Not to be outdone by Fuji's barrage of ultra-zoom announcements, the 12 megapixel Fujifilm FinePix F100fd is the latest iteration in the company's F series of advanced compact digicams.
Built around an eigth-generation Fuji Super CCD sensor, the F100fd is expected to deliver the kind of impressive low light/high ISO performance that users have come to expect from these cameras. Other physical specs include a 2.7-inch, 230,000-pixel wide-angle view LCD, as well as a Fujinon 5x optical zoom.
Several advanced technologies are included on the F100fd platform: Wide Dynamic Range, Dual Image Stabilization, and Fuji's Face Detection 3.0, which promises faster tracking, wider recognition angles, and appropriate automatic exposure, focus, and white balance adjustments.
Although it falls below 3 megapixels of resolution to do so, the F100fd also advertises ISO sensitivity up to a whopping ISO 12800. Full-res shots can be taken at up to ISO 1600.
The $379 FinePix F100fd should start appearing in stores in March.
Fujifilm FinePix F100fd specifications:
|Sensor||12.0 megapixel, 1/1.6" Fujifilm Super CCD|
|Zoom||5x (28-140mm) Fujinon zoom, f/3.3-5.1|
|LCD/Viewfinder||2.7", 230K-pixel TFT LCD|
|Shutter Speed||8-1/1500 seconds|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Manual, Scene, Movie|
|Scene Presets||Natural Light, Natural Light with Flash, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Museum, Party, Flower, Text |
|White Balance Settings||Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Custom|
|Metering Modes||Not Specified|
|Focus Modes||Center AF, Multi AF, Area AF, Continuous AF, Macro|
|Drive Modes||Normal, Top 3, Top 12, Final 3, Final 12, Continuous|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Forced On, Slow Synchro, Forced Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Syncrho with Red-Eye Reduction|
| Self Timer Settings||10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off |
|Memory Formats||xD-Picture Card, SD, SDHC|
| Internal Memory|| 57 MB|
|File Formats||JPEG, AVI, WAV|
|Max. Image Size||4000x3000 |
| Max. Video Size|| 640x480, 30 fps|
|Zoom During Video||No|
|Connections||USB 2.0, AV output, DC input, IrSimple|
|Additional Features||Face Detection 3.0, Dual Image Stabilization, Continuous Shooting, Portrait Enhancer Mode, Dual Shot Mode, Slideshow|