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Fujifilm announces two new entry level digital cameras, the FinePix A820 & A900

Fujifilm announces an extension to their A-Series with the FinePix A820 and A900. Both cameras feature Fujifilm's Super CCD HR sensor and RP Processor. The new cameras join the existing FinePix A800 and A610 in offering high-end technology to every-day users who want point-and-shoot simplicity at an affordable price point. In a first for the A-Series, these cameras feature a Fujinon 4x optical zoom lens. The FinePix A820 and FinePix A900 will debut in May 2007 with retail prices of $179 and $199 respectively...

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Fujifilm Finepix A900 features and specificationsNew A-Series Models Pack a Punch with 8 & 9-MP Super CCDs, 4x Optical Zoom and ISO 800

Entry-level just took on a whole new meaning, as FUJIFILM U.S.A. Inc. today announced the launch of the eight-MegaPixel FinePix A820 and nine-MegaPixel FinePix A900. Designed specifically for the first-time digital camera buyer and consumers seeking an affordable, easy-to-operate upgrade to their current digital camera, Fujifilm's FinePix A820 and A900 are loaded with features usually reserved for more advanced models. Both incorporate Fujifilm's signature Super CCD sensor technology, a 4x Optical Zoom lens and feature ISO levels of up to ISO 800.


Following in the footsteps of Fujifilm's more advanced digital cameras, the FinePix A820 and A900 both shoot with light sensitivities of up to ISO 800 at full resolution. These higher light sensitivities enable the user to shoot with faster shutter speeds, which lessen the likelihood of blurry pictures caused by a moving subject or the shake of an unsteady hand. To make it easy for consumers to achieve blur-free results, the FinePix A820 and A900 feature a "Picture Stabilization" mode in the dial setting. This easy-to-identify setting automatically chooses the correct light sensitivity and best-matching shutter speed, producing the highest quality digital pictures without blur and the noise often associated with high sensitivity photographs.


The FinePix A820 and A900 feature a new, intuitive icon-based Graphic User Interface (GUI). When users switch shooting modes, scene positions or control settings, a brief explanation of the setting is momentarily displayed on the LCD screen, taking much of the guess work out of digital camera operation. Additionally, both cameras feature a conveniently placed mode dial that provides easy access to the most commonly used shooting modes, including Auto, Picture Stabilization and Movie mode and allows 1-touch access to other pre-programmed scene modes.


The FinePix A820 and A900 also feature a "xD/SD Media Compatible slot"; a single slot that accepts not only Fujifilm's traditional xD-Picture Cards™, but also SecureDigital™ (SD) media cards. In offering these media options, Fujifilm is providing greater choice and flexibility to consumers who purchase Fujifilm digital cameras.

Additional information: Fujifilm Finepix A900 features and specifications
February 22, 2007
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