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Appeared on: Monday, November 15, 2004
See shells on the sea floor with the FinePix F810 Zoom

Fujifilm today announced a sealed underwater housing unit for the popular FinePix F810 Zoom digital camera, ensuring secure protection to depths of up to 40 metres.

The high impact strength polycarbonate casing is precision-engineered to withstand underwater pressure as well as extreme conditions, allowing you to capture accurate images in tough terrain, such as on the slopes, in dusty deserts or amongst the creatures of the deep. The lightweight design also comes with brightly coloured and easy-to-use controls for navigating the camera?s complete range of still and motion imaging functions.

The six megapixel FinePix F810 Zoom recently made a splash on the photographic stage, championing a refinement to Fujifilm?s Super CCD HR sensor. This modification, coupled with improved processor technology and a new sensitivity rating of ISO 80, is earning the model a reputation for clearer, sharper pictures.

Lending itself well to the variable lighting demands and unstable conditions that a photographer may contend with in an underwater environment, the FinePix F810 Zoom offers manual exposure control, flash compensation, RAW mode, manual focus and JPEG compression ? advanced options usually more at home on bulkier cameras.

Despite its neat size, it also boasts an extensive 4x zoom lens and a widescreen (16:9) facility enabling images and movie files to be viewed in full on a widescreen television, without stretching or distortion. These features ensure flexibility to capture and replay close-up details of sub-aqua life on a coral reef, or a breathtaking alpine panorama.

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm?s Director of Photo Imaging, said, ?The FinePix F810 Zoom is an impressive package, ideal for professional photographers on the go. This ergonomic and buoyant underwater casing further enhances its versatility, ensuring accurate images from challenging environments, from the crest of the piste to the depths of the ocean.?

FinePix F810 Zoom Underwater Housing features at a glance:

- Pressure resistance: 40 metres
- Made from tough, transparent polycarbonate
- Dedicated design retains full camera functionality when sealed
- FL reinforced glass lens window
- 148mm x 99mm x 102mm (W x H x D)
- Weight: 376g (excluding camera and accessories)

Package includes:

- Waterproof case
- Hand/wrist strap
- Silicon grease
- Silica gel
- LCD hood
- Spare O-ring
- Unlocker/O-ring remover
- Spare optical sensor pad
- Owner?s manual

Super CCD HR technology

Fujifilm?s Super CCD HR technology allows high resolution sensors to be housed in smaller digital cameras. The benefits include ultra-high resolution images and high sensitivity, enabling faster shutter speeds for action shots and low light photography.


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