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Fujifilm Finepix F50fd Digital Camera

With Dual Image Stabilization, Hyper Face Detection 2.0
Technology and ISO Levels Of Up To 6400


Fuji Finepix F50fd Digital Camera


Press release: July 26th, 2007

Digital photographers looking for a top-of-the line compact digital camera can now take advantage of the latest in Fujifilm’s F-Series digital cameras with the 12-Megapixel FinePix F50fd.

Following a long line of award winning F-Series models, the FinePix F50fd, like the FinePix F31fd and F40fd before it, offers consumers a super-compact digital camera that takes beautiful shots with the most advanced features and technology available, so that missing great shots is not an option.

 

 


Combining a 12-MegaPixel, 7th Generation Super CCD with a 3.0x optical zoom and a 2.7” high-resolution 230,000 pixel wide angle view LCD, the FinePix F50fd is a compact powerhouse. that incorporates all the features users have come to expect from Fujifilm’s more advanced digital cameras.

With the addition of Dual Image Stabilization, Hyper Face Detection 2.0 Technology with Automatic Red Eye Removal function, and ISO settings of up to ISO 6400, the FinePix F50fd takes compact digital cameras to the next level, arming users with a host of new features and enabling them to take pictures never before possible.



Hyper Face Detection 2.0 – The Next Generation


Fujifilm’s proprietary Face Detection Technology also gets an upgrade in the FinePix F50fd with the arrival of Hyper Face Detection 2.0, featuring an Extended Face Detection Range PLUS Automatic Red Eye Removal.

As with the original version of Face Detection, it can detect up to 10 human faces in a scene in as little as 0.05 seconds - correcting focus, exposure, and white balance automatically, regardless of where subjects are located within the frame.

Hyper Face Detection 2.0 adds to this technology by being able to identify faces at almost any angle – an industry first! No longer does the FinePix F50fd need a head-on shot to identify a face. It can now detect faces looking up, down, sideways or even lying down!

Additional improvements in Face Detection 2.0 include a new Automatic Red-Eye Removal feature that automatically corrects red-eye directly as the shot is taken or in playback and then saves both the original and the corrected image file.

Dual Image Stabilization

To offer the best of both worlds, the FinePix F50fd uses ‘Dual Image Stabilization’, a brand new combination of CCD Shift Stabilization and Fujifilm’s Picture Stabilization Technology which utilizes a combination of higher ISO levels and faster shutter speeds. This ‘Dual Image Stabilization’ protects against camera shake and subject movement for blur-free pictures. As a result, an increase in clarity and sharpness is achieved, even in low light conditions or when shooting moving subjects.

Not much light? Not a Problem!

All too often, digital photographers run into problems when taking pictures in low-light or dimly-lit situations and have to rely on the flash which can lead to over-exposed and washed-out shots. The FinePix F50fd builds on the great strides previous Fujifilm F-Series have made with low light photography and allows users to effortlessly capture the moment as their eye sees it, with tremendous clarity and low noise, using Fujifilm’s Real Photo technology.

Thanks to the 7th generation FinePix Super CCD-HR chip and the RP Processor II, the Finepix F50fd can utilize ISO settings of up to ISO1600 at full resolution and an amazing ISO 6400 at reduced resolution1, capturing stunning images even in low light while preserving the natural color and clarity of the shot.

In addition to these advancements, the FinePix F50fd possesses a number of other impressive features:

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Portrait Enhancer Mode: Shoot professional-looking portraits, by using Face Detection and the Portrait Enhancer mode to minimize fine lines and small skin blemishes for smooth, natural looking portraits.

Dual Shot Mode: In this selectable mode, the FinePix F50fd quickly shoots two images in rapid succession -- one with the flash and one without – and saves both. This convenient function lets the user perform a comparison at their convenience and select the most pleasing image.

Intelligent Flash: Intelligent Flash (i-Flash) detects subtle lighting differences within a scene and then varies the flash intensity accordingly. It also leverages the high sensitivity of the FinePix F50fd to enable the camera to use less flash, resulting in an image that displays pleasing, natural tones without a “washed-out” effect. And with an automatic pop-up flash, it’s always ready when you need it.

Full Manual Photographic Control (PSAM): Gives the user total control with manual adjustment options (PSAM( for settings on the camera (resolution, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, etc), and is desirable by the photo enthusiasts/advanced photographers.

GUI Micro Thumbnail: A new playback feature that allows the user to view and select from up to 100 images at a time in micro form for easy sharing.

IrSimpleTM: Infrared communication via IrSimpleTM technology for fast, easy wireless image sharing to any compatible Fujifilm digital camera or other device.

Special Scene and Blog Modes: The FinePix F50fd has 16 pre-programmed scenes, including a special underwater scene mode for use with a special underwater casing. In the Blog mode, the FinePix F50fd copies and automatically reduces the size of copied images for easy posting to a blog, Web page or as an attachment to email for easy sharing with friends and family while maintaining the original file.

On-Screen Help: Briefly explains each of the 8 shooting modes, 14 scene modes and 5 flash modes.

xD / SD / SD-HC Compatible slot: The FinePix F50fd features a “xD/SD Compatible slot” which accepts not only Fujifilm’s traditional xD-Picture Cards but also Secure Digital (SD) and SD-High Capacity/SD-HC cards

“Fujifilm continues to push the technology envelope with the latest in a long line of award winning F-Series digital cameras,” said Greg Poole, VP, Imaging Division, FUJIFILM Canada Inc. “With the introduction of Dual Image Stabilization, Hyper Face Detection 2.0 and even higher ISO levels, the FinePix F50fd provides users with a powerful compact digital camera that makes it easier than ever for any level photographer to get professional looking photographs.” A photo enthusiast himself, Mr. Poole adds ”I know which Finepix will be in my pocket this fall!”

The FinePix F50fd will debut in September 2007 at a retail price of $349.99 Canadian.

ISO levels of 6400 are available at 3MP, or lower, resolution; ISO levels of 3200 are attainable at 6MP, or lower; and ISO levels of 1600 are attainable at full resolution.

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Fuji FinePix F50fd Digital Camera Specifications


CCD Sensor

1/ 1.6-inch Super CCD HR

Number of Effective Pixels

12 million pixels

Number of Recorded Pixels

Still image : 4,000 x 3,000 / 4,224x 2,816 (3:2 format) / 2,848 x 2,136 / 2,048 x 1,536 /1,600 x 1,200 / 640 X 480 pixels

Image Processing Type

Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 )
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound

Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound

File Formats

Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 )
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound
Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound

Internal Memory

Internal memory (approx. 25MB)

Lens

Fujinon 3 x Optical zoom lens , F2.8 - F5.1

Lens Focal Length (Rated) / (35mm Equiv.)

f=8.0mm - 24.0mm, Equivalent to 35-105mm on a 35mm camera

Aperture Range

F2.8 -F8

Digital Zoom

Approx 8.2x (Max)

Focus

Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center)/Continuous AF

AF assist illuminator available

Focusing Range

Normal

Normal : Wide angle :Approx. 45cm/1.5 ft to infinity
Telephoto :Approx. 60cm /2.0 ft to infinity

Macro – Close-up

Macro: Wide Angle: Approx. 7cm/2.8 in to 80cm/2.6ft.
Telephoto: Approx. 30cm/1.0ft. to 80cm/2.6ft

Exposure Control

TTL 256-zones metering

Color Control Modes

B/W, Standard, Chrome

Sensitivity

Auto/Auto (1600)/Auto(800)/ Auto(400)/ Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)

* ISO3200 : Number of recorded pixels: 6M pixels or lower

ISO6400 : Number of recorded pixels: 3M pixels or lower

Shutter Speed

8 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (depends on Shooting mode)

White Balance

Automatic scene recognition
Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White),
Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom

Flash

Auto flash

 

Flash Mode

Flash mode:
Red-eye Removal OFF: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye Removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & forced flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro

Effective Range (ISO Auto)


Wide-angle: approx. 0.6m - 4.4m / 2.0ft - 14.4 ft
Telephoto : approx. 0.6m - 2.4m / 2.0ft - 7.9 ft
Macro : approx. 0.3m - 0.8m / 1.0 ft - 2.6 ft

LCD Monitor

2.7-inch , approx.230,000 pixels, Amorphous silicon TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage

LCD Low Light Viewability Gain-up Brightness Mode

YES

Power Source

NP-50 Li-ion battery (included)/ CP-50 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)

Pictures / Battery Charge (CIPA Standard)

Approx. 230 shots

Camera Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.6(W) 2.3(H) 0.9(D) in. / 92.5(W) 59.2(H) 22.9 (D) mm (excluding accessories and attachments)

Camera Mass (not including accessories, batteries & xD Card)

Approx. 5.4 oz. / 155 g

Shutter Lag Time

Approx. 1/100th sec.

Shooting Modes

Mode dial : Auto, Natural Light, Natural Light with Flash, SP1, SP2, A/S (Aperture or Shutter priority) AE, M (Manual), Movie
SP1/SP2 : Portrait , Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Museum, Party, Flower, Text

Continuous Shooting Modes

Top-3 (max 2 frames/sec)
High-speed Top-12 (max 5 frames/sec, 3 Megapixels or lower/
ISO400 or higher)

Final 3 (max 2 frames/sec)
High Speed Final-12 (max 5frames/sec, 3 Megapixels /ISO400
or lower)

Long-period (max. 0.5 frames/sec)

Movie Recording

640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels, 25 frames/sec. with monaural sound

Video Out

NTSC / PAL selectable

Playback

Face Detection (with Automatic Red-eye removal), Slide show, Trimming, Single frame, Multi-frame playback including Micro thumbnail mode, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice Memo

Memory Type

Internal memory (approx. 25MB) /
xD-Picture Card™ (16MB - 2 GB)
SD memory card (512MB to 2GB)/
SDHC memory card (4GB to 8GB )

Other Features

Face Detection 2.0; IrSimple

Optional Accessories

xD-Picture Card: 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
Li-ion battery NP-50
Battery charger BC-50
DC coupler CP-50
AC power adapter AC-5VX
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
CompactFlash ™ Card Adapter DPC-CF

What's in the Box

Li-ion battery NP-50
Battery charger BC-50
Strap
A/V cable
USB cable
CD-ROM
Owner's manual

 

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