Fuji FinePix S8400W

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fuji S8400WFuji’s new bridge camera, the FinePix S8400W, is WiFi enabled and offers a 44x (24-1056 mm equivalent) optical zoom Fujinon lens and an improved CMOS sensor.

Also on tap is Optical Image Stabilization and a Super Macro mode for pictures as close as 1 cm (0.39 inches) from a subject.

That extended zoom lens consists of 17 elements in 12 groups, and combines aspherical and ED elements to help reduce aberrations.

It’s a 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor which Fujifilm says captures excellent quality, low noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800.

The company is claiming autofocus speed of 0.3 seconds, start-up time of 1.0 seconds, a 0.5 second interval between shots and a continuous shooting speed of up to 10fps (max 10 frames at full resolution), plus ultra-high-speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) and up to 120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480).

The S8400W’s new wireless feature lets you transfer photos and movies from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers and then upload high-quality images to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in seconds.

To connect the S8400W to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated “Fujifilm Camera Application” to their iPhone / iPad or Android smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the S8400W. The app also lets you download movies.

With its Wi-Fi capability, the S8400W also allows users to easily back up photos on their home computer via the free “Fujifilm PC AutoSave” software.

The camera has an easy to use Mode Dial for shooting selection, dual zoom control for speed and precision zooming, and a 3.0-inch LCD screen and electronic viewfinder (EVF).

A dedicated movie button leads to 1080i movie capture at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps. The S8400W also adds a number of in-camera movie editing features including “movie trimming” and “movie join.”

Filters? Indeed. They include Pop colour; Toy camera; Miniature effect; Partial colour; Cross screen; and Soft Focus.

Macro capability is to0.39-inches.

There’s manual exposure control and P/S/A/M modes.

The FinePix S8400W will be available in May for $330.

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