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Fuji Finepix 6900 Debuts, Gives 6 Megapixel Image

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. introduced into the U.S. market the FinePix 6900 Zoom, which features Fujifilm’s second-generation 3.3 megapixel Super CCD that, according to the company, generates a 6 megapixel image file.

The camera carries a $999 suggested retail price.

The new Super CCD, along with Fujifilm’s High Definition Color processing technology and 6X Super EBC Fujinon lens, can generate image files of up to 6 million pixels (2832 x 2128 resolution in TIFF-RGB format). The FinePix 6900 Zoom also features manual focus and shutter controls, six shooting modes and 13 f-stop aperture control settings, as well as a multiple exposure mode and histogram display.

The FinePix 6900 Zoom features a 6X Super EBC Fujinon aspherical zoom lens (f/2.8 to f/11) with a focal length equivalent to 35-210mm on a 35mm camera, and a frame rate of 0.2 sec/frame for up to five frames. Shutter speeds of the FinePix 6900 Zoom range from 3 to 1/2000 seconds (in Auto and Scene Position Modes), and the camera offers adjustable ISO sensitivity of 100/200/400.

Additional features of the camera, which has just begun shipping, include a built-in, miniature electronic through-the-lens viewfinder, a two-inch LCD playback monitor and built in pop-up flash or hot shoe mount for more advanced flash systems. The FinePix 6900 can capture and playback up to 160 seconds of AVI video.

Bundled with the camera is the FinePixViewer software, which lets users view their pictures and links them directly to the Internet for answers to frequently asked questions, picture-taking tips, support utilities, updated drivers and the receipt of periodic promotional announcements from Fujifilm.

An included NP-80 Lithium-ion battery can be recharged inside the camera with a bundled AC 5V adapter or other charger. Along with Fujifilm’s FinePixViewer, other bundled software programs include DP Editor, Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0 Home Edition and ActiveShare.