updated 08:45 am EDT, Thu July 31, 2008
Fujifilm Z200fd in US
Fujifilm today revealed its previously Europe-oriented FinePix Z200fd a US launch. The pocket camera effectively replaces the Z100fd with a sharper 10-megapixel sensor but stands out for its unique Couple and Group Timers, which wait until a certain number of faces are visible in a shot before taking the photo. The Couple Timer can also be set to trigger a shot only when the pair is particularly close.
The Japan-designed camera carries over the earlier 5X optical zoom, hardware- and ISO-based image stabilization and 2.7-inch preview LCD of its predecessor. Fujifilm prices the camera at $299 and offers it in the same black, pink, silver, and black/red metallic colors as versions available in other countries.