Fujifilm FinePix zoom cameras Mark Peters : March 30th 2013 - 09:40 CET
New Fujifilm cameras with powerful optical zoom lens : Fujifilm introduces two new megazoom cameras to its 2013 spring line-up. The Fujifilm FinePix S8200 and FinePix S8500 feature something for everyone. The new S-series cameras both incorporate fast apertures of f/2.9 to f/6.5, plus Lens shift OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) for excellent blur reduction. Their long zoom FUJINON lenses from 40x optical (Fujifilm S8200), to 46x optical (Fujifilm S8500), are renowned for their superb clarity. Featuring 17 elements in 12 groups, and combining aspherical and ED elements they help to reduce aberrations and promote a superior level of image quality. Both zoom cameras feature a Super Macro mode enabling you to get as close as 1cm from your subject, for amazing close-up pictures.
Fujifilm zoom cameras
These new digital cameras both feature a 16 megapixel ½.3 inch BSI-CMOS image sensors, which capture excellent quality, low-noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. With autofocus speeds of 0.3 seconds, a start-up time of 1 second, a 0.5 second interval between shots and a continuous shooting speed of 10fps (max 10 frames at full resolution), you’ll never miss another precious moment. What’s more, ultra-high–speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280x960 pixels) and up to 120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640x480 pixels), is also available enabling you to capture the action in slow-motion!
Recording HD video with the new Fujifilm cameras
Movie recording is as easy as taking photographs, with a dedicated 'Video Capture Button' to start recording instantly. The high resolution, 1080i movie capture at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps is amazing when played back on a HD-TV screen, and what’s more, still photos can also be taken during video recording thanks to the ingenious, multi-tasking design. A number of advanced Video Editing features, such as Movie Trimming and Movie Join, allow you to edit in or out any part of the recorded footage and really get creative. Both new zoom cameras come with built-in Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). The benefits of having an EVF are that it makes framing subjects, checking focus, and checking white balance in bright daylight conditions much easier.
Digital photography features
Along with the FinePix S8200 and S8500 superzoom camera’s easy grip surfaces, they feature a convenient secondary zoom control on the side of each camera’s lens barrel, this gives you the option of adjusting the zoom with your left hand while pressing the shutter button with your right hand. For hassle-free photography the user can choose from three zoom speeds, or use the Auto Return Zoom control to reach high-magnification focal points. Additionally the zoom cameras from Fujifilm come with a Mode Dial to make changing shooting modes very simple.