Feeds

FujiFilm FinePix 6800 Zoom

Digital camera

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Review It has taken a year for us to find a camera to beat our old Best Buy model, the FinePix 4700 Zoom, and it took the same manufacturer, Fuji, to come up with the goods. And the FinePix 6800 Zoom beats its predecessor for style, substance and value for money.

Its Porsche-designed, aluminum-magnesium alloy body mimics the sleek looks of the FujiFilm FinePix 4700 Zoom. The unit has grown a bit in order to house a host of new features and higher specifications, yet it only weighs an astonishing 258g.

FujiFilm FinePix 6800 ZoomThanks to Fuji's Super CCD (charge-coupled device) technology, this 3.3Mp (megapixels) camera can achieve a 6Mp resolution of 2832x2182. Though we felt the quality couldn't rival a true 6Mp camera, the shots we took were sharp and colourful. There is also the facility to attach 30-second voice captions to your photos, or record around 30 minutes of audio.

Like its predecessor, the 6800 Zoom can capture movies with sound of 240x320 at 10fps (frames per second) and, with an increased memory buffer, it can record up to 2.6 minutes of footage.

Another handy new feature is the USB download cradle. You simply slot the camera into it to download any images stored on the 16MB SmartMedia card. It also supplies power to the camera and recharges the battery.

A top-quality 2in LCD screen displays your shots, and flicking through the previews is a pleasure as they're generated instantly. A four-way navigation pad controls the FinePix's settings, and it offers a host of manual configurations for experts and point-and-shoot settings for the novice.

The 6800 Zoom is an innovative camera that builds on and surpasses the success of the 4700. It offers excellent value for money, top-notch image quality and a wealth of useful features. ®

Info

Price: £599
Contact: 020 7586 1477
Website: www.fujifilm.co.uk

Specs

Optical Zoom: 4.4x
Storage Medium: SmartMedia 16MB
Weight: 258g
Battery type: lithium-ion
Battery charger: Yes
Dimensions: 80x39x98

This review is taken from the July 2001 issue. All details correct at time of publication

Copyright © 2001, IDG. All rights reserved.

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years
Man jailed for dodgy cinema recording of Hollywood movie
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?