twice connect
careers

Fuji Intros New D-SLR, Consumer Camera

12/07/2006 09:25:00 AM Eastern

Valhalla, N.Y. — Fujifilm pulled back the curtain on its previously announced S5 Pro d-SLR and added its first consumer point-and-shoot with a blog mode.

The S5 Pro, introduced at Photokina, will ship in February for a suggested $1,999.

The S5 Pro can offer a wider dynamic range than competitive models because it employs two 6-megapixel sensors, Fujifilm said. A new processor allows the camera to offer light sensitivities to ISO 3200.

The camera employs Fujifilm’s new face detection technology as a post-capture feature to zoom in on faces to confirm exposure or whether eyes were open or closed. The S5 also features an 11-point AF system, a 2.5-inch 235,000 pixel LCD screen with a 30-second live preview and compatibility with Nikon F-mount lenses.

For consumers, the company will ship the 6-megapixel FinePix Z5fd in March for a suggested $229. It is the company’s first to offer a blog mode. When the Z5fd is set to blog mode, the camera captures two copies of an image – a full resolution file and a compressed version suitable for posting to the Web.

It is also Fujifilm’s first Z-Series model to incorporate face detection technology. The Z5fd uses face detection before image capture, to identify up to 10 human faces in a frame and find one to focus on.

The all-metal Z5fd will be available in red, brown and brushed silver with a sliding lens cover and non-extending 3x optical zoom lens.

For low-light photography, the Z5fd offers ISO sensitivities up to 1600 at full resolution. The camera offers a picture stabilization mode which aligns the camera’s shutter speed and ISO setting to minimize the blur caused by camera shake. It also includes Fujifilm’s i-Flash technology, which adjusts flash intensity based on available light.

For consumer’s wavering on whether to use the flash, a dual shot mode snaps two images in succession, one with the flash on, the other with the flash off, for comparison’s sake.

The camera sports a 2.5-inch scratch resistant LCD, 14 scene modes, and 26MB of internal memory.

PHOTOS
ProSource Meeting Filled With Optimism

San Antonio — Optimism reigned at ProSource’s

Ingram Draws 500 To Spring Vendor Expo

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro Consumer

CEA Holds ’14 Digital Patriots Dinner

Washington — CEA held its annual Digital Patriots’

8 Technology Accessories For a Greener Earth

An Earth Day review of Earth-friendly products, by

BrandSource Shows Diverse Product Selection

BrandSource’s Summit show at the Marriott World

Scenes From Toy Fair

By Lisa Johnston

ADL Honors Morales, Bilas, Paull, Weedfald At Annual Dinner

New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National