Product information: FinePix F40fd 8.3 Megapixel Compact Digital CameraThe new FinePix F40fd is the latest in Fujifilm's flagship range of F series compact digital cameras. Featuring Fujifilm's proprietary Real Photo Processor II, Super CCD HR VI and hardware-based Face Detection, the new model continues the F series tradition of delivering sophisticated technology in a smart compact body. Added to this, ISO 2000 sensitivity at full 8.3 megapixel resolution, 3.0x optical zoom lens and 300 shot battery life make it perfect for prolific snappers or enthusiast photographers who need a high-performance take-anywhere digital camera.
- 8.3 million pixels
- 1/ 1.6-inch Super CCD HR
- Internal memory (approx. 25MB) / xD-Picture Card™ ( 16MB - 2 GB ) /SD memory card (512MB, 1GB, 2MB)
- Lens focal length 8.0 - 24.0mm (36-108mm on a 35mm camera)
- Auto Focus (Single, Continuous, Centre, Multi) AF assist illuminator available
- Shutter speed 3 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (depend on Shooting mode)
- Wide-angle: F2.8 - F8, 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments
- Telephoto: F5.1 - F8, 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments
- Sensitivity Auto /Equivalent to 100/200/400/800/1600(standard output sensitivity)/(up to ISO 2000 on Anti-Blur/Natural Light mode)
Real Photo Technology
Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology brings together CCD, processor and lens to deliver images of optimum quality that are rich in colour, detail and sharpness and low in noise. Fujifilm's proprietary Super CCD HR VI is a unique octagonal shape, which means it has a larger surface area than traditional sensors, making it more sensitive to light. This gives Fujifilm's FinePix cameras their high ISO sensitivity ratings, which mean faster shutter speeds and a reduction of image blur. The Real Photo Processor II has a unique double 'noise' reduction algorithm which is highly effective at reducing the grain that can ruin pictures in low light. The FinePix F40fd achieves ISO 2000 (1600 selectable) at full resolution, which allows you to capture priceless memories with every gradation of light and colour, even in low-light situations without flash.
The FinePix F40fd is Fujifilm's fourth digital camera to feature hard-wired Face Detection technology, joining best-selling FinePix S6500fd, F31fd and Z5fd models. Most photos are taken of people in low light conditions and these are the situations when most photos go wrong. Face Detection ensures the camera prioritises faces in the frame and will adjust the focus, exposure and flash to ensure that you take a perfect picture every time. Because the technology is hard-wired to the camera's processor, it is capable of detecting faces and taking a photo in as little as 0.05 seconds. In Playback mode, Face Detection will automatically zoom in to subjects' faces and trim the shot for optimum portraits.
Easy To Use GUI
Now FinePix digital cameras are even easier to use! An intuitive icon based graphical user interface confirms shooting modes, scene positions, or control settings with brief explanations on the LCD screen. Easy-to-read icon and text description of the selected mode help you choose and confirm the optimum setting for best results. This takes much of the guesswork out of digital camera operation. With less to worry about, you'll have more fun with your picture taking!
Making Light Work Of Photography
For better results with flash photography, Fujifilm's Intelligent Flash system analyses the scene and automatically controls flash power output. The result is balanced exposure where the scene is sufficiently illuminated, without washing out the foreground in the picture, or losing background detail. Natural Light & Flash mode goes one step further, taking two photos in quick succession – one without flash, and one with. Both photos are then displayed side by side for easy comparison.
Users will immediately appreciate the benefits of Fujifilm's Super CCD sensor. The increased surface area means it is more sensitive to light, enabling faster shutter speeds to help reduce image blur and the need for flash when taking photos in low light.