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Smallest Fuji to incorporate Super CCD HR and 30 fps video

Fujifilm Europe introduces the FinePix F420 Zoom, a follow-on to the Fuji F410. The Fuji F420 comes with the same metal body, yet measures just 77 x 69 x 26.4 mm – even smaller than its predecessor. It is the smallest camera to include Fujifilm's Super CCD HR technology and can realise 3 million effective pixels, producing 6 million recorded pixels...
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FinePix F420 Zoom: tiny and shiny, but no lightweight

21 October 2003

Fujifilm today introduced the FinePix F420 Zoom, an A-list compact digital camera that marries style with substance to stand out from the crowd.

Building on the success of the highly acclaimed FinePix F410 Zoom, the FinePix F420 Zoom oozes quality with its robust, metal body, yet measures just 77 (W) x 69 (H) x 26.4 (D) mm – even smaller than its predecessor.

A real show-stopper, the FinePix F420 Zoom is the smallest camera to include Fujifilm's 4th Generation Super CCD HR (High Resolution) technology and can realise 3 million effective pixels, producing 6 million recorded pixels.   Its diminutive frame also successfully incorporates a 3x optical zoom lens and a voice memo recorder capable of storing up to 30 seconds of sound.

What's more, the FinePix F420 Zoom's high quality movie capture capabilities give an encore-deserving performance.   It records at 30 frames per second, a frame-rate that will ensure silky-smooth movie clips.

While this camera's compact dimensions ensure it will fit into any shirt pocket or clutch bag, usability has not been compromised.   The FinePix F420 Zoom comfortably incorporates a 1.8" LCD monitor into its svelte frame, as well as a Video Out socket for viewing images on a TV.   The camera is also compatible with PictBridge, the industry standard for printing images from a digital camera without using a PC, making the process simpler and more efficient than ever.  

This camera is a real crowd pleaser, and powered by its rechargeable battery (with an option to use AAA batteries should it run low), you can be confident the FinePix F420 Zoom will last the night - even if you don't.

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm's Director of Consumer Products, commented: "Earlier this year, the FinePix F410 Zoom set some serious standards in photography; heavyweight picture power, contained within a small metal shell.   The FinePix F420 Zoom crams greater firepower into an even more discreet package.  

"This camera is that rarest of combinations - it looks great wherever you take it, and you can be sure the pictures will, too."

FinePix F420 Zoom: features at a glance


Fourth Generation Super CCD HR sensor with 3.1 million effective pixels, delivering 6.2 million recorded pixels  

Movie capture at 30 frames per second (fps) with sound (320 x 240)  

1.8", 134,000-pixel LCD monitor  

Video Out socket for fast and easy on-screen viewing

AAA battery supply for additional off-the-shelf power  

Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens equivalent to 36-108mm on a 35mm camera  

Continuous shooting with frames at intervals as short as 0.25 seconds

xD-Picture Card™ providing large storage capacity, low power consumption, fast write speed  

PictBridge compatibility for direct printing


Super CCD HR technology
Fujifilm's Super CCD HR technology allows high resolution sensors to be housed in even smaller digital. The benefits include:


Ultra-high resolution images

Faster shutter speeds for action shots

Low noise photography

Low light photography  

Availability & pricing
The FinePix F420 Zoom will be available in the UK in February 2004.   Please contact Midnight Communications for up-to-date prices.

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October 21, 2003
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