Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. has five new Finepix digital cameras, all of which use the new xD-Picture Card.
The new cameras — the FinePix A200, FinePix 2650, FinePix A203, FinePix A303, and FinePix 3800 — and the new memory card will all be available next month. The US$179.95 FinePix A200 and $249.99 FinePix 2650 are targeted to novice digital photographers who want a camera with a look and feel similar to a traditional film camera. The 2.0 megapixel cameras can take pictures up to 8 x 10 inches. Available in the FinePix 2650 only is a 3x optical zoom.
The $279.99 FinePix A203 and $349.99 FinePix A303 are designed for entry-level digital photographers with an eye toward upping their skills. Both cameras have a 3x optical zoom and video conferencing capabilities. The FinePix A303 also boasts a 3.24 million effective pixel CCD, faster processing speed, a macro focus for shooting close up images and an added flash range.
For pros, there’s the $449.99 FinePix 3800, a 3.24 million effective pixel camera that sports a variety of higher-end photographic features including a manual mode with aperture control and exposure compensation, a 6x optical zoom and support for lens adaptors.
The xD-Picture Card initially will be available for purchase in 32MB, 64MB and 128MB capacities and will be priced at $29.99, $49.99 and $89.99, respectively — 16MB cards will be included with each camera. A 256MB card is planned for later this year. PCMCIA and CompactFlash card adapters will be available, allowing use of xD-Picture Card in a variety of cameras and other devices.