Fujifilm has introduced the first 9MP digital compact to its FinePix range, the E900.

Fujifilm has introduced the first 9MP digital compact to its FinePix range, the E900.
The latest member of Fujifilm?s ?E? range features a Super CCD HR sensor with an effective resolution of 9MP, capable of capturing images 3,488 x 2,616 pixels in size. The E900 features a 4x optical Fujinon lens with a focal length equivalent to 32-128mm in a 35mm camera. In common with several new FinePix compacts, it incorporates a wide sensitivity range of 80-800.
Featuring a full range of exposure modes (Manual, Program, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority) as well as pre-set scene modes, the E900 promises a fast start-up time of 1.3-seconds. Sharp picture quality and minimal noise is promised thanks to Fuji?s Real Life Photo Technology, while a new Highlight warning within the histogram indicates when a photo is in danger of becoming overexposed.
Other features include 30fps VGA movie mode, RAW capture and a 2in LCD screen.
Adrian Clarke from Fujifilm comments: ?The camera has been designed with a powerful sensor that when combined with Real Photo Processor technology, helps achieve superb photos in situations that would confound normal digital cameras.?
Black in colour with a metallic trim, the E900 is supplied with Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. There are currently no details on availability and pricing, although you can find out more information at www.fujifilm.co.uk or by calling 0207 586 1477.

Fujifilm FinePix E900 Zoom specifications

Effective pixels: 9.0 million effective pixels
CCD sensor: 1/1.6 inch Super CCD Hrm Number of total pixels: 9.24 million
Number of recorded pixels: Still image: 3,488 x 2,616 (9.12 million) / 3,696 x 2,464 (3:2) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels. Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames per second with monaural sound. Direct storage to media.
Storage media: xD-Picture Card?
File format: Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
CCD-RAW, Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG) (Design Rule for Camera File System compliant / DPOF compatible)
Lens: Fujinon 4.0x optical zoom lens, F2.8 – F5.6
Focal length: Equivalent to 32-128mm on a 35mm camera
Focus: Auto focus
Focal range: Normal: approx. 60cm to infinity, Macro: approx. 7.5cm
Shutter speed: 15 sec. to 1/2,000 sec. depending on shooting mode
Aperture: F2.8 – F8 (10 steps in 1/3 EV increments)
Sensitivity: Auto / equivalent to ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800
Exposure control: 64-zone TTL metering
White balance: Automatic, Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Incandescent, Custom)
LCD monitor: 2.0″ Amorphous silicon TFT, 115,000 pixels. Approx. 100% coverage
Viewfinder: Real-image optical viewfinder, approx. 77% coverage
Flash: Auto flash, Effective range: Wide angle approx. 30cm – 3.7m
Telephoto approx. 60cm – 1.9m. Flash Mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro., Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro.
Self-timer: Approx 2 / 10 sec.
Video output: NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/output: USB 2.0 High Speed
Power source options: 2 x AA-size Alkaline batteries, 2 x AA-size NiMH batteries (included), AC Power Adapter AC-5VX (not included, sold separately)
Dimensions: 102 (W) x 63 (H) x 34.4 (D) mm
Weight: Approx. 200g (excluding batteries and media)

Camera functions

Digital zoom: Approx. 7.6x
Colour modes: B&W / Chrome / Standard
Shooting modes: Normal: Auto, Scene Position (Natural Light, Portrait, Sports, Night Scene) Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Continuous: 1. Top 4 (max 1.5 frames/sec, up to 4 frames) 2. Final 4 (max 1.5 frames/sec, up to 4 frames) 3. Long period (max 0.6 frames/sec, up to 40 frames at 9mp (N))
Voice memo: Up to 30 sec, WAV format
Playback: Single frame (with max 5.4x playback zoom at Standard (4:3) format, 9 multi-frame
PictBridge: Compatible
Accessories included
* 16MB xD-Picture Card?
* 2 x AA-type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
* Battery charger
* Hand strap
* USB cable (mini-B)
* A/V cable
* OwnerÕs manual
* CD-ROM containing: USB driver, FinePix Viewer, ImageMixer VCD2 LE for FinePix, RAW file converter LE