As part of the PMA didgital camera deluge, Fuji has announced four new cameras. The FinePix Z1 is an ultra-compact 5.1 megapixel model with 3x optical zoom which competes head-on with Sony's popular T series. The 6.3 megapixel F10 boasts long battery life and fast speed. The A345 and A350 are meant to be easy to use models with several presets 3x optical zoom and 4.1 and 5.2 megapixel lenses respectively.
Fujifilm FinePix A345
Fujifilm FinePix A350
Fujifilm FinePix F10
Fujifilm FinePix Z1
More info from the release:
PMA 2005 showcases Fujifilm's full line of award-winning FinePix professional and consumer digital cameras. Featured will be two sleek new models, the 6.3 MegaPixel FinePix F10 and the 5.1 MegaPixel FinePix Z1 with Fujifilm's breakthrough Real Photo Technology for improved picture taking in low light situations, more efficient power consumption and faster overall operation.
The latest imaging innovation from Fujifilm, Real Photo Technology, is a synergy of three key devices: a sharp Fujinon 3X optical zoom lens, Fujifilm's 5th generation Super CCD sensor and the newly developed RP Processor. With Real Photo Technology, users of the 6.3 MegaPixel FinePix F10 can capture beautiful digital images with very little noise at ISO settings all the way up to 1600 at full resolution. This allows the photographer to shoot without a flash in the "Natural Light" scene position, preserving mood and reducing red-eye. Real Photo Technology also allows for higher shutter speeds that minimize blurriness in photos at even the highest ISO settings.
This combination of devices in the FinePix F10, particularly the sensor and processor, has also led to advances in power consumption -- the FinePix F10 can take 500 pictures on a single charge of its lithium ion battery* -- and operating speed. The FinePix F10 is fast - very fast, in fact - going from off to ready-to-shoot in a mere 1.3 seconds. The FinePix F10 takes the "lag" out of shutter lag with a shot-to-shot speed of 1/100th second, and a high-speed shooting mode automates the capture of moving subjects by speeding up the exposure and focusing processes. This operating speed ensures that even the most unexpected moments can be saved in brilliant Fujifilm color, giving consumers the speed and performance they crave while injecting some fun and style into the mid-range category of consumer digital cameras.
Like the FinePix F10, the new 5.1 MegaPixel FinePix Z1 is compact and feature-packed, but it is set apart by a sleek and stylish design. Available in two colors -- a deep, sophisticated black and a stunning brushed silver --, this fashionable camera incorporates many of the features of the FinePix F10, but is as slender as digicams come -- measuring a mere 18.6 millimeters thick. The slim design is made possible thanks to a non-extending, refractive 3x optical zoom lens. And with no optical viewfinder, special attention was paid to the engineering of its 2.5" reinforced, scratch-resistant glass LCD display. The elegant stylings of the 5.1 MegaPixel FinePix Z1 will make it the preferred choice for a night out and again, thanks to Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology, this camera also will deliver sharp images without the noise and graininess that often accompanies low-light shooting.
With the introduction of its FinePix A345 and FinePix A350, Fujifilm continues to introduce easy-to-use cameras that deliver superb image quality for consumers new to digital photography. With new image processors, 4.1 and 5.2 MegaPixel CCDs, respectively, larger LCD screens, retracting 3x optical zoom lenses and pre-programmed scene modes, these additions to Fujifilm's line-up usher in a smaller, more contemporary look for the popular FinePix A Series.