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Take your first digital steps with Fujifilm’s FinePix A205S Zoom
Fujifilm today announced the arrival of the FinePix A205S Zoom. As easy to use as your TV remote, and with the same point and shoot simplicity, this camera will tame even the most timid technophobe.
Equipped with a 3x Fujinon optical zoom lens, 2 million pixel CCD, Video Out socket, increased battery life and smart Fujifilm design, the FinePix A205S Zoom delivers high quality images without the need to frown over an instruction booklet.
Small buttons and long menus can be intimidating to first timers, but the FinePix A205S Zoom is easier to handle with its larger buttons and a simple layout, making camera navigation child’s play.
As a 2 million pixel camera, the FinePix A205S Zoom’s images are a manageable size. Sending and storing your shots is therefore a much snappier process, whilst the picture quality will have you thinking that a higher spec camera is lurking beneath its simple exterior.
Imagine you don’t have a PC. The Video Out socket connects the camera to your television, et voila – your own private slide show! The pictures can then easily be turned into prints with Fujifilm’s high street photo printing service, FDi.
The cherry on the cake is the 3x Fujinon lens, providing an optical reach that lets you zoom in and automatically gives you crisp image quality.
Fujifilm’s low battery consumption is an added bonus, saving you money on batteries and letting you enjoy taking pictures for even longer.
FinePix A205S Zoom features at a glance:
• 3 x Fujinon lens (36 – 108mm equivalent)
• 2 million pixel CCD (1600 x 1200 effective image)
• Video Out socket, enabling non-computer users to review shots on the television
• Highly efficient energy consumption
Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Consumer Products, commented, “This camera is the embodiment of ’keep it simple’. It’s not intended to set the world alight with obscure technologies or features – instead it will enthuse people with its total accessibility.”
Long lasting battery life
The FinePix A205S Zoom has been specifically developed to reduce power consumption. The two AA alkaline batteries supplied with the camera deliver an impressive 300 shots under normal conditions (with the LCD monitor switched off). Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are also available as part of the accessories range for even better battery economy.
Straight from the box
The FinePix A205S Zoom is supplied with everything needed to start shooting straight from the box. A full range of accessories including two AA alkaline batteries, 16MB xD-Picture Card™, hand strap, software CD-ROM, video cable, cradle adapter for FinePix A205S and USB cable are bundled with the camera. The supplied software CD includes USB drivers, Fujifilm’s FinePix Viewer 4.0 for image browsing, and ImageMixer VCD for creating multimedia albums.
Pricing and availability
The FinePix A205S Zoom will be available from photographic and electrical retailers in September 2003 at a price that will be finalised closer to the retail launch.
Fujifilm is committed to developing the very best imaging and information products, both conventional and digital. The company employs more than 72,000 people worldwide, with 173 subsidiaries stretching across four continents. Outside of Japan, Fujifilm has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and PS plates, and two further factories in Brazil and China. It has a global turnover in excess of Ł13 billion.
Fuji Photo Film (UK) Ltd has been supplying the imaging, printing and graphics industries, as well as professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services for over 25 years in the UK. It currently employs more than 450 people and has become one of the country's most popular photographic brands. Fujifilm is also the market leader (by value) in digital camera sales, having retained the top share of the UK digital camera market every month since November 1998.
© 2003, Fuji Photo Film (UK) Ltd. Specifications are subject to change.
Specifications and features
Feature FinePix A205S Zoom
Number of effective pixels 2.0 million pixels
CCD sensor 1/2.7” CCD
Number of total pixels: 2.11 million pixels
Number of recorded pixels Still image: 1600 x 1200 (1.9 million) / 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 320 x 240 pixels. 10 frames/sec. without sound
160 x 120 pixels. 10 frames/sec. without sound
File formats Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Storage media xD-Picture Card (16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512MB)
Number of images / recording time Please refer to chart below
Lens Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens
Lens focal length Equivalent to 36 – 108mm on a 35mm camera
Focus distance Normal: 80cm to infinity
Macro: Approx. 10cm – 80cm
Shutter Speed 1/ 2 to 1/2000 sec
Aperture f 3.0/f 7.0 (wide-angle) – f 4.8/f 10.8 (telephoto)
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 200 (at flash off)
Exposure control TTL 64-zone metering
Exposure Modes Programmed AE (exposure compensation in manual mode)
White balance Automatic
Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light
(Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light
Viewfinder Real-image optical viewfinder
LCD monitor 1.5” Amorphorus silicon TFT (approx. 60,000 pixels)
Flash Auto flash using flash control sensor
Wide (approx. 0.8 m – 4.5m)
Telephoto (approx. 0.8m – 3.0m)
Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, (Slow Synchro., Red-eye Reduction and Slow Synchro : in manual mode)
Self-timer Approx. 10 second delay
Video Out NTSC / PAL selectable
Terminal Multiple connecter (for USB 1.1 or optional PictureCradle), Video output socket
Power source 2 x AA size alkaline batteries / Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (available separately) or AC power adapter (optional)
Dimensions 98.5 (W) x 65 (H) x 52.5 (D) mm
Weight 175g (excluding batteries and media)
Digital Zoom 2.5x (640 x 480 pixels), 1.25x (1,280 x 960 pixels)
Shooting modes Auto, Manual
Movie recording 320 x 240 pixels: 10 frames/sec., up to 20 sec.
160 x 120 pixels: 10 frames/sec., up to 80 sec.
With sound, AVI format (Motion JPEG)
Playback Single frame (with max.10x playback zoom), 9 multi-frame
• 16MB xD-Picture Card TM
• 2 x AA-size alkaline batteries
• Hand strap
• USB cable
• Video cable
• Cradle adapter for FinePix A205S
・ImageMixer VCD for FinePix
• xD-Picture Card™: 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB capacities available
• AC power adapter (AC-3V) (cannot be used as a battery charger for this model)
• PictureCradle CP-FXA10 (includes AC-3VW and rechargeable battery NH-10, included NH-10 can be charged only in this cradle)
• Battery pack NH-10 (can be charged with Picture Cradle CP-FXA10)
• PC card adapter (DPC-AD)
• Image memory card reader (DPC-R1)
• CompactFlash™ card adapter (DPC-CF)
• Battery charger with battery (BK-NH2/BK-NH)
• Rechargeable battery (2HR-3UF) (2 x AA type Ni-MH included)
• Soft case
FinePix A205S Zoom standard number of available frames / recording time per xD-Picture Card™:
Still image Movie
Image quality mode displayed 2M 1M 0.3M 320 160
Number of recorded pixels 1,600 x 1,200 1,280 x 960 640 x 480 320 x 240 (10fps)
160 x 120 (10fps)
16MB 25 33 122 Approx. 98 sec. Approx. 5.6 min.
32MB 50 68 247 Approx.199 sec. Approx. 11.3 min.
64MB 101 137 497 Approx. 6.6 min. Approx. 22.7 min.
128MB 204 275 997 Approx.13.3 min. Approx. 45.5 min.
256MB 409 550 1,997 Approx.26.7 min. Approx. 91.2 min.
512MB 818 1,101 3,993 Approx.53.5 min. Approx.182.5 min.
Specifications are subject to change.