Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc.
today introduced the FinePix F401 digital camera. It sports a 2.1 megapixel CCD paired with a SuperEBC Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens that retracts into the body when not being used. Fuji said that the F401 is one of the smallest 2.1 megapixel zoom digital cameras in its category.
The new camera features a third-generation super CCD image sensor system that combines a technique called Pixel Data Coupling with new noise reduction technology. This enables the camera to delivery ISO sensitivities up to 1600 in 1280 x 960 mode while minimizing the “noise” that digital camera users often see in images taken at that speed.
The FinePix F401 also features the ability to capture up to 13 minutes of AVI digital video with sound, and it can annotate 30-second voice notes to each photo. It also sports a continuous shooting mode that enables you to take full-res images and three frames per second or a special last-four-frame-only mode as well.
The camera itself measures 3.3 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches and weighs about 6.5 ounces without batteries. It enables image download to PCs and Macs using USB 1.1, and stores data locally on SmartMedia cards.
Expect to see the FinePix F401 in August with a suggested retail price of US$499.99.