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Fujifilm FinePix Big Job HD-3W

Ralf Jurrien
IFA Report
Monday 16th, July 2007
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

Fujifilm is pleased to announce the launch of the Fujifilm Big Job HD-3W, the first digital camera of its kind to be released by Fujifilm in the UK. It is a heavy-duty and highly practical digital compact camera designed to be used in the most challenging of environments. Having withstood a drop test to 70cm and featuring a rubber grip and big buttons, the waterproof, dust proof and shockproof Fujifilm FinePix HD-3W camera can endure what other cameras only dream of. The Fujifilm FinePix Big Job HD-3W camera is perfect for the construction, engineering, health and safety and manufacturing industries, or any environment where it is likely to get knocked around.

Fujifilm FinePix Big Job HD-3W

Fujifilm Big Job HD-3W - Screen
The Fujifilm FinePix Big Job HD-3W features many improvements over its predecessor resulting from customer feedback in Japan. The new Fujifilm Big Job HD-3W combines a wide-angle 3x (28-84mm) optical zoom lens with a large, scratch resistant 3-inch LCD screen so images can be viewed on the back of the camera more clearly. The camera also features a 6 Megapixel CCD sensor and ISO sensitivity of up to 1600, so detailed, low noise images can be captured in low light levels, such as dark construction sites, without the need for flash.

Fujifilm FinePix Big Job HD-3W camera - Flash photography
However, for times when flash is needed, the powerful built in strobe enables longer flash distance of up to 10 meters. In addition, the layout of the big, easy-to-use buttons allows the Fujifilm HD-3W camera to be used whilst wearing gloves, ensuring it will not be dropped at the most crucial moment.

Fujifilm HD-3W digital camera - Date and Time
In two world firsts for the FinePix range the Fujifilm Big Job HD-3W features 'Detection of Manipulation' and 'CALS' modes. The first highlights any tampering that has occurred to images after the photo has been taken. Using the FinePix viewer software on a computer, it is possible to check whether the image has been processed or edited to ensure the integrity of all images. The CALS mode takes photos at 1MP - an ideal size for attaching and distributing via email. These unique features, along with the Shot Date function, which records the time and date that the photo was taken, make monitoring and reporting the progress of work highly reliable and as simple as possible.

Fujifilm FinePix HD-3W - Construction industry
Adrian Clarke, Director of Photo Products at Fujifilm UK Ltd. said, "Since digital cameras are electronic devices, they generally do not take kindly to knocks, damp or dust. For many years, Fujifilm Tokyo has been marketing a heavy-duty camera for the construction industry with great success, so we decided to market this latest Big Job model in the UK. It may have an unusual name, but it's perfect for heavy industrial use, where high quality, no fuss pictures are required without worrying about damage to the camera. There aren't many models out there specifically designed for this kind of use, so we expect demand to be strong."

Fujifilm FinePix Big Job HD-3W details
• Robust body with a rubber grip
• Big, easy-to-use buttons and menu systems
• Waterproof, dust proof and drop proof - tested to 70cm
• Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens (28-84mm wide angle)
• ISO 1600 light sensitivity at full resolution
• Powerful flash, up to 10 meters
• Detection of Manipulation mode
• CALS mode - images taken at 1MP for easy distribution via email
• Shot Date function
• Large 3-inch LCD screen with reinforced glass coating
• 6 Megapixel CCD sensor

About Fujifilm
Fujifilm is a global leader in imaging technology, products and services including digital cameras, photofinishing, digital storage and recording media, consumer and professional film, motion picture film, professional video, printing systems, medical imaging, office technology, flat panel displays and graphic arts. The company employs more than 73,000 people worldwide, with 178 subsidiaries stretching across four continents. Uniquely placed to be a market leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm develops and manufactures its own sensors, lenses and processing technology. In addition to its production plants and R&D operations in Japan, the company has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and CTP printing plates, and has further factories in Brazil and China. It has a global turnover in excess of £13 billion. In the UK, Fujifilm has been supplying the imaging, printing and graphics industries, as well as consumers, professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services for over 25 years. Fujifilm UK currently employs more than 450 people and has become one of the country's most popular photographic and imaging brands.

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