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FUJIFILM LAUNCHES WATERPROOF FINEPIX Z33WP FOR ACTIVE FAMILIES

‘Life-Proof’ FinePix Z33WP Captures Treasured Moments Anytime, Anywhere, and in Any Conditions

Valhalla, N.Y., February 17, 2009 – Expanding the popular Z-series digital cameras for young-at-heart, trend-savvy consumers, FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. delivers flexible functionality and form to active and hip users with the launch of the FinePix Z33WP digital camera. Perfect for budding photographers who want to experience life to the fullest, the FinePix Z33WP enables users to capture those precious moments, regardless of the conditions and share them easily with their extended network of friends and family members.

Life-Proof
The 10-Megapixel FinePix Z33WP is available in three striking colors – green, pink and black – and is ready for any adventure including underwater activity up to approximately 10 feet (3M)! A 2.7”, 230,000 dots resolution LCD screen – the largest of any Z-series camera yet – and Fujinon 3x Optical Zoom lens allows for a clearer view of those not-to-be-missed moments on the beach, on the ski slopes, hiking in the mountains or boating at the lake. It’s also perfect for everyday activities in the rain, the pool or any other place you might think twice about taking a conventional digital camera.

Intelligent Scene Recognition
Adding ease to outdoor navigation, the FinePix Z33WP is equipped with a new SR Auto (Automatic Scene Recognition) mode that enables the camera to intelligently recognize six types of scenes automatically. For each picture taken in this mode, the Z33WP will optimize the ideal exposure, focus, white balance and ISO for the scene to ensure the best quality picture is captured with ease. In addition, Fujifilm’s Picture Stabilization is powered by high sensitivity for faster shutter and operational speeds to help reduce camera shake, keeping real life moments as true to form as possible.

Easy Sharing
The family-friendly Z33WP also features Fujifilm’s handy Blog Mode which allows for easier sharing with friends and family members. The Blog mode automatically resizes a photo to a standard 640x480 pixels (VGA) or 320x240 pixels (QVGA) image size and enables 12 in-camera editing features such as Zooming, Miniature effect, Illustration and Painting, cutting the need for extra time with home editing.

In addition to these innovations, the FinePix Z33WP is loaded with the following handy features:
Face Detection Technology: Operating in tandem with automatic red-eye removal, the FinePix Z33WP identifies up to 10 human faces in a scene, and sets the correct focus and exposure, regardless of where subjects are located within the frame.
Automatic Red Eye Removal accents the aforementioned features by lending an extra touch to that group shot. The Z33WP automatically checks for red eye and self-corrects it in each and every person in the photo, saving time on post-editing.
Couple and Group Timer Modes: Working in conjunction with Face Detection technology detects two faces in ‘Couple Timer Mode’ and up to four faces in ‘Group Timer Mode’ in a frame.
One Touch MOVIE Button: Capture VGA quality movie clips at 30 frames per second with sound to capture all of those once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Battery Life: The long-life rechargeable Li-ion battery (up to 200 shots) allows for extended use without worrying if the camera is going to last for the duration of the trip.

“With the success of the FinePix Z20fd for the Gen Y crowd, it is only a natural progression for Fujifilm to provide active, technology-savvy families with the unparalleled style and function that everyone demands in the 21st century,” said David Troy, marketing manager, Consumer Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. “Today’s users not only want to experience everything life has to offer, but they also want their camera to be able to experience and capture it with them.”

The FinePix Z33WP will debut in late March at a retail price of $199.95.

For additional information or hi-res images, go to www.fujifilmusa.com/pma.

About Fujifilm U.S.A., Inc.
FUJIFILM U.S.A. Inc. is a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, providing digital and analog photographic Imaging Systems and Motion Picture Film products and services to consumers, professionals and businesses. For more information on Fujifilm U.S.A. products, customers can call 800-800-FUJI or visit www.fujifilmusa.com. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm U.S.A. via RSS, subscribe free at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM Corporation (NASDAQ:FUJI) brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, photofinishing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 15 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2008, employs more than 70,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2008, had global revenues of $24.7 billion. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

For more information, please contact:

 
Diane Rainey  
Fujifilm
914 -789-8657
drainey@fujifilm.com
Alex Jessup
Text 100 Public Relations
212-331-8430
 

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FinePix Z33WP – Specifications*

 

DIGITAL CAMERA Z33WP

 

Number of Effective Pixels

10.0 million pixels

CCD Sensor

1/2.3-inch CCD

Storage Media

Internal memory (approx. 50MB) SD memory card / SDHC memory card

File Format

Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 )

Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG ) with sound/ Audio: WAVE format, monaural sound

(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

Number of Recorded Pixels

Still image: 3,648 x 2,736 (10M) / 3,648 x 2,432 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 /

2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480

Lens

Fujinon 3x Optical zoom lens, F3.7 (Wide) – F4.2 (Telephoto)

Lens Focal Length

f=6.3mm – 18.9mm, Equivalent to 35 - 105mm on a 35mm camera

Digital Zoom

Approx. 5.7x

Aperture

F3.7 – F8.0 (Wide) / F4.2 – F9.0 (Telephoto), (max. 3 steps in 1/3 increment)

Focus Distance

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

                   Telephoto:   Approx. 60cm / 2.0 ft to infinity

Macro:        Wide angle: Approx. 8cm / 3.2 in. to 80cm / 2.6 ft.

                   Telephoto:   Approx. 60cm / 2.0 ft. to 2.0m / 9.8 ft.          

Sensitivity

Auto / Equivalent to ISO 64 /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)

Exposure Control

TTL 256-zones metering

Exposure Modes

Programmed AE

Shooting Modes

SR Auto, Auto, Natural Light, Natural Light& with Flash, Manual, Anti-blur, Successive Movie
SP: Underwater, Auction, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text

Image Stabilization

Anti-blur

Shutter Speed

Auto mode:          1/4 sec. to 1/1000 sec.

All other modes:   3 sec. to 1/1000 sec.

Continuous Shooting

Top-3:            (max. 0.6 frame/sec)

Final-3:          (max. 0.6 frame/sec)

Long-period

Focus

Auto focus (Multi, Center)

White Balance

Automatic scene recognition

Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White),

            Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light

Self-timer

Approx. 10 sec./ 2 sec. Delay, Couple Timer, Group Timer

Flash

Auto flash

Effective range: (ISO AUTO):
           Wide: Approx. 70cm - 3.9m / 2.3 ft. - 12.7 ft.
           Telephoto: Approx. 70cm - 3.4m / 2.3ft. - 11.1 ft.

           Macro: Approx. 30cm - 80cm / 1.0 ft. - 2.6 ft.                                     

Flash modes :
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, 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.

 

LCD Monitor

2.7-inches, approx. 230,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, approx 97% coverage

Movie Recording

640 x 480 pixels/320 x 240 pixels, (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound

*Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording.

Photography Functions

SR Auto (Scene Recognition Auto), Face detection (with auto red-eye removal), framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Silent mode

Playback Functions

Face detection (with red-eye removal), Slide show, Trimming, Trimming for blog, Playback type, Single and Multi-frame playback (Microthumbnail mode included), Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice memo

Video Output

NTSC / PAL selectable

Digital Interface

USB 2.0 High-speed

Power Supply

Rechargeable NP-45 Li-ion battery (included)

Dimensions

92 (W) × 59.6 (H) × 20.6 (D) mm / 3.6 (W) × 2.3 (H) × .8 (D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments)  

Weight

Approx. 3.9 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)

Accessories Included

Li-ion battery NP-45, Battery charger BC-45, Hand strap, USB cable, CD-ROM: FinePix Viewer, Owner’s Manual

*Specifications subject to change without notice