From its looks alone, you can easily tell that the Fuji HD-M is a camera that can take some beating. It's big, rugged, and looks every part the dependable camera.
The Fuji HD-M is simply a workhorse camera -- it's designed to take the rigors of everyday shooting and still have some time for leisurely escapades. The HD-M stands for "heavy duty motor" and heavy duty it really is. It is rated to be water-resistant up to a depth of 2 meters and its oversize controls and buttons mean that it was purpose built so you can easily access any feature of the camera even in wet conditions (or maybe even when wearing gloves for work or during the cold months.)
This camera is every bit a utilitarian. Its flash runs on two AA batteries, it's sealed for the most parts and reinforced with o-rings to protect it from splashes or being totally submerged. The HD-M isn't a dedicated dive camera but for quick trips to the beach or the river, it can and will do its part. Shooters who are looking for a sturdy and dependable camera that looks the part will easily appreciate the HD-M and its rugged and bold styling.
Fuji HD-M Technical Specifications:
Lens: Fujinon f/1.28 38mm, 4 elements in 3 groups
Focusing: visual estimation (provided with distance scale and zone focusing symbols), 1m to infinity
ISO: from 100-1600 with provision for 1/2-step setting
Shutter: programmed electronic shutter with speeds from 1/8 to 1/500 of a second
Exposure: fully automatic using CdS light sensor; EV 6-17 ISO 100 light metering range
Flash: guide number 12 (ISO 100) 1-4.3m flash range with ISO 100 film, 1-8.5m (ISO 400), 1-17m (ISO 1600), flashmatic operation
Film Type: 35mm
Winding Mechanism: automatic, motorized film winding and rewinding, and stop; provision for rewinding in mid-roll
Dimensions: 140.5 mm x 72.5 mm x 62 mm
Weight: 515 grams with batteries
Battery: two alkaline-manganese penlight batteries (LR6) about 280 exposures if 50% is flash exposed (equivalent to 12 24-exposure rolls)
Body construction: water-proofed for all weather shooting and underwater photography up to 2-meter depth
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