Fuji Photo Film U.S.A.
today introduced the FinePix F402, a tiny 2 megapixel digital camera that works with both Macs and PCs.
The FinePix F402 is housed in a slim, lightweight metal body that weights 4.4 ounces (sans batteries) and measures 3.0 x 2.7 x 0.9 inches. The camera houses a 2.1 megapixel “Super CCD” system that Fuji claims sports improved color saturation. The F402 has 3.6x digital zoom, and is also capable of recording 60-second video clips (with sound) at 320 x 240 pixels in AVI format.
The FinePix F402 stores content on xD-Picture card storage media, a new flash storage format developed jointly by Fuji and Olympus. It’s about the size of a penny. Fujifilm said the xD-Picture Card format is fast, also — 16 and 32MB cards can record at 1.3MB /second, while 64MB and larger cards can record data at 3MB/second and read data at 5MB/second. Fuji also claims the format minimizes power consumption. 128MB is the largest you can get now, but Fuji added that the larger formats are planned — 8GB is the theoretical limit.
The FinePix F402 ships with an NP 40 battery, charger, AC power adapter, USB cable, hand strap, 16MB xD-Picture Card, and software. It’ll be available this November for $349.95.
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