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Fujifilm’s new Long Zoom S-Series all-in-one Bridge Cameras

FUJIFILM North  America  Corporation  came  up with its latest S-Series all-in-one bridge cameras at CES 2013 which are  highly-regarded  for  their precised FUJINON lenses. These are also known for their  simple and  compact  designs. The new  cameras  also feature  improved  CMOS sensors, advanced  processing  power and  amazing optics to give consumers  a  great  selection of long zoom, all these with an easy handling.

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The  new  S-Series  collection features  two  models – the  S8200 and S8300 that each boast  fast apertures of  F2.9 to F6.5, an amazing Optical Image Stabilization system for excellent blur reduction, and genuine  FUJINON  long  zoom lenses with 40x optical (S8200) and 42x optical (S8300) zoom options.

“The new FinePix S-Series long zoom bridge cameras have an all-in-one compact design and deliver extraordinary performance and high resolution image quality that all photography enthusiasts and step-up consumers can appreciate” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “These cameras strike the perfect balance between advanced performance, ease of use and the ability to capture remarkable images at amazing distances – perfect for every family event.”

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S8200 Top View

The key feature is the powerful Optical Zoom and Potent Optical Image Stabilization.
The FinePix S-Series offers the following wide range of focal lengths for maximum versatility: FinePix S8200 offers 40x zoom (24-960mm) and FinePix S8300 provides 42x zoom (24-1,008mm). The FinePix S-Series use the superb FUJINON lens that consist of 17 elements in 12 groups and combine aspherical and ED elements that help to reduce aberrations. These helps in promoting a superior level of image quality. Each of these new bridge cameras are also capable of aSuper Macro mode for users to get as close as 0.39” from a subject for great close-up shots.

Other attraction grabbing features are the Fast Autofocus and Quick Response Time taken by the camera. The S-Series cameras each have an impressive 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor that captures excellent quality, low noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. With autofocus  speeds  and a continuous shooting speed of 10fps (max 10 frames at full resolution), users  can feel  confident  about  capturing a fast-action shot.  Along with this, the S-series  with their ultra-high-speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) up to 120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480), allows users capture the action in slow-motion for advanced photography.

The S-series camera allows to shoot Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with Stereo Sound. The FinePix S-Series provides a  movie button to start recording instantly. The high resolution, 1080i movie capture at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fpsis superb when played back on HDTV screens. It is amazing that the users can even take still photos during video recording. The FinePix S-Series also adds a number  of  in-camera  movie  editing  features  including  “movie  trimming” and “movie  join.”

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Other  feature that makes S-series worth buying is the use of varios Artistic shooting effects offered  by the cameras. The Fine Pix S-Series uses advanced in-camera filters  that  bring creative photography to life. The S-Series artistic effects include: Pop color effect  to emphasize contrast and color saturation, toy camera option to create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera, miniature effect that  blurs the top and bottom of the frame for a diorama effect. The partial color option retains  one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white. Cross screenfeature creates starbursts around bright objects and soft focus option creates a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image.

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S8200 Rear

The S-Series cameras have an easy to use Mode Dial for shooting selection, dual zoom control for speed and precision zooming, and a bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot) and electronic view finder (EVF) with 200K-dot resolution for easy viewing and image framing.

FinePix S-Series key features:

  • FUJINON super zoom Lens (24mm wide-angle, fast apertures of F2.9 to F6.5)
  • 1/2.3inch 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor:
    • Autofocus speed of 0.3 second*1 in fastest conditions
    • Continuous shooting; 10fps (max 10frames, full resolution), 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) ,120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480)
    • Start-up time of 1.0 second
    • Shooting interval time of 0.5 second
  • Full HD movie 1080i/60 fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps*3
  • Bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot)
  • Electronic viewfinder (200K-dot)
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • Dual zoom control
  • Advanced Filters
  • Instant zoom and Zoom Bracketing
  • 4×AA alkaline batteries with approximately 300 shot battery life

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