Latest Fujifilm F camera, F100fd, rolled out
by David Rasnake -  1/24/2008

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.

Fujifilm FinePix F100fd

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:

Sensor12.0 megapixel, 1/1.6" Fujifilm Super CCD
Zoom5x (28-140mm) Fujinon zoom, f/3.3-5.1
LCD/Viewfinder2.7", 230K-pixel TFT LCD
SensitivityISO 100-12800
Shutter Speed8-1/1500 seconds
Shooting ModesAuto, Manual, Scene, Movie
Scene PresetsNatural Light, Natural Light with Flash, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Museum, Party, Flower, Text
White Balance SettingsAuto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Custom
Metering ModesNot Specified
Focus ModesCenter AF, Multi AF, Area AF, Continuous AF, Macro
Drive ModesNormal, Top 3, Top 12, Final 3, Final 12, Continuous
Flash ModesAuto, Forced On, Slow Synchro, Forced Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Syncrho with Red-Eye Reduction
Self Timer Settings
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
Memory FormatsxD-Picture Card, SD, SDHC
Internal Memory
57 MB
File FormatsJPEG, AVI, WAV
Max. Image Size4000x3000
Max. Video Size
640x480, 30 fps
Zoom During Video No
BatteryRechargeable lithium-ion
ConnectionsUSB 2.0, AV output, DC input, IrSimple
Additional FeaturesFace Detection 3.0, Dual Image Stabilization, Continuous Shooting, Portrait Enhancer Mode, Dual Shot Mode, Slideshow