Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd with face detection technology

by Dhiram Shah

FujiFilm has introduced a foray in its segment of digital cameras, FinePix S6500fd digital still camera, that boasts of being first Fujifilm FinePix product to feature Face Detection, a new technology designed to significantly improve your picture taking by identifying human subjects’ faces in the frame (up to 10 faces) and in real time, determining the optimal focus and exposure settings for the absolute best results possible in any shooting conditions. There is a newly developed LSI chip lying behind the face detection technology, which is combined with some patented software that allows the camera to reach the untouched levels of performance. The camera is armed with Fujifilm’s 6th generation 6 Megapixel Super CCD and Real Photo Processor II, ISO 3200 sensitivity at full resolution, the camera can deliver stunning photography experience. The camera features high-speed focusing, thanks to its high shooting mode. It also has a remarkable shutter lag of 0.035 seconds thus surpassing most of the digital cameras. It features Fujifilm’s Intelligent Flash system, which automatically balances flash power output and exposure for both foreground and background. The ‘Natural Light & Flash’ Dual Shot Mode takes two shots in quick succession, one with flash and one without. These are then displayed side by side so that you can quickly compare them.

The camera features a 28-300mm Fujinon 10.7X optical zoom lens with full manual control via the lens barrel, 2.5-inch Amorphous silicon TFT LCD screen, high-resolution electronic viewfinder and records 30 fps VGA movie with sound and manual zoom capability. With 10MB of internal memory, the camera makes use of xD-Picture Card (16MB – 2 GB) for recording. 4 AA type alkaline / 4 AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries provide the necessary gadget juice to the camera. The camera measures 130.9 (W) x 97.5 (H) x 128.0 (D) mm and weighs 600g(excluding the batteries and the xD-card). The FinePix S6500fd is scheduled for the launch in September 2006 with no word on pricing yet.
Via – Slrworld

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