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Specification for Fuji Finepix 4900

Main Features
Resolution 3.3
Optical Zoom 6
Battery Type Rechargeable

Features:
  • SuperCCD generates 4.3-megapixel (2,400 x 1,800) images for 8-by-10-inch prints and beyond
  • Fujinon lens provides 6x optical plus 3.75x digital zoom
  • Included 16 MB SmartMedia card holds 19 photos at standard resolution
  • Connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
  • Lithium-ion battery and AC adapter included; movie and burst shooting modes
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    ★★★☆☆
    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “GOOD: A photographer's camera - full control of...”

    Written on: 18/05/2003 by Andy. (1 review written)

    GOOD: A photographer's camera - full control of shutter, aperture and focus if you want it, plus loads of auto modes. Great big lens; I've taken some cracking pictures. Flip-up flash means you can GUARANTEE it's not going to go off unexpectedly. Still prefer my 35mm SLR, but this comes close and is so much more convenient / cheap to run.
    BAD: Autofocus is slow (about 250ms), so I almost always pre-focus it. Inter-shot delay slower than newer models (always try this in the shop - some are… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “I take a lot of pictures with this Fuji Finepix 4900...”

    Written on: 17/04/2002 by maureen. (1 review written)

    I take a lot of pictures with this Fuji Finepix 4900 zoom digital camera. It`s easy to handle and the pictures are very sharp… Read Full Review

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    Mcb.'s Response to 19816_maureen.'s Review

    Written on: 23/04/2002

    How many mega pixels is the 4900??? I would assume 2400x1800 image would, by a not too dificult calc, come out at 4.3 mega pixels... but there are sites rating it at 2.4??? i don't understand...

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    Lakeside.'s Response to 19816_maureen.'s Review

    Written on: 27/07/2003

    It is a 2.4MP camera. Many places are listing it at 4.3MP, because it basically interpolates through software to make up the necessary pixels to get the larger image.
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    <br>Personally I felt misled since I didnt do my homework on this camera when I bought it used on ebay, the seller listed it at 4.3MP, and then I read it was really a 2.4MP.
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    <br>Overall though Im quite satisfied since I only use the 2400x1800 res if Im going to print something in 8x10 or larger, which works great, but sucks for screen viewing, too soft.
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    ★★★★★
    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “Wow, the Fuji Finepix 4900 zoom is a lovely digital...”

    Written on: 05/04/2002 by simon. (1 review written)

    Wow, the Fuji Finepix 4900 zoom is a lovely digital camera, amazingly nice design, lovely layout of all buttons, weighted nice.
    So many options available for taking pictures, but if you just want to snap away in auto mode, its very capable.
    I just can't find any faults that would warrant not buying it.
    I'm just an average joe picture taker, but i have played with all the settings in all lights. Also i'm an IT guy and heavily into technology, get this camera now… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “Recently purchased Fuji Finepix 4900 digital camera...”

    Written on: 01/04/2002 by Paul Gauthier. (1 review written)

    Recently purchased Fuji Finepix 4900 digital camera and love it... Have made prints (on photographic paper) up to 16 x 20 in size with excellent results...really impressive..that's it!… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “The Fuji Finepix 4900 zoom is an awesome little...”

    Written on: 20/03/2002 by ratpuke7. (1 review written)

    The Fuji Finepix 4900 zoom is an awesome little digital camera. I take this thing everywhere. The software it comes bundled with works great with WIN2K Pro. It's "easy as pie" to download pictures. Just plug in the USB cable, turn on the camera and the software and the computer does the rest. When you are done, disable the drivers via the tray icon and unplug the camera. A Sony 32Mb smart card is almost a must when dealing with greater rez pix. They also really need to bundle an extra… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “The Fuji 4900 digital camera is truly good value. A...”

    Written on: 17/03/2002 by Marvin. (1 review written)

    The Fuji 4900 digital camera is truly good value. A very good cross between SLR and digital. Pictures are extremely sharp and the camera is easy to use for great results. If anyone knows how to get aroung the 'lag' between what you see when you focus and what you actually get when you trip shutter, please advise me at marmin35@hotmail.com… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “I have upgraded to this fuji finepix 4900 zoom digital...”

    Written on: 07/01/2002 by John Hillman. (1 review written)

    I have upgraded to this fuji finepix 4900 zoom digital camera from my Fujifilm 1400Z which I thought at the time was stunning (indeed it was up to A4 but image quality of the 1400Z deteriorated at A3 size).
    The 4900Z image quality goes far beyond printing at A3 size - detail on my Epson Photo A3 printer is fabulous. Colours are subtle and the overal effect is truly magnificent.
    I highly recommend this camera to anybody!… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “I am extremely happy with this digital camera. I have...”

    Written on: 05/11/2001 by bruce. (1 review written)

    I am extremely happy with this digital camera. I have used a Nikon for years, and the 4900 has surpassed my expectations… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “I have owned a Fuji 4900z for a year now and it goes...”

    Written on: 18/10/2001 by Phil Pugh. (1 review written)

    I have owned a Fuji 4900z for a year now and it goes nearly everywhere with me. The plus point about being like a 35mm camera can also be seen as a short fall - it doesn't fit in my shirt pocket - but the quality of the image it produces makes up for that… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “I have been a professional photographer until recently...”

    Written on: 11/10/2001 by Grahame M Ross. (1 review written)

    I have been a professional photographer until recently and thought that I should now go digital. The FinePix 4900 has great reviews so I went for that one. It is wonderful to use and see superb quality pix instantly. My only quibble is that it is too small to hold easily. If it was the size of my old Olympus OM-2 it would be perfect!

    It does take time to work through the instructions but it is necessary to benefit from the camera's many features.

    Marvellous digital camera and excellent… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “as many have said in reviews there are very few bad...”

    Written on: 29/09/2001 by george w newstead. (1 review written)

    as many have said in reviews there are very few bad points.
    splendid for landscape and especially architecture.
    one flaw for myself however is reducing redeye in portraits, is there a knack on the 4900 for this as in auto and redeye switched on it's still the same. any help appreciated geo@orge.freeserve.co.uk… Read Full Review

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    13606_Doug.'s Response to 4451_george w newstead.'s Review

    Written on: 22/02/2002

    Did you ever get your red eye problem resolved ? Doug

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    ★★★★★
    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “I am constantly amazed and surprised at the...”

    Written on: 18/09/2001 by Al Bakel. (1 review written)

    I am constantly amazed and surprised at the performance of the Fuji 4900. Every time I use it I seem to discover a new feature. Having used SLR cameras for 25 years, with varying degrees of sucess, the Fuji 4900 is an absolute joy to handle and use and the results are superb every time. This camera should have been produced years ago! I can't see myself ever changing it, it will probably outlast me… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “Having had faithful service from my Nikon SLR for many...”

    Written on: 12/08/2001 by Scott Cowap. (1 review written)

    Having had faithful service from my Nikon SLR for many years, I thought it time to move with the times and I have been very pleasantly surprised. I haven't yet found any conditions under which the camera hasn't excelled and it has far exceeded my expectations. Well done, Fujifilm!… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “I wasn't going to add a review having read those...”

    Written on: 13/07/2001 by Lee C. (1 review written)

    I wasn't going to add a review having read those already entered, but wanted to add my vote of confidence in this camera. It's easy enough to leave in Auto when you first get the camera, and flexible enough to dabble with the manual side of things when the mood takes you.

    More than happy with it… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “If anybody is wondering whether this camera is capable...”

    Written on: 18/06/2001 by Derek Y. (1 review written)

    If anybody is wondering whether this camera is capable of taking infrared pictures. The answer is YES. I tried it with a 88A infrared filter, and the result is excellent. Email me if you want more information or to see some samples.

    Email: derezt@yahoo.co.uk… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “Having used Fujifilm's MX700 for the past three years...”

    Written on: 06/06/2001 by Jim Gibbney. (1 review written)

    Having used Fujifilm's MX700 for the past three years , I was ready for an upgrade to keep up with fast changing technology. The Fuji Finepix 4900 zoom seems to be the ideal choice for a digital camera. Setting up the camera is simplicity itself following Fuji's informative and well laid out manual.
    The superb 6 x optical zoom lens gives great results and is a big plus over many of it's rivals. The controls have been well thought out and positioned making the camera a joy to use. Whether it is… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “I am not deeply into photography so therefore require...”

    Written on: 04/06/2001 by Rapier Charlie. (1 review written)

    I am not deeply into photography so therefore require my camera to be simple & easy to use. The 4900 fits the bill.
    The camera is a joy to handle and, if you so desire, virtually use it one handed due to its design and lack of weight.
    Set it to 'auto' and away you go, no problem.
    I particularly like the movie facility which enables you to take movies (no sound) for up to 180 seconds depending on your smart card capacity.
    One serious drawback for me was that there is no facility provided for… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “The FINEPIX 4900 is a very impressive package from Fuji. ”

    Written on: 28/05/2001 by Nigel bywater. (1 review written)

    The FINEPIX 4900 is a very impressive package from Fuji.
    Well designed with Excellent Ergonomics
    Comfortable and Light to use
    Picture quality is superb
    Image retrieval very easy to use
    Very flexible for both novice and the more advanced… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “Overall the Finepix 4900 Zoom is an ace camera and...”

    Written on: 18/05/2001 by dave watson. (1 review written)

    Overall the Finepix 4900 Zoom is an ace camera and fuji should be proud to have produced such a camera within the sub £1000.00 bracket… Read Full Review

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    Fuji Finepix 4900

    “Great Camera for the dedicated amateur or semi pro,...”

    Written on: 15/05/2001 by ALAN NEWTON. (1 review written)

    Great Camera for the dedicated amateur or semi pro, Nice and light it has the feel of a true 35mm camera. Lots of functions and easy to operate.
    This camera should be in the hands of all enthusiast.
    Great optical performance especially at the highest resolutions… Read Full Review

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