) or email-ready 160 x 120 resolution at 10 fps.

Digital Picture Voice Notes
- With the camera’s built-in microphone, picture takers can attach 30-second voice notes to each photo, allowing users to further enhance their memories or photo albums with narration.

High ISO Sensitivity/Range of Shutter Speeds
- The FinePix F401 shutter speeds range from 1/4 to 1/1000 of a second with adjustable ISO sensitivity of 200/400. It also includes a high sensitivity one-megapixel (1280 x 960) mode at ISO 800/1600 that features Fujifilm’s Pixel Data Coupling noise reduction technology for crisp, clear photos.

Continuous shooting modes
– Enabling picture takers to capture just the right image, the camera offers continuous, full-resolution shooting at three fps up to four frames or a special last-four-frame-only continuous shooting mode which enables photographers to record the last four frames of the subject after releasing the shutter button – a great feature for sports and action photography.

Videoconferencing Capabilities
- The FinePix F401 can also operate as a PC-cam permitting users to experience live face-time via computer with friends, family or co-workers.

Shooting Modes – The FinePix F401 simplifies advanced picture taking with special, preset shooting modes, including auto, portrait, sports, landscape and night scene.

The FinePix F401 will be available in August 2002 at a MSRP of $499.99. In addition, an optional PC-sync PictureCradle, for fast camera-to-computer photo transfer via USB cable, PC-cam videoconferencing and easy recharging of the camera’s battery will be available for $79.99.


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