- 3-megapixel sensor captures enough detail for sharp prints at 8 x 10 inches and beyond; software interpolation increases resolution to 6 megapixels
- 3x optical plus 4.4x digital (13.2x total) zoom lens with autofocus
- Included 16 MB Smartmedia card holds 12 images at default resolution
- Connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
- Uses rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included)
The Fuji FinePix F601 Digital Zoom camera integrates digital multimedia video and sound with Fujifilm’s 3.1 Effective MegaPixel Super CCD. It offers high resolution with noise reduction technology that adjusts for higher sensitivities, and an interface that helps users take advantage of its capabilities. Features 6 million recording pixels and an ISO sensitivity of 1600 for clear shots, even in low light and with high-speed action. “Motion Photo” VGA movie recording snaps off 15 frames per second in JPEG resolution with sound. Other features include: Super Intelligent Shooting Control with auto white balance, auto-exposure control modes, and autofocus system with 3-1/2000 sec. shutter speeds; Auto or full manual exposure; 3x all-glass aspherical zoom plus 4.4x digital zoom (36-108mm); 66-sec. QVGA motion JPEG, 27-sec. VGA motion JPEG at 15 frames/sec. with sound; Continuous shooting mode; 30-sec. picture annotations, 60-min. voice memo; 1.5″ color LCD; ISO modes 100-400; 800/1600 at 1 MegaPixel; Pixel data coupling and pixel-mixing technology; Supports SmartMedia. Also includes 16MB SmartMedia card, USB cable, AC power adapter AC-5VHS/AC-5VS, and CD-ROM with USB driver, FinePix viewer, DP editor, Apple Quick Time, VideoImpression, and Adobe PhotoDeluxe HE 4.0 for Windows. No. F601. Imported. 3-3/4Hx2-3/4Wx1-1/4D”.Replacing the FinePix 6800, the FinePix F601 uses Fuji’s third-generation 3.1-megapixel Super CCD sensor, which can produce a maximum image file size of 6 megapixels through interpolation. It also features a 3x optical zoom, 4.4x digital zoom, movie mode, and voice annotation function.
Optics and Resolution
With its 3.1-megapixel Super CCD (interpolated up to 6 megapixels), the FinePix F601 delivers resolutions up to 2,832 x 2,128 pixels for colorful prints to 11-by-14 inches and beyond. Combined with Fuji’s proprietary image-processing method–Pixel Data Coupling–and new noise-reduction technology, the new Super CCD enables the FinePix F601 to deliver a wider range of ISO sensitivities with a minimal increase in CCD “noise.”
The FinePix F601 also features a Super EBC Fujinon 3x optical aspherical zoom lens (with up to a 4.4x digital zoom option) that allows for more detailed close-ups.
Fuji’s Super CCD
Instead of conventional CCDs with square photodiodes and pixel arrangements, Fuji’s Super CCD has octagonal-shaped photodiodes and pixels situated on 45-degree angles. This “honeycomb” pattern increases sensitivity, allowing pixels to be efficiently packed at maximum density. The area of the photodiode in a half-inch Super CCD with 2 million pixels is about 1.6 times as large as the area offered in the conventional CCD with the same number of pixels. The Super CCD improves overall signal-to-noise ratio and offers a much wider dynamic range.
In movie mode, the FinePix F601 produces color digital videos in multiple creative formats, including QVGA (320 x 240, 66 seconds) and VGA (640 x 480, 27 seconds)–both at 15 frames per second and with sound.
The limited resolution of your movies guarantees that this feature won’t replace your camcorder, but it’s perfect for when you just want to capture a quick movie and e-mail it to a friend or relative.
Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on SmartMedia memory cards. The included 16 MB card holds approximately 6 images at the highest 6-megapixel setting (fine setting–2,832 x 2,128 pixels) or 26 images at the typical 3-megapixel setting (normal setting–2,048 x 1,536 pixels).
To transfer images to your computer, simply attach the included USB cable between your PC and your camera–your computer should automatically recognize the camera and let you move the pictures to your hard drive.
The camera is powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which is charged by the included AC adapter.
At 2.8 by 3.7 by 1.3 inches and 7.8 ounces, the FinePix F601 is a powerful camera that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
- Shutter speeds range from 3 to 1/2,000 seconds with adjustable ISO sensitivity of 160/200/400, including a high-sensitivity 1-megapixel (1,280 x 960) mode at ISO 800/1600.
- Continuous shooting modes at 1 megapixel (maximum 1.8 frames/sec up to 40 images at 1,280 x 960)
- Voice-memo function records up to 30 seconds of audio with each picture
Contents and Recommended Accessories
This package contains the FinePix F601 digital camera, 16MB SmartMedia card, lithium-ion rechargeable battery, AC adapter-battery charger, wrist strap, USB cable, printed manual, and CD-ROM featuring FinePixViewer software and drivers.
We recommend a higher-capacity SmartMedia card. Also, the F601 cradle enables you to effortlessly charge the battery and transfer photos while the camera comfortably rests on your desktop.