announced today that it has shipped its FinePix 4800 Zoom digital camera nationwide. The camera was originally unveiled this past February and sports a body designed by F.A. Porsche.
The FinePix 4800 Zoom has a 2.4 million-sensor “Super CCD” that generates a 4.3 megapixel image, according to Fujifilm. The camera also sports a USB cradle that enables it to function as a Webcam and recharges the camera’s lithium ion batteries, as well. The camera also has capabilities such as 30-second voice annotation, AVI (using QVGA motion JPEG at 10 frames per second) video recording — up to 80 seconds — and the ability to record up to 30 minutes of audio.
The camera features a f/2.8 3x Super EBC Fujinon aspherical zoom lens. The lens provides a focal length equivalent to a 36-108mm zoom on a 35mm camera, and features macro capability to approximately 10.8 inches. The camera incorporates a built-in pop up flash that has five different modes, including red-eye reduction, flash cancel and slow synch flash.
The FinePix 4800 Zoom features five programmed exposure modes, three metering modes and an advanced automatic (or six manual) white balance settings. Shutter speeds go from 1/4 to 1/2000 second in auto mode and 1/2000 second to 3 seconds in night mode. The camera also sports 125/200/400 ISO sensitivities.
The camera records images in JPEG format at three different compression levels — fine, normal and basic. Users can record images to the SmartMedia card at sizes ranging from 1600 x 1200 to 640 x 480.
The camera measures 3.1 x 3.8 x 1.4 inches, and weighs about 9.1 ounces sans battery. Accessories include a 16MB SmartMedia card and battery, AC power adapter, hand strap, and video and USB cables. Software includes FinePix Viewer, DP Editor, Exif Launcher, ActiveShare, VideoImpression and QuickTime.
The FinePix 4800 Zoom carries a suggested list price of US$699.