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This manual will show you how to use your FUJIFILM DIGITAL CAMERA

FinePix F601 ZOOM correctly. Please follow the instructions carefully. BL00119-200 (1)
Warning
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. CAUTION — Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to This equipment has been tested and found to You are cautioned that any changes or
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, modifications not expressly approved in this
voltage” within the product’s enclosure pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits manual could void the user’s authority to operate
that may be of sufficient magnitude to are designed to provide reasonable protection the equipment.
constitute a risk of electric shock to against harmful interference in a residential
persons. installation. This equipment generates, uses, and Notes on the Grant:
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not To comply with Part 15 of the FCC rules, this
CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. This symbol is intended to alert the user product must be used with a Fujifilm-specified
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). installed and used in accordance with the
to the presence of important operating ferrite-core USB cable and DC supply cord.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. instructions, may cause harmful interference to
and maintenance (servicing) instructions
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. radio communications. However, there is no
in the literature accompanying the
The graphical symbols are located on the bottom appliance.
guarantee that interference will not occur in a For customers in Canada
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
of the case.
harmful interference to radio or television CAUTION
For customers in the U.S.A. reception, which can be determined by turning the This Class B digital apparatus complies with
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to Canadian ICES- 003.
FCC Statement try to correct the interference by one or more of
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
the following measures:
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
conditions: ( 1 ) This device may not cause
— Increase the separation between the
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
equipment and receiver.
accept any interference received, including
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a Please read the Safety Notes (➡P.130)
interference that may cause undesired
circuit different from that to which the receiver is and make sure you understand them
operation.
connected.
before using the camera.
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Contents
Warning ............................................................ 2 3 Advanced Features Photography [(EXPOSURE) MODE] MODE ........................ 66 ■ SET–UP Menu Options ............................. 97
Preface ............................................................. 6 Programed Auto • Aperture-priority Auto •
SELECTING THE PHOTOGRAPHY MODE ...... 38 SET–UP
Camera Features and Accessories .................. 7 Shutter-priority Auto • Manual exposure g IMAGE DISPLAY .......................................... 98
PHOTOGRAPHY MODE S PHOTOMETRY ........................................ 68 Preview Zoom ............................................... 98
Nomenclature/Attaching the strap/sample display ... 8 E SCENE POSITION ................................... 39 d EV (EXPOSURE COMPENSATION) ....... 69 Selecting Recorded Images ......................... 99
m Portrait • , Landscape • . Sports • x FLASH (FLASH BRIGHTNESS
1 Getting Ready g AUTO POWER OFF ................................... 100
/ Night Scene • A 40-frame continuous shooting ADJUSTMENT) ........................................ 70 g LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS/VOLUME .. 101
LOADING THE BATTERY AND SmartMedia™ ... 11 WMANUAL .................................................. 41 a WHITE BALANCE
CHARGING THE BATTERY ............................... 14 T MOVIE (VIDEO) ....................................... 42 (SELECTING THE LIGHT SOURCE) ....... 71 6 PC Connection
Using the AC Power Adapter .......................... 14
SWITCHING ON AND OFF •
Y AUDIO RECORDING ............................... 45
Audio Indexing .......................................... 47
f SENSITIVITY ............................................ 72 PC (PERSONAL COMPUTER) IN CONNECTION ... 102 1
K SHARPNESS ........................................... 73 CONNECTING AT DSC MODE ........................ 104
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME ....................... 15 PHOTOGRAPHY MENU OPERATION .............. 48
CONNECTING AT PC-CAMERA MODE .......... 106
2 Basic Photography PHOTOGRAPHY MENU OPTIONS ................... 50 4 Advanced Features Playback
DISCONNECTING FROM THE PC
2
PLAYING BACK MOVIES (VIDEO) .................... 74
BASIC OPERATION ........................................... 18
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU (Important — always use this procedure.) ........ 108
Y VOICE MEMO (DURING SHOOTING) .... 52 PLAYING BACK VOICE MEMOS ....................... 76
Using the Menus ............................................. 20
= SELF-TIMER PHOTOGRAPHY ............... 54 PLAYING BACK AUDIO RECORDINGS ............ 78 System Expansion Options ........................... 110
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TAKING PICTURES (AUTO MODE) .................. 22 Setting Audio Index Markers ........................... 80
I FLASH ...................................................... 56 Accessories Guide ........................................ 111
■ Viewfinder Lamp Display ............................ 26 Removing Audio Index Markers ...................... 80
Number of Available Frames .......................... 27
c Auto Flash Mode ................................ 57
n Red-Eye Reduction ............................ 57 PLAYBACK MENU
Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly ....... 113
Notes on the Power Supply .......................... 114
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USING AF/AE LOCK .......................................... 28
z Forced Flash ...................................... 58 p ERASING SINGLE • Notes on Using the Battery (NP-60) ......... 114
DIGITAL ZOOM .................................................. 30
FRAMING GUIDELINE FUNCTION ................... 31
v Slow Synchro ..................................... 58
b Suppressed Flash .............................. 59
ALL FRAMES/FORMATTING .................. 82 AC Power Adapter .................................. 116 5
VIEWING YOUR IMAGES (PLAYBACK) ........... 32 Y VOICE MEMO (DURING PLAYBACK) ..... 86 Notes on the SmartMedia™ ......................... 117
t CONTINUOUS SHOOTING ..................... 60 i HOW TO SPECIFY PRINT OPTIONS (DPOF) ... 89 Warning Displays .......................................... 119
Fast Forwarding Images ................................. 32
MULTI-FRAME PLAYBACK ............................... 33
[ Auto Bracketing .................................. 61 i DPOF SET FRAME .................................. 90 Troubleshooting ............................................ 122 6
e MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY ... 62 Specifications ................................................ 126
PLAYBACK ZOOM ..............................................34
" FOCUS MODE ......................................... 63 5 Settings Explanation of Terms .................................... 128
Saving Trimmed Images ................................. 35
ERASING SINGLE FRAME ................................ 36
AF Autofocus • AF AREA • MF Manual focus y SETTING THE FILE SIZE ............................ 93 Safety Notes ................................................. 130
4 USING A TV MONITOR (USING THE CRADLE) ... 37 g USING THE SET–UP MENU ....................... 96 EC Declaration of Conformity ....................... 133 5
Preface Camera Features and Accessories
■ Test Shots Prior to Photography h If liquid crystal is swallowed
For particularly important photographs (such as weddings Flush your mouth thoroughly with water. Drink large
Camera Features Accessories
and overseas trips), always take a test photograph and view quantities of water and induce vomiting. Then seek h 3.1 million effective pixels h SmartMedia (16MB, 3.3V) (1)
the image to make sure that the camera is functioning medical assistance. h 2832 × 2128 (6.03 million) recorded pixels Supplied with:
normally. ■ Notes on Electrical Interference h Built-in 3× zoom lens with a low-dispersion aspherical lens for
h Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. cannot accept liability for any If the camera is to be used in hospitals or aircrafts, please • Anti-static case (1)
superb optical performance
incidental losses (such as the costs of photography or the note that this camera may cause interference to other • Index label (1)
h Compact and lightweight aluminum-magnesium alloy body
loss of income from photography) incurred as a result of equipment in the hospital or aircraft. For details, please
faults with this product. h Quick, responsive operation with 2-second startup and as little
check with the applicable regulations. as 1 second between shots.
■ Notes on Copyright ■ Handling Your Digital Camera h Auto focus with macro function (manual focus also available) h NP-60 Rechargeable Battery (1)
Images recorded using your digital camera system cannot be This camera contains precision electronic components. To h Automatic shooting modes that can be tailored to subjects in Soft case included
used in ways that infringe copyright laws without the consent ensure that images are recorded correctly, do not subject different photography conditions
of the owner, unless intended only for personal use. Note that the camera to impact or shock while an image is being h Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE and Manual exposure
some restrictions apply to the photographing of stage recorded. functions
performances, entertainments and exhibits, even when
■ Trademark Information h High-sensitivity photography (1M mode only)
intended purely for personal use. Users are also asked to note h Convenient preview function for quickly checking of your shots
h IBM PC/AT is a registered trademark of International
that the transfer of memory cards containing images or data h Strap (1) h AC-5VS/AC-5VHS
Business Machines Corp. of the U.S.A. h The 6.6× Honeycom zoom lens makes the most of the Super
protected under copyright laws is only permissible within the CCD Honeycom features (3× optical zoom coupled with a AC Power Adapter (1)
h iMac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple
restrictions imposed by those copyright laws. superbly smooth (multi-level) digital zoom function offering up
Computer, Inc. Approx. 2 m (6.6 ft.)
■ Liquid Crystal h Windows is a registered trademark of the Microsoft to 2.2× zooming at megapixel resolutions).
connection cord
If the LCD monitor or display panel is damaged, take Corporation of the U.S. registered in the U.S.A. and other h Playback zoom function (up to 18×)
particular care with the liquid crystal in the monitor or panel. countries. Windows is an abbreviated term referring to the h Continuous shooting function
If any of the following situations arise, take the urgent action Microsoft Windows Operating System. h Movie shooting function (640 × 480/320 × 240 pixels with sound)
indicated. h SmartMedia is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation. h Voice Memo function for easy photography information recording
h If liquid crystal comes in contact with your skin h Other company or product names are trademarks or h Audio Recording function h USB Interface Set (1)
Wipe the area with a cloth and then wash thoroughly with registered trademarks of the respective companies. h 1.5-inches 110,000-pixels low-temperature polysilicon TFT
running water and soap. • CD-ROM: Software for FinePix EX (1)
■ Explanation of Color Television System LCD monitor
• FinePix F601 ZOOM Special USB cable with Noise
h If liquid crystal gets into your eye h Recharge or connect to your PC simply by placing the FinePix
NTSC: National Television System Committee, color Suppression core (1)
Flush the affected eye with clean water for at least F601 ZOOM in its cradle (sold separately)
television telecasting specifications adopted mainly
15 minutes and then seek medical assistance. h Easy high-speed image file transfer via the USB connection • Software Quick Start Guide (1)
in the U.S.A., Canada and Japan.
PAL: Phase Alternation by Line, a color television system h Conforms to the new standard for digital camera file system✽ h Owner’s Manual (this manual) (1)
6 adopted mainly by European countries and China. ✽ Design rule for Camera File System 7
Nomenclature ✽ Refer to the pages in parentheses for information on using the camera features.

Mode dial
Multifunction
( and “MENU/OK”) button (P.20) Mode switch
Audio recording (P.45) Flash (P.56)
OPEN (Flash pop-up) button Photography mode
Movie (Video) (P.42) Lens / Lens Cover (P.22)
(P.56)
Auto (P.22) Viewfinder window Playback mode
Scene Position (P.39) BACK button (P.32)
Manual (P.41) Viewfinder (P.24) Attaching the strap

Shutter button
Battery compartment (P.12) Viewfinder lamp 1
SmartMedia slot (P.13) (P.26)
Flash control sensor
(Power) button
Microphone (P.15)
Strap mount Mode indicators
DISP button (P.22,31,33)
Self-timer lamp (P.55)
LCD monitor
Connection socket /
2
Connection socket cover
(P.104,106)
Battery cover (P.12,13) DC IN 5V (Power input) socket (P.14)
Tripod mount
Battery lock release button
8 (P.12) Speaker (P.101) 9
Nomenclature (sample display) 1 Getting Ready LOADING THE BATTERY AND SmartMedia™
Example of LCD Monitor Text Display: Shooting Compatible Batteries SmartMedia™(sold separately)
Sensitivity
White balance (Only displayed for 800 or 1600) NP-60 Rechargeable Battery (1) ■ Only use 3.3V SmartMedia
EV (Exposure compensation)
Image quality MG-4S ( 4MB), MG-16SW ( 16MB, ID)
Flash MG-8S ( 8MB), MG-32SW ( 32MB, ID)
Number of remaining shots
Macro Battery low warning MG-16S (16MB), MG-64SW ( 64MB, ID)
Self-timer MG-32S (32MB), MG-128SW (128MB, ID)
AF warning NP
-60
Continuous shooting MG-64S (64MB)
Camera shake warning
File size
1
Zoom bar Terminals
AF frame
Date Indicator

Example of LCD Monitor Text Display: Playback
Playback frame number
Voice memo
DPOF Battery low warning
Date for DPOF

! Image files cannot be recorded or erased if a write-

! The battery is not fully charged at shipment and protect sticker is affixed to the SmartMedia.
must be charged up before being used. ●
! Operation of this camera is only guaranteed when it
Zoom bar ●
! Do not attach labels or other stickers to the battery is used with FUJIFILM SmartMedia.
as this could cause the battery to jam inside the ●
! Some 3.3V SmartMedia are labelled as “3V” or ID”
Date Time camera. cards.
10 ●
! See P.114-115 for note on the battery. ●
! See P.117-118 for note on SmartMedia. 11
LOADING THE BATTERY AND SmartMedia™
Battery lock lever
1
0 5
0
2
0 3
0 Gold marking

4
0

Indicator
1
Battery lock release button

1Slide the battery cover out to open it. ◆ When you’ve finished shooting and you 4Push the SmartMedia firmly into the ◆ When you’ve finished shooting and
2Hold the battery so that the indicator are want to remove or replace the battery ◆ SmartMedia slot as far as it will go. want to remove or replace the
aligned and then slide it into the camera. Open the battery cover and press the battery 5Close the battery cover. SmartMedia ◆
lock release button to release the lock. Open the battery cover, grasp the SmartMedia
3Press on the part near the indicator until the with your fingertips and pull it out.
battery lock catch locks the battery into place. ●
! If you open the battery cover while the camera is
switched on, the camera automatically switches off

! Do not apply excessive force to the battery cover. to protect the data on the SmartMedia.

! The SmartMedia will not slide fully into the slot if it is
Never open the battery cover while the inserted facing the wrong way. Be careful not to
camera is still switched on. This could apply undue force to the SmartMedia.
damage the SmartMedia or corrupt the ●
! Always switch the camera off when replacing

! To protect the SmartMedia, always store it in the
image files on the SmartMedia. the battery.
12 special anti-static case. 13
CHARGING THE BATTERY SWITCHING ON AND OFF • SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
Using the AC Power Adapter 1 2
Use the AC power adapter in situations when a loss
of power will cause problems, such as during file
downloading (via the USB connection). Using the
AC power adapter also allows you to take pictures
and play back images without worrying about
DC IN 5V socket depleting the batteries.
h Compatible AC power adapters
AC-5VS/AC-5VHS/AC-5VH 1
Press the “ O ” (power) button to switch the

! Use only the FUJIFILM products listed above.

! See P.116 for notes on using the AC power adapter. camera on and off. When you switch the camera

! Only connect or disconnect the AC power adapter when on, the viewfinder lamp lights (green).
the camera is switched off.
Connecting or disconnecting the AC power adapter while
the camera is switched on temporarily interrupts the
power supply to the camera, so that images or movies
Check that the camera is switched off. Plug the being shot at the time are not recorded. Failing to switch When you first switch the camera on, the date is
the camera off first can also result in damage to the
AC power adapter connector into the DC IN 5V SmartMedia or malfunctions during PC connection. cleared. Press the “MENU/OK” button to set the
In “U” mode, the lens cover opens and the
socket on the camera and then plug the adapter ● Charging times increase at low temperatures.
! date and time.
itself into the main power outlet. ● If the self-timer lamp flashes during charging, a charging
! lens extends. Take care not to press on
The self-timer lamp lights red and battery error has occurred and the battery cannot be charged. If these precision components as this could
this occurs, see P.122. result in a fault or a “ ¨ ”
charging begins. When charging is completed, ●
! Switching the camera on during charging interrupts the message being displayed on the LCD
the self-timer lamp switches off.
A fully discharged battery takes roughly 5 hours ●
charging.
! You can charge the battery more quickly by using the monitor. Take care also not to leave ●
! To set the date and time later, press the “BACK”
button.
BC-60 Battery Charger (sold separately) (➡P.111). fingermarks on the lens as this will degrade
to fully recharge (at an ambient temperature of

! The shape of the plug and socket-outlet depends on the the picture quality.

! If you do not set the date and time, this confirmation
14 +21°C to +25°C (+70°F to +77°F)). country of use. screen will appear each time you switch the camera on. 15
SWITCHING ON AND OFF • SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
◆ Checking the remaining ◆ Auto Power Off Function ◆
3 4 battery charge ◆ When this function is active, the LCD monitor
switches off to conserve reduce power
LCD monitor
consumption if the camera is left unused for
Blank approximately 30 seconds (➡ P.100).

Lit white

Lit red 1
1
0 2
0 Blinking red

You can check the remaining battery charge
on the LCD monitor by pressing the “DISP”
button to switch the LCD monitor on.
1Battery has ample charge (No indicator
Press the “MENU/OK” button. Pressing the displayed).
1Use “d” and “c” to select Year, Month, Day, 2The battery is approximately half charged.
Hour or Minute. “MENU/OK” button switches the camera to
Photography or Playback mode. 3Battery charge low. Replace or recharge
2Use “a ( P )” and “b ( { )” to correct the the battery as it will run out shortly.
setting. ●
! To set the time precisely, press the “MENU/OK” 4The battery is exhausted. The display will
button when the time is at zero seconds. shortly go blank and the camera will stop

! If at least 1 hour have passed since the AC power working. Replace or recharge the battery.
adapter was connected or the battery inserted and

! If you hold down “a(P)” or “b({)”, the numbers the date and time set, then those settings will be ●
! The above estimates are for the photography
change continuously. maintained for roughly 12 hours even when the modes (excluding Audio Recording mode). In

! When the time displayed passes “12:00:00”, the camera has no power supply (when the AC power
Audio Recording or Playback mode, the transition
from “Z” to “C” may take less time.
16 AM/PM setting automatically switches. adapter is disconnected and the battery is removed). 17
2 Basic
Photography BASIC OPERATION
Flash release Photography/
Press this button to pop Playback selector Photography mode selector
the flash unit up when Slide the switch up or Turn the Mode dial to select the photography mode.
you want take pictures down to switch between
using the flash. P h o t o g r a p hy and Taking photographs:
Playback modes. (Auto mode)
Cancel (Scene position)
Photography:
Press this button to stop (Manual mode)
Shoot pictures or
a procedure midway Shooting movies:
video, or record
through.
sound. (Movie (Video) mode) 2
Recording sound:
Playback:
Display selector (Audio Recording)
Play back images
You can use this to select
and sound.
what is shown on the LCD Mode display
monitor.
ON/OFF When you change modes, the icon for the selected
During photography:
Press this button to switch setting lights up.
LCD monitor ON/OFF,
the camera on and off.
Framing Guideline displayed.
During playback:
Normal playback, No text
displayed, multi-frame
playback. playback photography
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BASIC OPERATION (Using the Menus)
✽ The examples in figure below show the factory
Multifunction button Selecting Menus default menu options set at shipment.
1Menu display 2Menu selection 3Confirm menu selection Right
Press the button in. Push the button up, down, left or right. Press the button in. 1
0 2
0 3 UP
0 Right

UP
Down

Left Down
Left
4 Select setting Menu option selection is based on clockwise rotation.
2
Push the button up or 1To go from “r” to “e”, press “b”. To go from “e” to “r”, press “a”.
down. 2To go from “b” to “y”, press “d”. To go from “y” to “b”, press “c”.
3To go from “r” to “b”, press “c”.
To go from “b” to “e”, press “b”. ◆ Moving backwards through the menu ◆
You can also move in the opposite directions to
To go from “e” to “y”, press “d”. those shown in 3.
To go from “y” to “r”, press “a”.
Left UP

5 Confirm setting
In the Owner’s Manual, black Press the button in.
triangles are used to indicate up,
down, left and right.
“ ” is used to indicate up/down.

! Hold down the “a, b, d or c” buttons to scroll Down Right
20 continuously through the selected menu options. 21
TAKING PICTURES (AUTO MODE)
1 1
0 2
0 2 3 4

Press the “z ” OPEN button to make the flash
pop up. 2
Zoom bar
1 Set the Mode switch to “ U ” 2 Set the ●
! If a “∂”, “ƒ”,
Photography Mode dial to “R”. “ å ” or “ ˙ ” message
Loop the strap over your wrist, brace your elbows
The mode indicator for the selected photography appears, see P.119, 120.
firmly against your body and hold the camera with
mode lights. ●
! If the photography mode is “R ”, use the Auto both hands.
To zoom in on the subject, press “a” (PTELE).
You can extend the time for which you can use Flash mode. Be careful to ensure that the lens, microphone and To zoom out, press “b” ({WIDE). A “zoom bar”
the camera by pressing the "DISP" button to ●
! When the flash is popped up or you are using the flash control sensor are not obscured by your hands appears on the LCD monitor when you zoom in
switch the LCD monitor off when you are using flash to take pictures, you may see the video image or the camera strap. or out.
the viewfinder to take pictures (Note that you disappear and the screen go dark as the flash
charges. The viewfinder lamp flashes orange while

! For subjects closer than 60 cm (2 ft.), use Macro h Optical zoom focal length (35mm camera
cannot switch the LCD monitor off in Macro photography (➡P.62).
equivalent)
mode). the flash is charging. ●
! To minimize power consumption, you should use the

! If you use the flash in very dusty environments or viewfinder (switch the LCD monitor off) to take pictures. Approx. 36 mm-108 mm (1.4 in. to 4.3 in.)
hPhotography range: Approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to when it is snowing, the flash may reflect off ●
! The camera may not be able to take successful pictures Maximum zoom scale: 3×
if your fingers or the strap are in the way.
infinity snowflakes or floating dust particles so that they ●
! Check that the lens is clean. If it is dirty, clean the lens ●
! Zooming stops briefly when the camera switches
22 appear as glowing white dots on your image. as described on P.113. between optical zoom and digital zoom (➡P.30). 23
TAKING PICTURES (AUTO MODE)

5 6 7 Bebeep
8 Beep

AF frame

LCD monitor

When you are using the viewfinder to take a To take the picture, press the shutter button
picture at a distance of 0.8 m to 1.5 m (2.6 ft. to
4.8 ft.), only the shaded area in the figure is
down fully without lifting your finger off it. The
camera beeps and takes the picture, and the
2
photographed. data is then recorded.
AF frame

! If you press the shutter button down fully in one
motion, the shot is taken without the AF frame
Viewfinder

! To frame your shot precisely, you should take the When you press the shutter button down halfway, the
camera emits a short double-beep and focuses on your
changing.
picture using the LCD monitor.
subject (the viewfinder lamp (green) changes from ●
! When you take a picture, the viewfinder lamp lights

! In some conditions it may be difficult to see your blinking to steady). At that point, the AF frame on the orange (camera not ready) before switching back to
Using the viewfinder or LCD monitor, frame your subject clearly on the LCD monitor (Such as in screen becomes smaller and the camera sets the green to indicate that the camera is again ready for
shot so that the subject fills the entire AF (Auto sunny weather outdoors or when you are shooting shutter speed and aperture. shooting.
Focus) frame. dimly lit scenes). In such situations, use the ●
! If the camera does not emit a short double-beep and “V” ●
! The viewfinder lamp flashes orange while the flash is
viewfinder to take the shot. appears on the screen, the camera cannot focus.

! The image shown on the LCD monitor before you ●
! When you press the shutter button down halfway, the image charging. If the LCD monitor is switched on, the
screen may go dark for a moment. This is normal
on the screen freezes temporarily. However, this image is not
take the shot may differ in its brightness, color, etc. the recorded image. and does not indicate a fault.

! If your subject is not in the center of the picture, use from the image actually recorded. If necessary, play ●
! If “V” is displayed on the screen (e.g. the shot is too dark ●
! See P.119-121 for information on the warning
for the camera to focus), try standing about 2 m (6.6 ft.) from
24 AF/AE lock to take the picture (➡P.28). back the recorded image to check it (➡P.32). your subject to take the picture. displays. 25
TAKING PICTURES (AUTO MODE)
■ Viewfinder Lamp Display ✽ When the LCD monitor is switched on, more detailed warning messages
Number of Available Frames
are displayed (➡P.119-121).
Display Status Camera Operation The number of available shots is displayed on
Lit green Ready to shoot. All camera operations are possible.
the LCD monitor.
Blinking green AF/AE in progress, camera shake warning or AF warning. All camera operations are possible. ●
! See P.93 for information on changing the File size
and Quality setting.
Blinking green and Recording to SmartMedia. Only zooming and picture taking are
orange alternately possible. ●
! At shipment, the default settings are “1” (file size)
and N (quality: NORMAL).
Lit orange Recording to SmartMedia. No photography is possible.
Blinking orange Flash charging. PC communication in progress No camera operations are possible. ■ Standard number of shots per SmartMedia
Blinking red hSmartMedia warning. No camera operations are possible. Because the amount of data recorded varies depending on the subject, the number of available shots may not
decrease when recording ends, or may decrease by 2 frames. Also, the discrepancy between the actual number of
2
No SmartMedia loaded, SmartMedia not formatted,
incorrect format, write-protect sticker used, shots and the standard number of shots tends to be larger when there is more space remaining on the SmartMedia.
SmartMedia full, SmartMedia error. File Size 3 2832 × 2128 2 2048 × 1536 1 1280 × 960 4 640 × 480
hLens operation error.
Quality Mode FINE NORMAL BASIC FINE NORMAL FINE NORMAL NORMAL
◆ Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus ◆ Image Data Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx.
Though the FinePix F601 ZOOM uses an accurate autofocus mechanism, it may have difficulty focusing or not be Size 2400KB 1200KB 460KB 1300KB 590KB 620KB 320KB 130KB
able to focus at all for the types of subject and situation listed below. In such cases, the image may be out of focus. MG-4S (4MB) 1 3 8 2 6 6 12 30
h Very shiny subjects such as a mirror or car body. h Subjects moving at high speed. MG-8S (8MB) 3 6 17 6 13 12 25 61
h Subjects photographed through glass. h When something other than your subject is close to the
h Subjects that do not reflect well, such as hair or fur. AF frame, has contrasting areas of light and dark and MG-16S (16MB) 6 13 33 12 26 25 49 122
h Subjects with no substance, such as smoke or flames. is either closer or further away than your subject (as MG-32S (32MB) 13 28 68 25 53 50 99 247
h When the subject is dark. when you photograph someone against a background
h When there is very little contrast between the subject with strongly contrasting elements). MG-64S (64MB) 26 56 137 50 107 101 198 497
and the background (such as white walls or subjects MG-128S (128MB) 53 113 275 102 215 204 398 997
dressed in the same color as the background). For subjects of this type, use AF/AE lock (➡P.28).
26 ✽ The number of available shots when the SmartMedia is formatted in the camera. 27
USING AF/AE LOCK
1 2 3 Bebeep 4 Beep

In a shot with this type of composition, the Move the camera slightly so that one of the
subjects (two people in this case) are not in the
AF frame. If the shot is taken at this point, the
subjects in the AF frame. 2
subjects will not be in focus.

Keep holding the shutter button down halfway Continue to hold the shutter button down halfway
(AF/AE lock). Check that the AF frame on the (AF/AE lock). Move the camera back to the
LCD monitor shrinks and that the shutter speed original image and then fully press down on the
and aperture setting are displayed (the viewfinder shutter button.
lamp (green) changes from blinking to steady).
◆ AF/AE Lock ◆
On the FinePix F601 ZOOM, when you press the shutter button down half way, the focus and
exposure settings are fixed (AF/AE lock). If you want to focus on a subject that is off to one side of ●
! You can reapply the AF/AE lock as many times as
you like before releasing the shutter.
the image or if you want to set the exposure before you compose the final shot, lock the AF and
AE settings and then compose and shoot your picture to get the best results. ●
! The AF/AE lock operates in all photography modes
28 and can be used to ensure excellent results. 29
DIGITAL ZOOM FRAMING GUIDELINE FUNCTION
Zoom bar display Scene
Digital zoom
Use this frame when you want to position your
main subject in the center of the frame or when
you want to align your shot with the horizon.
Optical zoom
This feature provides a clear guide to the
subject size and the overall balance of the shot
so that you get exactly the shot you want.
LCD monitor ON
If the file size (image size) setting is “2”, “1” The position of the “■” on the zoom bar indicates
or “4”, you can use the digital zoom. However,
this only applies when you are using the LCD
the current zoom setting.
h If the “■” is above the dividing line, the digital
Framing Guideline
displayed
2
monitor to take pictures. zoom is being used. If it is below the line, the
LCD monitor OFF
h Digital zoom focal distance (35 mm camera optical zoom is being used.
equivalent) h Press “a” or “b” to move the “■” up and down.
2: Equivalent to approx. 108 mm-151 mm h When you switch between digital zoom and The photography mode can be set to “R • E
(Max. 1.4×) optical zoom, the “ ■ ” stops moving briefly. or W”. The mode shown on the LCD monitor
1: Equivalent to approx. 108 mm-238 mm Press the button for the same direction again
(Max. 2.2×) switches each time you press the “DISP” button.
to start the “■” moving and switch the zoom Press the “DISP” button to display the framing
4: Equivalent to approx. 108 mm-475 mm setting. guideline.
(Max. 4.4×) ◆ Important ◆

! You cannot use the digital zoom for recorded pixels ●
! Ifthe image goes out of focus when you use the ●
! The framing guideline is not recorded on the image. Always use the AF/AE lock to compose your
of “3”.

! The digital zoom cannot be used in high-sensitivity zoom, press the shutter button down halfway to ●
! The lines in the scene frame roughly divide the picture.
photography. refocus. recorded pixels into three equal parts horizontally and
Failing to use the AF/AE lock may result in

! See P.93 for information on changing the file size ●
! The optical zoom is equivalent to approximately vertically. When the image is printed, the resulting
the image being out of focus.
30 setting. 36 mm-108 mm on a 35 mm camera. print may be shifted slightly from the scene frame. 31
VIEWING YOUR IMAGES (PLAYBACK) MULTI-FRAME PLAYBACK
Fast Forwarding Images 1 2 1
0 2
0
Normal playback

No text displayed

Multi-frame playback

In playback mode, the display shown on the
LCD monitor switches each time you press the
“DISP” button. Press the “DISP” button until the
2
multi-frame playback screen (9 frames) appears.

Set the Mode switch to “Q”. 1Select a frame by using “d”, “c”, “a” and “b”
You can “d” and “c” button to move forward and backward
respectively through your images.
button to move the cursor (the orange box) to
You can fast forward through the frames by holding down the desired frame. Press the “a” or “b” button

! When you set the Mode switch to “Q ”, the last image shot is “d” or “c” button for about 1 second during playback. several times to switch to the previous page or
displayed.

! If the lens is extended during playback, the camera retracts the ●
! A progress bar is displayed to show the approximate the next page.
lens as a protective measure if the camera is not used for
approximately 6 seconds.
playback position on the SmartMedia. 2You can enlarge the selected image by
pressing the “DISP” button again.
◆ Images That Can be Viewed on the FinePix F601 ZOOM ◆ ●
! The LCD monitor text display disappears after
You can use this camera to view (excluding some uncompressed data) images recorded on an approximately 3 seconds.
FinePix F601 ZOOM or images recorded onto a 3.3V SmartMedia using a FUJIFILM FinePix ●
! Playback zoom cannot be used with multi-frame
series, MX series and DX series digital camera.
32 playback. 33
PLAYBACK ZOOM
1 2 Saving Trimmed Images 2
10
0 3 2
0
1

2
Zoom bar

Pressing the “a” or “b” button during single-frame After you have zoomed in on your image, Check the size of the image being saved and
playback zooms in (enlarges) or out on a still image. 1Press the “DISP” button. then press the “MENU/OK” button. The trimmed
When you use this function, a zoom bar is displayed. 2You can move the field of view in 8 directions. After using playback zoom, press the “MENU/OK” image is saved as a separate file.
3Press the “DISP” button again to revert to button to trim the image. ■Image Sizes
hZoom scales: 2 Best for prints
3 2832 × 2128 pixel images: Max. 18× zoomed display.
The size of the saved image varies 1 Good for prints
2 2048 × 1536 pixel images: Max. 13×
depending on the zoom scale. In VGA mode, “ ” is displayed in yellow
1 1280 × 960 pixel images: Max. 8× 4 since the quality is too low for printing.
4 640 × 480 pixel images: Max. 4×
“ ” is displayed in yellow. At
recorded pixels below VGA, “ ” ●
! Lower than 4: “ ” is no longer displayed

! Pressing the “d” or “ c” button during zooming ●
! Press the “BACK” button to return to normal unscaled
is no longer displayed. and images cannot be saved trimmed as the quality is
34 cancels zooming and moves to the next image. display. not suitable for printing. 35
ERASING SINGLE FRAME USING A TV MONITOR (USING THE CRADLE)
To view your images on a TV, you need the
1 10
03 2
0 2 3 optional cradle (PictureCradle CP-FX601). Refer
to the manual supplied with the cradle for
instructions.

Camera

1
0 2
0 1
0 2
0 2
Cradle

1Press the “MENU/OK” button during playback 1Use “f” to select “FRAME”. 1Use “g” to select the file to be erased.
to display the menu. 2Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm your 2Press the “MENU/OK” button to erase the
2Use “a” to select “p ERASE”. selection. currently displayed file.
3Press the “MENU/OK” button. See P.82 for more information on “ALL To erase another file, repeat steps 1 and 2.
FRAMES” and “FORMAT”.

Note that mistakenly erased images cannot
be recovered.
36 37
3 Advanced Features
Photography SELECTING THE PHOTOGRAPHY MODE PHOTOGRAPHY MODE E SCENE POSITION

Audio recording (➡P.45)

Movie (➡P.42)

Auto (➡P.22)

In the “E” scene position, you can select the
Scene Position (➡P.39)
mode best suited to 5 photography scenes. See
P.40 for details.
Manual (➡P.41)
3
Turn the Mode dial to select the mode. Use “g” to select the desired mode.
The mode indicator for the selected photography
mode lights.

38 39
PHOTOGRAPHY MODE E SCENE POSITION PHOTOGRAPHY MODE W MANUAL
m Portrait / Night Scene
Use this mode for shots of people. Portrait mode Use this mode for shots taken in the evening or
provides soft-tone images with natural skin colors. at night.
hWhen using the flash hShutter
Auto Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Slow shutter speed mode with speeds as slow
Slow Synchro. as 3 seconds.
hWhen using the flash
, Landscape Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction+Slow
Synchro only.
Use this mode for daytime shots of scenery. “ W ” Manual mode, as well as providing
Landscape mode provides crisp, clear shots of A 40-frame continuous shooting “Aperture-priority Auto”, “Shutter-priority Auto”
buildings, mountains and other scenery. and the “Manual exposure” in which you can
Use this mode for continuous shooting without specify any shutter speed and aperture setting,
hWhen using the flash
The Flash mode is automatically set to
limiting the photographic scenes. also allows you to use combinations of various 3
Suppressed Flash. This setting cannot be hNo. of continuous shots: Up to 40 photography settings.
changed. hQuality setting
Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
Automatically set to “1 ” (1280 × 960).
menu. See P.50-73 for details of the photography
NORMAL and FINE can also be selected.
. Sports hFocusing: Set when the first shot is taken and menu.
Use this mode for moving objects. cannot be changed in mid-sequence.
hShutter hExposure, White Balance
Takes pictures using fast shutter speeds. Automatically varied to suit the scene.
hWhen using the flash hFlash
Auto Flash or Forced Flash only. Automatically suppressed. Setting cannot be
changed in mid-sequence. ●
! To revert to the factory default settings, use “RESET
40 ●
! You cannot switch the LCD monitor off. ALL” (➡P.97). 41
PHOTOGRAPHY MODE T MOVIE (VIDEO)
1 2 3 4

“T” Movie mode allows you to shoot videos with The available shooting time and the “œ” Shooting begins when you fully depress the
sound. message are shown on the LCD monitor. shutter button.
hMovie format: Motion JPEG (➡P.128) Zoom bar
VGA (640 × 480 pixels)
QVGA (320 × 240 pixels)
3
selectable
■ SmartMedia standard shooting time ●
! You do not need to hold down the shutter button.
SmartMedia Available shooting time ●
! The focus is fixed at 50 cm (1.6 ft.) to infinity.
15 frames per second
Capacity VGA QVGA
Use “a” and “b” to zoom in or out before you ●
! The focus and white balance remain fixed during
With sound start shooting, since you cannot use the zoom shooting, but the exposure automatically changes to
MG-4S (4MB) Approx. 6 sec. Approx. 16 sec. during shooting. suit the scene.
MG-8S (8MB) Approx. 13 sec. Approx. 33 sec. h Optical zoom focal length (35mm camera ●
! The image shown on the LCD monitor before you

! Because the audio is recorded as you shoot, take care MG-16S (16MB) Approx. 27 sec. Approx. 66 sec. equivalent) take the shot may differ in its brightness, color, etc.
not to cover the microphone with your finger (➡P.8). MG-32S (32MB) Approx. 55 sec. Approx. 135 sec. from the image shown on the monitor during movie
Approx. 36 mm to 108 mm (1.4 in. to 4.3 in.)

! Depending on the available space on the SmartMedia, MG-64S (64MB) Approx. 111 sec. Approx. 271 sec. Maximum zoom scale: 3× recording.
the available shooting time per movie may be shorter.

! You cannot switch the LCD monitor off in this mode. MG-128S (128MB) Approx. 223 sec. Approx. 544 sec.
The white balance is automatically set when

! It may not be possible to play back your movie on ✽ The available shooting time when the SmartMedia is
you fully depress the shutter button.
42 other cameras. formatted in the camera. 43
PHOTOGRAPHY MODE T MOVIE (VIDEO) PHOTOGRAPHY MODE Y AUDIO RECORDING
5 6 1 2

During shooting, a timer in the top-right corner of Press the shutter button again during shooting to In “Y” (Audio Recording) mode, you can record The available audio recording time is shown in the
the LCD monitor counts down the remaining end the movie. up to 4.5 hours at a time (when used MG-128S). top-right corner of the LCD monitor, while the
time. elapsed recording time and the “œ” message
hRecording format: WAVE (➡P.129) are shown in the center of the LCD monitor.
PCM recording format

! To switch the LCD monitor off, press the “DISP”
button before you begin audio recording.
3
■ Standard audio recording times for SmartMedia
SmartMedia capacity Available recording time
MG-4S (4MB) Approx. 8 min.
MG-8S (8MB) Approx. 16 min.

! Take care not to block the microphone (➡P.8) with MG-16S (16MB) Approx. 33 min.
your fingers, etc. MG-32S (32MB) Approx. 67 min.
■ Available time using the battery (when fully charged) MG-64S (64MB) Approx. 135 min.
MG-128S (128MB) Approx. 272 min.
LCD monitor on Approx. 150 min.
✽ The available recording time when the SmartMedia is

! Once the remaining time runs out, movie recording LCD monitor off Approx. 240 min.
automatically stops and the movie is stored on the ●
! Ifyou end shooting immediately after you start ✽ To record sound for long periods, you should use the AC
formatted in the camera.
✽ Depending on the available space on the SmartMedia, the
44 SmartMedia. shooting, only 1 second of movie is shot. Power Adapter AC-5VS/AC-5VHS/AC-5VH. available recording time per audio recording may be shorter. 45
PHOTOGRAPHY MODE Y AUDIO RECORDING

3 4 Audio Indexing
RECORDING 1
0 STOPPED
This function lets you set index markers (') in
an audio recording so that you can quickly return
to key parts of a recorded conversation during
audio recording playback. You can set audio
index markers at up to 256 locations in an audio
2
0 recording at intervals as short as 1 second (You
can set audio index markers continuously at
Press the shutter button during audio recording intervals as short as 1 second).
Remaining time
to stop recording.
Elapsed time

3
1Fully depressing the shutter button starts If you press “b” during recording, a voice index
audio recording. is set and the “'” icon appears on the screen.
2During recording, the viewfinder lamp glows
orange and counters on the LCD monitor ●
! Even if you press the shutter button to end audio
shows the elapsed time and the remaining recording immediately after recording starts, ●
! If you attempt to set more than the permitted
approximately 1 second of sound will be recorded. maximum number of audio index markers, the
time.
“ß” message appears and the setting is
Other camera models may display the rejected.

! You do not need to hold down the shutter button. “å ” message and be unable to ●
! You can also set and remove audio index markers

! Once the remaining time runs out, audio recording
play back the recording.
during audio recording playback (➡P.80).
46 automatically stops. ●
! This function can only be used by this camera. 47
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU OPERATION
■ Important procedures used in all menus Selecting Menus ✽ The examples in figure below show the factory
default menu options set at shipment.
1 10
0 3 2
0 2 4
0 5
0 Right
1
0 2
0 3 UP
0 Right

UP
Down

Left Down
Left

Menu option selection is based on clockwise rotation.
1To go from “r” to “e”, press “b”. To go from “e” to “r”, press “a”.
2To go from “b” to “y”, press “d”. To go from “y” to “b”, press “c”. 3
3To go from “r” to “b”, press “c”.
To go from “b” to “e”, press “b”. ◆ Moving backwards through the menu ◆
You can also move in the opposite directions to
To go from “e” to “y”, press “d”. those shown in 3.
1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the 4Use “a” and “b” to select the setting. To go from “y” to “r”, press “a”.
menu screen. 5Press “MENU/OK” button to confirm your Left UP
2Use the multifunction button to select a menu selection.
option.
3Press the “MENU/OK” button.


! Hold down the “a, b, d or c” buttons to scroll Down Right
48 continuously through the selected menu options. 49
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU OPTIONS
■ R Auto/E Scene Position menu ■ T Movie menu ■ W Manual menu
SET-UP (➡P.96) Voice memo (➡P.52) EV (➡P.69)✽Exposure compensation
Self-timer (➡P.54) Switching Pages Switching Pages
Sensitivity (➡P.72) Photometry
Flash (➡P.56) Sharpness (➡P.73) (➡P.68)

3

File size (➡P.93) Continuous shooting Focus mode White balance (➡P.71)
Mode (➡P.66)
Macro (➡P.62) (➡P.60) (➡P.63) ✽Selecting the light source
Flash (➡P.70)✽Flash brightness adjustment
Photography menu factory default settings set at shipment
Additional Information
r Voice memo: OFF = Self-timer: OFF b Flash: Suppressed Flash t Continuous shooting: OFF
e Macro: OFF " Focus Mode: AF Mode: B S Photometry: MULTI Grayed-out menu options cannot be selected.
d EV: 0 x Flash (Flash brightness adjustment): 0 a White balance: AUTO h Depending on the photography mode being used, some menu options are not available.
f Sensitivity: 200 K Sharpness: NORMAL y File size: 1 NORMAL h For voice memos and continuous shooting, the previous setting has priority.
50 51
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU Y VOICE MEMO (DURING SHOOTING)

1 2 Beep 3 1
0 3
0 4

2
0

When you set Voice memo to “ON”, “Y” appears
on the LCD monitor.
Immediately after you take a shot, you can add a 3
voice memo (comment) up to 30 seconds long
to that image. When you have recorded 30 seconds of
Take a picture as normal. The “® ” 1Press the “MENU/OK” button to start
hRecording format: WAVE (➡P.129) message then appears on the LCD monitor. recording the voice memo. comment, the “∑ ” message appears on
PCM recording format 2During voice memo, the remaining time is the LCD monitor.
Audio file size: Approx. 240 KB ●
! If you do not want to record a voice memo, press the
“BACK” button. Note that the image will still be shown on the LCD monitor and the self-timer To finish: Press the “MENU/OK” button.
(for a 30-second voice memo)
recorded. lamp blinks. To re-record your comment: Press the “BACK”

! Depending on the available space on the SmartMedia, 3When the time remaining reaches 5 seconds, button.
the available recording time may be shorter. Face the microphone (➡P.8) on the front of the self-timer lamp starts flashing quickly.

! Even if the LCD monitor is switched off, it the camera to record your comments. Hold
automatically switches on when you take a picture
the camera roughly 20 cm (7.9 in.) away for
using the Voice memo function. The LCD monitor ●
! To end your comment during recording, press the
52 switches off again when audio recording ends. the best results. “MENU/OK” button. 53
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU = SELF-TIMER PHOTOGRAPHY
1 2 1
0 3 4

The self-timer lamp lights steadily for roughly 5 A counter on the LCD monitor counts down the
Bebeep 2
0 Beep 3
0 seconds and then blinks for another 5 seconds, time until the shot is taken.
When you set the self-timer to “ON”, “ = ” after which the shot is taken. Self-timer mode is automatically cancelled after
appears on the LCD monitor. each shot.
In this mode, a timer runs for roughly 10 3
seconds before the shutter is released. Use this
mode for shots such as photographs of yourself. 1Position the AF frame over your subject.
2Press the shutter button down half way to set
the focus.
3Without releasing the shutter button, press it

! The self timer is automatically switched off in the
down fully. The self-timer then starts running.
following situations:
• When you shoot a frame.
• When the photography mode is changed. ●
! You can also use the AF/AE lock (➡P.28).
• When you switch between photography mode and ●
! Be careful not to stand in front of the camera when
playback mode. you press the shutter button as this can cause ●
! To stop the self-timer once it has started running,
54 • When the camera is switched off. focusing or exposure metering errors. press the “BACK” button. 55
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU I FLASH
1 2

To change the flash setting, pop the flash unit up.
c Auto Flash Mode n Red-Eye Reduction
Once the flash unit is closed, you cannot change
from the “Suppressed Flash” setting. Use the menu to select the flash mode you want Use this mode for ordinary photography. The Use this mode to ensure that the subject’s eyes
hEffective flash range (for “R” and ISO 200) to use. The “c”, “n”, “z” or “v” icon appears flash fires automatically as required by the appear natural when photographing people in
Wide-angle: Approx. 0.2 m to 4.7 m on the LCD monitor while you are using the flash. shooting conditions. low-light conditions. 3
(7.8 in. to 15.4 ft.) The flash fires a pre-flash just before the picture
Telephoto : Approx. 0.2 m to 3 m is taken and then fires again to take the actual
(7.8 in. to 9.8 ft.) picture.

! If the photography mode is “R ”, use the Auto
Flash mode. ◆ Red-Eye Effect ◆

! When you pop the flash up, the image shown on the When you use the flash to photograph people in low-light conditions, their eyes sometimes appear
screen may disappear and the screen may go dark
because the flash is charging. In this event, the red in the picture. This is caused by the light of the flash reflecting off the inside of the eye. Use
viewfinder lamp flashes orange. Red-Eye Reduction flash to effectively minimize the likelihood of the red-eye effect.

! If you use the flash in very dusty environments or
when it is snowing, the flash may reflect off ●
! Depending on the photography mode and setting, Take the following measures also to make Red-Eye Reduction more effective:
snowflakes or floating dust particles so that they the flash mode may be automatically set to h Get the subjects to look at the camera. h Get as close as possible to the subjects.
56 appear as glowing white dots on your image. “Suppressed Flash”. 57
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU I FLASH

Press the flash unit down to suppress flash
z Forced Flash v Slow Synchro b Suppressed Flash operation. The “b ” icon appears on the LCD
Use this flash mode to photograph backlit This is a flash mode that uses a slow shutter Pressing the flash down switches the camera to monitor and you cannot use the flash to take
scenes, such as a subject against a window or speed. This allows you to take pictures of people Suppressed Flash mode. pictures.
in the shade of a tree, or to obtain the correct at night that clearly show both your subjects and Use this mode for photography using indoor 3
colors when you are shooting under lighting the nighttime backdrop. lighting, for shots taken through glass, and for
such as fluorescent tubes. In this mode, the photography in venues such as theaters or at
flash fires in bright as well as dark conditions. indoor sporting events where the distance is too

! The image may be overexposed when you shoot great for the flash to be effective. When you use
bright scenes. Suppressed Flash, the Auto White Balance

! Because a slow shutter speed is used, a tripod function (➡P.129) operates so that natural colors
should be used to prevent camera shake. are captured along with the ambience of the
available light.
To take the picture of a main subject
together with a darkgraud brightly in the ●
! If you are shooting in Suppressed Flash mode in dark
conditions, use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
night, please use the “/” (Night Scene)
settings (➡P.40) in “E” mode.

! See P.26, 120 for information on the camera shake
58 warning. 59
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU t CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
Continuous Shooting Auto Bracketing

Setting “t” Continuous shooting to ON allows
you to take up to 4 continuous shots with a
minimum interval between shots of 0.2 seconds. When you take a series of shots, the resulting When you take a picture, the resulting shots are
When you specify “ [ ” Auto Bracketing, the shots are displayed (shown in order from left to displayed (Acorrect exposure, Boverexposed,
camera automatically shoots 3 continuous right) and automatically saved. Cunderexposed) and then automatically saved. 3
frames with staggered settings to give an
underexposed image, a correctly exposed image
When you are taking continuous shots, “ t ”
and an overexposed image.
hThree types of Auto Bracketing are provided
appears on the LCD monitor. ●
! The focus and exposure are determined for the first
When you are using Auto Bracketing, “ [ ” frame and cannot be changed during shooting.
(± 1/3 EV, ± 2/3 EV and ± 1 EV). appears on the LCD monitor. ●
! The results of the shot are displayed even when the
See P.128 for information on EV. photographed image display is set to OFF (➡P.98). ●
! The focus is determined for the first frame and

! The time required to record a file is approximately cannot be changed during shooting.
6 seconds in “ 3 NORMAL” mode (for 4-frame ●
! The results of the shot are displayed even when the
photographed image display is set to OFF (➡ P.98).

! The camera always shoots 3 image frames in Auto continuous shooting).

! The continuous photography speed is the same Bracketing. However, if there is insufficient space on
If you want to select the shots to be recorded, see P.98, 99.
60 regardless of the quality and file size settings. the SmartMedia for 3 shots, no picture will be taken. 61
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU e MACRO (CLOSE-UP) PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY MENU " FOCUS MODE
AF Autofocus
The camera focuses on the center of the screen.

AF AREA
You can change the position on the screen
where the camera focuses. Use this feature
when you have composed your shot using a
tripod and then want to change the focusing
Setting MACRO to “ON” allows you to take The “e” icon appears on the LCD monitor when This mode can be selected in the “ W ”
close-up shots. position.
you are using Macro mode. photography mode.
hEffective Photography Range This mode allows you to set the focusing ★Using this feature ➡P.64
Approx. 20 cm to 80 cm (0.7 ft.-2.6 ft.). method.

! Select the appropriate Flash mode for the conditions MF Manual focus 3
(➡P.56).

! If the flash is too bright, select FLASH (flash Use manual focus for subjects that are not
brightness adjustment). (➡P.70) suitable for Auto Focus or where you want the

! When shooting in dark conditions, use a tripod to focus fixed for a shot.
prevent camera shake.
★Using this feature ➡P.65
If you use the viewfinder to take a picture in
Macro mode, the field visible through the ●
! The LCD monitor switches on automatically and
viewfinder does not match the field actually cannot be switched off.
photographed because the viewfinder and ●
! Macro photography is automatically cancelled in the
lens are in different positions. Accordingly, following situations:
you should use the LCD monitor to take • When you have switched photography modes. ●
! When you select area-selection AF AREA or manual
pictures in Macro mode.
62 • When the camera is switched off. focus, the LCD monitor cannot be switched off. 63
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU " FOCUS MODE

AF AREA MF Manual focus

1 2 1 2
Before moving
After moving

Zoom
Manual focus

The AF frame is displayed in the position to
1
0 2
0 which the target point was moved. Far
Take the picture after pressing the shutter button 3
down halfway as usual.
Near
1Use the multifunction button to move the “?” You can use “d” and “c” to switch between “j” You can use “a” and “b” to adjust the focus.
(target point) to location on which you want to ZOOM and “k” Manual focus. Use the LCD monitor to check the focus.
focus. Select “k”. “a”: Moves the focus further away.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to refocus the “b”: Moves the focus closer.
shot.
◆ Mastering Manual Focusing ◆
Use a tripod to prevent the image becoming
unfocused when the camera moves.
64 65
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU [(EXPOSURE) MODE] MODE
N Aperture-priority Auto
This is an automatic mode that allows you to set the
aperture. You can use this mode to take shots with
a blurred background (wide aperture) or with both
foreground and background in sharp focus (narrow Zoom
aperture). Shutter speed
h Aperture settings: F2.8 to F8 1 EV steps Mode
Aperture
Shutter speed (auto): 1/4 to 1/1000 sec.
1/3 EV steps
This mode can be selected in the “ W ” Zoom: Allows you to set the zoom scale.
photography mode. M Shutter-priority Auto Mode: The selected mode (“N”, “M” or “L”) is
1
0 2
0
You can set 4 exposure modes that govern the This is an automatic mode that allows you to set the displayed.
shutter speed and aperture setting. shutter speed. You can use this mode to take shots
Shutter speed: Specified or determined
that freeze movement (fast shutter speeds) or that
give the impression of movement (slow shutter automatically. 3
B Programed Auto speeds). Aperture: Specified or determined automatically.
This is an automatic mode that selects the h Shutter speeds: 2 to 1/1000 sec. 1Use “d ” and “c ” to select zoom, shutter
shutter speed and aperture for you but still 1 EV steps speed or aperture.
allows you to select the other camera settings. Aperture (auto): F2.8 to F8 1 EV steps 2Use “a” and “b” to adjust the settings.
The shutter speed and aperture setting are
determined automatically. L Manual exposure
hShutter speed (auto): 1/4 to 1/2000 sec. This mode allows you to set any shutter speed or
1/3 EV steps aperture setting.
Aperture (auto): F2.8 to F8 1 EV steps h Shutter speeds: 2 to 1/1600 sec.
1/3 EV steps ●
! In Program Auto mode, the mode, shutter speed and
66 Aperture settings: F2.8 to F8 1 EV steps aperture are not shown. 67
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU S PHOTOMETRY PHOTOGRAPHY MENU d EV (EXPOSURE COMPENSATION)
◆ The exposure metering modes are ◆ Subjects for Which Exposure
effective for the following subjects ◆ Adjustment is Particularly Effective ◆
hMULTI Guide to using + (positive) compensation
In this mode, the camera uses automatic
hCopying of printed text (black characters
scene recognition to analyze the subject
on white paper) (+1.5 EV)
and provide optimum exposure in a wide
h Backlit portraits (+0.6 EV to +1.5 EV)
range of shooting conditions. This mode
hVery bright scenes (such as snowfields)
should be used for everyday photography.
and highly reflective subjects (+0.9 EV)
This mode can be selected in the “ W ” hSPOT This mode can be selected in the “ W ” hShots made up predominantly of sky.
photography mode. This mode is useful for subjects with photography mode. (+0.9 EV)
Use this mode for scenes where the brightness strongly contrasting bright and dark areas Use the Brightness setting to obtain the optimum
where you want to achieve the correct Guide to using – (negative) compensation
of the subject and background differ markedly so image brightness (exposure) when the subject is
that the Multi setting is unlikely to achieve the exposure for a particular feature. much brighter or darker than the background. hSpotlit subjects, particularly against dark 3
desired result. hAVERAGE hCorrection range: 13 steps backgrounds (–0.6 EV)
hMULTI : Exposure metering where the camera The advantage of this mode is that the (– 2.1 EV to + 1.5 EV in 0.3 EV increments) hCopying of printed text (white characters
automatically assesses the scene exposure tends not to change for different See P.128 for more information on EV. on black paper) (–0.6 EV)
and selects the optimum exposure. compositions or subjects. This mode is hScenes with low reflectivity, such as shots
hSPOT : Exposure metering where the particularly effective for shots of people ●
! The Brightness setting is disabled in the following of pine trees or dark foliage (–0.6 EV)
exposure is optimized for the center wearing black or white clothing and shots of situations:
of the image. scenery. • When the flash is used in Auto or Red-Eye
Reduction mode.
hAVERAGE: Exposure metering where an • When dark scenes are shot in Forced Flash mode.
average value for the entire image ●
! You cannot set the brightness when the Photography
is used. menu mode (➡P.66) is set to Shutter-priority Auto or
68 when the exposure is set manually. 69
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU x FLASH (FLASH BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT) PHOTOGRAPHY MENU a WHITE BALANCE (SELECTING THE LIGHT SOURCE)
AUTO: Automatic adjustment
(Shooting to show the ambience of the
light source)
6 : Shooting outdoors in fine weather
7 : Shooting in shade
9 : Shooting under “Daylight” fluorescent
lamps
0 : Shooting under “Warm White” fluorescent
This mode can be selected in the “ W ” This mode can be selected in the “ W ” lamps
photography mode. photography mode. - : Shooting under “Cool White” fluorescent
Flash brightness adjustment allows you to Change the white balance setting when you lamps
change only the amount of light emitted by the want to take a picture with the white balance
flash to suit the photography conditions or to fixed for the surroundings and lighting when the
8 : Shooting in incandescent light 3
achieve a desired effect. picture is taken. ✽ The white balance setting (unless it is a Custom
In Auto mode, the correct white balance may not White Balance setting) is ignored when you use the
hAdjustment range: ±2 levels
be obtained for subjects such as close-ups of flash. To achieve the desired effect in your shot,
(–0.6 to +0.6 EV in 0.3 EV steps) press the flash back down to suppress flash
See P.128 for more information on EV. people’s faces and shots taken under a special
operation (➡P.59).
light source. In such situations, select the correct
white balance for the light source. See P.129 for
information on the white balance.


! Depending on the subject and the shooting distance,
adjusting the flash brightness may have little or no
70 effect. 71
PHOTOGRAPHY MENU f SENSITIVITY PHOTOGRAPHY MENU K SHARPNESS
High-sensitivity photography (800 or 1600) 2
1

This mode can be selected in the “ W ” This mode can be selected in the “ W ”
photography mode. photography mode.
Use this setting when you want to take bright Use this setting to soften or emphasize outlines
pictures indoors without using a flash or when or to adjust the image quality.
you want to use a fast shutter speed (to prevent
h3 levels of sharpness are available
3
camera shake, etc.).
HARD : Emphasizes the outlines.
hSettings: 160, 200 (standard), 400, 800, 1600 Best for shots of subjects such as

! Higher sensitivity (ISO) values are better suited to buildings or text where you want
shooting in dark conditions, but they tend to increase sharp images.
the amount of interference appearing on the image. During high-sensitivity photography, “ f ” NORMAL : Best for ordinary photography.
Choose the setting that gives the best results for the appears on the LCD monitor.
conditions. Provides edge sharpness that is
When you select a high sensitivity setting (800 In addition, the quality setting cannot be ideal for ordinary shots.
High-sensitivity photography is cancelled if or 1600), the quality setting is automatically set changed from “1”, NORMAL. SOFT : Softens the outlines.
you select any photography mode other than to “1”, NORMAL.
Best for shots of subjects such as
“W” MANUAL. Note that the Quality setting
remains set to “1”, NORMAL.

! The digital zoom cannot be used in high-sensitivity people, where a softer image is
72 photography. desirable. 73
4 Advanced
Features Playback PLAYING BACK MOVIES (VIDEO)
■ Playing back movies
1 1
0 2
0 2 1
0 Control Description

Playback The movie automatically stops when playback ends.

Pauses the movie during playback.
2
0 Pause/Resume
Press this button again to resume playback.

Stops playback.
Stop ✽ Press “d” or “c” while movie playback is stopped to go back
to the previous file or advance to the next file respectively.

Press these during playback to skip forwards or backwards
Fast forward/Rewind
through the movie.
Rewind Fast forward

1Set the Mode switch to “Q”. 1Press “b({)” to play the movie. i Each time you press “d” or “c” when the movie is paused, 4
2Use “d” or “c” to select the movie file. 2The LCD monitor shows the playback time Skip playback the movie advances or goes back one frame.
and a playback progress bar. When paused i Hold down the button to move through the frames quickly.

✽ Refer to the Software Quick Start Guide (provided) for information on playing back movies on your PC.

! Take care not to block the speaker.

! Movies cannot be played back using multi-frame

! If the sound is difficult to hear, adjust
the volume
playback. Use the “DISP” button to revert to normal (➡P.96, 101). ◆ Compatible movie files ◆
playback.

! If the subject of the movie is very bright, white This camera can play back movie files shot on a FinePix F601 ZOOM or movie files recorded on a
streaks may appear on the image during playback. 3.3-volt SmartMedia using a FUJIFILM digital camera.
74 Indicated by the
The “i” icon “u” icon.
is displayed. This is normal and is not a fault. 75
PLAYING BACK VOICE MEMOS
■ Playing back voice memos
1 1
0 2
0 2 1
0 Control Description

Playback The voice memo automatically stops when playback ends.

Pauses the voice memo during playback.
2
0 Pause/Resume
Press this button again to resume playback.

Stops playback.
✽ Press “d” or “c” while voice memo playback is stopped to
Stop
go back to the previous file or advance to the next file
respectively.

Press these during playback to skip forwards or backwards
Fast forward/Rewind through the voice memo.
Fast forward ✽ These buttons do not function while playback is paused.
1Set the Mode switch to “Q”. 1Press “b({)” to play the voice memo. Rewind
4
2Use “d” or “c” to select an image file that 2The LCD monitor shows the playback time ✽ Refer to the Software Quick Start Guide (provided) for information on playing back voice memos on your PC.
has a voice memo. and a playback progress bar.


! You cannot play back voice memos using multi-
◆ Compatible voice memo files ◆
frame playback. Use the “DISP” button to revert to
The FinePix F601 ZOOM can play voice memo files recorded on a FinePix F601 ZOOM and voice
normal playback. ●
! Take care not to block the speaker.

! If the sound is difficult to hear, adjust the volume memo files up to 30 seconds long that were recorded on a FUJIFILM digital camera and stored on
76 The “Y”
“i”icon
iconisisdisplayed.
displayed. (➡P.96, 101). a 3.3V SmartMedia. 77
PLAYING BACK AUDIO RECORDINGS
■ Playing back audio recordings
1 1
0 2
0 2 1
0 Control Description

Playback The audio recording automatically stops when playback ends.

Pauses the audio recording during playback.
2
0 Pause/Resume
Press this button again to resume playback.

Stops playback.
✽ Press “d ” or “c ” while audio recording playback is
Stop
stopped to go back to the previous file or advance to the
next file respectively.
Hold down the respective button for about a second to fast
forward or rewind the recording.
Pressing one of the buttons down briefly skips forward or
1Set the Mode switch to “Q”. 1Press “b({)” to play the audio recording. Fast forward/Rewind
back to the nearest audio index marker. 4
2Use “d” or “c” to select a voice file. 2The playback time and a progress bar are ✽ If no audio index marker is specified, this skips to the end
Rewind Fast forward
shown on the LCD monitor. (or beginning).

! You cannot play back audio recordings using multi- ✽ These buttons function in the same way when playback is
frame playback. Use the “DISP” button to revert to paused.
normal playback.
✽ Refer to the Software Quick Start Guide (provided) for information on playing back audio recordings on your PC.
■ Available time using the battery (when fully charged) ◆ Compatible audio files ◆
LCD monitor on Approx. 150 min.

! Take care not to block the speaker. The FinePix F601 ZOOM can play audio files recorded on a FinePix F601 ZOOM and audio files

! If the sound is difficult to hear, adjust the volume recorded on a 3.3V SmartMedia using a FUJIFILM digital camera. Note that voice files recorded
“Y” is displayed on the screen. (➡P.96, 101). on a FinePix 50i cannot be played back on this camera.
78 79
PLAYING BACK AUDIO RECORDINGS

Setting Audio Index Markers Removing Audio Index Markers

1
0 1 1
0 2
0 2

2
0
Press the “BACK” button to remove the audio
index marker.

4
1During playback, press the “MENU/OK” button 1Press “b({)” during playback to pause the
to set an audio index marker. recording.
2The “'” icon appears on the LCD monitor. 2Press “d” or “c” briefly to skip to the audio
index marker you want to remove.

! Audio index markers can be set at up to 256
locations in an audio file at intervals as short as 1
second. ●
! An audio index marker is only removed when the “'”
80 ●
! This function can only be used by this camera. icon is displayed while playback is paused. 81
PLAYBACK MENU p ERASING SINGLE • ALL FRAMES/FORMATTING

1 1
0 2
0 2 BACK
Returns to the previous menu without
erasing any images.

FRAME
Erase only the selected file.

1Set the Mode switch to “Q”. ALL FRAMES
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to view the
1
0 2
0 1
0 2
0
Formatting erases all the files.
menu screen. Copy any files that you want to keep
to your PC beforehand.

FORMAT
1Use “a” to select “p ERASE”. 1Use “a” and “b” to select the menu item. 4
2Press the “MENU/OK” button. Formatting erases all the files. 2Press “MENU/OK” button to confirm your
The SmartMedia is initialized for use selection.
in the camera.
Copy any files that you want to keep
to your PC beforehand.

82 Continued over page... 83
PLAYBACK MENU p ERASING SINGLE • ALL FRAMES/FORMATTING

FRAME ALL FRAMES FORMAT

1
0 2
0

4
1Use “d ” and “c ” to select the file to be Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases all the Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases all the
erased. files. files and initializes the SmartMedia.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to erase the
currently displayed file.
To erase another image, repeat steps 1 and 2. ˆ
If the “ ”
“ø ” message ●
! If the “∂”, “ƒ”,
When you have finished erasing images, press
appears, press the “MENU/OK” button once
“ å ” or “ ˙ ” message
the “BACK” button. appears, refer to P.119, 120 before formatting the
more to erase the image.
84 SmartMedia and take the appropriate measures. 85
PLAYBACK MENU Y VOICE MEMO (DURING PLAYBACK)
1 1
0 2
0 2 10
0 3 2
0 3 4

1Set the Mode switch to “Q”.
2Use “d” and “c” to select the image (still
image) to which you want to add a voice
memo.

1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the The “ ® ” message appears on the During recording, the remaining time is shown 4
menu screen. LCD monitor. on the LCD monitor and the self-timer lamp
2Use “c” to select “r”. Recording begins when you press the flashes.
3Press the “MENU/OK” button. “MENU/OK” button. When the time remaining reaches 5 seconds,
the self-timer lamp starts flashing quickly.

Face the microphone (➡P.8) on the front of
the camera to record your comments. Hold
the camera roughly 20 cm (7.9 in.) away for

! To end your comment during recording, press the
86 the best results. “MENU/OK” button. 87
PLAYBACK MENU Y VOICE MEMO (DURING PLAYBACK) PLAYBACK MENU i HOW TO SPECIFY PRINT OPTIONS (DPOF)
◆ When the image already has DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format and refers to a format that is used for
5 a voice memo ◆ recording printing specifications for images shot using a digital camera on media such as
SmartMedia. The recorded specifications include information on which frames are to be
printed.
This section gives a detailed description of how to order your prints with the FinePix F601
ZOOM.
On the FinePix F601 ZOOM, you can specify only one print per image in the DPOF settings.
✽ Note that some printers do not support date and time imprinting or specification of the
number of prints.
✽ Note that the warnings shown below may be displayed while you are specifying the
prints.
If you select an image that already has a voice
memo, a screen appears in which you can
select whether or not to rerecord the caption. ˆ
When you have recorded 30 seconds of
ø (➡P.84) 4
comment, the “∑ ” message appears on When you erase the image, the DPOF setting for that image is deleted at the same time.
the LCD monitor.
To finish: Press the “MENU/OK” button.
¥ (➡P.92)
If you load a SmartMedia that contains frames specified for printing on another camera,
To re-record your comment: Press the “BACK” those print specifications are all reset and replaced by the new print specifications.
button.
© (➡P.121)
Up to 999 frames can be specified on the same SmartMedia.
88 89
PLAYBACK MENU i DPOF SET FRAME
1 1
0 2
0 2 3 34 1
0 2
0

1Set the Mode switch to “Q”.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the
1
0 2
0 1
0 2
0
menu screen.

1Use “d” to select “iDPOF”. 1Use “a ” and “b ” to select “DATE ON” or 1 Use “d” or “c” to display the frame for which 4
2Press the “MENU/OK” button. “DATE OFF”. you want to specify DPOF settings.
2 Use “a (P)” or “b ({)” to select the setting for
2Press the “MENU/OK” button. the frame to be printed.
The selected setting is then valid for all frames To specify more DPOF settings, repeat steps 1
with DPOF settings. and 2.
Do not press the “MENU/OK” button until you have
finished specifying all the DPOF settings for your
images.

! DPOF settings cannot be specified for movies.

! “TOTAL” shows the total number of frames for which
90 prints have been ordered. 91
PLAYBACK MENU i DPOF SET FRAME 5 Settings y SETTING THE FILE SIZE
◆ Additional DPOF settings cannot Still Image Menu
5 be specified ◆ 2
1 10
0 3 2
0

When you have finished specifying the DPOF
settings, always press the “MENU/OK” button to 1
0 2
0
confirm the settings. If you select a frame for which DPOF
If you press the “BACK” button, no DPOF settings have already been specified, the
settings are specified. “¥ ” message appears.
Pressing the “MENU/OK” button erases all
the DPOF settings already specified. You 1Use “a (P)” or “b ({)” to change the file
must then specify the DPOF settings again. size setting and “d” or “c” to change the
1Press the “MENU/OK” button to view the

! You can only specify one print per frame in the menu screen.
quality setting.
2Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
5
DPOF settings. Note also that you can specify prints 2Select “y” QUALITY. setting.
for up to 999 frames on the same SmartMedia. 3Press the “MENU/OK” button.

! Press the “BACK” button to leave the previous
Pressing the “MENU/OK” button confirms all settings unchanged.
the settings. Note that you cannot change ●
! During playback, check that the “ i ” icon is
the settings later. displayed for the previous settings.
92 93
y SETTING THE FILE SIZE

Movie Menu ■ Still image quality settings ■ Movie quality settings
2 You can choose any combination of 4 file sizes You can select 2 levels of quality. For better
and 3 image quality settings. Use the table below image quality, select “VGA”, and for longer
1 10
0 3 2
0 as a guide to the best settings for your shots. photography time, select “QVGA”.
Select “FINE” for better image quality and Movie size
“BASIC” to increase the number of available VGA 640 × 480
shots.
QVGA 320 × 240
In most cases, the “NORMAL” setting provides
more than adequate image quality.

1
0 2
0 File size FINE NORMAL BASIC
3 (2832 × 2128) ! ! @
2 (2048 × 1536) @ @ —
1 (1280 × 960) # # —
4 (640 × 480) — $ —

1Use “a” and “b” to change the quality setting. !: For printing the whole image at A4 size or
2Press “MENU/OK” button to confirm your printing a part of the image at A5 or A6 size
1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the @: For printing the whole image at A5 size or
menu screen.
selection.
printing a part of the image at A6 size 5
2Select “y” QUALITY. #: For printing at A6 size
3Press the “MENU/OK” button. $: For use via the Internet as an E-mail
attachment, etc.

94 95
g USING THE SET–UP MENU 118

■ SET–UP Menu Options
1 10
0 3 2
0 2 Settings Display Factory
Explanation
default
Use this option to specify whether the Preview screen (the
OFF/POSTVIEW/
IMAGE DISPLAY OFF photographed image) is displayed after you take a shot. See
PREVIEW
P.98 for details.
Use this option to specify whether the camera's power
AUTO POWER OFF 2MIN/5MIN/OFF 2MIN consumption is reduced and the camera is subsequently switched
off automatically when it is not being used. See P.100 for details.
USB MODE DSC/PC CAM DSC See P.102 for details.
Use this option to adjust the LCD monitor brightness. See P.101
LCD BRIGHTNESS : SET —
1
0 2
0 for details.
VOLUME : SET — Use this option to adjust the volume. See P.101 for details.
Sets the volume of the beep that sounds when the camera
BEEP F LOW/HIGH/OFF LOW
controls are used.
DATE/TIME : SET — Use this option to correct the date or time. See P.15 for details.
ENGLISH/FRANCAIS/ Select English, French or German as the language used for
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
DEUTSCH screen display.
1Press the “MENU/OK” button to display the 1Use “a” and “b” to select the menu option.
Use this option to specify whether the LCD monitor is automatically
menu screen. Use “d” and “c” to change the setting. q LCD ON/OFF ON
switched ON or OFF when the Mode dial is set to “q”.
2Select “g” SET–UP.
3Press the “MENU/OK” button.
2Once you have changed the setting, press the
“MENU/OK” button.
This resets all camera settings (including the photography and 5
playback menu settings) other than the date and time to the
RESET ALL : OK — factory default values set at shipment. When you press “c”, a
confirmation screen appears. To proceed, press the
“MENU/OK” button again.


! For the LCD BRIGHTNESS, VOLUME, DATE/TIME
and RESET ALL settings, press “c” to switch to the
96 ●
! This screen shows the photography menu. settings screen. 97
SET–UP g IMAGE DISPLAY
Preview Zoom Selecting Recorded Images 2
1
0 1 1
0 2
0

This setting allows you to specify whether the 20
0 4 3
0
resulting image is displayed after you take a shot.
OFF : The photographed image is automatically
recorded without being displayed.
POSTVIEW: The photographed image is displayed
for about 2 seconds and is then
automatically recorded. When PREVIEW is selected, you can enlarge
PREVIEW : The photographed image is displayed the image for detailed checking. Place an “p” mark under all the images you do
and you can then select whether to 1Use “a(P)” or “b({)” to zoom in or out. not want to record and then press the
When Previewing is selected, you can choose which
record the image.
You can also select preview zoom and
2Press the “DISP” button.
3You can move the field of view in 8 directions.
images to record in continuous shooting and auto
“MENU/OK” button to record the remaining
images.
5
recorded images. bracketing. However, preview zoom cannot be used.
4Press the “DISP” button again to revert to 1Use “d” and “c” to select the images you do not
hPress “MENU/OK” to record the image.
hPress “BACK” to discard the image. zoomed display. want to record.
2Press “b({)” to add or remove the “p” mark.

! In Continuous Shooting and Auto Bracketing modes,

! Trimming in the preview image is not saved. The “ p ” mark appears and the image is not
images are displayed for a set time and then
automatically recorded even when “OFF” is selected ●
! The operation procedure is the same as for playback recorded.
98 as the “IMAGE DISPLAY” setting. zoom (➡P.34). 99
SET–UP g AUTO POWER OFF SET–UP g LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS/VOLUME
1 2 1
0 2
0

Once you enable this function, the monitor is When the camera is in sleep mode, pressing the 1Use “d” or “c” to adjust the LCD monitor
temporarily switched off to reduce power shutter button down halfway brings the camera brightness or speaker volume.
consumption (Sleep mode) if the camera is not back to full operational mode. This is a useful 2Press the “MENU/OK” button to confirm the
used for about 30 seconds. If the camera is then feature as it allows you to take pictures more adjustment.
left unused for a further time (2 or 5 minutes), it quickly than switching the camera off and then
is automatically switched off. Use this function
when you want to get the maximum possible on again.
running time from the battery.

! Auto Power Off is disabled when the camera is
connected to a USB port. When you select the LCD BRIGHTNESS or 5
VOLUME menu option, an adjustment bar
The Sleep function does not operate when
the LCD monitor is switched off or when the appears on the LCD monitor.
camera is in Setup or Playback mode.
However, if the camera controls are not
used for some time (2 minutes or 5 minutes),
the camera automatically switches off. ●
! Operation can also be restored by pressing buttons ●
! To exit this procedure without changing the settings,
100 other than the shutter button. press the “BACK” button. 101
6 PC Connection PC (PERSONAL COMPUTER) IN CONNECTION
PC Connection describes how to set up a USB connection and provides an overview of the functions Shows you new ways of using
available using a USB connection. Refer also to the Software Quick Start Guide booklet. FinePixViewer. You will need
Acrobat Reader to select this
menu option.
The first time you connect the camera to your computer DSC (Mass storage device) Mode Use this option to download the lates
You must install all the software before This mode provides a simple way to read version of FinePixViewer.
connecting the camera to your computer. images from a SmartMedia and store images on
Refer also to the Software Quick Start Guide to a SmartMedia (➡P.104).
booklet. Helps you to organize your
images and record them
PC-CAM (camera) Mode onto CD-R disks.
This function allows you to conduct
videoconferencing sessions between PCs
FinePixViewer provides
connected to the Internet. This function can also a host of convenient
be used to record video on a PC (➡P.106). menu options, including
batch operations.

! Videoconferencing (“PictureHello”) is not
supported on Macintosh computers.

! The PC Camera function cannot be used on Mac OS
X (including the Classic environment). Use a Mac You c
a
OS version between 8.6 and 9.2. mess n attach a You can check the image
a
CD-ROM to key ge to send
people details and perform simple
(Software for FinePix EX) Software Quick Start Guide .
image processing (rotate,
add caption, crop, etc.).
6
Use this area to check and compare the
photography settings.

102 103
CONNECTING AT DSC MODE
1 2 Camera Operation PC Operation
1
0 30
0 5
i FinePixViewer automatically starts up.

Camera

Connection socket USB socket PC
4
0
1Switch your PC on.
2Use the special FinePix F601 ZOOM USB ✽ Screen for Windows 98 SE
cable to connect the camera to your computer.
i A removable disk icon appears and you can
3Switch the camera on. i The viewfinder lamp alternately blinks green use your PC to transfer files to and from the
If you are using a Windows PC, the driver settings and orange while the camera is communicating camera.
are specified automatically when installation is with your PC. Windows Macintosh
completed. No further action is required. i “DSC” appears on the screen.
1Load a SmartMedia containing photographed ✽ If your PC fails to recognize the camera, refer to i Auto Power Off is disabled when the camera is
images into your camera. the Software Quick Start Guide. connected to a USB port.
2Plug the AC power adapter connector into the DC
IN 5V socket on the camera and then plug the Always use the prescribed procedure when
disconnecting or switching off the camera (➡P.108).
adapter itself into the main power outlet.
If the above operations do not occur, you do
3Press the “ O ” (POWER) button to switch the ●
! On Windows XP and Mac OS X, you must specify the ●
! Before replacing the SmartMedia, always disconnect
not have the required software programs or 6
camera on. automatic launch settings the first time you connect the the camera from the PC using the procedure on
4Set the “USB MODE” setting in the “SET–UP” camera to your computer (➡Software Quick Start Guide P.108. drivers installed on your PC. Refer to the
Software Quick Start Guide booklet and
menu to “DSC” (➡P.96, 97).

booklet).
! Take care to ensure that the special FinePix F601 ZOOM ●
! Do not disconnect the USB cable when the camera
complete the required PC setup procedures.
5Press the “ O ” (POWER) button to switch the USB cable is connected the correct way around and that is communicating with the PC. See P.108 for
camera off. Then reconnect the camera to your PC.
104 the plugs are pushed fully into the connection sockets. information on the disconnection procedure. 105
CONNECTING AT PC-CAMERA MODE
1 2 Camera Operation PC Operation
00
2 4
i FinePixViewer automatically starts up and the
PictureHello window opens (Windows only).
Camera

Connection socket USB socket PC
3
0
1Switch your PC on.
2Use the special FinePix F601 ZOOM USB
cable to connect the camera to your computer.
✽ Screen for Windows 98 SE
3Switch the camera on. i The viewfinder lamp alternately blinks green
If you are using a Windows PC, proceed as follows and orange while the camera is communicating i You can use
when installation is completed. with your PC. VideoImpression to
Windows 98/98 SE/Me/2000:
The driver settings are specified automatically. No i The lens is fixed at the wide-angle zoom setting. view live images.
1Plug the AC power adapter connector into the further action is required. i “PC CAMERA” appears on the screen.
DC IN 5V socket on the camera and then plug Windows XP: i Auto Power Off is disabled when the camera is
When the confirmation dialog box appears, click the connected to a USB port.
the adapter itself into the main power outlet. “Continue” button. ✽ Screen for Macintosh
2Press the “O” (POWER) button to switch the ✽ If your PC fails to recognize the camera, refer to the
camera on. Software Quick Start Guide.
3Set the “USB MODE” setting in the “SET–UP”

! If you switch the power on with the “PC Camera” If the above operations do not occur, you do
6
Always use the prescribed procedure when disconnecting USB setting selected, the color tones shown on the not have the required software programs or
menu to “PC CAM” (➡P.96, 97). or switching off the camera (➡P.108). LCD monitor and TV screen may differ. drivers installed on your PC. Refer to the
4Press the “O” (POWER) button to switch the

! Take care to ensure that the special FinePix F601 ZOOM ●
! Do not disconnect the USB cable when the camera Software Quick Start Guide booklet and
camera off. is communicating with the PC. See P.108 for complete the required PC setup procedures.
USB cable is connected the correct way around and that
106 the plugs are pushed fully into the connection sockets. information on the disconnection procedure. Then reconnect the camera to your PC. 107
DISCONNECTING FROM THE PC (Important — always use this procedure.)
Perform the steps shown below before you 3The menu option shown below appears. Click
1 2 switch the camera off. This procedure on this option. 3 1
0 2
0
differs depending on the operating system
software (or PC) you are using.

Windows 98 or 98 SE ✽ Screen for Windows Me
Camera
No PC operation is needed. 4The “Eject hardware” dialog box appears.
Connection socket
Click the [OK] button or the close button.
Windows Me/2000 Professional/XP
1Quit all applications (FinePixViewer, Macintosh 1Switch the camera off.
VideoImpression, etc.) that are using the 1Right-click the removable 2Unplug the special FinePix F601 ZOOM USB
disk icon in the “My Drag the “Removable drive” icon on the desktop
camera. cable from the camera.
Computer” window and to the Trash.
2Check that the viewfinder lamp is glowing
green (that the camera is not communicating select Eject.
with the computer). ✽ This step is only required in Windows Me.

2Left-click the Eject icon in the taskbar and
eject “USB Disk”. ●
! When you drag the icon to the Trash, “REMOVE OK”
For a DSC connection, proceed to step 2 . appears on the camera's LCD monitor.
For a PC CAMERA connection, proceed to step 3 .


! Even after the “Copying...” message is no longer 6
✽ Screen for Windows Me
displayed on your PC, communication with the
camera may still be in progress. Always check that
the viewfinder lamp on the camera is glowing green
108 and is no longer flashing. 109
System Expansion Options Accessories Guide
e By using the FinePix F601 ZOOM together with other optional FUJIFILM products, your system can e The optional accessories (sold separately) can make taking pictures with the FinePix F601 ZOOM even easier. For
be expanded to fill a wide range of uses. information on how to attach and use the accessories, refer to the instructions provided with the accessory used.
Visit the FUJIFILM web site for the latest information on camera accessories. http://home.fujifilm.com/products/digital/index.html

Cradle h SmartMedia™
Video output These are SmartMedia cards sold separately. Use the 9 types listed below.
h MG-4S : 4MB, 3.3V h MG-8S : 8MB, 3.3V h MG-16S : 16MB, 3.3V
SmartMedia h MG-32S : 32MB, 3.3V h MG-64S : 64MB, 3.3V
✽ Some 3.3V SmartMedia are labelled as “3V” cards.
FinePix F601 ZOOM h MG-16SW : 16MB, 3.3V, ID h MG-32SW : 32MB, 3.3V, ID
Digital Camera h MG-64SW : 64MB, 3.3V, ID h MG-128SW : 128MB, 3.3V, ID
( USB ) TV monitor
( commercially available) ✽ SmartMedia with ID are labelled as “ID” cards.
h BC-60 Battery Charger
Floppy Disk Adapter Quickly charges the rechargeable battery. The BC-60 reduces charging time to
(FlashPath) approximately 2 hours (for the NP-60).
( Floppy disk drive )
h NP-60 Rechargeable Battery
( PC card slot ) Lithium-ion slimline rechargeable battery.
PC CARD
ADAPTER

PC Card Adapter ( USB ) h AC-5VH/AC-5VHS AC Power Adapter
Use the AC-5VH/AC-5VHS when you want to take pictures or play back images for long
( IEEE1394 ) periods or when the FinePix F601 ZOOM is connected to a personal computer.
✽ The shape of the AC power adapter, the plug and socket outlet depend on the country.
Personal Computer
(commercially available) h PictureCradle CP-FX601
Image Memory
Card Reader If you connect the AC power adapter and USB cable to this cradle, you can charge the
camera battery or connect the camera to your computer just by placing the camera in
( USB ) the cradle.
Digital Photo Printer You can also use the cradle to view the images stored in your camera on a TV.
Image Memory
Card Reader h SC-FX601
This is a special deerskin case that protects the camera against soiling, dust and minor
110 impacts when it is being carried. 111
Accessories Guide Notes on Using Your Camera Correctly
eBe sure to read this information in conjunction with “Safety Notes” (➡P.130), to ensure that you use
h FD-A2 Floppy Disk Adapter (FlashPath)
This adapter is the same size and shape as a 3.5-inch floppy disk. You can copy your camera correctly.
the images on a SmartMedia to your PC simply by loading the SmartMedia into the ■ Places to Avoid card. In this event, remove the SmartMedia and wait a
floppy disk adapter and then inserting the adapter into your floppy disk drive. Do not store or use the camera in the following types of short time before using it again.
Compatible OS Compatible SmartMedia
locations: ■ When the Camera is Unused for Long Periods
h In the rain or in very humid, dirty or dusty places. If you do not intend to use the camera for a long period of
Windows 95/98/98 SE/Me/NT4.0
FD-A2 5V/3.3V, 2MB to 128MB h In direct sunlight or in places subject to extreme time, remove the battery and the SmartMedia card before
Mac OS 7.6.1 to 9.1
temperature rises, such as in a closed car in summer. storing the camera.
h Extremely cold places.
h SM-R2 Image Memory Card Reader ■ Cleaning Your Camera
h Places subject to strong vibration.
The SM-R2 allows images to very easily be read and written from an image h Places affected by smoke or steam. h Use a blower brush to remove dust from the lens, LCD
memory card (SmartMedia) to a personal computer. Its USB interface provides h Places subject to strong magnetic fields (such as near monitor screen or viewfinder as these surfaces, and then
high-speed data transmission. motors, transformers or magnets). wipe lightly with a soft, dry cloth. If any soiling remains,
h Compatible with Windows 98/98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional h In contact with chemicals such as pesticides or next to apply a small amount of lens cleaning liquid to a piece of
or iMac and models that support USB as standard. rubber or vinyl products for long periods of time. FUJIFILM lens cleaning paper and wipe gently.
h Do not scratch hard objects against the lens, LCD
h DM-R1 Image Memory Card Reader ■ Notes on Immersion in Water or Sand monitor screen or viewfinder as these surfaces are easily
The FinePix F601 ZOOM is particularly adversely affected damaged.
This device provides a simple way to transfer image data in either direction
by water and sand. When you are at the beach or close to h Clean the body of the camera with a soft, dry cloth. Do
between your PC and an image memory card (SmartMedia or CompactFlash water, ensure that the camera is not exposed to water or
Type II (Microdrive-compatible)). not use volatile substances such as thinners, benzine or
sand. Take care also not to place the camera on a wet insecticide, as these may react with camera body and
The IEEE 1394 interface provides high-speed data transfer. surface. Water or sand inside the camera can cause faults
h Compatible with Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000 Professional (read-only), iMac DV cause deformation or remove the coating.
that may be irreparable.
and Power Macintosh PCs with FireWire as a standard feature. Mac OS 8.5.1 to 9.1 ■ Using the Camera Overseas
■ Notes on Condensation When travelling overseas, do not place your camera in the
h PC-AD3 PC Card Adapter If the camera is carried suddenly from a cold location into a check-in baggage. Baggage handling at airports may
warm place, water droplets (condensation) may form on subject baggage to violent shocks, and the camera may be
The PC Card Adapter allows the SmartMedia to be used as a PC Card Standard PC CARD the inside of the camera or on the lens. When this occurs, damaged internally even when no external damage is
ATA-compliant (PCMCIA 2.1) PC card (Type II). ADAPTER

switch the camera off and wait an hour before using the
h Compatible with SmartMedia of 5V/3.3V, 2MB to 128MB. visible.
112 camera. Condensation may also form on the SmartMedia 113
Notes on the Power Supply
Notes on Using the Battery (NP-60) ■ Charging the Battery ■ Battery Life h Do not recharge the battery with chargers other those
h You can charge the NP-60 using the AC Power At normal temperatures, the NP-60 can be used at specified.
This camera uses the Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Adapter AC-5VS/AC-5VHS. least 300 times. h Dispose of used batteries promptly.
Pack NP-60. Note the points below when using the • The NP-60 can be charged at ambient temperatures If the time for which the NP-60 provides power shortens To avoid damaging the battery or shortening its
rechargeable battery. Take particular care to read the between 0°C and +40°C (+32°F and +104°F). At an markedly, this indicates that the NP-60 has reached the
life, observe the following:
Safety Notes to ensure that you use the battery correctly. ambient temperature of +23°C (+73°F), it takes end of its effective life and should be replaced.
✽ When shipped, the NP-60 is not fully charged. Always approximately 5 hours to charge a fully depleted h Do not drop the battery or otherwise subject it to
charge the NP-60 before using it. NP-60 battery. strong impacts.
h When carrying the NP- • You should charge the NP-60 at an ambient Notes on storage h Do not immerse the battery in water.
60, install it in a digital temperature between +10°C and +35°C (+50°F and Lithium-ion Battery Pack NP-60 is both compact and
camera or keep it in the To ensure that you obtain optimum battery
+95°F). If you charge the NP-60 at a temperature capable of storing large quantities of power. However, if
soft case. outside this range, charging takes longer because It is stored for long periods while charged, the performance, observe the following:
Battery
h When storing the NP-60, (NP-60) the performance of the NP-60 is impaired. performance of the battery can be impaired. h Always keep the battery terminals clean.
place it inside the special Soft case • You cannot charge the NP-60 at temperatures of h If the battery will not be used for some time, run the h Store the battery in a cool, dry place. Storing the
soft case provided. 0°C (+32°F) or below. battery flat before storing it. battery for long periods in a hot location can shorten
h You can also use the optional BC-60 Battery Charger h Always remove the battery from the camera or battery the battery life.
■ Battery Features to charge the NP-60. charger when it is not being used.
h The NP-60 gradually loses its charge even when not If you use the battery for a long period, the camera
• The NP-60 can be charged using the BC-60 Battery h Place the battery pack inside the soft case and store body and the battery itself will become warm. This is
used. Use a NP-60 that has been charged recently (in Charger at ambient temperatures between 0°C and in a cool place.
the last day or two) to take pictures. normal and is not a malfunction. Use the AC power
+40°C (+32°F and +104°F). At an ambient ✽ The battery should be stored in a dry location with an adapter supplied with the camera if you are taking
h To maximize the life of the NP-60, switch the camera
temperature of +23°C (+73°F), it takes approximately ambient temperature between +15°C and +25°C pictures or viewing images for a long period of time.
off as quickly as possible when it is not being used. 2 hours to charge a fully depleted NP-60 battery. (+59°F and +77°F).
h The number of available shots will be lower in cold
• You should charge the NP-60 at an ambient ✽ Do not leave the battery in hot or extremely cold places.
locations or at low temperatures. Take along a spare temperature between +10°C and +35°C (+50°F and ■ Specifications of the Enclosed NP-60
fully charged NP-60.
You can also increase the amount of power produced
+95°F). If you charge the NP-60 at a temperature ■ Handling the Battery Nominal voltage DC 3.7V
outside this range, charging takes longer because Nominal capacity 1035mAh
by putting the NP-60 in your pocket or another warm the performance of the NP-60 is impaired. To avoid injury or damage, observe the following:
place to heat it and then loading it into the camera Operating temperature 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
just before you take a picture.
h The NP-60 does not need to be fully discharged or h Do not allow the metal portions of the battery to touch Dimensions 35.2 mm × 53 mm × 7.0 mm
If you are using a heating pad, take care not to place the
exhausted flat before being charged. other metal objects. (1.39 in. × 2.1 in. × 0.28 in.)
NP-60 directly against the pad. The camera may not
h The NP-60 may feel warm after it has been charged or h Do not bring the battery close to a flame or throw it (W × H × D)
immediately after being used. This is perfectly normal. into a fire. Mass (Weight) Approx. 30g (1.05 oz.)
operate if you use a depleted NP-60 in cold conditions.
114 h Do not recharge a fully charged NP-60. h Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery. ✽ These specifications are subject to change without notice. 115
Notes on the Power Supply Notes on the SmartMedia™
AC Power Adapter event, unplug the AC-5VS/AC-5VHS AC power ■SmartMedia Back up important data onto another medium.
adapter from the power socket for a few moments The SmartMedia card supplied with your FinePix F601 (MO disk, floppy disk, hard disk, etc.)
Use only the AC-5VS/AC-5VHS AC Power Adapter and then plug it in again. This will restore DC output. ZOOM camera is a new image recording medium
with your FinePix F601 ZOOM Digital Camera. The use developed especially for use in digital cameras. Each
of other AC power adapters may result in damage to ■ Specifications (AC-5VS/AC-5VHS) SmartMedia card contains a built-in semiconductor ■Notes on Handling SmartMedia
your camera. Power Supply AC 100V to 240V, 50/60Hz memory chip (NAND flash memory) which is used for h Take care to hold the SmartMedia straight when you
h The AC Power Adapter is only intended for indoor Rated Input Capacity 12W (U.S.A. and Canada) storing digital image data. load it into your camera.
use. 0.15A to 0.24A (other countries) Because the data is stored electronically, the stored image h Never remove the SmartMedia or switch the camera
h Push the connection cord plug firmly into the DC input Rated Output DC 5.0V 1.5A (U.S.A. and Canada) data can be erased from the card and new data recorded. off during data recording, during data erasing
socket. DC 5.0V 2.0A (other countries) (SmartMedia formatting) or during frame advance
■SmartMedia with IDs when images are being played back. These actions
h When you unplug the connection cord from the DC Temperature During Use 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F) The SmartMedia ID is a SmartMedia that has an
input socket, switch the camera off and pull the plug (U.S.A. and Canada) could result in damage to the SmartMedia.
individually assigned identification number. SmartMedia h Use only the SmartMedia specified for use with the
out by grasping the plug itself (not by pulling the 0°C to +45°C (other countries) ID cards can be used with devices that use ID numbers
cord). Storage Temperature -10°C to +70°C (+14°F to +158°F) FinePix F601 ZOOM. The use of other SmartMedia
for copyright protection or other purposes. This camera
h Do not use the AC power adapter with any device Dimensions (MAX.) 47 mm × 20 mm × 72 mm could damage the camera.
accepts SmartMedia ID cards in the same way as
except the specified device. (1.9 in. × 0.8 in. × 2.8 in.) h SmartMedia are precision electronic devices. Do not
conventional SmartMedia cards.
h During use, the AC power adapter will become hot to (W × H × D) (U.S.A. and Canada) bend, drop, or subject SmartMedia to excessive
■Storing Data shocks.
touch, but this is not abnormal. 49 mm × 40 mm × 65 mm
In the situations listed below, recorded data may be h Do not use or store SmartMedia in environments
h Do not disassemble the AC power adapter. Doing so (W × H × D) (U.K.) erased (destroyed). Please note that Fuji Photo Film
could be dangerous. 49 mm × 31 mm × 65 mm likely to be affected by strong static electricity or
Co., Ltd. accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the electrical noise.
h Do not use the AC power adapter in a place with high (W × H × D) (other countries) loss (destruction) of recorded data.
temperature and high humidity. h Do not use or store SmartMedia in very hot, humid or
Mass (Weight) Approx. 120 g (4.2 oz.) (U.S.A. and Canada) ✽ When the SmartMedia is used incorrectly by the
h Do not drop or subject the AC power adapter to corrosive environments.
Approx. 200 g (7.0 oz.) (U.K.) owner or a third party
strong shocks. h Take care not to touch the SmartMedia’s contact area
Approx. 180 g (6.4 oz.) ✽ When the SmartMedia is exposed to static electricity or allow the area to become soiled. Use a dry lint-free
h The AC power adapter may emit a humming noise, (other countries) or electrical noise
but this is not abnormal. cloth to wipe away any soiling that does occur.
Connection Cord Length Approx. 2 m (6.6 ft.) ✽ When the battery cover is opened or the SmartMedia h To avoid damage caused by static electricity, always
h If used near a radio, the AC power adapter may removed and the camera is then switched off during
✽ Please note that specifications and characteristics are use the special static-free case provided during
cause static, so play the radio in a distant place. data recording, during data erasing (SmartMedia
subject to change without notice. transportation or storage, or keep the SmartMedia in
✽ Very occasionally, DC output will be prevented by the formatting) or during frame advance when images are
operation of the internal protection circuit. In this a storage case if available.
116 being played back. 117
Notes on the SmartMedia™ Warning Displays e The table below lists the warnings that are displayed on the LCD monitor

h Do not carry SmartMedia in locations such as a h Always use the camera to erase image data on a
Warning Displayed Explanation Remedy
trouser pocket. This could subject the SmartMedia to SmartMedia.
excessive force when you sit down, thereby h To edit image data, copy the image data to the PC’s (Lit red) The battery in the camera is fully depleted or Replace the battery or have new battery ready.
damaging the SmartMedia. hard disk and then edit the copied data. (Blinking red) very low on charge.
h The SmartMedia may feel warm when it is removed
from the camera after extended periods of picture Be sure to use your PC’s disk eject function There is no SmartMedia loaded or a 5 V Load the SmartMedia (3.3V) in the correct
taking or image viewing. This is normal and does not (right-click the removable disk icon in the “My SmartMedia is loaded the wrong way round. direction.
indicate a fault. Computer” window and then click “Eject”) when
h Inserting a SmartMedia that is charged with static you eject a SmartMedia from the PC card reader i The SmartMedia is not formatted. i Wipe the contact area on the SmartMedia with
electricity into your camera may result in a camera or PC card adapter. i The SmartMedia contact area is soiled. a soft dry cloth. It may be necessary to format
malfunction. If this occurs, switch the camera off and When you are using a USB connection, you the SmartMedia. If the error message is still
then on again. should also select and left-click the eject button displayed, replace the SmartMedia.
h Affix the label onto the designated area of the card. for “USB disc/mass storage” in the taskbar. i Camera fault. i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not use third-party labels as this can lead to If you do not use the correct eject procedure,
problems when the card is inserted or removed. the SmartMedia may be damaged due to write- i The SmartMedia contact area is soiled. i Wipe the contact area on the SmartMedia with
behind cashing. i The SmartMedia is damaged. a soft dry cloth. It may be necessary to format
h When you attach the label, take care that it does not
i The SmartMedia format is incorrect. the SmartMedia. If the error message is still
cover any of the write-protect area. displayed, replace the SmartMedia.
■Notes on Using SmartMedia with a PC ■Specifications i Camera fault. i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
h If you intend to take photos using a SmartMedia that
Type Image memory card for digital cameras The SmartMedia is fully recorded. Erase some images or use a SmartMedia that
has been used on a PC, format the SmartMedia on
your camera. (SmartMedia) has ample free space.
h When you format a SmartMedia in the camera and Operating voltage 3.3V
then shoot and record images, a directory (folder) is Conditions for use Temperature: The SmartMedia is write-protected. Use a SmartMedia that is not write-protected.
automatically created. Image data is then recorded in 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
this directory. Humidity:
h Do not change or delete the directory (folder) names 80% or less (no condensation)
or file names on the SmartMedia from your PC as this
Dimensions 37 mm × 45 mm × 0.76 mm
will make it impossible to use the SmartMedia in your
camera. (1.45 in. × 1.77 in. × 0.03 in.) (W × H × D)
118 119
Warning Displays

Warning Displayed Explanation Remedy Warning Displayed Explanation Remedy
i An attempt was made to playback a frame not i Images cannot be played back. Outside the AE continuous range. The shot can be taken, but the exposure will not
recorded on this camera. be correct.
i The SmartMedia contact area is soiled. i Wipe the contact area on the SmartMedia with
The AF (auto focus) cannot work effectively. i If the image is too dark, take the picture at a
a soft dry cloth. It may be necessary to format
distance of around 2 m (6.6 ft.) from the subject.
the SmartMedia.
i Use AF lock to take the picture.
i Camera fault. i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
i You attempted to play a movie with a i You cannot play back movies that are more Prints were specified for more than 1000 frames The maximum number of frames for which prints
recording time longer than 20 seconds. than 20 seconds long. in the DPOF frame settings. can be specified on the same SmartMedia is 999.
i You attempted to play back an audio file i Audio files cannot be played back. Copy the images for which you want to order
recorded on a FinePix 50i. prints onto another SmartMedia and then
specify the DPOF settings.
The frame number has reached 999–9999. Take the shot using a formatted SmartMedia.
Camera malfunction or fault. i Switch the camera on again, taking care not to
i The data could not be recorded due to a i Re-insert the SmartMedia or switch the touch the lens.
SmartMedia error or a connection error camera off and then on again. i Switch the camera off and on again.
between the SmartMedia and camera.
i The photographed image cannot be recorded i Use a new SmartMedia. The lens cover is faulty. i Switch the camera on again, taking care not to
as it is too large to fit in the available space on touch the lens.
the SmartMedia. i Switch the camera off and on again.
i You specified more than 256 audio index i Delete some unwanted audio index markers
i The voice memo file is faulty. i The voice memo cannot be played back. markers. and then set the new markers again.
i Camera fault. i Contact your FUJIFILM dealer. Alternatively, continue audio recording without
setting audio index markers.
There is a strong likelihood of camera shake Use flash photography. However, a tripod
v because the shutter speed is slow. should be used for some scenes and modes.
i You tried to set an audio index marker in a file i You cannot set audio index markers in this
recorded on a camera that does not support file. Record the audio file on a camera that
audio indexing. supports audio indexing.
A protected frame was erased. Protected files cannot be erased. Unprotect the
frame using the camera on which the protection Because you used a SmartMedia that was Use a SmartMedia that was formatted on your
was first applied. formatted on a PC, the timing for recording does camera.
not match that used for shooting.
120 121
Troubleshooting e If you think the camera is faulty, check the following once more

Troubleshooting Possible causes Solutions Troubleshooting Possible causes Solutions
I tried to charge the i There is no battery in the camera. i Load the battery. No photograph is taken i The SmartMedia is damaged. i Load a new SmartMedia.
battery but the self-timer i The camera and AC power adapter are not i Connect the camera and AC power adapter when the shutter button is i The Auto Power Off function has switched i Switch the camera on.
lamp does not light. connected correctly. correctly. pressed. the camera off.
i The battery is exhausted. i Load a new fully charged battery.
The self-timer lamp flashes i The battery terminals are dirty. i Take the battery out briefly and then reload it.
during charging and I can’t i Wipe the battery terminals with a clean, dry cloth. I can’t set voice memo. i Continuous shooting is selected. i Set continuous shooting to OFF.
charge the battery. i The battery is faulty or flat. i Load a new fully charged battery. i Scene position 40-frame continuous shooting i Change the Scene Position setting or the
is selected. Photography mode.
No power. i The battery is exhausted. i Load a new fully charged battery.
i The AC power adapter plug has come out of i Plug the adapter back in. I can’t set the self-timer. i Scene position 40-frame continuous shooting i Change the Scene Position setting or the
the power outlet. is selected. Photography mode.
i The battery is loaded the wrong way round. i Load the battery in the correct direction. I can’t use the flash to i The flash is closed. i Pop the flash up.
Power cuts out during The battery is exhausted. Load a new fully charged battery. take pictures. i You pressed the shutter button while the i Wait until charging is completed before
operation. flash was charging. pressing the shutter button.
i The battery is exhausted. i Load a new fully charged battery.
Battery runs out quickly. i You are using the camera in extremely cold i Put the battery in your pocket or another
I can only select i Continuous shooting is selected. i Set continuous shooting to OFF.
conditions. warm place to heat it and then load it into the
“Suppressed Flash” flash i The “Landscape” Scene Position setting or 40- i Change the Scene Position setting or the
camera just before you take a picture.
mode. frame continuous shooting is selected. Photography mode.
i The terminals are soiled. i Wipe the battery terminals with a clean, dry
cloth. I can’t select “Auto” or “Red- “Aperture-priority Auto” mode is selected in the Select “Program Auto” mode in the
i The battery is flat. i Load a new fully charged battery. eye Reduction” flash mode. Photography menu. Photography menu.
No photograph is taken i No SmartMedia is loaded. i Load a SmartMedia. I can’t select “Auto” or “Shutter-priority Auto” or “Manual exposure”
when the shutter button is i The SmartMedia is fully recorded. i Insert a new SmartMedia or erase some “Slow Synchro” flash mode. mode is selected in the Photography menu.
pressed. unwanted frames.
I can’t set the flash mode to “Red- The “Sports” Scene Position setting is selected. Change the Scene Position setting or the
i The SmartMedia is write-protected. i Remove the write-protection.
eye Reduction” or “Slow Synchro”. Photography mode.
i The SmartMedia is not formatted. i Format the SmartMedia.
i The SmartMedia contact area is soiled. i Wipe the SmartMedia contact area with I can’t select “Auto” or The “Night” Scene Position setting is selected.
a clean dry cloth. “Forced Flash” flash mode.
122 123
Troubleshooting e If you think the camera is faulty, check the following once more

Troubleshooting Possible causes Solutions Troubleshooting Possible causes Solutions
I can’t select continuous i Voice memo is selected. i Set voice memo to OFF. The image is blurred. i You are shooting a subject that is not suited i Use AF/AE lock to take the shot.
shooting. i Scene position 40-frame continuous shooting i Change the Scene Position setting or the to autofocusing.
is selected. Photography mode. There is speckling on the The shot was taken with a slow shutter speed (long This is a characteristic of CCDs and does not
I can’t select Macro mode. The “Landscape”, “Sports” or “Night” Scene Change the Scene Position setting or the image. exposure) in a high-temperature environment. indicate a camera fault.
Position setting is selected. Photography mode. The camera does not emit i The camera volume is set too low. i Adjust the volume.
I can’t select the focusing The Photography mode is set to “Auto”. Set the Photography mode to “Manual”. any sound. i The microphone was blocked during i Take care not to block the microphone
mode. shooting/recording. during shooting/recording.
i There is something covering the speaker i Ensure that the speaker is uncovered.
I can’t select the AF AREA “Scene Position” is selected. Set the Photography mode to “Manual”.
during playback.
focusing mode.
Frame erase does not i DPOF settings are specified for some i Cancel the DPOF settings and try again
I can’t set the Brightness “Shutter-priority Auto” or “Manual exposure” Set the Photography menu mode to “Program erase the frame.
(exposure compensation). mode is selected in the Photography menu. Auto” or “Aperture-priority Auto”. frames. (➡P.90).
The ERASE ALL function i Some frames may be protected. i Unprotect frames using the camera on
With the Quality set to Scene position 40-frame continuous shooting Change the Scene Position setting or the does not erase all the frames. which the protection was first applied.
“ 1 ”, I can only select is selected. Photography mode.
NORMAL or FINE. I can’t format the The SmartMedia is write-protected. Remove the write-protection.
SmartMedia. (Peel off the write-protect sticker.)
With the Quality set to “1”, The sensitivity is set to 800 or 1600 (high- In the Photography menu, set the sensitivity
I can only select NORMAL. sensitivity photography) in the Photography menu. to 400 or less. When the camera is connected i The special FinePix F601 ZOOM USB cable i Set up the camera and the special FinePix
to a personal computer (PC), is not properly connected to the computer or F601 ZOOM USB cable correctly.
The photographed image i The subject is too far away. i Move to within the effective flash range the shot image appears on the camera.
is dark even though I used before taking the shot. camera’s LCD monitor. i The PC is not switched on. i Switch the PC on.
the flash. i Your finger was covering the flash/flash i Hold the camera correctly.
control sensor. Nothing happens when I i Camera malfunction. i Briefly remove the battery or disconnect the AC
use the camera switches. power adapter. Then reload the battery or
The image is blurred. i The lens is dirty. i Clean the lens. reconnect the AC power adapter and try again.
i You photographed scenery with Macro mode i Cancel Macro mode. i The battery is exhausted. i Load a new fully charged battery.
selected. The camera no longer The camera has suffered an unforeseen Briefly remove the battery or disconnect the
i You took a close-up shot without selecting i Select Macro mode. works correctly. problem. AC power adapter. Then reload the battery or
Macro mode. reconnect the AC power adapter and try again.
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Specifications
h Lens: Super EBC Fujinon optical 3× zoom lens h Flash: Auto flash using flash control sensor The number of shots shown here is an approximate guide to
System h Aperture: F2.8-F4.5/F4.0-F6.3/F5.6-F8.8/F8.0-F12.4 Effective range: Wide-angle Approx. 0.2 m-4.7 m the number of consecutive shots that can be taken based on
(automatically selected) (7.8 in.-15.4 ft.) 50% flash usage at normal temperatures. However, the actual
h Model: Digital camera FinePix F601 ZOOM number of available shots will vary depending on the ambient
h Number of effective pixels: 3.1million pixels h Focus: TTL contrast-type, Auto or Manual Telephoto Approx. 0.2 m-3 m (7.8 in.-9.8 ft.)
temperature when the camera is used and the amount of
h CCD sensor h Focus distance: f = 8.3 mm-24.9 mm Flash modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash,
charge in the battery. The number of available shots or
1/1.7-inch Super CCD in an interwoven pattern (Equivalent to 36 mm-108 mm on a 35 mm camera) Slow Synchro available shooting time will be lower in cold conditions.
Number of total pixels 3.3 million pixels h Exposure control h Erase modes: ERASE FRAME, ERASE ALL FRAMES,
h Image file size TTL 64-zones metering, Program AE (R • E • B • N • FORMAT (initialize) h Conditions for use
2832 × 2128 pixels (6.03 million pixels) / 2048 × 1536 pixels / M ), exposure compensation available in Manual h LCD monitor Temperature: 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
1280 × 960 pixels / 640 × 480 pixels photography mode 1.5-inches, low-temperature polysilicon TFT 110,000 pixels 80% humidity or less (no condensation)
h File format h Sensitivity: Equivalent to ISO 160/200/400/800/1600 h Video output h Camera dimensions (W/H/D)
Still image: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File System h White balance NTSC (U.S.A./Canada model) / PAL (Europe model) 72.0 mm × 93.0 mm × 34.0 mm / 2.8 in. × 3.7 in. × 1.3 in.
compliant), DPOF compatible Auto (In Manual modes, 7 positions can be selected.) h Self-Timer: 10 sec. timer clock (not including accessories and attachments)
Movie: AVI format, Motion JPEG h Focal range h Camera mass (weight): 220 g / 7.8 oz.
Normal: Approx. 60 cm (2.0 ft.) to infinity
Audio: WAV format
Macro : Approx. 20 cm (0.7 ft.) to 80 cm (2.6 ft.)
Input/Output Terminals (not including accessories, batteries or SmartMedia)
h Storage media: SmartMedia (3.3V) h Weight for photography: Approx. 250 g / 8.8 oz.
h Viewfinder: Real image optical h Shutter: Variable-speed, 3 sec. to 1/2000 sec. (depend h DC Input: To connect the AC power Adapter AC-5VS/ (including batteries and SmartMedia)
on Exposure mode) AC-5VHS h Accessories: See P.7
■Standard number of shots per SmartMediaTM h Cradle connection socket: Connects to the optional cradle h Optional Accessories: See P.111-112
1 1280 × 960
Movie Audio
File Size 3 2832 × 2128 2 2048 × 1536 4 640 × 480 (Video) recording
Quality Mode FINE NORMAL BASIC FINE NORMAL FINE NORMAL NORMAL VGA QVGA —
Power Supply and Others
✽ These specifications are subject to change without notice.
Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. h Power supply ✽ The LCD monitor on your digital camera is manufactured
Image Data Size 2400KB 1200KB 460KB 1300KB 590KB 620KB 320KB 130KB — — — Use one of the following using advanced high-precision technology. Even so, small
MG-4S (4MB) 1 3 8 2 6 6 12 30 Approx. 6 sec. Approx. 16 sec. Approx. 8 min. • Rechargeable Battery NP-60 or AC Power Adapter bright points and anomalous colors (particularly around
AC-5VS/AC-5VHS text) may appear on the monitor. These are normal display
MG-8S (8MB) 3 6 17 6 13 12 25 61 Approx. 13 sec. Approx. 33 sec. Approx. 16 min.
■Available shots / time using the battery (When fully characteristics and do not indicate a fault with the monitor.
MG-16S (16MB) 6 13 33 12 26 25 49 122 Approx. 27 sec. Approx. 66 sec. Approx. 33 min. charged) This phenomenon will not appear on the recorded image.
MG-32S (32MB) 13 28 68 25 53 50 99 247 Approx. 55 sec. Approx. 135 sec. Approx. 67 min.
Battery Type No. of Shots Audio Recording ✽ The operation error may be caused in a digital camera
MG-64S (64MB) 26 56 137 50 107 101 198 497 Approx. 111 sec. Approx. 271 sec. Approx. 135 min. by the strong radio interference (i. e. electric fields, static
LCD monitor ON Approx. 150 Approx. 2 hour
NP-60 electricity, line noise, etc.).
126 MG-128S (128MB) 53 113 275 102 215 204 398 997 Approx. 223 sec. Approx. 544 sec. Approx. 272 min. LCD monitor OFF Approx. 300 Approx. 4 hour 127
Explanation of Terms
DPOF: Motion JPEG: WAVE:
Digital Print Order Format A type of AVI (Audio Video Interleave) file format A standard format used on Windows systems for
DPOF is a format used for recording information on that handles images and sound as a single file. saving audio data. WAVE files have the “.WAV” file
a storage media (image memory card, etc.) that Images in the file are recorded in JPEG format. extension and the data can be saved in either
allows you to specify which of the frames shot using Motion JPEG can be played back by QuickTime 3.0 compressed or uncompressed format. This camera
a digital camera are printed and how many prints or later. use PCM recording.
are made of each image. WAVE files can be played back on a personal
PC Card: computer using the following software:
EV: A generic term for cards that meet the PC Card Windows : MediaPlayer
A number that denotes Exposure Value. The EV is Standard. Macintosh: QuickTime Player
determined by the brightness of the subject and ✽ QuickTime 3.0 or later
sensitivity (speed) of the film or CCD. The number PC Card Standard:
is larger for bright subjects and smaller for dark A standard for PC cards determined by the White Balance:
subjects. As the brightness of the subject changes, PCMCIA. Whatever the kind of the light, the human eye
a digital camera maintains the amount of light PCMCIA: adapts to it so that a white object still looks white.
hitting the CCD at a constant level by adjusting the Personal Computer Memory Card International On the other hand, devices such as digital cameras
aperture and shutter speed. Association (US). see a white subject as white by first adjusting the
When the amount of light striking the CCD doubles, color balance to suit the color of the ambient light
the EV increases by 1. Likewise, when the light is VGA/QVGA: around the subject. This adjustment is called
halved, the EV decreases by 1. Graphics standards for PCs. Images are displayed matching the white balance. A function that
at 640 × 480 and 320 × 240 pixels respectively. automatically matches the white balance is called
JPEG: an Automatic White Balance function.
Joint Photographics Experts Group
A file format used for compressing and saving color
images. The compression ratio can be selected, but
the higher the compression ratio, the poorer the
quality of the expanded image.
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Safety Notes
h To ensure that you use your FinePix F601 ZOOM
camera correctly, read these Safety Notes and your WARNING WARNING WARNING
Owner’s Manual carefully beforehand.
h After reading these Safety Notes, store them in a safe If a problem arises, switch the camera Do not use the camera in the bathroom or Use only the batteries or AC power
off, remove the battery, disconnect shower. adapter specified for use with this camera.
place. and unplug the AC power adapter. This can cause a fire or electric shock. Do not use voltages other than the
About the Icons Continued use of the camera when it is Do not use in the
bathroom or shower.
power supply voltage shown.
emitting smoke, is emitting any unusual The use of other power sources can cause
The icons shown below are used in this document to odor, or is in any other abnormal state Never attempt to take pictures while in
indicate the severity of the injury or damage that can Unplug from motion. a fire.
can cause a fire or electric shock. power socket.
result if the information indicated by the icon is ignored h Contact your FUJIFILM dealer. Do not use the camera while you are walking
and the product is used incorrectly as a result. or operating a moving car or other vehicle. If the battery leaks and fluid gets into
Do not allow water or foreign objects This can result in you falling down or being your eyes or comes into contact with
This icon indicates that death or to enter the camera. involved in a traffic accident. your skin or clothing, this can cause
WARNING serious injury can result if the If water or foreign objects get inside the injury or loss of eyesight. Immediately
Do not touch any metal parts of the
information is ignored. camera, switch the camera off, remove camera during a thunderstorm. flush the affected area thoroughly with
the battery and disconnect and unplug This can cause an electric shock due to clean water and seek medical treatment.
This icon indicates that personal the AC power adapter. induced current from the lightning discharge.
CAUTION injury or material damage can Continued use of the camera can cause When discarding or storing batteries,
result if the information is ignored. a fire or electric shock. Do not use the batteries except as cover the battery terminals with
h Contact your FUJIFILM dealer. specified. insulation tape.
The icons shown below are used to indicate the nature Load the batteries with the poles positioned h Contact with other metallic objects or
of the information which is to be observed. Do not place the camera on an as indicated by the > and < marks.
unstable surface. batteries could cause the batteries to
Triangular icons notify the user of information Do not heat, modify or attempt to ignite or burst.
This can cause the camera to fall or tip
requiring attention (“Important ”). over and cause injury. disassemble the batteries.
Do not drop or subject the batteries to Do not use the charger to charge
Circular icons with a diagonal bar notify the impacts. batteries other than those specified here.
user that the action indicated is prohibited Never attempt to modify or disassemble Do not attempt to recharge lithium or
the camera. (Never open the casing.) The charger is designed for Fujifilm HR-AA
(“Prohibited”). alkaline batteries.
Do not use the camera when it has been Do not store the batteries with metallic NiMH batteries. Using the charger to
Filled circles with an exclamation mark notify dropped or the casing is damaged. products. charge conventional batteries or other
the user of an action that must be performed This can cause a fire or electric shock. Do not Any of these actions can cause the batteries to types of rechargeable batteries can cause
h Contact your FUJIFILM dealer. disassemble. the batteries to leak fluid, overheat or burst.
130 (“Required”). burst or leak and cause fire or injury as a result.
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Safety Notes EC Declaration of Conformity
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CAUTION CAUTION Name : Fuji Photo Film (Europe) G.m.b.H.
Address : Heesenstrasse 31
When charging ends, unplug the Do not cover or wrap the camera or the 40549 Dusseldorf, Germany
charger from the power socket. AC power adapter in a cloth or quilt.
Leaving the charger plugged into the This can cause heat to build up and declare that the product
power socket can cause a fire. Product Name : FUJIFILM DIGITAL CAMERA FinePix F601 ZOOM
distort the casing or cause a fire.
Do not use this camera in locations Manufacture’s Name : Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
severely affected by oil fumes, steam, When you are cleaning the camera or Manufacture’s Address : 26-30, Nishiazabu 2-chome, Minato-ku,
humidity or dust. Tokyo 106-8620, Japan
you do not plan to use the camera for
This can cause a fire or electric shock. an extended period, remove the
Do not leave this camera in places battery and disconnect and unplug is in conformity with the following Standards
subject to extremely high temperatures. Safety : EN60950
the AC power adapter.
Do not leave the camera in locations such EMC : EN55022 : 1998 Classe B
Failure to do so can cause a fire or EN55024 : 1998
as a sealed vehicle or in direct sunlight.
This can cause a fire. electric shock. EN61000-3-2 : 1995 + A1:1998 + A2:1998
Keep out of the reach of small children. Using a flash too close to a person’s following the provision of the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC and
This product could cause injury in the eyes may temporarily affect the 93/68/EEC) and Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC).
hands of a child.
eyesight.
Do not place heavy objects on the Take particular care when photographing
camera.
infants and young children.
This can cause the heavy object to tip
over or fall and cause injury. Dusseldorf, Germany February 1, 2002
Request regular internal testing and
Do not move the camera while the AC cleaning for your camera. Place Date Signature/Managing Director
power adapter is still connected.
Do not pull on the connection cord to Build-up of dust in your camera can
disconnect the AC power adapter. cause a fire or electric shock.
This can damage the power cord or h Contact your FUJIFILM dealer to Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet
cables and cause a fire or electric shock. request internal cleaning every 2 years. weggooien maar inleveren als KCA
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