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Valhalla, N.Y. – Fujifilm North America continued to ramp up its 2013 point-and-shoot camera line by unveiling five FinePix models, including some with super telephoto lenses and high-speed shooting capability.
The new models include the F900EXR, F850EXR, S6800, S4800 and JX680.
The Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR (shipping in March at a $400 suggested retail) is a premium, compact long-zoom that features a new Intelligent Hybrid AF system. The system focuses as fast as 0.05 seconds by using a new Phase Detection AF system in its advanced 0.5-inch 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS II sensor.
The F900EXR automatically switches between Phase Detection AF and Contrast Detection AF depending on the subject and scene.
Other features include improved wireless image transfer, offering faster uploads to Apple or Android smart devices; a 20x Fujinon wide-angle telephoto zoom lens (25-500mm); and a 3-inch high-contrast 920,000-dot LCD.
It also has EXR-Auto (with auto optimization for 108 different scene permutations), full manual control override, 1.1-second start-up, 0.5 second interval between shots, RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG image capture modes), up to 11 fps continuous shooting speed (max 5 fps at full resolution), advanced filters, Motion Panorama 360, FullHD 1080/60p video capture and a choice of black and indigo blue body colors.
The FinePix F850EXR (shipping in March at a $300 suggested retail) features a 16-megapixel 0.5-inch EXR-CMOS sensor with EXR Processor II, 20x optical zoom (25-500mm) with CMOS-shift image stabilization, 3-inch LCD screen, EXR-Auto mode (with auto optimization for 108 different appearances), full manual control override, fast AF of up to 0.21 seconds, 1.1-second start-up, 0.5 second interval between shots, 9 fps continuous shooting (max 5 fps in full resolution), advanced filters, Motion Panorama 360 mode, FullHD 1080p/60p video capture and Eye-Fi card compatibility.
The FinePix S6800 (shipping in March at a $250 suggested retail) features a 30x Fujinon optical super telephoto zoom lens (24- to 720mm, f/3.1 to 5.9), 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor, up to 0.3-second autofocus speed, 8 fps continuous shooting, 1-second start-up time, 0.5-second shooting interval time, sensor shift optical image stabilization, and FullHD 1080i/60 fps video recording with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480 fps.
There is a 3-inch 460,000-dot LCD screen, manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes), super macro shooting to 0.78 inches, dual-zoom control, instant zoom and zoom bracketing, and AA alkaline battery power. The camera is offered in black, white or red body colors.
The FinePix S4800 (shipping in March at a $230 suggested retail) features a 30x optical Fujinon 24-720mm, f/3.1-5.9 super telephoto zoom lens with super macro focusing, 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor, sensor-shift optical image stabilization, scene recognition auto with six preset scenes, 0.3-second autofocus speed, 720p/30 fps HD movie capture, a 3-inch 230,000-dot LCD monitor, manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes), instant zoom, MiniHDMI output and AA alkaline battery power.
The FinePix JX680 (shipping in March at a $100 suggested retail) is an ultra-compact camera featuring a 16-megapixel CCD sensor, 5x (26-130mm) optical Fujinon zoom lens with digital image stabilization, HD movie capture, 3-inch LCD screen, ISO sensitivity to 3200, 720p HD movie capture with dedicated record button, simultaneous still and video shooting with 16:9 aspect ratios, video-editing features, USB charging and six creative pattern filter effects.
It will be available in a choice of black or red.
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