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The Fujifilm FinePix Z200fd is a new, 19.8mm thick, 10 megapixel compact digital camera with a 5x zoom lens. The Z200fd also features Face Detection technology, intelligent red-eye removal and Dual Image Stabilisation, and two self-timer modes: Couple Timer and Group Timer. The Fujifilm FinePix Z200fd will be available from UK retailers from August. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of the launch. In the US, the FinePix Z200fd will debut in September at a retail price of $299.95.
Fujifilm UK Press Release
May 22 2008
Fujifilm introduces a stylish new snapper: the FinePix Z200fd
Fujifilm today announced the launch of the 10 Megapixel FinePix Z200fd, the latest addition to its popular range of ultra-slim, metal-bodied, high performance compact digital cameras.
Despite being only 19.8mm thick the FinePix Z200fd is packed with state-of-the-art technology including a 5x Fujinon optical zoom lens, Fujifilm’s acclaimed Face Detection technology, intelligent red-eye removal and Dual Image Stabilisation, as well as two brand new self-timer modes: Couple Timer and Group Timer.
It’s all about the timing
The FinePix Z200fd features two brand new self-timer modes: Couple Timer and Group Timer. Working in combination with Face Detection technology, the self-timer automatically sets off after the camera has detected faces in a frame. The camera won’t take the photo if one of the faces is out the frame, so there’s no need to worry about someone being missed out of the shot!
The Couple Timer mode cleverly detects two faces in a frame and will automatically release the shutter button as the two faces come closer together. The Couple Timer mode has three settings so users can set the timer to detect faces at various distances, whether they are standing side by side, or cheek-to-cheek.
The more the merrier
Group shots have never been so easy. The FinePix Z200fd’s Group Timer mode can detect up to four faces in a frame and automatically sets the timer to take that precious shot. Using the Face Detection button, the user can select the number of faces in the frame, from one to four, and the camera will only take the shot once all the specified number of faces are in the frame.
Cutting edge design and packed with features
The FinePix Z200fd houses powerful features in an elegant, metal body. This stylish camera comes in four attractive colours – a black and red combination, pink, silver and black – and has a unique diagonally sliding lens cover with a snazzy ‘Z’ logo that illuminates when the camera is switched on. Its slim design means that it can fit easily into a cluttered handbag or jean pocket so your camera is always to the ready.
Beneath its trendy exterior, the FinePix Z200fd boasts an impressive Fujinon 5x zoom lens (33-165mm equivalent), Dual Image Stabilisation, which combines CCD-shift and high ISO to combat the problem of camera shake and blurry images, and ISO sensitivity up to 1600. There’s also Fujifilm’s Intelligent Flash system, which sets the power output to achieve natural foreground illumination with balanced background exposure for more natural looking photos. For users who cannot decide whether to use a flash or not, Natural Light plus Flash mode takes two photos in quick succession, one with flash and one without. Both photos are then displayed side by side for quick comparison allowing users to decide which one they prefer.
The FinePix Z200fd makes perfect portraits simple with Fujifilm’s Face Detection technology. Face Detection works by triangulating eyes and mouth, using an algorithm to optimise focus, white balance and exposure for up to ten faces in a single frame, and is not confused by spectacles. In addition, the automatic red-eye removal feature can find and instantly correct any red eye from every face in the frame, saving the user the time consuming process of doing it afterwards on the computer.
To share and share-alike
The FinePix Z200fd is a perfect social camera. In addition to the Face Detection technology and people-friendly self-timers modes, the FinePix Z200fd features a Blog mode, which resizes images for easy upload to social networking sites such as FacebookTM, and an Auction mode, which combines up to four photos in one frame – ideal for eBayTM users. What’s more, the FinePix Z200fd’s IrSimpleTM function allows consumers to share photos from one IrSimpleTM device to another.
Real Photo Technology
Driving the FinePix Z200fd is Fujifilm’s unique Real Photo Technology (RPT). The guiding principles behind RPT are simple; to set the highest possible standards for overall image quality, to expand digital photography opportunities and to give users fewer wasted shots.
With the human eye as the ideal, Real Photo Technology cameras are designed from the ground up to capture ‘real’ photographs with stunning quality - giving users the power to capture the moment exactly as the eye sees it, no matter how challenging the shooting conditions.
Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Photo Products, said: “The FinePix Z200fd is the perfect ‘social’ camera for the user looking for a combination of classic styling and cutting edge features. We believe that consumers wanting a super-slim camera shouldn’t have to make compromises on image quality or features, and with the FinePix Z200fd they don’t.”
FinePix Z200fd features at a glance
Ultra slim (19.8mm thick) styling with two-tone all metal body
5x optical zoom lens (33-165mm equivalent)
Dual Image Stabilisation
Face Detection Technology and automatic intelligent red-eye removal
52MB internal memory plus xD-Picture card, SD and SDHC compatibility
ISO 100-1600 sensitivity at full resolution
Wide view 2.7-inch high resolution screen
Playback features including Face Zoom and Micro Thumbnail (100 shot) view
IR Communication (IR simpleTM)
Blog mode and Auction mode
VGA movie capture of 30 frames per second with sound
New modes including Folder Select (categorise your photos using handy preset folders) and Illustration Mode.
PictBridgeTM compatible for direct printing without a PC
Availability & pricing
The FinePix Z200fd will be available from UK retailers from August. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of the 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.
© 2008, Fujifilm (UK) Ltd. Specifications are subject to change.
DIGITAL CAMERA FinePix Z200fd
Number of effective pixels 10.0 million pixels
CCD sensor 1/ 2.3-inch CCD
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 52MB)/xD-Picture CardTM (16MB - 2 GB)/SD memory card/SDHC memory card
File format Still image: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2 )
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound/Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Number of recorded pixels Still image: 3,648 × 2,736 (10M) / 3,648 × 2,432 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,048 x 1,536/ 1,600 × 1, 200 / 640 × 480
Lens Fujinon 5x Optical zoom lens, F3.8 - F4.8
Lens focal length f=5.9mm - 29.5mm, equivalent to 33-165mm on a 35mm camera
Digital zoom Approx. 5 .7X
Aperture F 3.8 -F 6.4 (W) /?F 4.8 -F 8.0 (T)
Focus distance Normal: Wide: Approx. 60cm/2.0 ft to infinity, Telephoto: Approx. 1 m/3.3ft to infinity
Macro: Wide: Approx. 9cm/3.5in to 0.8m/2.6ft, Telephoto: Approx. 30cm/1.0ft to 0.8m/2.6ft
Sensitivity AUTO/Equivalent to ISO 64/100/200/400/800 /1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE
Shooting modes Auto, Manual, Movie
SP: Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow ,Beach, Underwater, Museum, Party, Flower, Text, Auction, Blog
Image Stabilisation CCD-shift type
Shutter speed (AUTO mode) 1/4 sec to 1/1000 sec (All other mode) 4sec. to 1/1000 sec.
Continuous shooting 1.Top-3?( max 0.6 frames/sec)
2.Final-3?( max 0.6 frames/sec)
3.Long-period?( max 032 frames/sec)
Focus Auto Focus (Centre, Multi)
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)
Self-timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec. delay / Couple Timer/Group Timer
Flash Auto flash
Effective range: (ISO AUTO):
Wide-angle: approx. 70cm-3.6m / 2.3ft – 11.8ft
Telephoto: approx. 70cm – 2.9m / 2.3ft – 9.5ft
Macro: approx. 30cm – 80cm / 1.0ft – 2.6ft
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash,
Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
LCD monitor 2.7-inch, approx. 230,000 dots, Amorphous silicon TFT colour LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage
Movie recording 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. with monaural sound
*Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording.
Photography functions Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), High-speed shooting Best framing, Frame No. memory Couple Timer/Group Timer
IR Communication IrSimpleTM / IrSSTM
Playback functions Face Detection, Slide show (with music), Scrap book view slide show, Trimming, Blog mode (with Image processing function), Multi-frame playback including Micro Thumbnail mode, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice Memo
Video output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/output USB 2.0 High-speed
Power supply NP-45 Li-ion battery(included) / CP-45 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)
Dimensions 92.0(W)× 55.7(H)× 20.0(D) mm / 3.6(W)×2.2.(H)×0.8.(D) in (excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight Approx.134g / 4.7oz (excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)
Accessories included Li-ion cattery NP-45
Battery charger BC-45
A/V cable for FinePix Z200fd
USB cable for FinePix Z200fd
Optional accessories xD-Picture Card TM up to 2GB
SD memory cards up to 2GB and SDHC up to 8GB all classes
Li-ion battery NP-45
Battery charger BC-45
AC power adapter AC-5VZ10 (includes DC coupler CP-45)
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
CompactFlash™ Card Adapter DPC-CF
WP-FXZ100 Underwater Housing
Underwater strobe kit
Premium leather case
Premium leather multi purpose case
Premium mini leather multi purpose case
*Specifications subject to change