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Fujifilm launches first Super CCD HR digital camera with 12 million pixel image output

29 July 2003

Fujifilm today announced the FinePix S7000 Zoom, and with it the most heavyweight imaging capability ever seen in a ‘prosumer’ camera. Building on the success and with all the features of the FinePix S602 Zoom – including full manual control and 6x optical zoom – the FinePix S7000 Zoom’s Super CCD HR sensor produces an exceptional 6 million effective pixel (12 million recorded pixel) output.

Even before Fujifilm’s Super CCD signal processing technology takes control of the image, photographs taken with this camera will possess a class-leading 6 million pixels. After the Super CCD HR has processed the file, the image output is an impressive 12 million pixels – allowing the user to enlarge to 10” x 15”, representing gallery-size print dimensions.

This camera offers a serious digital alternative to a film SLR. A compact and ergonomic tool for professional photographers, the FinePix S7000 Zoom also represents an irresistible package for the ambitiously minded newcomer to digital photography. If you have a talent for photography, the last thing you need is to be constrained by your camera.

The FinePix S7000 Zoom’s manual modes enable you to exert creative control over aperture, focusing shutter speed and flash. This, combined with the Super EBC 6x optical Fujinon lens, means that even the most ambitious images can become a reality. If you stop at nothing in pursuit of quality, the FinePix S7000 Zoom’s RAW mode stores images exactly as they were recorded, pixel by pixel, every time.

Fujifilm’s Super CCD HR technology also delivers the renowned Fujifilm colour reproduction, and the sensitive octagonal diodes ensure that images are awash with accurate detail, even in low-light situations.

The FinePix S7000 Zoom offers everything the serious user wants, with a cable release socket, external flash and truly outstanding Super EBC optics.

The camera also boasts VGA digital movie mode, recording at 30 frames per second (fps), with sound. An added bonus is the dual card slot, enabling the use of both xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash™/IBM Microdrive™ cards, a combination of formats that will soon be capable of carrying several gigabytes of memory.

FinePix S7000 Zoom: features at a glance
*Compact, SLR-style body shape to give you features and performance without the bulk
*Fourth Generation Super CCD HR sensor with 6.3 million effective pixels, delivering 12 million recorded pixels
*230,000 electronic viewfinder pixels, for accurate image viewing
*RAW file format
*Super EBC 6x optical Fujinon zoom lens equivalent to 35-210mm on a 35mm camera
*Dual card format: xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash™, for added flexibility
*Full manual control
*USB 2.0 socket, allowing rapid transfer of images from camera to PC
*VGA movie recording (30 fps) with sound, providing ultra-smooth movie recording
*High sensitivity settings (up to ISO 800) to allow photography in a wide range of situations, including low light without flash

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Consumer Products, commented, “The tried and trusted design of the FinePix S602 Zoom is reflected in the S7000 Zoom, with the additional benefit of awe-inspiring detail capabilities. Zooming in to check the level of detail captured will be more satisfying with this digital camera – you just keep zooming in and it just keeps giving you more.”


Pricing and availability

The FinePix S7000 Zoom will be available in October 2003 at a price that will be finalised closer to the retail launch.


Notes to Editors

For further information and products for review, please contact:

Sally Cohen/Zoe Stone
Midnight Communications
0870 458 4182
sally@midnight.co.uk / zoe_stone@midnight.co.uk

Jenny Hodge
Fuji Photo Film (UK) Ltd
020 7465 5852 / 07775 897360
jhodge@fuji.co.uk

Further information about Fujifilm’s 4th Generation Super CCD HR technology is available at www.fujifilm.co.uk/di and in the following press release at www.fujifilm.co.uk/presscentre:

Fujifilm launches Super CCD HR (High Resolution) – 22 January 2003


Contact details for customers

For information about Fujifilm and its products, please visit: www.fujifilm.co.uk or call
020 7586 1477.

Prints from digital cameras

Digital camera owners can now get real photographic prints from digital images, without needing a PC. An increasingly wide number of High Street photographic retailers offer Fujifilm FDi print services in-store, allowing users to view, select and enhance their images via an easy-to-use touch screen. The prints are developed on true photographic paper, delivering superb results that are guaranteed to last.

Other Fujifilm products?
For press information on Fujifilm consumer film cameras and film, please contact:

Melissa Fernandez or Rana Rahman
Union PR
Tel: 020 7428 0999
Email: melissa@unionpr.co.uk / rana@unionpr.co.uk

For press information on Fujifilm Equipment & Systems (minilabs and kiosk systems), please contact:

Michelle Simpson / Mary Hodson
The Bright Consultancy
Tel: 01564 795535
Email: michelle@bright-consultancy.co.uk / mary@bright-consultancy.co.uk

About Fujifilm

Fujifilm is committed to developing the very best imaging and information products, both conventional and digital. The company employs more than 72,000 people worldwide, with 173 subsidiaries stretching across four continents. Outside of Japan, Fujifilm has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and PS plates, and two further factories in Brazil and China. It has a global turnover in excess of £13 billion.

Fuji Photo Film (UK) Ltd has been supplying the imaging, printing and graphics industries, as well as professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services for over 25 years in the UK. It currently employs more than 450 people and has become one of the country's most popular photographic brands. Fujifilm is also the market leader (by value) in digital camera sales, having retained the top share of the UK digital camera market every month since November 1998.

© 2003, Fuji Photo Film (UK) Ltd. Specifications are subject to change.

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