Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom
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The FinePix S602 Zoom is a digital bridge camera introduced by Fujifilm in 2002. It is a update to the previous FinePix 6900 Zoom. A upgraded pro version of the S602 was also available months later that adds PC sync socket and a screw in cable release. Bundled with rechargeable batteries and a 340 MB Microdrive.
The camera uses a 3.1-megapixel SuperCCD III imaging sensor that produces 6-megapixel 2832 x 2128 photos in JPEG format, or TIFF for the 'HI' quality 6-megapixel resolution. Lower resolutions down to 640x480 pixels can be set. The SuperCCD sensor's pixels are in an array at 45 degrees to the picture axes. This means that the recorded pixel-values are interpolated from the values sensed at the adjacent physical pixels of the sensor. This is so whether the resolution of the picture recorded is less than, equal to or greater than that of the sensor. The sensitivity can be set to ISO 160, 200, 400, 800 or 1600. Setting ISO 800 or 1600 automatically limits the camera to a 1-MP resolution, because more physical pixels are used to contribute to each recorded pixel. Effectively, increasing the physical size of the interpolated pixels reduces the problem of noise at high gain values, giving better shadow detail.
The lens is a Super-EBC Fujinon 7.8-46.8mm (35-210 mm) f/2.8 - f/3.1 (6 x) zoom lens. The eye level viewfinder is electronic, with 180,000 pixels, and the back has a 1.8" 110,000 pixel TFT screen. Images are recorded onto either SmartMedia or CompactFlash. A 16MB SmartMedia card is typically included.
The lens aperture adjusts in one-third stops down to f/11. The shutter has speeds from 3 seconds to 1/1000 second in Program, Aperture- or Shutter-priority. In Manual mode, speeds from 15 seconds to 1/10,000 second can be set. There is no 'B' shutter.