Fujifilm FinePix S1800 digital camera : Fujifilm America announces a new addition to its S-Series line: the Fujifilm FinePix S1800. Sporting a 12-Megapixel 1/2.3” CCD, a powerful Fujinon 18x Wide-Angle optical zoom (28mm-504mm equivalent) and an extra large 3.0” High-Contrast LCD and electronic viewfinder, the Fujifilm FinePix S1800 is perfect for advanced amateur photographers who want an affordable, step-up digital camera that will still fit in the palm of their hand. The Fujifilm S1800 can also use Fujifilm’s optional HD Player Kit - which includes an HD Card Reader that connects to your HDTV via HDMI Cable for true digital transfer of HD quality and a wireless Remote Control for video playback from the comfort of your couch - and you maximize your HD experience.
Capture still images and HD videos with the Fujifilm FinePix S1800
The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 camera can also capture HD videos. “With the rapidly increasing adoption of HDTV, consumers have changed how they use their digital photographs and movies,” said David Troy, marketing manager, Consumer Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, Fujifilm North America Corporation. “Fujifilm’s superior image quality with the FinePix S1800 enables the user to capture still images and shoot video in true HD and realize the benefit of superior image quality and long zoom capabilities with their home entertainment system.”
Fujifilm FinePix S1800 equipped with a 18x Fujinon lens
The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 features a Fujinon 18x Wide-Angle optical zoom lens that produces crisp high resolution results throughout the focal range, from 28mm wide-angle to an astounding 504mm telephoto. The Fujifilm S1800 camera also features Instant Zoom, which enables the user to keep their subject in a shot at long distance by offering a wide viewing area around the frame and then immediately cropping to the subject once the photo is taken.
Smile and Blink detection on the Fujifilm S1800 camera
In addition to Fujifilm’s signature Face Detection, Fujifilm has added two fun and valuable features: Smile Detection recognizes the precise moment your subject smiles and releases the shutter only when this happens; and Blink Detection warns you if any of your subjects have blinked so that you can re-take the photo if necessary.
Fujifilm FinePix S1800 features Tracking Auto Focus and Picture Rotation
The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 also has Tracking Auto Focus, which allows users to track a moving subject automatically for still picture capture. The Fujifilm S1800 has the useful Auto Picture Rotation that ensures your photos are always viewed the right way in playback. Whether you have taken a landscape or portrait image, you can enjoy your pictures whichever way you are holding the camera, as the image will automatically rotate in the screen for easy viewing.
Fujifilm FinePix S1800 camera features a Picture Search tool
Fujifilm has created a new Picture Search tool which allows you to find photos quickly and easily. You can search with both digital cameras by whichever Scene Mode the photo was taken. For instance if you select ‘Portrait,’ you can view all photos shot in Portrait mode, or ‘Macro’ to see all close up shots…etc. It’s a time saving feature which means that you will no longer have to waste time searching through all your photos to find the ones you are looking for.
Fujifilm FinePix S1800 digital camera features
The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 also boasts the following noteworthy features:
• 3.0” High-Contrast LCD and Electronic View Finder: The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 is fitted with a high contrast 230K-pixel 3.0” LCD and Electronic View Finder. The high contrast LCD is a considerable benefit in bright light and means that the camera can be pitched at various shooting angles to enable framing of awkward shots, while the Electronic View Finder provides even more flexibility for the user.
• Dual Image Stabilization: Long-zoom cameras need stabilization more than any other compact, with handshake and subject movement a particular problem in low light at telephoto range. The Fujifilm S1800 reduces blur to a minimum with a mechanically stabilized CCD sensor and high ISO sensitivity (to ISO 6400), so that blur is reduced to an absolute minimum.
• Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal: To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, the FinePix S1800 is fitted with Fujifilm’s latest Face Detection technology which is able to track up to 10 faces simultaneously, at almost any angle to the camera. The system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file.
Fujifilm FinePix S1800 review, price & availability
The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 is available in February 2010 at a retail price of $229.95. As soon as we receive a Fujifilm FinePix S1800 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Fujifilm FinePix S1800 review.