Fujifilm today added a sleek new entry-level model to its award-winning family of FinePix digital cameras. The FinePix A340 offers faster operation times and improved power consumption with new, user-friendly menu navigation. The camera allows first-time digital photographers to capture great pictures easily, while keeping the overall experience simple and fun. The FinePix A340 offers picture-takers 4.0 million effective pixels, combined with a 3x optical zoom, for printed images that look as real as life. The new model offer streamlined menu navigation, a quick playback mode and a slide-powered boot-up in sleek metallic bodies.
The camera offers four scene position modes usually found in more advanced Fujifilm cameras, including portrait, night, sports and landscape settings. The macro setting on the FinePix A340 camera allows users to capture images of items only 10cm away from the lens. In addition, AVI movies can be captured at a rate of 10 frames per second. The FinePix A340 is compatible with the optional Fujifilm Picture Cradle, which allows easy optional NH-10 battery recharging, as well as streamlined image downloads and video playback when connected to a television set.
The FinePix A340 offers a 3.3 second start-up time, and an increased efficiency in frame-to-frame shooting. The A340 also offers improved power consumption, taking an average of 220 images (FinePix A340) on a new set of AA alkaline batteries, with the flash on half of the time and LCD off. Using 2300mAh rechargeable NiMH batteries the FinePix A340 can take 460 images under the same conditions. The FinePix A340 supports PictBridge. The FinePix A340 will ship with FinePix Viewer, ImageMixer VCD2 for FinePix, a 16MB xD- Picture Card, two AA alkaline batteries, USB cable, video out cable, wrist strap, and a Picture Cradle adapter. The FinePix A340 will be available in May.