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Fujifilm Launches Consumer SLR DigiCam

Valhalla, N.Y. – Fujifilm on Aug. 26 announced the newest member of its FinePix family of digital cameras, the 3-megapixel SLR-type FinePix S3000.

The model, which replaces the existing FinePix 3800, is targeted toward mainstream consumers and will be available in October for a suggested retail price of $399.99

The camera features a 6x optical zoom, a 3.2x digital zoom, several scene positioning modes and works with optional wide and telephoto lens adapters. It features both semi-manual and automatic controls including a portrait scene positioning mode, and continuous shooting at 2 frames per second, up to 2 frames.

An AVI movie mode records video at 10 frames per second without sound. It can capture 60-seconds of video at 320 by 240 resolution, and approximately 240 seconds at 160 by 120.

The camera can snap up to 350 images using the LCD monitor and with the flash on half of the time on a single set of four AA alkaline batteries.

The FinePix S3000 comes bundled with a 16MB xD-Picture Card, four AA alkaline batteries and a lens adapter ring.