Five megapixel power in a pocketable, ultra-cool body
Fujifilm today announced the launch of its new FinePix Z1 Zoom, a super-slim compact digital camera that boasts 5.1 megapixels, 3x optical zoom and a mammoth 2.5 inch LCD monitor, inside an aluminium body barely bigger than a credit card.
The FinePix Z1 Zoom showcases a variety of Fujifilm?s inventive construction techniques that help the camera achieve its sleek, seamless casing and miniature dimensions. The zoom lens has a special refractive, non-extending design that delivers 3x optical reach without any visible movement on the Z1 Zoom?s flat exterior.
The pocket-sized FinePix Z1 Zoom houses a fifth generation version of Fujifilm?s Super CCD HR sensor, delivering superb images even in low light conditions, making it the ideal pocket companion for concerts or nights out. Its five megapixel processing power and low noise ISO 64-800 sensitivity range also means that large reprints can be developed without loss of image clarity or detail.
With its ergonomic, single-shell casing available in several colours, the FinePix Z1 Zoom promises to appeal to those with an eye for beautiful design. Simply slide back the front panel, and the camera is powered up and ready for action in a super-fast 0.6 seconds.
Despite its diminutive build, the FinePix Z1 Zoom sports a huge 2.5 inch LCD screen that is the largest in the Fujifilm range, making it ideal for viewing and editing images while out and about. Importantly for this type of ?take-everywhere? camera, the glass screen is also specially toughened, which makes it more than a match for the harsh environment of the pocket or handbag.
Remarkably for a camera of these dimensions, the FinePix Z1 Zoom also includes a TV-quality movie function, capable of capturing 30 frames per second, VGA video with sound. Furthermore, the large LCD screen makes it easy to view movies and share the action without needing to use a TV screen.
FinePix Z1 Zoom features at a glance:
Super CCD HR sensor delivering 5.1 million effective pixels
New non-extending refractive optical zoom lens with 3x optical zoom
Unique aluminium shell design body with sliding power-on function
2.5 inch LCD screen with reinforced, scratch-resistant glass
Sensitivity range of ISO 64-800 for low-noise photography in all conditions
TV-quality VGA movie recording of 30 frames per second with sound
PictBridge compatible for direct printing without a PC
Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm?s Director of Photo Products, said, ?The FinePix Z1 Zoom is a design rarity that will satisfy those with a penchant for style. Yet it?s also equipped with enough photographic versatility and quality to satisfy off-duty enthusiast photographers. This is the supermodel of digital cameras!?
Availability & pricing
The FinePix Z1 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in June 2005. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.