Fujifilm FinePix F650 Zoom
Fujifilm UK Press Release
The Fujifilm FinePix F650 Zoom: slim, but fully-loaded - A neat compact camera boasting six megapixels, a 5x optical zoom and super-size 3-inch LCD screen
Fujifilm today announced the launch of the FinePix F650 Zoom – an ultra-smart compact merging strength and elegance to form a neat and enviable package. The latest addition to Fujifilm’s well-established ‘F’ series, the Fujifilm F650 Zoom delivers six megapixels, handy for those keen to enlarge images. What’s more, this stylish and functional camera is the first Fujifilm compact to contain a 5x optical zoom lens, ensuring its owners are never far from the action. The Fujifilm F650 Zoom is a sociable, picture-taking companion, thanks to its super-size 3-inch LCD screen – ideal for viewing menu options and sharing images with friends on the spot. What’s more, there’s added capacity for storing precious pictures, as this all-rounder comes equipped with built-in internal memory.
As has become commonplace on FinePix cameras, the FinePix F650 Zoom captures 30 frames per second when set on movie mode, giving smoother, clearer video clips. It also contains an ISO sensitivity range of 64-400, allowing it to handle everyday lighting conditions.
The camera boasts easy-to-operate scene modes, allowing users to choose from up to ten automatic settings, suiting a variety of photographic situations. These include a Sunset mode that emphasises vivid colours, a ‘Beach and Snow’ mode for minimising glare in bright situations, and a ‘Party’ setting for indoor environments, allowing images to retain the natural ambience of the scene in low-light conditions.
FinePix F650 Zoom features at a glance:
• CCD sensor delivering 6.0 million pixels
• 5x optical zoom lens
• High resolution 3.0” LCD monitor
• 10 selectable scene positions for different shooting conditions: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Beach & Snow, Sunset, Museum, Party, Flower Close-Up and Text
• VGA movie capture of 30 frames per second with sound
• PictBridge™ compatible for direct printing without a PC
• Internal memory
Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Photo Products, said, “The FinePix F650 Zoom combines panache with a surprising amount of power. This stylish compact is a perfect pocket companion for less experienced users who want results that belie their knowledge. It contains a powerful zoom usually reserved for SLR-shaped models, as well as a sizeable LCD screen to share or view photographs instantly – a great all-rounder.”
Availability & pricing
Pricing and stockists will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.*
For information about Fujifilm and its products, please visit: http://www.fujifilm.co.uk or call 0870 084 1310.
Fujifilm is a global leader in imaging technology, products and services including digital cameras, photofinishing, digital storage and recording media, consumer and professional film, motion picture film, professional video, printing systems, medical imaging, office technology, flat panel displays and graphic arts. The company employs more than 73,000 people worldwide, with 178 subsidiaries stretching across four continents.
Uniquely placed to be a market leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm develops and manufactures its own sensors, lenses and processing technology. In addition to its production plants and R&D operations in Japan, the company has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and CTP printing plates, and has further factories in Brazil and China. It has a global turnover in excess of £13 billion.
In the UK, Fujifilm has been supplying the imaging, printing and graphics industries, as well as consumers, professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services for over 25 years. Fujifilm UK currently employs more than 450 people and has become one of the country’s most popular photographic and imaging brands.
Fujifilm FinePix F650 Zoom Specifications and features
Number of effective pixels 6.0 million pixels
CCD sensor 1 / 2.5 inch CCD
Number of recorded pixels Still image : 2,816×2,112( 6M ) / 2,816 x 1,880 ( 3:2 ) 2,048 X 1,536 ( 3M ) / 1600 X 1200 ( 2M ) / 640 X 480 ( 0.3M )
File formats Still image : DCF-compliant (Compressed Exif Ver 2.2 JPEG ), *Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible, Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ), Audio: WAVE format, Monoaural sound
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 32MB), and xD-Picture Card™ (capacities currently up to 1GB – available to buy separately)
Number of images / recording time Please refer to below chart
Lens Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens, F2.8 – F4.7
Lens focal length Equivalent to 36 - 180mm on a 35mm camera
Focus Auto focus
Focus distance Normal: Approx. 60cm to infinity
Macro: Approx. min.12cm
Super Macro: Approx. min. 3cm
Shutter speed 2 to 1/2,000 sec. (exposure mode dependant)
Aperture F2.8 to F8.0
Sensitivity Auto / equivalent to ISO 64/100/200/400 (depending on conditions)
Exposure control Program AE
White balance Automatic, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)
LCD monitor 3.0-inch , Aspect ratio 4:3, approx. 230,000 pixels, Low-temperature polysilicon TFT, approx. 97% coverage
Flash Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro
Self-timer Approx. 2 / 10 sec.
Video out NTSC / PAL selectable
Printing PictBridge, DPOF and Exif Print 2.2 compatible
Digital input/output USB
Video output NTSC/PAL selectable
Power source Rechargeable NP-40N Li-ion Battery (included), additional NP-40 Li-ion battery and AC-5VX AC Adapter available (optional)
Dimensions 104.7mmW x 60.6mmH x 30.8mmD / 4.1"W x 2.4"H x 1.2"D
Weight approx. 170g / 6.0 oz (not including accessories)
Digital zoom 4.4x
Shooting modes Auto, Preprogrammed Scene Position (SP), Macro, Movie, Continuous, Aperture or Shutter Priority AE
Movie recording Movie Recording: 640 x 480 pixels ( 30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels ( 30 frames/sec.)
Playback Trimming, Image Rotate, Automatic Playback, Multi-Frame Playback, Sort by Date, Voice Memo
Accessories included • NP-40N Li-ion battery
• Battery charger BC-40
• Hand strap
• Audio/Video cable
• USB cable
• Owner’s manual
• xD-Picture Card™: 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB capacities currently available
• AC-5VX power adaptor
• Battery charger BC-65, BC-65S
• NP-40 Li-ion battery
• PC card adaptor (DPC-AD)
• CompactFlash™ Card Adaptor (DPC-CF)
• DCR2-161 multi-format card reader/USB 2.0 hub
• DCR2-xD memory card reader for xD-Picture Card™
• World Adaptor
• Soft case
Number of images / recording time on xD-Picture Card™ :
Mode Still image
Image quality mode displayed 6M Fine 6M Normal 3:2 Format 3M 2M 0.3M
Number of recorded pixels 2816x2112 2616x2112 2816x1880 2048x1536 1600x1200 640x480
16MB 5 10 12 20 25 124
32MB 10 21 24 40 51 249
64MB 21 43 48 81 102 499
128MB 43 86 97 163 204 999
256MB 87 173 195 326 410 1,999
512MB 174 347 389 652 819 3,995
1GB (M1GB) 349 695 780 1,305 1,640 7,996
Mode / Quality Movie
640 x 480 320 x 240
Frame rate (fps) VGA 30fps QVGA 30fps
16MB Approx. 17 sec. Approx. 27 sec.
32MB Approx. 34 sec. Approx. 55 sec.
64MB Approx. 70 sec. Approx. 110 sec.
128MB Approx. 140 sec. Approx. 221 sec.
256MB Approx. 4.7 min. Approx. 7.4 min.
512MB Approx. 9.3 min. Approx. 14.8.
1GB (M1GB) Approx. 18.7 min. Approx. 29.6 sec.
© 2006, Fuji Photo Film (UK) Ltd. Specifications are subject to change.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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This could be interesting with 5x zoom in an ultra-compact size, but
it lacks any IS or AF assist, and because of its small 1/2.5" CCD, its
maximum ISO is only 400 (although the fact that it is a Fuji CCD, its
ISO 400 might actually be usable, unlike all other cameras with that
GARY POGODA at 05:48pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2006