Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc. on Tuesday announced the U.S. release of its FinePix A310, a 3.1 megapixel digital camera that was introduced to overseas markets earlier this year.
Fuji claims the Super CCD HR in the A310 can “maximize” the 3.1 megapixel resolution to produce a 6 megapixel output file. It also offers a 3x optical and 2.9x digital zoom. Special shooting modes optimize exposure settings for landscapes, night scenes, sports photography and portraits. Top and final-frame continuous shooting can be done at 3 frames per second, as well. You can switch between standard, chrome or black and white color modes.
The camera can also capture short clips of video in AVI format — it can record 98 seconds of video and sound at 320 x 240 pixels, or 5.6 minutes at 160 x 120.
The FinePix A310 is compatible with the CP-FXA10, a universal cradle developed by Fuji that recharges the batteries, makes it possible to download images and also supports video conferencing (details on the cradle’s Mac video conferencing capabilities weren’t immediately available as MacCentral posted this article). The cradle itself — sold separately — includes a Fuji NH-10 rechargeable Ni-MH battery.
The camera measures 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 inches, and weighs 5.5 ounces without batteries or media. It uses xD-Picture Cards to store images.
The FinePix A310 package includes a 16MB card, two AA alkaline batteries, USB cable, video cable, wrist strap, cradle adapter and software. The camera will hit stores in August with a suggested list price of US$299.95.