Several FinePix cameras have been announced by Fujifilm: the FinePix S1, a “weather resistant” long zoom camera; the FinePix XP70 rugged, go-anywhere waterproof point-and-shoot; the long zoom FinePix S9400W camera with advanced image stabilization and WiFi functions; and the pocket-friendly long zoom FinePix S8600 with a versatile 36x zoom 25-900mm lens.
The FinePix S1 is the world’s first “weather resistant” long zoom bridge camera and provides protection against rain and dust. The S1 features a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 50x (24-1200 mm f/2.8-5.6) lens with ultra-fast zoom speed and 2x Intelligent Digital Zoom up to 100x.
There’s a Vari-Angle 3-inch LCD and 0.2-inch EVF (920K dot). One-touch WiFi connectivity lets you easily share images to your smartphone or tablet. It also lets you use your mobile device for remote shooting through the Fujifilm Camera Remote app.
Other features: 5-Axial Image Stabilization in movie shooting andTime Lapse Interval Shooting function (up to every 10 minutes for 6 hours maximum), plus 10 Artistic Advanced Filters.
The latest addition to the XP-series, the new FinePix XP70 rugged digital camera is waterproof to 10 m (33 ft.), shockproof to a height of 1.5 m (5 ft.), freezeproof to -10°C (14°F), and dustproof. It also features a 16-megapixel CMOS high speed sensor with a 5x (28-140 mm) optical zoom, WiFi connectivity for one touch transfer to smartphones and tablets, and full HD movies at 1080/60i even underwater.
Other features: 10 Advanced Filters; High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture; Motion Panorama 360°; available in blue, orange, yellow.
The FinePix S9400W (with WiFi) and FinePix S9200 (without WiFi) both feature a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800, and deliver rapid focusing speeds.
Both cameras also give users an f/2.9-6.5 lens that offers a 50x optical zoom (24-1200 mm) range that can be boosted to a 100x with Intelligent Digital Zoom technology and shoot as close as 1 cm in Super Macro mode.
The S9400W/S9200 both have a start-up time of just one second, autofocus in as little as 0.3 seconds and are ready to take another shot in just 0.5 seconds. Those wanting to capture a burst of full resolution images in quick succession can do so using the continuous shooting speed of 10 frames-per-second (maximum 10 frames).
Available exclusively on the S9400W, WiFi connectivity allows users to quickly share photos and movies with smartphones or tablets, without the need for an ID or password. Users simply download the free Fujifilm Camera Application to their device and then use wireless LAN to send images from the S9400W to their device.
Other features: Full HD movie capture; 10 Advanced Filter effects; Motion Panorama 360°; High Dynamic Range capture.
The FinePix S8600 offers a 36x (25-900 mm) zoom, fast autofocus and HD video. Featuring a 16-megapixel sensor, the S8600 uses a newly developed three-step collapsible lens which automatically retracts when not in use to leave a slim and stylish body that is extremely compact.
The camera has Super Macro mode and lens-shift Optical Image Stabilization system.
Other features: Face Detection (up to 10 faces); Mode Dial (P/S/M and Burst Shooting mode); 10 Advanced filters; Mini HDMI output; uses 3 AA batteries.
The new FinePix cameras will be available in March 2014 with the following MSRPs: S1 for $499.95; XP70 for $199.95; S9400W / S9200 for $329.95 and $299.95, respectively; and S8600 for $199.95.