Fujifilm launches alphabet soup of point-and-shoot, compact and bridge cameras

Fujifilm launches alphabet soup of pointandshoot, compact and bridge cameras

Where to start? Fujifilm has announced 9 new FinePix camera models by our counting, including six bridge models (the S6800 and S4800 series), the JX680 point-and-shoot, the F900EXR compact with WiFi and .05-second autofocus, and more basic F850EXR compact. The S6800, S6700 and S6600 are 16-megapixel bridge shooters with 30x, 28x and 26x zooms respectively, boasting OIS sensor stabilization, 12,800 max ISO, 1.0 second startup, 0.3 second autofocus, 10fps high-speed shooting at full resolution (max 10 frames) and 1080i 60fps HD video, with prices topping out at $250. The 16-megapixel FinePix S4800, S4700 and S4600 have the same 30x, 28x and 26x zoom levels and sensor shift image stabilisation along with auto scene recognition, a 1.3 second startup time, 0.3 second autofocus, 720P, 30 fps video with mini-HDMI output and a max price of $230.

For lovers of smaller form factors, the $100 JX680 point-and-shoot has a 16-megapixel CMOS, 5x Fujinon optical zoom, “creative” filters like soft focus, a 3.0-inch, 230k-dot LCD screen, max 3200 ISO and 720P video with editing. In compact land, the $300 FinePix F850EXR sports a 20x optical zoom, CMOS-shift image stabilisation, a 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch 920k-dot LCD, 9 fps continuous shooting (max 5 frames), 1.1 second startup time, Eye-Fi card compatibility and 1080P 60fps video. Finally, the $400 FinePix F900EXR matches all those specs while adding WiFi image transfer capabilitiy, faster 11 fps continuous shooting (5 frames max) and claimed “world’s fastest” 0.05 second autofocus speed. Got all that? All the new models will arrive in March 2013, so feel free to check the PR and video after the break if you want more. We’re going to take a nap.

Gallery: Fujifilm Finepix S6800 Press Gallery

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New S-Series cameras feature long zoom, fast autofocus speeds and high resolution imaging for advancing photography consumers

Valhalla, N.Y., January 30, 2013 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces its newest S-Series all-in-one bridge cameras, well-known for their precision FUJINON lenses and simple, compact designs. The new cameras feature improved sensors, advanced processing power and amazing lenses to give consumers a great choice of long zoom, yet easy to use digital cameras.

The two new S-Series models – the S6800 and S4800 each boast a powerful Optical Image Stabilization system for excellent blur reduction, and genuine FUJINON long zoom lenses with 30x optical zoom.

Powerful Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization
The FinePix S-Series cameras both offer 30x zoom (24-720mm) with a wide range of focal lengths for maximum versatility. They also each use a superb FUJINON lens that consists of 17 elements in 12 groups, and combines aspherical and ED elements that help to reduce aberrations and promote a superior level of image quality. Each of the new bridge cameras are also capable of a Super Macro mode for users to get as close as 0.78″ from a subject for great close-up shots.

“The new FinePix S-Series long zoom bridge cameras give consumers a powerful all-in-one compact design camera that is easy to use and delivers high resolution image quality that photography enthusiasts will enjoy” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “These full-featured cameras give users speedy performance, ease of use and the ability to capture beautiful images at amazing distances – perfect for capturing those exciting family images.”

Fast Autofocus and Quick Response Times
The S6800 has an impressive 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor that captures excellent quality, low noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. With autofocus speeds of 0.3 seconds*1, start-up times of 1.0 seconds*1, a 0.5 seconds*1 interval between shots and a continuous shooting speed of 8fps (max 10 frames at full resolution)*1, users can feel confident about capturing fast-action shots. And with its ultra-high-speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280


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