Fuji Photo Film USA
has introduced the FinePix 30i, a wallet-sized digital camera that features MP3 playback, voice annotation, video conferencing, and digital audio and video recording capabilities.
Already popular in Europe and Asia, the US$399 camera — which will go on sale in April — comes with QuickTime 5.0 and MacMP3 for the Mac. The FinePix 30i provides 2.0 million effective pixel CCD (2.1 million total pixels).
By speaking into the camera’s built-in microphone, you can attach 30-second voice notes to each photo. The FinePix 30i doubles as a MP3 player by letting you download and play back MP3 files. An included 16 MB SmartMedia card can store up to 20 minutes of music; an optional 128 MB card can hold up to 160 minutes. The FinePix 30i can record up to 33 minutes of audio on the bundled 16 MB SmartMedia card and 272 minutes on an optional 128 MB card.
The digital device comes with a back-lit remote control. You can use it to include yourself in pictures, scroll through photos, and display the titles and artist names of MP3 tracks. The FinePix 30i’s digital video recorder can take up to 20-second bursts of AVI video with sound and can double as a videocam for video conferencing.
It will come bundled with two, rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, charger, 16 MB SmartMedia card, shoulder strap, USB cable, and headphones with remote control. The FinePix 30i weighs only 5.6 ounces without batteries.